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Quality Manager (91905) Black Belt / CQA, CQT

Quality Manager with 20+ years of experience in diverse industries. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; a Certified Project Manager; a CQA Certified Quality Auditor; a CQT Certified Quality Technician and a Certified ISO9000 Lead Assessor. Ken has led quality teams while supporting multiple facilities. Trainer and Subject Matter Expert in GD&T, FAI, Standards, Drawings, Procedures, CAPAs, QMS/Audits, FMEAs, and Quality/Six Sigma Toolboxes. His experience includes working with a variety of casting methods/parts and machining operations. he describes himself as a strong team builder, mentor, cross-trainer, role model, and contributor who enjoys hands-on work.


Six Sigma Black Belt
• Certified Project Manager
• CQA Certified Quality Auditor
• CQT Certified Quality Technician
• Certified ISO 9000 Lead Assessor

• Certified Material Review (PRB/MRB)
• Certified Project Planning
• Certified Facilitation Leadership


• DMAIC, Facilitative Leadership, Project Planning & Training, AS9100-TL-ISO9000-13485 and ISO-TS 16949, ISO14971, Supplier Certification, TQM, cGMP, GDP, DOE, SPC, FMEA, 5S, 8D, PPAP, APQP, MSA, GD&T, GR&R, Lean, FAI and Poke-Yoke


Quality Leadership – 2 Engineers, 4 Technicians, 20+ Inspectors, 4 NDT Technicians, 2 CMM Technicians
• 5+ years as Precision Mechanical Inspector/Technician
• Hands-on experience in Machine Shop/Sheet Metal environments for using complex drawings and GD&T to Subject Matter Expert and Trainer Level
• Provide metrics for OTIF, FPY, COQ, Scrap, Closed-Loop CAPAs, Audit Results for Management Reviews.
• Lead problem-solving events through 5S, 8D, CAPA, Statistical Analysis and 6-Sigma Methodologies.
• Interface with customers and suppliers on PPAPs and FAIs for manufacturing and engineering.
• Utilized the Product Surveillance Tracking System (PSTS) to review and evaluate customer complaints
• Trained engineers and suppliers on FAIs and the theory and use of GD&T to government standards.
• Established Inspection Methods, Acceptance Criteria and Sampling plans for components.
• Provided feedback to vendors via scorecard system and training for continuous improvement.
• Following company PPAP standards for the Aerospace products.
• Reviewed and approved Statements of Work and Quality Assurance Program Plans based on program, PPAP and customer contract flow down requirements.
Trained Design and Manufacturing Engineers on the interpretation and application of GD&T.
Executed APQP process in Design Control with customers and scheduled PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) submissions
• Managed the quality requirements for more than one hundred products transferring between manufacturing sites internationally with skillful communication.
• Used PPAP to submit automotive supplier customers for approval that includes control plans in production process.
• Specialized in GD&T and worked closely with manufacturing to support associates in training, of process and product integrity standards with PPAP.
• Supported 5 manufacturing sites.

• Quality Database Systems
• Quality Experience in Process Control
• Quality Training Experience
• Setting Up Quality Systems
• Supplier Validation / Qualification
• Investment Cast Parts
• Die Cast Parts
• Sand Cast Parts
• Configuration Management Specialist
• Metrology & GD&T
• 5S / 8D / CAPA
• TS16949 / AS9100
• GD&T
• First Article Inspection FAI
• External Quality system audits
• Improving Jigs / Fixtures
• Internal Quality system audits
• Supplier Corrective Action Requests
• Kaizen Events
• Leading process engineers
• Lean Manufacturing
• New Process Development
• New production line startup
• Close Tolerance Parts
• Product Reject / Defect Investigations
• Production Ramp Up
• Root Cause Analysis
• Statistical Process Control
• Troubleshooting Root Cause
• Using CMM Equipment
• Non-Destructive Testing
• Manufacturing Cycle Time
• Reducing Scrap
• Reducing WIP Inventory

Education and Advanced Training:

Bachelor of Science, Studies in Manufacturing and Quality Engineering
• Associate in Liberal Arts, Math, Statistics
• Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Manager Certifications
Six-Sigma Black Belt – DMAIC Methodology, Facilitative Leadership and Project Planning
• ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Quality Technician, ISO 9000 Certified Lead Assessor
• TQM, AS9100-TL-ISO9000-13485 and ISO-TS 16949, Supplier Certification-Qualification