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Dynamic, Solutions-Focused Leader Committed to Optimizing Multi-Site Quality-Driven Operational Initiatives
Quality Assurance Management ￨ Source Inspections ￨ Internal / External Auditing
Root Cause Corrective Action ￨ Best Practice Methodologies ￨ Multi-Process Optimization
Machine Shop Operations ￨ Strategic Analysis / Planning ￨ Trends Tracking ￨ Program Development
Small- / Large-Scale Assemblies ￨ Team Building / Training ￨ Project Management ￨ Regulatory Compliance
Highly Accomplished Quality Assurance Manager who makes sound technical- and / or mechanical-based decisions to reflect positively on multi-site aerospace operations initiatives and seamlessly align with an employer s vision, value, and goals. Top Performer who offers solutions-centric critical thinking for insightful, change-oriented results while maintaining cutting-edge skills and up-to-date industry trends awareness. Out-of-the-Box Thinker who rises above challenges to achieve winning outcomes, including quickly adapting to evolving operational scenarios. Excellent Communicator who develops synergistic relationships with decision-makers, teams, stakeholders, and customers, and who leads peers by example and with ethics and integrity.
Core Competencies Include:
Excelling within both autonomous and / or collaborative work environments.
Exhibiting recognition as a quick study who rapidly picxxxxxx up new QA concepts.
Cross-functionally interfacing among peers to deliver high-quality products / services.
Providing hands-on support always willing to go the extra mile to surpass the status quo.
Achieving the highest team morale in a Xxxxxx Division for two consecutive years of leadership.
Apollo Methodology ￨ Lean Academy Training
Non-Destructive Testing Rockwell Hardness & Conductivity
Precision Measuring Equipment Micrometers ￨ Calipers ￨ Ball Gauge ￨ Height Gauge
Global Kaizen Worxxxxxxhops Leader ￨ Accelerated Improvement Worxxxxxxhops (AIW) Leader
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria Expert
Xxxxxx Award for Excellence (KAE) Former Examiner ￨ Former Lead Examiner ￨ Former Judge
Microsoft Office ￨ MRP Software ￨ Types 60+ WPM ￨ Able to Quickly Master Additional Software as Required
Forming Machining Industries (FMI), Xxxxxx Falls, XXXXXX (2012 Present)
Lead AS9100 Auditor ￨ Assembly Inspector
Capitalize on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking internal audits and implementation of Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) to resolve internal / external non-conformances, including preventing external audit findings from customers and third-party compliance audits. Direct comprehensive build processes of small- to large-scale assemblies to comply with engineering, specifications, and contractual requirements, including Boeing 737 Blocker Doors, Boeing 787 Forward Pressure Bulkhead, and Composite 787 Frame Assemblies.
Drafted an outline to a new company website, and developed a follow-up brochure for FMI.
Conducted dynamic cause and effect analysis based on training received at Boeing Company.
Continually assured that federal / state tax credits, i.e. HPIP, involving R&D were met or exceeded.
Recognized as a Process Improvement Lead tasked with conducting Takt Time studies and using targeted Lean Manufacturing processes to proactively implement diverse identified improvements.
Self-Employed, Various Locations (2005 2012)
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward completing numerous contracted tasxxxxxx, including supporting a company with acid stain finish applications, as well as handling composite sheet metal drilling for Plastic Fab.
Completed additional key projects as a Machine Shop Inspector for an FAA Repair Station.
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Aerotek, Xxxxxx Falls, XXXXXX (2008 2009)
Source Inspection Representative
Led targeted decision-making in the strategic oversight of select Xxxxxx-based suppliers experiencing quality issues as a contracted representative for Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Avcorp. Conducted comprehensive inspections of major structures of Wing Spar Assembly prior to shipment to meet and / or exceed objectives.
Rapidly resolved manufacturing and quality process issues by performing critical audits.
Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company (1987 2005)
Manager Procurement Quality Assurance (PQA) (2004 2005)
Strategically steered PQA initiatives encompassing Purchase Order Planning, Contract Review, and Computing Support while managing a details-centric team of 15 employees in driving daily operations success. Directed Special Process Representatives in adhering to NADCAP requirements. Promoted on-time deliveries, supplier audits, and product audits in receiving inspections. Monitored supplier escapements into key production areas.
Continually upheld a 98% quality rating throughout tenure.
Participated in cross-functional teams with SM&P organization.
Actively ensured proper supplier selection activity was accomplished.
Manager Internal Audit Group ￨ Training (2001 2004)
Spearheaded a special audit group identified as a Conforming Product Team (CPT), along with managing representatives from Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering (ME), and Quality tasked with identifying and documenting discrepancies in product, work instructions, and engineering, as well as auditing production areas per Quality Management System (QMS) requirements. Integrated audits to identify systemic findings and collaborate cross functionally across affected business units to promote key resolutions. Led audits at suppliers to assure compliance to Boeing, AS9100, and FAA regulations. Conducted pre-Principal FAA Inspection (PI) audits.
Led 20+ Root Cause Analysis (RCA) using Apollo methodology.
Actively supported the Xxxxxx division in preparing for FAA ACSEP audits.
Led Internal Audit Team in establishing a new Audit Integration Program in 2003 / 2004.
Received Xxxxxx Award for Excellence s Team Quality Award and Top Honor in Xxxxxx state.
Identified top systemic issues, including promoting enhanced training for quality and implementing an online software tool book an SME-led, step-by-step video of any given process.
Manager Sheet Metal ￨ Machine Shop Inspection (2001)
Directed a team of 20 machine shop and sheet metal inspectors, including implementing a first-in / first-out process to comprehensively improve product flow throughout the shops in compliance with targeted objectives.
Reduced variation in inspection techniques by procuring essential tools to inspect complex parts.
Manager Receiving / Shipping Inspection ￨ Material Review Crib (1997 2001)
Managed a team of 40 results-focused receiving and shipping inspectors, including managing a central Material Review Crib and leading a Material Review Board to determine engineering dispositions on discrepant hardware.
Launched a product audit process to further support supplier delegation efforts.
Seamlessly transitioned from Rota Bin and Rivet Control areas to Cell Center concepts.
Manager Supply Management & Procurement (1996 1997)
Played a vital role in directing a group of 35 SM&P staff in promoting process improvements among Central Receiving, Purchase Parts, Rota Bin, and Rivet Control. Actively implemented efficient point-of-use receiving areas.
Requirements Support Specialist (1995 1996)
Expedited raw materials for SM&P organization based on shop out-of-stock orders and potential shortages.
Material Processor ￨ Saw Operator ￨ Shear Operator
Receiving / Shipping Inspector ￨ Sheet Metal Inspector ￨ Assembly Inspector (1987 1995)
Played a vital role in assuring incoming / outgoing parts and raw materials met parts configuration and that test reports met applicable engineering and specification requirements. Demonstrated skill in the use of Precision Measuring Equipment, and performed non-destructive testing as necessary. Conducted product audits and stock checxxxxxx in parts-controlled areas. Conducted shake down inspections on 767 Lower Lobe. Cut parts to net length, including compound angles and miters per work instructions, planning, engineering drawings, and tooling.
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