Assistant Plant Metallurgist with 37 years of experience in metallurgy and materials engineering. Detail-oriented with a strong educational background in Metallurgical Engineering, supported by professional work experience in foundry, steel making, heat treat, processing, and materials engineering.
As the site Metallurgical Engineer, reviewed material analysis for foundry operation quality. Reviewed site heat treat quality, developed heat treat specifications for current production, and worked with Experimental Engineering on heat treat processes for future programs.
With a team, developed first hydraulic lifters for Audi through laser welding process and ultra-sonic testing of the welds for the lifters. Developed suppliers for components of the lifter bodies.
Promoted and implemented process improvements site-wide.
Write laboratory specifications, heat treat specifications, and managed personnel in daily activities.
Review warranty returns and write technical reports.
Review and make disposition on heat treat quality issues.
Make daily disposition on purchased parts after analysis.
With a team developed first quality manual for plant 4 and first certification of a plant laboratory.
Supervised NDT department.
Monitor plant processes and make recommendations.
Develops outside suppliers of components and processes for CV joints, gears, and pumps.
Participated in the selection, training, and evaluation of employees.
Worked with a team evaluating steel mills in the General Motors "Targets for Excellence" program as the technical expert.
Responsible for all material selection and development, except rubber and plastic components, for gears and pumps.
Worked with Advanced Engineering on "Magna-Steer" materials selection and magnetic analysis.
Assumed purchasing, set-up, procedure writing, and training on operation of magnetic analysis equipment consisting of Vibratory Sample
Magnetometer, Hysteresis, and computerized Hall Cell analysis equipment used in the "Magna-Steer" program development.
Had all Advanced Engineering material selection, powder metal, ferrous and non-ferrous castings responsibility for the group.
Developed Metal Injection Molded Shift Lever Clevis for plant 6 saving 1.4 million dollars year over year for scrap and tooling cost savings. This development instituted the first "Maximum Non-Monetary Award" for the division.
Bachelor of Science: Metallurgical EngineeringWestern Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI1978
Associate of Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering Mott Community College - Flint, MI1975