Accomplished QA professional with 18 years of progressive experience with a record of significant, successful contribution in manufacturing, planning, quality management, contract review, process improvement, product development, and standards.
Detail oriented with a strong aptitude and background in manufacturing and quality assurance as well as ISO standards.
Understanding of AS9100 requirements and ISO audits. Experience in preparing first articles per AS9102, inspection reports, rejection tags, non-conformance notifications, as well as Corrective Action and Root Cause analysis.
Excellent working knowledge of GD&T as well as Metrology with the added ability to program a CMM using PC DMIS.
Lead others to work as a team, coordinating Quality Control activities, completing tasks and schedules in a cost effective manner. Created work instructions, planning and engineering changes.
Competent use of mathematics including practical math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
Capable of reading and understanding engineering aerospace drawings, specifications as well as manufacturing plans for machined, formed and cast parts to conduct conventional inspection and determine product requirements per ASME Y14.5 specifications.
Good working knowledge of drawing interpretation and inspection techniques using precision instruments, Height and Bore gauges, Calipers, Micrometers, Snap gages, rulers, CMM and Optical Comparator.
Knowledge of machine shop theory, procedures, alignment concepts, and coordinate system to identify multiple axis.
Trained entry-level employees on all aspects of manufacturing from, machining set-up, reading a Micrometer, to final inspection and measurement techniques.
Initiated a company wide training program which tracks and records employee knowledge progress.
Responsible for preparing all First Article Inspection reports from Catia Models using Discus software, Model Based Definition, two dimensional drawings, flag notes, general notes, specifications, as well as conducting conventional inspection to engineering requirements for first part buy off, and final inspection.
Conducted Purchase Order reviews and Quality Assurance clauses to meet customer and specification requirements.
Reviewed Planning Travelers for process and quality accuracy.
Approved internal drawings and check fixtures designs, based off of Models.
Perform layout of part/check work using precision measuring tools, CMM, Height gage, and surface table to ensure accuracy.
Worked with Customer requested Outside Source Inspectors for product acceptance.
Determine processes like shot peen, heat treat and plating to obtain dimensionally correct parts.
Fill out rejection tags, and supplier non-conformance notifications, corrective action.
Obtain and examine appropriate drawings, Boeing (BAC) specifications, documents and/or sketches, to determine product and engineering requirements per ASME Y14.5 rules.
Able to use shop math, geometry, and/or Trigonometry to calculate dimensions as required.
Reviewed Customer Non-Conformances for compliance and reconciliation.
Problem solved getting concurrence/verification for best fit of material through GD&T interpretation.
Trained other inspectors on inspection methods, Good Inspection practice, to run and program PC DMIS CMM software.
Initiated a training software program for all employees in order to adhere to training record compliance per AS9100 and for corrective action.
Tool Gauge and Machine Works IncTacoma, WALathe Machinist/QA Inspector
Set up, edited and operated 2 CNC live tool, with Y axis and sub spindle turning centers.
Programmed CMM using PC DMIS software and other software applications for development, and production use such as shop aids.
Responsible for preparing First Article Inspection reports from Catia Models, two dimensional drawings, flag notes, general notes, as well as conducting conventional inspection to engineering requirements for first part buy off, and final inspection.
Performed layout of part/ check work using precision measuring tools, CMM, height gage, and surface table to ensure accuracy.
Provided information to verify per drawing standards thru PCM to CNC machines.
Determined processes like shot peen, heat treat and plating to obtain dimensionally correct parts.
Filled out rejection tags, and supplier non-conformance notifications.
Obtained and examined appropriate drawings, Boeing (BAC) specification, documents and/or sketches, using Bold/Web, Catia, to determine product and engineering requirements per ASME Y14.5 specifications.
Used shop math, geometry, and/or trigonometry to calculate dimensions as required.
Problem solved getting concurrence/verification for best fit of material through geometric dimensioning and tolerance interpretation.
Operated and programmed CMM machine to check discrepancies.
Consulted with management and/or production, engineering, and planning on process or job related issues as required.
Calibrated and certified thread gages and inspection equipment.
Identified standards and bought in material and parts required for assemblies.
Communicated with customers regarding Non-conformance parts.
Mega Machine Shop IncTumwater, WACNC Lathe Machinist
Programmed, edited, set up first run prototype test parts for Aerospace.
Operated four different CNC Mazak Quick Turn Lathes with Mazatrol programming language.
Set up and ran cutting tools for both new and reoccurring production runs.
Adjusted speeds and feeds to improve production run time, increase tool life and reduce tool wear.
Used precision measuring equipment, including a CMM.
Responsible for training new employees in order to add additional shifts.
Worked with tool sales to test new tooling for increased production and tool life.
Regularly worked 50-60 hours a week to keep up with work load.