Process / Supplier Quality Engineer with over 15 years' experience specialized in the manufacturing industry of Military Ceramics, Composite Materials, Metal and Medical Products and Plastics. Professional, Creative with proven analytical skills. Adept at researching and formulating new process techniques with diversified skills in a wide variety of fields. Lean Manufacturing | Quality Engineering | Sourcing Supplier Relations | Program Development
Expertise in troubleshooting Creative problem solving, Product design, Program Management
Supplier Development Engineer01/2004
to Current Ceradyne Inc., a 3M co – Costa Mesa,
Conduct supplier assessments in the areas of Manufacturing, Technology, Design and Development Capabilities, Operational Efficiencies, Quality System Management, Delivery Performance, Cost Improvement Programs, Financial Stability, EHS compliance, Supplier Development and Leadership Effectiveness to minimize Ceradyne, 3M's supply chain risk and overall supplier management costs.
Function as key supply chain liaison with R&D in developing new supplier sources for new product development programs.
Supplier selection with 100% approval from Quality and Manufacturing Function as key supply chain liaison with Quality in auditing the supply base to ensure conformance to Industry, Regulatory, Process and Product requirements.
Facilitate the use of Lean/Six Sigma tools to improve supplier products and processes to lower costs to 3M Ceradyne.
Reduce Casting and Extrusion Scrap after machining by 9%.
Introduce new method to mfr.
parts from supplier that increased yield loss savings of $800K annually.
Analyzes root causes of supplier deficiencies and ensures proper corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
Increased Supplier Quality and Delivery performance from Unacceptable to Excellent through supplier development interaction.
Provides guidance and assistance to material and supply leadership during the requirement flow down, evaluation, selection, and monitoring of suppliers.
Training suppliers to ensure compliance to 3M policy and procedures.
Key member of Supplier Performance Program through Quarterly Business Reviews of Key Suppliers.
Key member in driving the company towards a World Class Supply Chain Organization.
Ceramic Tech. Level01/2002
to 01/2003 Honeywell Ceramic Components – Torrance,
Collected and analyzed data for characterization of Gel cast and Spray Dry material.
Instrumental in preparing accurate dimensional qualities of blades and nozzle rings for gel cast using wax dissolution process.
Implemented support structures in design of experiments on spray dry material, which created an optimum process for wet and dry CIP (cold isostatic pressing) material.
Re-defined start up process and tooling for loading turbine wheel bag for wet CIP process to increase quality by 20%.
Applied cross section analysis for R & D parts, including Archimedes density testing with detailed reports following the burn out process.
Senior Product Engineering Supervisor01/1996
to 01/2001 Cast Alloys Inc – Northridge,
Performed various wax experiments involving filled/non-filled waxes and tooling runner design to achieve less than 1% scrap rate in the injection process.
Implemented design changes and configurations to meet customer requirements, to produce high quality castings.
Planned and engineered gating design and processing parameters for first article and development titanium and steel castings that meet or exceed customer requirements.
Performed evaluations using electric preheat ovens for Arc Furnaces and Induction Furnaces that reduced scrap by 30%.
Performed various testing applications on the relationships of temperature and time at temperature of ceramics in preheat ovens to achieve customer satisfaction.
Implemented new pouring cup design in titanium foundry to reduce scrap by 15% and reduce furnace downtime by 20%.
Supervised 20 employees in engineering finishing and inspection department and created data collection format of inspection process.
to 01/1996 Sechrist Industries Inc – Anaheim,
Supervised 15 employees on the assembly, testing and repair of various sub-assemblies and printed circuit boards.
Performed final assembly, testing, and calibration of electronics and pneumatics on Adult and Infant Ventilators and Hyperbaric Chambers for hospitals.
Reduced retest rate on unit quality approval testing by 20%.
to 01/1992 Raytheon-Service Co – Irvine,
Tested and repaired microwave radar tracking antennas for the U.S.
Tuned assemblies for correct gain/loss phasing and wave reflection at various frequencies and power levels.
Performed various tests on Radio Frequency sub-assemblies including final in house testing.