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     Date Submitted:15-04-2015
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     Current job:Program and Quality Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProgram and Quality Management
    CV

     

    Personal Summary:
    * Military Career – USMC Retired; Secret clearance held for 16 years. CONUS and Overseas operations.
    * Skilled in multiple business roles - Program Management, Quality Assurance and Supplier Management, FAA Repair Station Manager, and Customer Service. Over 15 years - Manufacturing of mechanical and electronic components for aerospace/aircraft systems and satellite systems, commercial/industrial and medical devices.
    * Experienced with lean manufacturing concepts, supply chain development, writing procedures, product verification and inspection methods, continuous improvement, ISO9001, Medical Device ISO 13485, AS9100, electronic assemblies, electromechanical assemblies, hydraulics, avionics systems, medical device quality.
    * Understands and utilizes schematics, prints, BOMs, routers and assembly methods, ECOs, customer specifications, Statements of Work, ERP and MRP systems.
    * Utilization of Operational Excellence Strategies and Lean Concepts. Green Belt Trained. 5S audits, Kaizen functions, PDCA, visual controls, standardized work, value stream management,
    * Background includes work with DCMA, government procurement, contract management, FAR and MILSPEC.
    * A leader and coach in cross functional teams. Excellent communication and writing skills. Proficient in MS Office systems; email and internet, Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Epicor.
    * Motivated, high energy, dependable, creative thinker, loyal, detail focused, Leader and Follower.

    Professional Employment History
     
    Symmetry Medical Manchester NH (a Tecomet Company), February 2013 – February 2015
    A global source of innovative medical device solutions, including orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, and sterilization cases and trays.

    Quality Engineer
    * Manufacturing of plastic, aluminum and stainless steel surgical instrument trays using machining operations, metal forming, injection mold and thermoforming of plastics including radel, udel, polypropylene, as well as silk screen and laser marking systems.
    * Managed highest profile customer as a dedicated QE and assisted with developing dedicated work cell.
    * Wrote and submitted over 200 Supplier Change Requests. Investigated and closed NCRs, performed root cause investigations. Supported ISO 13485 quality system.
    * Collaborated with packaging engineering to submit changes for IFUs (Instructions For Use).
    * Participated in equipment installation and operational qualifications, and validation protocols.
    * Reviewed work orders, prints, quality procedures, and product assembly methods and initiated modifications as necessary.  Supported analysis of quality system trends, goals, and objectives.
     
     
     
    TRM Microwave, Bedford NH May 2011 – August 2012
    RF and microwave components and Integrated Microwave Assemblies

    Boeing/Space Commodity Program Manage/Quality Manager 2011-2012
    * Directed day-to-day work cell operations providing RF Microwave components for defense satellite systems. Responsible for contract performance, requirements flow down, delivery, quality, scheduling, manufacturing, and primary customer contact.
    * Managed multiple subordinate projects including Lean improvements and 5S activities focused on work place cleanliness, bench top organization, FOD reduction, handling improvements to prevent product damage. Improved delivery from near zero on time to 100% on time.
    * Initiated and managed business development program. Attended satellite show in Washington DC. Met with personnel from Orbital Sciences, Ball Aerospace, O3B, SpaceX, Loral, Thales, and others.
    * Implemented improved work cell communications to ensure assemblers and inspectors had updated information.
    * Eliminated End-Item-Data documentation errors to ensure all shipment paperwork was error-free and on time.
    * Worked with assemblers, inspectors and engineering to improve documentation with better instructions and photos to eliminate ambiguity and increase throughput.
    * Coordinated US government source inspections (DCMA), reviewed government contract specifications.
    * Served as Safety Officer and Quality Manager (interim). Supervised quality staff and managed quality system.
     

    Jewell Instruments, Manchester NH May 2006 – May 2011
    World leader in the manufacture and distribution of avionics components, inertial sensors, accelerometers, and inclinometers. 
     
    Quality Manager August 2008 - May 2011 (over lapped dual role as Boeing Program Manager)
    * Directed ISO 9001 quality control system to ensure on time delivery of high quality product.
    * As part of an internal Lean training program, coordinated with the Manufacturing Manager to introduce assembly personnel to Lean principles. Indoctrinated the work force using a bottom up approach.
    * Documented, reviewed, and approved testing processes for FAA new product qualification testing and release.
    * Managed RMA administration and analyzed customer return trends for quality and corrective action.
    * Reviewed DoD contracts. Directly responsible for WAWF data entry, invoicing and DD250 generation.
    * Reviewed proposals, Statements of Work, Product Specifications, and military specifications to ensure customer requirements are met and flowed down through manufacturing processes.
    * Reviewed proposals, Statements of Work, Product Specifications, and military specifications to ensure customer requirements are met and flowed down through manufacturing processes.
    * Reviewed DoD contracts. Directly responsible for WAWF data entry, invoicing and DD250 generation
    * Administered supplier quality program, corrective and preventive actions, First Article Inspections (FAI), and coordinated source inspection activities with customers and US Government.
    * Managed incoming inspection, in process, and final inspection and product testing.
     
