RODNEY S. LOPEZ, ASQ. CQA
Seasoned Sr. Quality Leader from the heavy industrial industry with “hands on” knowledge in Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, Process Improvement, Auditing, Process Mapping and Cost Reduction. Special training in the design/implementation of TQM & Conflict resolution. Worked with Toyota Production System. Strong hands on experience in ISO Auditing & ISO Management Rep. Have excellent diplomacy, communication, presentation and writing skills. Exceptional skills at finding root cause solutions to defects caused by manufacturing, assembly, design and packaging. Proficient in Excel, Word Perfect, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Statgraphics, Minitab, Access. Skilled in Safety Training and producing Safety Videos.
Bachelors Degree of Business Administration - Delta State University
Applied Science Degree in Quality Assurance – Hines Community College
CERTIFICATIONS and TRAINING:
ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) #19524, Certified TQM Coordinator/Facilitator, Certified Malcolm Baldrige Quality Examiner for State of Mississippi, Certified ISO Lead Auditor (IRCA), Zenger-Miller FrontLine Leadership. Additional training in PPAP, PFMEA, QS 9000 & ISO 9001:2000, TS 16949, Trained in APQP by AIAG representative. Kaizen & Lean Manufacturing, Black Belt Training, Certified in Forensic Product Photography & Video. (CLVS) Trained in Six Sigma Methodology & Process Certification from United Technologies.
Martinrea International - Tupelo, MS. - International Supplier of Automotive Parts
Jan. 2010 - Jan. 2011
Contact person for three Martinrea Operations supplying parts to Nissan North America. Interface between manufacturing and quality of all Martinrea plants with assembly/quality/engineering at Nissan. In charge of identifying design/manufacturing/assembly issues and rework of any nonconforming components from Martinrea plants. Responsible for identifying and communication of any problems with Martinrea parts on new vehicle introduction at Nissan, along with current production. Communicate problems found, coordinate containment and repair. Visit Martinrea stamping plants in Detroit, TN and Mississippi to observe processes. Liaison between Nissan plants in Mississippi and TN concerning Martinrea supplied parts. Work with Nissan engineering when design changes are needed and introduced into production. Establish Clean Point when certified parts replace nonconforming parts at assembly line feed. Checked parts for suspect cold welds. Supervise temps put in place to identify/rework nonconforming or suspect parts from Martinrea plants. Restructured Quality Dept.
HeatCraft –Luvata Grenada LLC, Grenada, MS. - Largest distributor of heat transfer and copper coils in USA
Senior Quality Engineer
April 2008 - Jan. 2009
In charge of all Carrier Commercial & Residential shipments and returns.
Analyze returns for design problems and Formicary corrosion. Contact Supplier to resolve defective parts. Make decisions to accept or scrap problem production parts. Certify Production lines using Six Sigma Methodology from United Technology. Monitor FMEA, attack large RPN #'s. Control Plans and Process Mapping for changes in processes. Analyze data for desired CPK. Identify and design Error Proofing devices. Issue Internal CAR’s and coordinates timely responses of external CAR’s. Audit internal processes. Produce Monthly charts with updates of Key Plant Metrics to Quality Director. Coordinate visits from customers. Participate & gather data on Black Belt Projects. Responsible for ISO visits, rewriting of procedures and Corrective Actions found during audit. Reduction in Force
TEPRO Plastic & Rubber Products, Inc. - Winchester, TN - Supplier rubber parts to Nissan North America.
