Quality Engineer with over 17 years of experience in lean manufacturing. Proactively address problems and improve product quality, manufacturing flow, customer satisfaction and bottom-line results. MS in Organizational Leadership. Dedicated to continuing professional development. In the Medical Device Industry, I have gained experience with FDA Regulations 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 14001, 13485, 9001, and AS9100 requirements.
Root Cause/Corrective Action Preventative Action
VisSim, MultiSim, MatLab
Business Objects/Team Center/Solumina
New Product Development
Received an award for being a key technical member contributor on the Scrap Reduction Team as I provided co-leadership on a team which directed product evaluations and redefined workmanship criteria which led to an immediate scrap cost avoidance of approximately $150,000 savings to the company.
Quality Engineer05/2012 to CurrentSt. Jude MedicalScottsdale, AZ
Work closely with Engineering and Production to define hybrid acceptance criteria for new components/products; to create Master Verification plans/Master Verification Reports for new products and review FMEA's.
Review IQ, OQ, PQ data.
Review yield data and aide in reducing scrap.
Sit as chairperson on the MRB.
Conducts research for failure investigations pertaining to floor defects, field returns and customer returns in order to determine root cause.
Lead the investigation, resolution and prevention of product and process non-conformances.
Identify and implement effective process control methods to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements.
Perform reviews of ECO's, and Deviations to ensure that regulatory and technical/functional requirements are fully satisfied.
Participate in Design reviews for New Product development.
Sr. Engineering Technician04/2009 to 05/2012General Dynamics AISScottsdale, AZ
Performed bench testing, analysis and evaluations of high reliability space payload electronics, modules and/or systems using STE such as spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, power source and meter, noise figure analyzers, signal generators and DMMs.
Align and tune RF modules.
Maintain immaculate documentation of all processes.
Prepare reports, documentation and specifications as required.
Quality Assurance Inspector04/2004 to 04/2009General Dynamics AISScottsdale, AZ
Inspected Space Flt Hardware to J-Std and NASA 8739 specs.
Performed customer source inspections with DCMA customers.
Created discrepancy reports.
Sat on Failure analysis boards.
Reviewed parts failure analysis and derived corrective actions.
Manufacturing Lead Associate04/2002 to 01/2003General Dynamics Decision Systems Superior StaffingScottsdale, AZ
Interact with Manufacturing Engineers to improve manufacturing processes and documents.
Reviewed production schedules to insure the correct WIP was being built.
Lead a team of associates.
Assembled space flight hardware for various government contracts.
Reworked defective modules and generated discrepancy reports.
Electronic Assembler11/2001 to 04/2002Tempe, AZ
Jabil (Man Power Staffing Formerly Varian Electronic Manufacturing Company.
Built aircraft flight modules per schematics.
Soldered and installed SMT, PTH and wires on PWBs.
Utilized various established processes to rework PWB assemblies per engineer directions.
Telecommunications Specialist08/2001 to 11/2001Man Power StaffingPhoenix, AZ
Installed CB radio systems into government vehicles.
Performed complete systems testing after installation utilizing various testing devices such as Oscilloscope, Digital Multimeters, Power Generators, and other electronic test equipment.
Electronics Technician11/1999 to 04/2001LED CoWestland, MI
Assembled and repaired electronic and mechanical CF28, CF48 and CF29 docking stations for police vehicles.
Performed QC and testing of equipment.
Prepared customer quotes and data entry.
Master of Science: Organizational LeadershipOctober 2014Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science: Electronics & Communications Engineering TechnologyJune 2011ITT Technical InstituteTempe, AZ
Associate of Applied ScienceMarch 2008ITT Technical InstituteTempe, AZ
Computer & Electronics Engineering Technology
Training & Certifications - J-STD-001B/D Certified *IPC-610D Certified *NASA 8739-STD Certified *MIL-STD 883
AAMI Quality System Requirements QSR Certified 21 CFR Part 820
National Society of Black Engineers Member
Business Objects, Continuous Improvement, Electronics Functionality, Failure Analysis, Government Audits, IQ, OQ, PQ, Lean Manufacturing, Manufacturing Processes, MatLab, TcE, Solumina, MS Office, New Product Development, Quality Process Controls, Risk Assessment PFMEA, Schematics, Special test equipment.