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     Date Submitted:10-06-2012
     Last Modified:10-06-2012 (09:19)
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     Current job:Procurement Agent
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsAble to work with limited supervision, large knowledge of supplier base for sheet metal and machine houses, Experience includes work with many primes including, Hughes Aircraft,Rockwell International, Northrup, McDonnell Douglas and sixteen years with Bo



    Over twenty years of procurement/production experience including OM buyer, subcontract field liaison, procurement administrator and material expeditor. 

    Proven ability to evaluate purchase orders for cost savings.

    Able to interface effectively with all organizations including:  Engineering, Quality Assurance, Production/Manufacturing and Customer.



    - Participated in Value Stream Mapping exercise which identified the non-value added areas in the procurement process.  Also became involved with multi-companies on Lean exercises for OM suppliers.

    - Reviewed and defined the supply base for C-17 Tube/Duct Program Support

    - Initiated manufacturing milestone chart tracking to monitor major program performance on the B-1B Program




    BOEING BDS - Huntington Beach/Long Beach, California 1/1998 to 10/2011  Outside Manufacturing Procurement Agent

    Supporting procurement efforts of several major programs such as:  V-22 Osprey, Hummingbird,  Delta IV Rocket ( Prior to transfer to United Launch Alliance ) X-37 ( NASA Orbital Vehicle ) and 767 Tanker Program.

    Was the sole C-17 focal for Production tubing and weld offload.  Previous Team Member of multi-facility Tube and Duct PST ( Product Sourcing Team )  Also member of the Supplier Management Sheet Metal Team, working to manage the sheet metal supplier base.

    BOEING BDS - Huntington Beach, California  3/1997 to 1/1998 - Senior Administrator - Delta IV Systems.

    Assisted Team managers in preparing data to support proposal efforts for cost justification on the Delta IV EELV ( Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle ) Program.


    ADDITIONAL HISTORY ( Details on request )




    McDONNELL DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT - Commercial Spares Division - Long Beach, California  ( Procurement Agent )  1/1997 - 3/1997

    CHIPTON-ROSS & ASSOCIATES - Manhattan Beach, California - NORTHRUP GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT - El Segundo, California ( Administrative Assistant )

    McDONNELL DOUGLAS HELICOPTER S - Culver City, California - 9/1993 to 6/1994  ( HR Assistant )


    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON NUCLEAR GENERATING STATION - San Onofre, California  ( Quality Administrative Assistant )  9/1990 to 9/1992 

    EATON LEONARD TECHNOLOGIES - Carlsbad, California  ( Procurement Agent ) 4/1988 to 12/1989

    HUGHES AIRCRAFT GROUND SYSTEMS GROUP - Fullerton, California -  ( Production Coordinator )  1972 to 1981  /  1984 to 1986

    ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL ( B-1 Division ) - El Segundo, California

    ( B-1 Contracts Assistant )  1976 to 1978  /  1981 to 1984



    FULLERTON COLLEGE - Fullerton, California

    Purchasing Management / Business Administration

    PALOMAR COLLEGE - San Marcos, California

    Business Administration / Business Law


    Over ten years of Boeing skill assessment classes currently focusing on Lean Manufacturing Principles.

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