I have a diverse background that reflects a variety of natural and learned abilities. My technical and mechanical expertise lends naturally to any kind of manufacturing position, while my ability to instruct others and create learning content in multiple media allows me to help an organization improve overall knowledge and compliance. I have recently learned the entire Six Sigma DMAIC process as well as Lean manufacturing techniques, and would enjoy putting it to work in practical situations. I have found that learning new and interesting things comes naturally to me, and it is one of my biggest joys in life to absorb as much as possible. Within the past few years, however, I have discovered that I also enjoy passing what I learn on to others. Whether personal or professional, I enjoy watching people grow and accomplish previously unreachable goals and take pride in themselves. Though I prefer the medical or medical Equipment industry, I would like the opportunity to expand these new skills in whatever fashion I am able, wherever the path might lead.
The economic situation isn't as good as we would like it to be; that's no secret. Companies need to make difficult decisions about where every dollar goes just to stay afloat lately, and relief seems very slow in coming for all of us. However, in order to succeed in the near future as well as in the long run, businesses need to assure they maintain their current customer base as well as acquiring new loyalty.
As consumers become more aware of the value of quality goods and services, they will choose companies that provide them with the quality levels they expect. To provide that level of service, businesses are going to need dedicated professionals whose personal values reflect this growing need.
I would like the opportunity to apply myself to any technical, challenging position where I can utilize my electromechanical, leadership and training abilities along with my understanding of Demand Flow and Six Sigma processes to help the team succeed. I believe my high level of attention to detail and in-depth understanding of what defines quality and how to retain customers will be a great benefit to any position I am chosen for, and I welcome the opportunity to be more productive.
Mar 2010 - May 2011
Quality & Regulatory Specialist
My primary responsibilities at Microlife were to manage the Quality System of the company, monitor and address customer feedback issues, and ensure ongoing regulatory compliance with FDA 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, MDD 93/42/EEC and CMDR.
I was also in charge of Document Control, Training Records Maintenance, Change Control, Inspection, Management Review, Audit Coordination, Vendor Approval and Purchasing.
Feb 2008 - Apr 2009
Equipment Systems Trainer
In this role, I was responsible for creating and administering training to multiple employees on the manufacturing floor. The delivery methods ranged from e-learning modules I created delivered via e-mail to personalized, one-on-one training for complex medical assemblies or policy updates.
My goal was always to improve communication and clarify expectations to a skilled manufacturing force. I feel that in this manner, potential problems were addressed very quickly by the employees who first experience them and an extremely high level of overall quality was achieved.
Feb 2005 - Feb 2008
Equipment Ops Assembly Technician
My role as an Assembly Technician was to fully understand and build various electromechanical medical devices & sub-assemblies. As these devices were considered Class III, they directly interacted with a human patient and could mean the difference between life and death. This was not a responsibility taken lightly, and I took great pride in making sure each and every item I built worked flawlessly.
In addition, I was given the opportunity to help transition a new machine from the prototype phase into full manufacturing production. This involved learning every aspect of the new device, creation of visual assembly documents, hand fabrication of necessary prototype parts, planning & setting up a new assembly line and workflow, maintaining inventory control during the transition, and training additional personnel in the assembly process.