Aric Parr

Career Summary

A proven problem solver with experience in manufacturing, process development, quality engineering, and R & D in adhesives, coating, electronics and electrochemistry.Work has resulted in plant awards, patents, cost savings, resolution of long term problems, quality and efficiency improvements.

Presented papers on: No Clean Wave Soldering, VOC Free Conformal Coating

PROCESS AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING:

·Patented process for spray coating application. Process resulted in trade publications, articles and seminar presentations. Assisted material supplier with in-plant demonstrations for other customers.

·Sourced and designed injection molds, cutting dies and assembly tooling. Developed, qualified, justified and sourced non-stick coatings for injection molds.

·Justified, specified, sourced, ordered and installed new production equipment.

·Created new and improved processes and procedures for potting, soldering and production tooling for new and current products.

·Specified, selected, qualified and sourced materials.

PROCESS OPTIMIZATION/LEAN MANUFACTURING:

·Reduced required run time from 24/7 to 2 shifts by balancing line, improving yield and bottlenecks and reducing changeover time without expending any capital or increasing labor on remaining shifts.

·Performed run at rates, capacity analysis, and time and motion studies. Identified bottlenecks, constraints and sources of waste. Presented data to management and customers.

·Developed new process that saved app. $0.25/unit vs. the previous method by automating and combining multiple operations. Created new screen print stencil designs, tooling and eliminated a high cost material. Justified required investment and raw material price increase.

·Reduced solder and solder paste material cost by over $100k/year by qualifying second source.

QUALITY ENGINEERING:

·Primary customer contact for launch, support and field issues. Created and led cross functional teams and managed open issue lists. Closed issues at customer.

·Utilized 8D, DDW, 5Y, 5P, Pareto, DOE, controlled experiments and other techniques to improve product and process. Developed and implemented corrective action. Maintained open item lists.

·DFM/DFA/DMAIC. Utilized FMEA, stack analysis, MSA, process capability studies, constraints and lessons learned to improve new and existing products.

·Created FMEA, Control Plan and RPN reduction plan. Created, led and participated in FMEA teams.

·Lead engineer for identifying and implementing corrective action for warranty issues. Worked with Design Engineering, PCB and other suppliers to implement corrective actions.

QUALITY SYSTEMS:

·Completed all APQP and PPAP requirements and documents. Created and managed cross functional teams. Maintained and drove open item lists with design, suppliers, the customer, manufacturing, and other groups. Negotiated launch and PPAP requirements with customers.

·Developed quality system for new startup. Procedures included incoming materials, process control and production data collection, layered and process audits and charts and reports.

·Performed customer and third party supplier audits. Worked with suppliers to identify and correct the true root cause. Created and maintained open item lists. Implemented containment.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:

·Created and managed budget, schedules, costing and qualification plan for new projects up to $500k. Created all process documentation. Managed project timeline and budget.

·Successfully launched new PCB process material and manufacturing process in Mexico. Responsible for all aspects of launch and delivering project on schedule.

·Created corporate procedures and activities related to supplier quality, quality, production and other systems.

·Coordinated controlled shipping activities with suppliers, their suppliers, and production plants. Created charts and management reports for tracking over 100 issues. Maintained database and drove issues to closure.

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

·Expert in MS Office, MS Excel, Minitab and other software packages.

·Basic and applied R&D in electrochemistry, coatings and electroplating.

·Supervised engineers, technicians and hourly employees.

·Eliminated 75 tons per year of reportable airborne emissions. Reductions led to Environmental Award.

·Completed 6 sigma green belt training.

·Conducted training workshops:

                Problem Solving

                 Minitab

·GM Certified CS2 Provider Quality Engineer (PQE), GM Drill Deep and Wide (DDW) Trainer. 

Keywords

PCB Assembly

SMT Assembly

No Clean Soldering

Process Equipment/Process Design

Coatings/Adhesives

Gasket and Sealing Systems

Capital Justification

Product Launch

Demand Flow/Lean Processing

QS 9000/TS 16949/ISO 9000

Quotes/Bidding/Sourcing

Electrochemistry

6 Sigma Process

SPC/Controlled Experiments

Die cutting

Quality Engineering

Web Processing

Program Management

Injection Molding

Supplier Development

Supplier Quality

Error Proofing/Poke Yoke

Continuous Improvement

Kanban

LIM (Liquid Injection Molding)

IPC Standards

Fuel cells

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

Customer Quality

Customer Service

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Consultant

Consultant

Independant consultant to industry

·Assisted start-up on creating systems for initial product launch. Functioned as entire quality department.

·Conducted training workshops.

Feb 2006 - Sep 2008

Quality Engineer

Microheat

Responsible for Quality, TS16949 and Quality Improvement for current and future production at startup company.

·Successfully launched company's first volume product.

·Created and maintained gage calibration and MSA (Gage R&R) system.

Apr 2004 - Feb 2006

Quality Engineer

ATCO Industries
CS2 PROGRAM MANAGER, QUALITY ENGINEER, QUALITY MANAGER (ON CONTRACT)

·In direct contact with multiple customers and projects on a regular basis.

·Set up ATCO Industries processes and procedures as a GM Controlled Shipping Level 2 provider.

·Set up, audited and maintained containments, sorts and corrective actions.

·Consulted with customers and their suppliers on PCB launch issues. Corrected PCB launch issues.

Aug 2002 - Apr 2004

Supplier Quality Enginer

General Motors Powertrain (Contract)

SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER, CONTROLLED SHIPPING COORDINATOR.

·Coordinated all aspects of controlled shipping activities with multiple suppliers and customers.

·Developed new position at GM Supplier Quality Engineering. Position migrated across GM.

Education

Education

BS

Northwestern University

MS

            Masters on Artificial Kidneys

Skills

Skills

Process Laun ch

SPC

DOE (controlled experiment)

Root cause analysis

Process Improvement

PPAP

APQP

6 sigma

Minitab

MS Office Applications

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

ASQ (American Society of Quality)
Jun 2009 - Present

6 Sigma

Lawrence Technological University