Contract Quality Engineer & Liaison
July -2007 January 2008
Observed extrusion process in plant and made recommendations to improve Quality Systems and ISO Auditing Processes. Acted as Quality Liaison at Nissan North America when defects in products were found. Coordinated the introduction of New and Trial parts. Supplied prints and investigated defects with appropriate Nissan Process or Quality Engineer. Provided feedback on defects found during Nissan Audit Process. Relayed info to appropriate Quality Engineer at TEPRO. Evaluated 8D’s for defects found and provided Certified Clean Points to Nissan. 6 Month Contract
Tower Automotive Meridian, MS. – Manufacturer of automotive parts for Nissan
Contract Quality Engineer
July 2006 -March 2007
Prepared PPAP’s for all parts being transferred from other Tower plants closing. Prepared PFMEA’s, Process Flow Diagrams, Control Plans, Coordinated CMM scheduling, Evaluated Weld destruct and torque test. Audited all gauges and torque wrenches for calibration compliance. Evaluated Robotic Cell sensors for nut presence, incorrect part. Error Proofing off line work stations. Evaluated Robotic cells for proper Weld Tip replacement and PM Schedule. Participate in developing and implementing Quality Systems. Conduct and coordinate 8D team meeting. Set up and ordered hydraulic tear down equipment to detect weld anomalies. Ordered microscope and camera to capture and document weld nuggets. 9 Month Contract
Viking Range Corporation - Greenwood, MS - Manufacturer of kitchen appliances
May 2002 - Feb 2006
Oversee Supplier Quality, Fabrication and Assembly of World Class Ranges & Cook Tops.
Provide quality and engineering support for all assembly lines. Resolve fabrication issues with assembly and involve design engineering when applicable. Team Leader of several projects identifying and resolving line problems. Lead team implementing new Lean Manufacturing techniques using Toyota Production Systems .Contact suppliers and resolve issues concerning nonconforming parts. Analyze specific defects or problems reported by consumer. Review Suppliers Testing methods to insure identical results in lab and on appliances. Set timelines with Suppliers for defect resolution. Required suppliers to identify clean points when defective parts were found from their products. Write procedures and introduce forms to streamline incoming receiving. Mentor to Engineering interns. Collect SPC and First Pass Yield data from lines with reports to Quality Manager and Plant Manager. Left to take care of ill family member
Parker Hannifin Madison, MS - Manufacturer of solenoid valves for fluid control systems and refrigeration.
Senior Quality Supplier Engineer
Aug 1999 - Nov. 2001
ISO Management Representative & Lead Auditor
Responsibilities include Supplier Quality management and coordination of Supplier visits. Liaison between Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing and QA on Supplier problem resolution. Coordinate ISO 9001:2000 compliance and implementation between sister plant achieving ISO 9000 Certification. Team Captain on Kaizen training focused on enhancing Supplier Performance. Manage over 200 suppliers resulting in reduction of CAR’s by 27 %. Design Access Database instrumental in Certifying Suppliers. Reduce incoming inspection by 43% thru Certified Supplier program. Team leader of cost suggestion program resulting in $180,000 cost reduction. Trained and mentored internal audit team. Reduction in workforce after 9/11
Johnson Controls, Inc., Cottondale, AL - International Manufacturer of Automotive seats and headliners for Mercedes-Benz.
Senior Quality Engineer \ Liaison
March 1999 - Aug 1999
Responsibilities included daily interface with Manufacturing and Engineering concerning supplier performance of seats and headliners for M-Class and Model year 2000 Mercedes. Answer, develop and follow up on Corrective/Preventive Action request. Issue clean point. Attend daily Mercedes-Benz audits and address issues concerning JCI supplier ratings. Supervise eight technicians responsible for function and repair of seats. Contact assembly suppliers ensuring their compliance to process/ product quality. Contact JCI QE when problems were found on Mercedes-Benz assembly line. Trained in PPAP, PFMEA, APQP, and QS9000.Transferred to PM shift
Peavey Electronics, Meridian, MS - Manufacturer of commercial sound equipment Quality Assurance Manager Morton & Decatur Plants
Oct.1995 - Oct 1998
Supervise five inspectors in sound booths for final testing of speakers & electronic circuitry of finished products. Responsibilities include quality of circuit board production, SMT, robotic, radial insertion, component & speaker assembly. Coordinated visits from vendors to facilitate corrective action. Introduce system for capturing final assembly defects to mainframe, documenting data for instant analysis of all assembly lines & products. Analyze data to determine process capability showing CPK values of processes. Conduct internal audits. Monitor transition of new product models through prototype and pilot build into production. Plants Closed