Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Analytical, performance driven engineer with 9+ years of experience in Fuel/Evaporative Systems Engineering and Fuel Systems Components Design and Release Engineering. Certified as Six Sigma Black Belt. Experienced in system and component level requirement development, conducting several emissions control related projects, vehicle level On-Board Diagnostics developments and leading design and release efforts of fuel/emission components. Academic background in Mechanical Engineering and Product Development. Broad knowledge in systems engineering and product design with significant application of failure mode avoidance tools and robustness methodologies.

  • Consumer Driven 6-Sigma Black Belt
  • Development of Engineering Foundation Document Set
  • Failure Mode Avoidance Tools
  • Development of Emission Related Reports to Global Government Agencies
  • Software Skills: Microsoft Office, MagicDraw, Minitab, MATLAB (computational), ATI Vision, LFMA, MyCANIC, CATIA, NI LabVIEW, Siemens Teamcenter
02/2017 to Current Fuel Systems Core Component D&R Engineer Ford Motor Company | City, STATE,
  • Assume the role of subject matter expert on fuel/emission components (Canister Purge Valves, Turbo Check Valves, Tank Pressure Control Valves)
  • Create a strong working partnership with component suppliers to drive processes to meet Things Gone Wrong (TGW) targets, Repairs/1000, Warranty, Cost per Unit (CPU), and customer satisfaction
  • Lead various purge airflow related analysis to develop performance requirements/specifications for interfacing Engine and Fuel Systems components to ensure robust vehicle operation while meeting emission standards
  • Lead warranty related analysis which includes managing warranty returns, developing a standardized teardown process for Ford and suppliers and providing root cause analysis
  • Lead Implementation Readiness (IR) process for new suppliers. This involves developing a design validation plan with suppliers, developing a foundation document set that meets Ford’s requirements, validating all manufacturing related processes to ensure robustness and supporting suppliers through commercial agreements with Ford
  • Lead implementation of design and/or process changes to components which involves design or process validation, Notice/Concern/Alert creation and working with multiple cross functional teams to ensure a smooth implementation of components into programs
  • Support discussions of Technical Acceptance Agreement (TAA) for spike recovery from suppliers, Prevent Action Closure (PAC), 8D/14D Development and emission related reports to government agencies globally
  • Provide continuous support to Evaporative System Team and Advanced Evaporative System Team with vehicle level test trips for various projects
  • Collaborate with Application Teams to ensure successful Tech Club Planning (Design Rules and Core Component Migration Plans)
05/2013 to 02/2017 Evaporative Systems Engineer Ford Motor Company | City, STATE,
  • Developed a set of foundation documents that addresses system and design robustness. This practice consists of the development of State Flow, Boundary Diagram, Interface Analysis, Noise Factor identification through P-diagram, Failure Mode Analysis, development of new control methods and many more. Additional work includes developing and implementing system requirement and design rules that ensures safe and robust system function
  • Led the team on developing an Environmental Protection Agency Bleed Emissions Test Procedure to measure bleed emissions parallel to the changes in emission regulations proposed by California Air Recourses Board and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency
  • Led various studies done to improve testing parameters of bleed emission tests (Studies include effects on Bleed Emission Under CARB vs. EPA standards, effects on Bleed Emission with different canister soak time, effects on Bleed Emission using butane vs. gas and butane during canister load, effects on Bleed Emission using production fuel tank vs. surrogate fuel tank, effects of humidity of purge air On Bleed Emission)
  • Collaborated with various supply bases of Ford Fuel and Engine Systems to plan, coordinate and carry out material permeation tests to quantify permeation data of materials used by Ford Fuel and Engine Systems
  • Led the team on developing a standard Corporate Engineering Test Procedure to measure permeation factor as required by the new Euro Stage 6 Phase 2 regulations. This project included coordinating tests related to permeation factor and make recommendations on material choices for fuel fill hoses to comply with the proposed Europe Stage 6 Phase 2 emission regulations
  • Participated in USCAR (United States Council of Automotive Research - consisting of Ford, GM and Chrysler) to develop a standard industry wide Corporate Engineering Test Procedure to measure bleed emissions parallel to the changes in emission regulations proposed by California Air Resources Board and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency for LEVIII and Tier 3
  • Supported studies done by core design teams on returned warranty components of Ford Fuel Systems and helped develop improved designs targeting warranty reduction for customer satisfaction and cost safe
02/2012 to 04/2013 Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Engineer G-Tech Pro Staffing Inc. – Assigned At Caterpillar | City, STATE,
  • Implemented APQP discipline at design phases of various New Product Introduction projects (Track Type Tractors, Forestry Products, Articulated Trucks and Large Mining Shovels) and research projects (Hydraulic Prognostics System)
  • Facilitated teams of Design, Service and Validation Engineers to complete required elements of the APQP / PPAP process, including Boundary Diagrams, P-Diagrams, Interface Analysis, Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA), Special Characteristics, DVP&R, and requirements management using Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Systems covered as an APQP Engineer includes Cooling Systems, Hydraulic Systems, Large Structures (Chassis & Roll Over Protection), Performance tools (Ripper, Dozer, Truck Body, Large Mining Shovel & Knuckle Boom Loader) and Undercarriage (Large Track Type Tractors)
  • Experience includes supplier visits as part of six sigma projects applying and mentoring reliability engineering concepts and techniques to engineers and plant workers on manufactured parts to improve part quality
Expected in 04/2022 Master of Science | Product Development University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI GPA:
  • 3.97 GPA
  • Heuristic-Based Architecting for Autonomous Vehicle Systems Thesis
  • Additional Coursework in SysML model of Mars Return Orbiter
Expected in 12/2011 Bachelor of Science | Mechanical Engineering Wichita State University, Wichita, KS GPA:
  • Minor in Mathematics
  • Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy - 04/2022
  • Consumer Driven 6-Sigma Black Belt Certification, Ford Motor Company - 09/2019

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  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Wichita State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Fuel Systems Core Component D&R Engineer
  • Evaporative Systems Engineer
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Engineer


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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