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Quality Manager

August 23, 2012

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Name: Duraiswamy Senthil Kumar

S’pore Identity No.: S7581251E

Address: Block 220, Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, #04-188 Singapore (650220)

Contact nos.: +65 96646750 (HP), +65 6899 0981 (H)

Date of birth: 15 December 1975

Place of birth: India

Nationality/ Citizenship: Singaporean

Ethnic Group: Indian

Religion: Hinduism

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married

Spouse: Post Graduate Certified Current Secondary School Science Teacher

No. of children: 2

Language ability: English, Tamil

Email id:

Date of availability: 1 month period

Reason for preferring to leave my current employer:

To pursue a challenging career of management role and to improve the knowledge in the diversified fields of Quality.


2002 to 2004:

Graduated in May 2004 Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering),

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Jul 1993 to May 1997:

Graduated in May 1997 with Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering),

University of Madras, Chennai, India

Jun 1991 – May 1993:

Graduated in May 1993 from Junior College,

Chennai, India.

Other Certification:

1999 Unix, C & C++

1997 AutoCAD

2010 TS16949 [Certified Internal Auditor]


Oct 2010 to till date:

STMicroelectronics Pte Ltd, Singapore

A leading Integrated Device Manufacturer serving all electronics segments

Senior Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineering

Manage quality aspects of Silicon material

Responsible for Strategic Supplier Quality related systems (ie: supplier audits, continuous improvement).

Continuously work with suppliers to improve performance and analyze Supplier capabilities

Implement Process Control and Quality Plans

Lead suppliers to implement solid incoming inspection plans for upstream materials

Cross functional Interaction with Purchasing, Engineering and Suppliers to proactively improve quality of suppliers

Develop and Maintain supplier quality metrics

Frequent local and overseas travels to suppliers’ sites and facilities to conduct periodic audits and surveys of supplier’s processes to determine adequacy and capability of quality control and ability to comply with complete supplier quality requirements

Develop continuous improvement plans to support company goals

Responsibilities In-Charge for Quality Project – Standardization and Reduction of part numbers.

Focus and accomplishment of project resulted in lowering the total number of part numbers in Silicon materials. This generated a volume increment in part numbers and cost reduction for the raw materials.

May 2006 to Oct 2010:


An Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test Services (OSAT) provider and ranked #4 in the industry.

Customers include Infineon, Mediatek, ADI, Marvell, Intel.

Senior Engineer, Customer Quality Engineering

Handle and response to customer on quality issues with 8D report.

Cross-functional communications with all departments.

Prepare customer reports such as: Cpk, Reliability, assembly/test LRR, ppm.

Notify customer on major changes, liaise with customer on technical issues.

RMA (product verification, liaise with operations on product disposition).

QBR (quality indicators such as PPM, reliability, Cpk, SPC etc).

Manage customer audit / questionnaire response (quality) and follow-up on audit findings.

Manage continuous improvement & problem analysis on quality engineering issues using Yield analysis & improvement (yield reports), MRB, Internal CAR.

Engineering evaluation and data analysis due to quality issues.

Specs review on Package and Device Qualification result.

Organize engineering run and handle incoming material defects for wafer, Test Consign report for customer and engineering evaluation result.

Perform Customer Specs Review, co-ordinate with various parties to review the specs & feedback to customer on issues.

Responsibilities Managed and represented company major customer accounts like Marvell & Intel

May 2005 to May 2006:

Metalform Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore

A contract manufacturer for Metal stamping & Machining for Hard Disk Drives.

Customers include Seagate, Western Digital.

Senior Engineer, Customer Quality Engineering

Liaise with customers and monitor the feedback on parts quality.

To command for effective actions to prevent recurrence.

Process improvement projects for quality improvement using six sigma tools.

Manage Internal Quality & Customer audits.

Nov 2004 to May 2005:

Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

An OEM for Fluid Dynamic Bearing motor assembly for hard disk drives.

Customers include Toshiba, Seagate, and Hitachi.

Senior Engineer, Process Quality Engineering

Establish product quality plan and drive for continual quality improvement plans.

Control and co-ordinate the overall functions of process quality engineering team.

Manage and implement New Production Introduction (NPI) projects. Assist in New Product and Technology transfer.

Conduct process qualification/validation and capability studies.

Cross functional support on all quality issues.

Aug 2000 to Nov 2004:

Minebea-Matsushita Motor (S) Pte Ltd., Singapore

An OEM for Vibrator motors (Coreless motors) & Brush /Brushless motors (Core motors).

Customers include Panasonic, Nokia, Sony and Philips.

Engineer, Quality Control

Evaluation and approval of new products.

Liaise with Customers on Motor Quality issues, Improvement activities and Quality complaints.

Detailed analyses on customers returned motors and analyze the root cause and implement countermeasures.

Actively involved in the Internal Quality & Customer audits.

Learned and used various SPC & TQM tools & actively involved in FMEA for effective monitoring and continuous improvement activities.

Acquired problem solving & Leadership skills in guiding fellow engineers and subcon team members during improvement activities & quality related issued.

June 1997 to June 2000:

Empee Engineers, Chennai, India

A contract manufacturer in fabricating and machining of major frame assemblies of earth movers, excavators, machine bases and valve bodies.

Customer Include Caterpillar, BEML, L&T McNeil, BHEL, AUDCO.

Assistant Engineer

Developing Planning details for machining, instructions and procedures for shop floor.

Designing jigs & fixtures using AutoCAD to reduce the processing time.

To ensure that production targets are met by planning and effectively using the facilities and potentials of available resources.

Acquired training and supervisory skills [Trained & Supervised 4 subcontractors (~80 operators)].

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