Quality Assurance Engineer, ISO2001:2000, Expert Consultant Resume
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This associate has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Quality Assurance Engineer, ISO2001:2000, Expert Consultant Resume

This associate is an expert in quality assurance management and engineering, ISO2001 : 2000 quality system design and implementation, continuous process improvement, and supplier quality. This expert has experience with customer satisfaction, compliance auditing, failure analysis, and cost improvement. This expert has solid experience in product design and manufacture including design for assembly and automation.

This consultant has extensive manufacturing experience with specific knowledge of manual and control type butterfly valves and actuators, pinch valves and pressure sensors for slurry service, clamps and couplings for pipe and tubing, and meter-risers and valve. Further expertise includes AWWA butterfly valves, fire hydrants, diaphragm and turbine gas meters, and pressure regulators. This associate's background also includes meter reading systems for natural gas and propane service and flexible gas connectors for natural gas and propane for the appliance and manufactured housing industries.

This associate has extensive experience with sand casting carbon steel, stainless steel, malleable iron, and ductile and gray iron. Related experience includes shell molding of carbon steel, stainless steel, and hastalloy. Additional experience includes die casting with aluminum, injection molding of reinforced and un-reinforced nylon, acetal, and pvc (w/ and w/o inserts). This expert has experience with compression molding including phenolic, extrusion of PVC, general machining process, and brazing with furnaces. Welding expertise includes Heli-arc, MIG, Automated TIG seam, and chemical and ultrasonic. Additionally this expertise includes soldering automated and manual, zinc and tin electroplating, industrial chrome, and electroless nickel. This expert has done surface treatment with black oxide, anodizing, vibra-tumbling & washing, and media blasting. Further capabilities include paints (water base primers and top-coats), coatings of Xylar and Xylan, Titanium Nitride, and printing (ink transfer and ink continuous roll). This expert has experience with corrugating, swaging, flaring, and precision roll forming. Additional specialization includes deep draw, wire bending, leak testing (vacuum and pressure decay) and assembly. This expert is experienced with anneal (solution and inert gas), heat treatment including case hardening, powder metal with polyester resin impregnated stainless steel, and custom electronic equipment.

This associate has extensive experience in products liability and fire and explosion investigation providing services including insurance communication, attorney communication, site investigation, and site pressure testing. Additional specialization includes report, claim support, documentation review, and laboratory examination. Further capabilities include litigation support, multiple depositions, SEM and microscopic examination, and field visual examination and pressure testing. Related capabilities include laboratory examination and testing and multiple laboratory examinations and pressure testing. This includes fire investigation, explosions, and bodily injury involving propane and natural gas.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in quality assurance management and engineering, ISO2001:2000 quality system design and implementation, continuous process improvement, supplier quality, customer satisfaction, compliance auditing, failure analysis, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Quality Assurance Manager / Principal Engineer, General Dynamics Information Technology, Panama City Beach, FL

Improved first pass yield from 15% to 70% by eliminating product damage with improved methods, development and implementation of comprehensive assembly instructions, and operator training. Conducted a Value Stream Analysis of the laboratory and production areas. Designed and constructed laboratory and production facilities to accommodate one-piece flow for production efficiency. Used 5S techniques to sort and organize the area retaining only essential material and equipment. Setup work-cells with materials and tools within Operators reach. Setup point-of-use and bulk storage with proper part identification, segregated non-production materials, and established a non-conforming material area. Performed gap analysis to determine current degree of compliance to ISO9001:2000. Developed a comprehensive Quality Management Plan, identifying the project requirements, processes, and methods to assure compliance and customer satisfaction. Developed and implemented a Configuration Management Plan for strict control of designs, documentation, and data. Developed and posted controlled copies of work instructions, test procedures, and assembly procedures. Implemented production routers with signoffs to identify and control the production and inspection status of all products. Performed product baseline audits for first production of all products and updated drawings for accurate documentation. Conducted production performance tests, inspections, non-compliance reviews, and data collection. Developed and implemented databases for storage and retrieval of all configuration information. Conducted audits of the product installations in the fleet against the Configuration Management records to assure control of installed product. Compiled a comprehensive troubleshooting guide to provide rapid diagnosis and focused repair / rework. Participated in an on-going Quality Roundtable to assist with standardization of processes, methods, and formats base-wide.


Director, Quality Assurance, Dormont Manufacturing Company, Export, PA

Led the Quality Management System upgrade from ISO9001:1994 to ISO9001:2000, achieving third party BSI certification on-schedule. Identified 12 continuous improvement projects with targeted annualized saving of more than $2 million. Utilized Six-Sigma techniques to reduce product return processing time from 21 days to 2 days. Saved $70,000 per year by redesigning product labels and installation collateral material. Improved product margin though waste elimination associated with processing of stainless steel corrugated tubing. Oversaw 25% of incoming parts moved from inspection to dock-to-stock. Improved corrective action cycle time from an average of 180 day to 10 days. Used Balanced Scorecard approach for metrics to assess performance toward Stakeholder, Customer, and Company objectives and for QMS effectiveness monitoring. Implemented an employee training program identifying training needs and status. Developed product test devices for product performance and life assessment. Developed a gage calibration program to assure measurement accuracy for 1000 gages and instruments. Increased inspection, measurement, and production support capabilities with the implementation of an optical comparator, CMM 3D contact and optical measurement, Rockwell C hardness testing, microscopic / optical inspection with digital data capture, and metallurgical test and inspection capabilities. Developed a comprehensive product liability management program to control cost and reduce potential product liability exposure. Co-implemented quick change technology to dramatically reduce production equipment change-over time and cost. Developed and maintained databases for storage and retrieval of all inspection and test data. Implemented SPC / Variables Control Charting on the shop floor for continuous monitoring of critical tubing characteristics. Assisted assignees with root cause analysis to assure good, sustainable corrective actions. Increased skill level and performance by implementing Pay-For-Skills for direct report hourly employees. Conducted value stream mapping and video taping of all production processes, which were used to identify process improvement and work-cell opportunities for production efficiency and cost improvement. Implemented Design of Experiments, Statistical Process Control techniques including Pareto Analysis, Variable Control Charting, Gage R&R, histograms, and fishbone diagrams on a routine bases. Implemented Operator Process Control and Functional Gages at each production operation for on-going process monitoring. Implemented supplier performance monitoring with incoming inspection requirements tied to Sampling Plans (DT/DN/DR/Skip). Implemented Control Plans, Design FMEA's and Process FMEA's for automotive-related customers.


