I have thirty plus years of experience working in the quality field with progressive responsibilities. My knowledge base includes a wide range of manufacturing environments. I have supervised the implementation and maintenance of ISO quality systems, lead cross-functional FMEA teams, completion of R&R Studies utilizing AIAG's MSA, PPAP preparation, Control Plan creation, internal audits, SPC evaluations and am a 6-sigma Greenbelt. I am an effective communicator and problem solver with experience in CNC machine tools, CAD/CAM software and CMM software packages including PC-DMIS, MeasureMax, DMIS code. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and training others.
Precision Rail and ManufacturingOak Creek, WIQuality Engineer06/2014 to Current
Creation of Control Plans
PPAP and ISIR documentation
Leading.Process FEMA teams
CMM Programming (PC-DMIS and MeasureMax)
Gage design & drafting.
Customers and Supplier interaction including Corrective actions and 8D problem solving per our ISO 9001-2008 Quality system.
Participation in Six-Sigma teams
AAA Sales & Engineering, IncQuality Engineer01/2010 to 06/2014
Led cross-functional team evaluations of production metrics and test results.
CMM Programming including PC-DMIS and MeasureMax software
Analyzed and interpreted blueprints, data and manuals to determine precise specifications
Recommended corrective actions to minimize rate of product defects.
Instrument Development CorpMukwonago, WILayout Technician/Quality Supervisor06/2009 to 01/2010
My primary function at IDC was as a Layout Technician.
Responsibilities included CMM Programming, and inspection for the the Aerospace Industry.
I also became the Quality Supervisor for the company's specialized Honeywell division.
H & K Manufacturing, LLC01/2005 to 06/2009
As a partner of H & K, I had a number of responsibilities that ranged from CAD/CAM design of gaging, Programming for both CNC and CMM(s) including higher level languages, all of which required customer interaction to assure design, ergonomics, appearance, and regulatory needs were fulfilled.
Our products and services required interaction with a wide variety of customers and vendors including grinding, stamping, plating,engraving, welding, machining, laser cutting, wire EDM and die cast foundries.
There were also the day to day business aspects to cover including insurance, quotations, billing, shipping and receiving,.
Sheffco, Inc Pewaukee, WIApplication Engineer and Service Manager01/1998 to 01/2005
Our main focus was selling and servicing of the Sheffield brand CMM(s) as well as the Renishaw line of products.
As the Service manager, I supervised the field service technicians, tracked Preventative Maintenance for customer's machines and managed training for the service department as well as disciplinary actions as necessary.
Also serving as the Application Engineer it was my responsibility to schedule and perform training classes for customers.
This work also extended to supplying Turn-Key solutions to customers such as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, General Motors, with machining, and foundries(including die-casting foundries) with CMM(s) complete with fixtures (manual, hydraulic, pneumatic), measurement programs, and gage R&R studies performed.
Harley-Davidson Motor CompanySenior Layout Technician01/1990 to 01/1998
Sr. Layout Techniciation for the Product Development Center in Wauwatosa.
My work here included troubleshooting CMM and inspection equipment as well as layouts of new products(both casting, machined, stamped, etc.).
During my tenure at the Product Development Center, I was often called to help at other company locations.
Diploma6/1978Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek, WI
6/1979Basic course studies including Drafting class at MSOE Software specific training related to: Surfcam CAD/CAM software Solidworks 3-D modeling and 2-D drawings PC-DMIS CMM Programming software Camio: Dmis based CMM Software MeasureMax CMM Software Bobcad-cam