Michael A Cappola

  • Greater Los Angeles Area, California
  • michael.cappola@arcmachines.com
Michael A Cappola

Quality Assurance Manager/ISO Administrator

Summary

Responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; oversee and conduct internal audits and reviews, analyzes data and documentation. Development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan which includes emphasis on building and maintaining the quality management system processes and procedures to ensure the company's quality objectives are achieved.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2010 - Present

Quality Assurance Manager/ISO Administrator

Arc Machines, Inc.

Responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; oversee and conduct internal audits and reviews, analyzes data and documentation. Development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan which includes emphasis on building and maintaining the quality management system processes and procedures to ensure the company's quality objectives are achieved.

2013 - 2014

Technical Support Manager

Arc Machines, Inc

Responsible for all customer care activities and repair services, Return Material Authorization evaluation & approval, on-site customer service and repairs both locally and internationally. Ensure a high level of internal and external customer service. Investigate and correct customer issues and complaints relating to quality of products, service and materials.

2011 - 2013

Quality Control Product Supervisor

Arc Machines, Inc.

Responsible for managing scheduling and setting daily priorities for the final inspection of goods in addition to performing functional acceptance testing of finished products prior to acceptance in accordance with the most current and approved acceptance test procedures. Database creation and accurate record keeping of all inspection processes and materials in accordance with standard procedures.

1989 - 2007

Quality Assurance Engineer/Measurement Systems Manager

GSI Lumonics, Precision Motion Division

Responsible for all aspects of measurement system programming, tool design, training, processes and procedures for contact and non-contact dimensional inspection of all components. Specializing in ring laser gyroscopes for laser guided navigational systems for communication satellites, commercial aircraft, military aircraft (F-15 Eagle), military armored combat vehicles (M1A1 Abrams Tank), Self Propelled Artillery (Howitzer Missile) and tactical ballistic missiles (Scud Missile) for the U.S. Department of Defense.

1997 - 2007

Optical Technician III

General Optics - Precision Optical Components

Performed polishing & super polishing of high quality precision optical components (Surface flatness <1/10 λ) using submerged polishing laps. Inspection of surface quality and flatness using interference contrast microscopes, optical flats, optical interferometers, Zygo Optical Surface Profilers with metrology analysis software. Performed optical contacting of ring laser gyroscopes, R & D for prototype components & tooling.

1993 - 1997

Optical Coating Technician

General Optics - Precision Optical Components

Performed electron & ion beam multi-layer dielectric coating & single layer coating in a Cryonic vacuum chamber environment in a class 100 clean room setting. Cryo chamber maintenance, component inspection & preparation. Measure quality of completed components using spectrophotometers, Zygo Measurement Systems on air suspension vibration isolation tables.

1989 - 1993

Loose Micro-Abrasive Machinist/Quality Control Inspector

General Optics - Precision Optical Components

Machining of flat, convex and concave precision optical and silicon substrates, transducers, prisms and lens components, hypotenuse cubes, aluminum surface blocks, stainless steel fixtures (Angles < 2 arc seconds) using loose micro abrasive aluminum oxide grinding laps and spindles. Inspection & measurement utilizing granite surface plates, autocollimator, angle masters, digital linear gauge, toolmakers microscope, stereo microscope, optical test flats, interferometer, Scratch/Dig Standards, ultradex rotary index table, gauge pins/blocks, micrometer, calipers and other measurement and inspection tools.

Certifications

Certifications
2011

Automated Fusion Welding System Operation

Arc Machines, Inc.

Operation and programming of automatic welding power supplies.

2011

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2003

I.T. Arc Machines, Inc.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2003, Introduction to Excel 2003, Intermediate Excel 2003 

2011

Coordinate Measurement Machine Programmimg & Operation

Arc, Machines, Inc.

Operation and programming for Numerex CMM.

2009

Leviton Installer

C-TECH

Fiber optic network cable installer.

2009

OSHA Construction Safety & Health Training Course (Federal)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and health Administration

30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and Health.

2008

Network Cabling Specialist for Copper-Based Systems

C-TECH

Network cable installer.

2008

OSHA Construction Safety & Health Training Course (Federal)

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and Health.

2007

Construction Education

National Center for Construction Education Certifications

Certification in each of the following: Communication Skills, Blueprint Reading, Construction Site Safety, Construction Math, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Basic Safety, Basic Rigging.

2003

Optical Gaging Products SmartScope Measurement System Operator/Programmer

Pacific Inspection Company

Operation and programming of Optical Gaging Products Smartscope Flash 500 Multisensor  Automated Measurement Systems utilizing Measure-X Metrology Software.

2000

Root Cause Analysis

Perry Johnson Registrar

Performing root cause analysis.

1998

Corrective & Preventive Actions

Perry Johnson Registrar

Performing corrective/preventive actions.

1997

AS9100 Internal Auditor

Perry Johnson Registrar

Conducting internal audits to the Aerospace 9100 Standard.

1996

General Education Diploma

Simi Valley Adult School

General education high school diploma equivalency.

1993

Q-SEE Automated Dimensional Measurement System Operator/Programmer

Optical Gaging Products

Operation and programming of Optical Gaging Products Q-SEE Automated Dimensional Measurement Systems utilizing Video Measurement Software (VMS).