Manager, Research & Development, Dormont Manufacturing Company, Export, PA

Upgraded and thoroughly documented all product designs to improve product assembly, performance, and purchase. Implemented AutoCAD to improve drafting capability. Designed and constructed two new production facilities providing straight line flow and optimizing space usage. Redesigned and implemented all production tooling resulting in improved productivity and lower scrap rates. Developed and implemented a Quality Management System that was registered to ISO9001:1994; registration was successfully maintained for the next 13 years. Performed field beta testing to assess new product designs to confirm intended performance.


Product Engineering Manager, BTR M&FC Division (formerly Rockwell International M&FC Division), Dubois, PA

Managed Product Engineering, Drafting, Laboratory, and Plant Environmental functions. Managed new product design, production facility development, and beta testing. New product implementations included automated meter reading, 250 cubic foot diaphragm gas meter with automated assembly facility, and town border station gas metering system. Improved spray corrosion resistance from 1000 to 2000 hours. Eliminated PCB containing oils, asbestos containing building materials, benzene, and other hazardous compounds from the production facility. Conducted customer site presentations and training of new products.


Senior Product Engineer, BTR M&FC Division (formerly Rockwell International M&FC Division), Dubois, PA

Identified 100 continuous improvement projects with targeted annualized saving of more than $2 million. Benchmarked USA produced diaphragm gas meter products and established the minimum performance baseline for a new diaphragm gas meter design.


Project Manager, Dresser Manufacturing Division, Bradford, PA

Developed laboratory capabilities for product design evaluations complete with computer control and data acquisition capability to improve test accuracy and repeatability. Managed new product development programs for gas piping repair devices and thermoplastic tubing joining devices Designed a new line of AWWA butterfly valves from 4"hrough 24". Conducted customer site presentations and training of new products.


Manager, Engineering & Manufacturing, Red Valve Company, Carnegie, PA

Updated all product designs to improve processing. Designed specialty pinch valve products and control type pinch valves to customer specifications. Improved on-time delivery with the implementation of an order scheduling process.


Project Engineer, Fisher Controls Corporation, Continental Division, Coraopolis, PA

Manufacturer of manual and control type butterfly valves and actuators. Designed butterfly valve products and accessories for process and nuclear applications. Designed and tested valve components for product improvement opportunities. Designed custom products to customer specification.


Design Engineer, Pullman Swindell Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Architect / Engineering firm specializing in design and construction of iron foundries, steel mills, and railroad centers. Designed piping networks and support requirements for specialty iron foundry applications. Performed thermal stress analysis on piping networks for process and nuclear applications.

Key words and phrases related to this expert's capabilities include:

ISO9001, Quality Management System, Quality Assurance, Statistical Process Control, SPC, Control Charts, Xbar-R chart, Pareto Analysis, ASQ Certified Quality Manager, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, System Audit, Supplier Audit, Lead Auditor, Quality Control, Inspection, Calibration, Data Collection, Lean, Six Sigma, Green Belt, Continuous Process Improvement, Cost Reduction, Scrap Reduction, Product Value Analysis, Kaizen, Cellular Manufacturing, Work Cells, Just-In-Time, Quick Change, 5S, Value Stream Analysis, Process Mapping, Technical Writer, Assembly Instructions, Test Procedures, Checklists, Product Standards, Code Lobbyist, Configuration Management, Engineering Change Proposals, Status Accounting, Baselines, Baseline Audits, Butterfly Valves, Pinch Valves, Gas Distribution Fittings, Gas Connectors, Gas Shutoff Valve, Flare Fitting, Training, Auditing, Internal Audit, Product Audits, Product Baseline, ANSI Standard, CSA Standard, Fuel Gas Code, Failure Analysis, Fire Investigation, Litigation Support, Deposition

Continuing Education:

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI Version 1.2

16 Hour ISO9001:2000 Lead Auditor for ASQ CQA's

Connector Fabrication, copper and fiber optic

Quality Manager Review

Quality Engineer Review

Quality Auditor Review

Mechanical Inspector Review

Six Sigma DMAIC Project Training

Developmental Skills Trainer Training

Quality Auditing Fundamentals

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Statistical Process Control

Project Management

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Project Management

Design of Experiments

Moldflow software, Thermoplastic Part Design

Fire, Arson, & Explosion Investigation

Fire Investigation and Products Liability Prevention

Basics of Purchasing

Negotiation, Planning, Capital Equipment Model

Agreement and Buying

Design for Assembly

Design for Automatic Assembly

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