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     Date Submitted:03-03-2014
     Last Modified:17-06-2014 (07:24)
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     Current job:Sr Quality Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsQA, Quality, RCCA, Inspection, Quality Engineer, Satellite,
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    ------------------------ Summary of Professional Qualifications ---------------------------
    Highly experienced Quality Engineering Professional
    Bachelor of Science Degree and lifelong learner.
    Six Sigma, Lean, FMEA, GDT knowledgable.
    Source Inspection, Audit and Supplier Management, SCAR follow up and analysis.
    Satellite Integration,Test  and Launch (System Level Projects).
    Machining and other manufacturing processes.
    Black Box and satellite component manufacture (MLB, PWB, electronic assemblies, discrete electronic components, soldering, ESD protection, hardware handling).
    Problem Resolution (MRB, material review board), Led cross-functional teams.
    Customer Relations and Management.
    RCCA (Root Cause, Corrective Action) Identification, 5 why, fishbone diagram.
    ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, QMS compliance.
    Project Management, creation and analysis of management metrics.
    Attained ASQ CQE certification.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing.
    Microsoft Office proficient.
    Plant layout and equipment installation.
    International Business and extensive World Travel.
     
    ----------------------------- Professional Experience ------------------------------------
    Orbital Sciences Corp.                             2010-2013
     
    Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer        Redondo Beach,  CA
     
    West Coast Source Inspection QA Engineer regularly supporting more than 30 suppliers producing the following products: passive and active RF components, TWTA, satellite structures, waveguides, discrete electronics, propulsion components (tanks, valves, filters), reflectors, solar arrays, SADA, SADE, black box electronic assemblies and large machined parts. EIDP review performed during Final Inspections. Performed QA audits, test surveillance and capacity/capability analysis.
     
    Inspected (including In-process and Final) more than 1000 satellite parts per year with 0.01 percent missed supplier issues found at company receiving inspection. (No returns required)
    Discovered significant subtier supplier solder process issue thus saving company $1.7 million in costs of quality and schedule.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral     2006-2009
     
    Sr. QA Procurement Program Management Engineer    Palo Alto, CA
     
    Oversaw all aspects of Supplier Procurement QA system for seven satellite programs. Exclusive QA company employee rep in Europe based in Waiblingen, Germany for 2.7 years before relocating back to the Los Angeles Area. Provided technical input and acted as local liaison for all European and Los Angeles MRB issues. Performed Supplier Audits for key partners in Europe and the Los Angeles area.
     
    Recognized by QA management for Outstanding Service at completion of European assignment.
    Utilized company QA database skills and experience increasing inspection rate by over 30 percent which eliminated additional schedule slips.
    Inspected yearly over 1000 complex satellite parts with zero return on accepted hardware saving program cost and schedule.
    Provided key visibility and recommendations from remote locations concerning critical MRB issues thus ensuring rapid issue resolution.
    Used travel skills and decision capability reducing European inspection waiver rate to less than 5 percent which allowed detailed scrutiny of all critical hardware.
     
    Northrop Grumman Space Technology    2003-2006
               
    Sub Project Manager (Spacecraft Integration)    Redondo Beach, CA
     
    Provided Quality Assurance oversight to Advanced DOD Spacecraft requiring Secret, EBI Clearance.  Member of advanced satellite proposal team. Quality Focal Preventative Action Board coordinator for company Test and Measurement group.
     
    Recommended solutions resulting in reduction of schedule delay and cost increases.
    Selected for training resulting in attainment of American Society for Quality Engineer Certification.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral  1999-2003
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                    Palo Alto, Ca
     
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to several satellite programs driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch. Conducted test/manufacturing readiness reviews for major program milestones. Provided direct program status to upper level management and customer. Resolved discrepancies with EAGE and MAGE usage for satellite test and assembly.
     
    Acted as sole QA engineering representative during launch base operations in China, Florida, French Guiana, Kazakhstan, and Japan resulting cumulatively  in over 12 launches with no major satellite or on orbit issues.
    Recognized with award for excellent performance during EchoStar 6 satellite program.
    Selected as QA engineering representative to oversee supplier quality function in Edinburgh, Scotland and Toulouse, France during critical milestone phase of production, resulting in on-time performance and resolved issues.
     
    Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Space                             1997-1999
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                 Sunnyvale, CA        
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to key satellite program driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch.
     
    Space Systems / Loral                                                                                1986-1997
     
    Program Quality Engineer      (1996-1997)                                         Palo Alto, CA
     
    Monitored and controlled all Spacecraft Quality Assurance activities for major satellite program. Produced several working QA documents reflecting contractual requirements and relevant QA standards for flow down to manufacturing.
        
    Leveraged QA database skills reducing Program Quality discrepancies by 80 percent during first three months as Program Quality Engineer.
    Recognized by Company President for outstanding effort and valor during failed launch attempt in China. 
    Successfully testified for company before US Justice Department due to failed launch attempt in China.

    ----------------------------        Education  -----------------------
    BS, Industrial Technology, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    BA, American History, Psychology (Minor),  Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
    AAS, Mechanical Technology, Farmingdale University, Farmingdale, New York     
     

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