Samuel W

Senior Quality Manager - 15 years experience - Tucson


Quality Engineer


Tucson, AZ

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I'm a Senior Quality Manager who has 15 years of Aerospace & Defense Quality experience leading Quality Engineering engagements from Design & Development through Production; while ensuring AS9100 Quality System compliance across all Program functions.


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 Supported FRB resolution of Flight Test failure for hardware determined to have inadequate margin. Facilitated a rework disposition saving the program significant time and schedule and supported program Flight test restart  Presented a comprehensive Pre-Milestone C Quality Assessment to the SPO to substantiate readiness for program transition from EMD to LRIP  Worked with Q&MA Subject Matter Expert to developing an effective communication package for introduction of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) to the Quality Management Forum.  Oversaw the training and implementation of Critical Factory T.E. Verification to ensure Q&MAs commitment to improving RMS Test Integrity.  Automated Defect and Dispositioning processing activities saving nearly $1.2M in annual expenses.

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Responsible for providing Program quality oversight and direction to ensure compliance to AS9100 and Company Quality Management System requirements; Chaired Program Corrective Action Board(CAB) to identify and eliminate the causes of high defect rates and low process yields; Lead program Quality efforts in the implementation and integration of Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) with intent to reduce Program Defects Per Unit (DPU) by 35%; initiated a Supplier Corrective Action Board to address critical and systemic Supplier Quality issues and to align Program Quality engagement efforts; oversaw Enhanced Supplier Engagement activities driving Supplier process improvements determined by measuring and improving Cp an Cpk numbers. Ensured effective flow down of Company Quality requirements to critical suppliers by presenting all applicable QNotes during Post Work Authorization Reviews; addressed DCMA and SPO Customer Corrective Action requests, and develop a verifiable approach that addressed all of the customer’s concerns; participated in Program Engineering Review Boards(ERBs), to provide Quality’s insight and perspective on possible engineering recommendations and solutions; provided mentoring and guidance to the Program Quality Engineers assigned to the program.