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Engineer Quality Assurance

Edgewater, FL
50,000, (negotiable)
August 07, 2012

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RESUME: Quality Assurance Engineer

Thomas L. Tupper

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Strengths: I’m a “Hands On” Quality Assurance professional, experienced, in high reliability solder workmanship & printed circuit repair/assembly requirements. I have 6+ years in metrology operations, where I troubleshot, calibrated, & repaired a wide variety of testing & measurement systems. I’m a “Team Player” with good electronic & mechanical aptitude. I am familiar with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing practices & experienced with CMM’s & other dimensional or physical attribute verification equipment & methods. I’m also experienced in lean manufacturing methods, SPC, performing internal audits, supplier audits, failure investigations, & implementation of Corrective/Preventive Actions.


7/2009-4/2010 Inspector, Temporary contract thru: SkillStorm @ Lockheed Martin Simulation Training Solutions, 3850 Quadrangle Blvd, Orlando, 32817. Performed Final & in-process Inspections of laser technology products, during aquisition & transfer of Unitech design & manufacturing to L/M facilities. Verified compliance to J-STD-001 & IPC-A-620. Created & maintained product inspection & history records

2006-6/2009 QA & Manufacturing Engineer, Conelec of Florida Inc., Sanford, 32773. (Contract Printed Circuit Assembly manufacturer, integrator/tester). Primary tasks: Contract review & develop “New Product” assembly & inspection processes & fixtures. Setup LEAN Manufacturing cell(s), train assemblers & balance assembly operations, materials, & tasks for desired personnel/TAKT ratios. Review defect data for Root Causes & Initiate Corrective or Preventive Actions. Conduct ISO 13485, 9001.2000 internal audits. Audit assembly process & audit product to ensure compliance with customer contract requirements. Inspect SMT & PTH PCA’s for IPC-A-610 compliance, (SnPb & Pb free). Updated facility ESD compliance testing process to incorporate elements of ANSI/ESD 20.20. Monitored calibration of test equipment. Was responsible for repair & maintenance of equipment, & ordering manufacturing & inspection supplies. Act as customer liaison for “special projects”. Created new & revised manufacturing or operating procedures.

1999-2006: QA Engineer, Invivo Research Inc., 12501 Research Pkwy, Orlando, 32826 (MRI Patient monitor Design & Manufacturer). Mentored inspectors. Conducted; Supplier & internal audits, Supplier 1st piece reviews & critique of prototype designs. Interfaced with multiple departments during FMEA studies. Conducted MRB meetings, & employee training sessions. Responsible for QA approval of ECR’s & release of ECN’s. Developed LEAN manufacturing inspection workstations. Maintained QA performance metrics & statistics. Implemented corrective or preventive actions. Verified configuration management elements were controlled during ECN implementation. This included MRP, product labeling controls, sub-assembly coordination, inventory management issues, & spares. Reviewed customer complaints log for possible C/P Actions. Scheduled & audited calibrations.

Thomas L. Tupper

Experience Continued:

11/1998-6/1999: QA Engineer, Temporary contract thru: Tech/Aid, Longwood, Fl. @ Schwartz Electro Optics, Orlando, Fl. (Laser Simulation & Training products design/manufacturer). Responsibilities included; product quality audits, vendor facility audits/inspections & final product pre-ship inspections. Inspect SMT & PTH PCA’s for IPC-A-610 compliance.

1989-1998: Quality Supervisor, ECI Telecom Inc., Altamonte Springs, 32701 (Telecommunications products manufacturer, also built avionics assemblies for Israel’s Ministry of Defense). Responsible for receiving & “In Process” Quality inspection operations at ISO 9001 certified electronics manufacturing & design facility. Additional responsibilities included; Vendor qualification & surveillance, CMM dimensional data reports, chairing MRB meetings, critique of prototype designs, review & report on supplier 1st articles, managed & maintained calibration of 500+ testing devices. Participated in QA/Manufacturing technology exchange at corporate plant in Petah Tikvah, Israel.

1982-1988: Quality Engineer, MacDonnell Douglas Florida Missile Production Facility, Titusville Fl. 32780 (Assigned to calibration Lab.). Calibrated, repaired & maintained, wide variety of test equipment, integrated test stations, flight hardware, fixtures & standards. Badged for access to all facility & ordinance areas. Certified for High reliability solder workmanship, ESD & explosives handling safety. Secret Clearance.

General Information:

Education/Certifications/Skills: Studied in Electrical Engineering Technology AA degree program at Brevard Community College, Cocoa Fl., Florida Certified Engineering Technician. ISO 9001:2000 & 13485 Internal Auditor. Qualified in J-STD-001, IPC-A-620, IPC-A-610, MIL-STD-454, solder workmanship & assembly standards.

Training & Seminars: Statistical Process Control & Quality Control Classes at Seminole Community College, Sanford Fl., Continuous improvement & Lean manufacturing workshops, Visual Workplace sign-making, Management Techniques, Effective Writing Skills, EPA/DER Waste-Stream Management, Microsoft Office Suite, (Word, Excel, Power Point & Access). Use of CMM’s to ASME Y14.XX GD&T standards.

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