    Boeing Program Commodity Manager May 2006 - February 2010
    * Managed satellite component program for end user US Air Force defense satellite system as a defense contract with Boeing Satellite Systems.
    * Built strong relationships with key members of the customer’s staff (Boeing Satellite Development Center, El Segundo, CA)
    * Managed multi-disciplinary team in a matrix layout. Supervised daily activities of manufacturing team in manufacturing of space hardware, product testing, procurement of materials, and engineering.
    * Researched and implemented environmental engineering controls to maintain required temperature and humidity levels in the work cell.
    * Achieved 100% product/program compliance to contracts, statements of work, and product specifications. Managed risk mitigation efforts.
    * Coordinated Test Readiness Reviews, Source Inspections, Product Sell-Off, and End-Item-Data-Package review ensuring product configuration met customer requirements.
    * Responsible for program documentation, product reliability, ESD program and material control.
    * Worked technical problems to solution by failure analysis, corrective action implementation and verification.
     
     
    Vibro-meter Inc. (a Meggitt Company) Manchester NH 2000-2005
    A leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of aerospace systems. An ISO 9000 and AS9100 company
     
    Strategic Customer Account Manager; Aug 2004 – Sep 2005
    * Managed key accounts for aftermarket sales, field engineering support, and technical training.
    * Maintained relationships and strategic development with key customers (Southwest, Delta, Jet Blue, and Air Canada).
    * Responsible for successful scheduling and implementation of product retrofits and upgrades.
     
    Customer Support Manager; April 2002 – July 2004
    * Directed customer support for aerospace and industrial hardware. Supervised FAA repair station, and customer support to 450 commercial, military and industrial customers. Coordinated field support at satellite offices in Kansas and California.
    * Managed FAA repair stations including engine vibration analysis black box repair for every North American airline, utilizing Boeing, Air Bus, Embraer and and regional jet manufacturers.
    * Managed key defense contract repairing Rolls-Royce engine components for the AV8 Harrier Program.
    * Supervised daily activities of 4 customer support representatives and 7 repair technicians.
    * Managed acquisition project transferring $6 million aerospace repair business to Manchester NH from Tampa, Florida. Coordinated FAA approval of new repairs, overhauls, and services at NH site.
     
    Supplier Quality Engineer/Procurement System Engineer; Nov 2000 – Mar 2002
    * Audited suppliers. Developed FAI plans. Interfaced with engineering and production to solve supplier material manufacturing issues. Working knowledge of welding, machining, PCBs and SMT, soldering, brazing, finishes, geometric dimensions, manufacturing methods, blueprints, schematics and drawings.
     
     
    Delta Design, (A COHU Company) 1999-2000
    A worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of semiconductor industry equipment. 
    Quality Assurance Manager, Delta Design, Littleton MA

    * Managed Quality Program for semi-conductor equipment manufacturer.
    Quality Assurance Final Test Supervisor, Delta Design, San Diego CA (transferred to Littleton MA by company)
    * Quality supervisor for 54 employees in final testing of semi conductor PNP equipment.
     
     
    U.S. Marine Corps; 1977-1999
    Over 20 years of military service. Supported UN and NATO operations in Bosnia, Northern Europe, Somalia and Haiti.
    Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor/Mishap Investigator/Training Manager; 1996-1999

    * Managed safety office for one of the largest Marine Corps bases and multiple safety programs including Ergonomics, Fire and Life Safety, and Gas Free Engineering. Conducted mishap investigations. Created course curriculum to train military and civilian personnel on Operational Risk Management. Awarded for superior achievements saving nearly $50 million in asset loss reductions.
     
    Quality Assurance Manager / Helicopter Maintenance Supervisor / 1977-1996
    * Inspected maintenance on hydraulics systems, landing gear, structural repair, power turbine engine overhaul, flight control systems, engine fuel and oil system maintenance, and dynamic component installation.
    * Maintained Engine Condition Control Systems; Turbine Engines, APUs, and Drive Train Systems; Cockpit Instrumentation and Displays; Temperature Monitoring Systems; Electrical Generating Systems; Communications and Surveillance; Lighting and Egress Systems, Threat Detection and Countermeasures.
     
     
    Education
    Master of Science in Business Admin, Central Michigan University (95% completed)
    Bachelor of Science in Management, Park College, 1994
           
                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                           


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