Process Improvement / Engineering / Cost Control / Capacity Planning / TQM / Union Relations / Certified Six Sigma Black Belt-ASQ / Quality Engineer / Production Management / Quality Management / JIT / Lean / Root Cause Analysis / Supply Chain / GD&T / SPC / Applied Statistics / Gage R, R& R / PFMEA / DFMEA/ FARO / Simultaneous Engineering / Kaizan / 5S / Tool and Die / Body in White Build Champion
Skilled in Six Sigma, Lean and other process and management methodologies, I led manufacturing initiatives to deliver quality products on time and on budget. I am able to effectively direct Union and non-Union teams and facility operations, providing cost containment and quality, ensuring the highest levels of manufacturing excellence. Some of my key qualifications include:
- Performed root cause analysis to identify and correct production and assembly non-conformities
- Directed re-engineering of plant assembly processes, saving time and production costs
- Ensured quality standards for on time product delivery
- Implemented Six Sigma, Kanban, Lean and Kaizan methods to improve efficiency and productivity
- Developed custom matrix to identify problems and solutions
- Worked with suppliers for the Big Three auto manufacturing group
Top executives and colleagues describe me as a motivating leader, able to guide team members to success while keeping an organization\'s values at the forefront.
MBA major in Business Administration.
Quality Manager, Confidential, 2009 to present. I am leading the company through AS9100 certification in anticipation of new regulatory requirements and in anticipation of new business. In addition I am leading the quality effort to certify the company in the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code for new business in the power generation industry, and in government and military applications. In addition to these new initiatives I am tracking the daily non-conformances in plant operations and the monies lost in rework, additional materials used, and overtime costs related to reworks and late materials. I also have responsibility for rewriting all of the quality department’s responsibilities in receiving inspection, shipping inspection, and daily production quality reports for each type of product. I am also rewriting the job descriptions and instructions for all plant personnel.
Senior Dimensional Quality Engineer, Confidential, LLC, 2000 to 2008. I was recruited to direct quality manufacturing initiatives for the Jeep/Truck Interior Engineering Group. I performed root cause analysis and led corrective action for critical functions, including high-risk design conditions for Jeep and truck interior engineering division. I developed Build Objectives as requirements for Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers, created first-ever Measurement Plan for Dodge Truck Interior Engineering Group for complete interior of 2009 Dodge Ram, reviewed all GD&T, Gage Designs, R&R, Data Submissions for approval at all engineering gates and validated all Interior Trim at Assembly Plant Part Number level.
Manager Confidential, 2000.I coordinated with Tier 1 suppliers and engineers to resolve quality and production issues and managed problem resolution while leveraging success to secure new supplier relationships.
For General Motors Corporation:
Senior Manufacturing Engineering, 1995 to 2000. I directed the Functional Evaluation Engineering Activity team at multi-site assembly plants, ensuring proper assembly of detail part, sub-assemblies and full body and led root-cause-analysis problem solving and recommended improvements to fabrication, tooling and interior and exterior trim installation. I directed certification of assembly plant body shop tools and validation of completed vehicles.
Senior Reliability Engineer / Area Manager. From 1979 to 1995 I managed production and quality manufacturing processes and controls for the Panel Check Tool Maker groups for multi-site production facilities, managing up to 90 employees. I developed corrective action plans to resolve assembly plant quality issues, while supporting launch of new product styling on multiple product lines and managed plant panel checkers and production inspectors. I was area manager for Tool and Die Tryout, Die Construction, Small and Large Machines, Weld Gun Construction, Die Mechanical Device, Checking Fixture Construction and Technical Engineering Support for Blank and Shear and ASR System. I directed validation of production stampings and fabricated assemblies.