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Work History

Oct 2014Present

Quality Engineering Lead - Chassis

General Motors - Fort Wayne Assembly Full Size Truck
Quality Engineering Lead for the Fort Wayne Assembly plant Chassis department. Lead all activities within the chassis quality engineering group which comprised of 4 engineering team members. My team is responsible for all supplier and floor related quality issues and requires follow up through writting Red-X projects, PRTS and PRR's for follow up corrective actions as it relates electrical, truck alignment and programing, powertrain, drivetrain , steering & suspension, frame and safety components. Run all internal PTR's for supplier or enginnering product changes.
Jun 2014Oct 2014

Quality Requirements Lead

General Motors - Fort Wayne Assembly Full Size Truck

Fort Wayne Assembly plant quality requirement lead which involves the plant compliance in ISO9000 and GMS. Lead all internal and external audits within the plant complex. Drive continual improvement through process audits.

Jun 2012Jun 2014

Production Planner / Shift Leader - Plant 1 Manufacturing

General Motors - Defiance

Was the production planner of plant 1 manufacturing core room department. I was responsible for the daily operations covering SPQRC, manpower and all labor issues for a 3 shift operation which was as high as 364 employees. I perform all departmental production scheduling which spaned over 14 weeks of customer orders, maintain proper manpower levels across all shifts based on customer demand.  An important job funtion is the coaching of hourly and salary employees with the implementation and continual improvements of all GMS principals in the core room..

Sep 2011Jun 2012

Lost Foam Manager

General Motors- Defiance

Managed all aspects of the Lost Foam manufacturing department such as manpower, production schedules, quality, engineering, maintenance and related budgets. This product line ended production June 13, 2012

Nov 2009Sep 2011

Quality / Process Engineer & Production Supervisor - Lost Foam

General Motors- Defiance

As the quality / process engineer within the lost foam department, I am responsible for day to day quality issues the manufacturing floor may encounter. As the department customer contact for multiple engine plants, I deal with quality issues with the product produced in our facility. I use stastical problem solving techniques to resolve difficult analysis dealing with the initiation of defects. I am responsible for writing and maintaining all GMS documents and gage control - studies. I also am responsible for all PPAP / PTR activities within the lost foam department. Share responsibility with one other salary employee as a production supervisor dealing with contractual issues. Will oversee and assign work to area support personnel such as electricians, millwrights and patternmakers as needed on a daily basis.

Nov 2008Oct 2009

Manufacturing Process Engineer

General Motors - Defiance

Assignment as a manufacturing process engineer within the General Motors Corporation, I had the responsibility for all PPAP, Risk reduction, Process improvements activities along with initial definition of quality standards for the foundry green sand molding process. Those activities were applied to the Duramax Diesel Block which is used for light truck applications. I also had the same responsibility for the lost foam aluminum process which produces the I4 / I5 cylinder block and head which currently are placed in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small trucks and H3 Hummer.

Mar 2001Nov 2008

Quality Analyst - Lost Foam

General Motors- Defiance

As the quality analyst within the lost foam department, I was responsible for day to day quality issues the manufacturing floor may encounter. As the department customer contact for multiple engine plants, I would deal with quality issues with the product produced in our facility. I would use stastical problem solving techniques to resolve difficult analysis dealing with the  initiation of defects. I was esponsible for writing and maintaining all GMS documents and gage control - studies.

With the problems solving activities, I reduced the overall quality levels for the entire lost foam product line from 9% scrap to just over 3% (in-plant, sub-suppliers and customers). This work set the bench mark performance for all lost foam aluminum process in and outside of General Motors. With these activities ,my customers did not receive any defective product for several months at a time.

While in this position I supervised 5 hourly employees in plant and 2 contract employees within other GM plants.

Oct 1999Mar 2001

Pattern Shop Supervisor 2nd Shift

General Motors - Defiance

As the 2nd shift pattern shop supervisor, I was responsible for the supervision of 55 pattern maker, machinist and CMM operators along with general labor employees. My responsibility was to over-see the build of new tooling and the repair of production tooling for the cylinder head, block and crank shaft departments. I would also provide any needed support to the core room, foundry and finishing department

Jan 1996Oct 1999

Quality Analyst - Cylinder Head Dept

General Motors- Defiance

As a quality analyst in the cylinder head department I supervised 15 hourly employees. I was responsible for the launch of QS9000 documentation within the department. I also was the customer contact for several engine plants when quality issues occured. One project I initiated because of field warrenty issues saved over One MILLION dollars to the plant.

Oct 1995Jan 1996

Manufacturing Engineer - Block Tooling

General Motors- Defiance

As a cylinder block tooling manufacturing engineer I was responsible for designing the tools for the core room, foundry and finishing departments utilizing Unigraphics. I also developed a tooling checklist to ensure when vendors build and deliver tooling, defined quality levels are met.

Jan 1989Jan 1995

Tool Designer and Product Development Engineer

ICM/KREBSOGE

As a product and tooling design engineer for a powder metal company, I would develop product for the automotive sector and then design the tooling to manufacture the product. I utilized software such as AutoCAD and Catia.

Education

Apr 2007Apr 2009

Masters of Science

Kettering University

This degree was being completed on-line through General Motors Technical Education Program.  This was put on hold because of plant budgetary constraints and limited number of employees enrolled.