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Mary-Jo Brigante-Murphy

Teacher, Trainer, Quality Engineer, Project Engineer, Analyst, Problem Solver, Technical Writer

Township of Liberty, OH

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I have a diverse background which includes Technical Writing, Mechanical Engineering, Project Management and Quality Engineering. I have 9 years of experience as a Teacher of Mathematics and Engineering. I am looking for a position that allows me to draw upon my experience and challenges my interest and intellect.

Work Experience

QUALITY ENGINEER 3

L-3 Communications
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Cincinnati, OH
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August 2012 to Present

Lead the Process FMEA effort for the Excalibur fuzing product line. Work with Production Assemblers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, Design Engineers and the Program Manager to ensure zero defects while increasing efficiency.  
Create, edit, revise inspection and manufacturing plans and instructions. 
Review and approve RI material certifications.  
Participated in Kaizen event to layout and fabricate a manufacturing cell for a new product. 
Received training in: FOD (Foreign Object Debris) Control and Elimination, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Prevention, Information Security, 8-D Problem Solving. 
Completed Carnegie Mellon University course titled “Statistical Reasoning”.

TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS

North Haven High School
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North Haven, CT
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August 2003 to August 2012

Experience teaching the following courses: Honors PreCalculus, PreCalculus L2, Algebra 1, 
Algebra 2, Geometry, PreAlgebra. 
• Utilize differentiation in the classroom to challenge students of all abilities. Promote 
responsibility, productivity and confidence in students to prepare them for success. Employ 
alternate assessment to allow all students to demonstrate capabilities. 
• Initiated, proposed, developed and taught a new two-credit course known as Introduction to 
Engineering. Co-taught class with Tech-Ed teacher. Created curriculum, projects and managed 
field trips to expose students to the many facets of the engineering profession. 
• Collaborate with teachers of common courses to establish uniform formative and summative 
assessments. Work together on best practices and pacing. Informal collaboration with teachers of prerequisite and subsequent courses to align curriculum. Support data teams with data 
collection and organization 
• Aligned curriculum with the Connecticut Common Core and Connecticut Academic 
Performance Test (CAPT). Integrated CAPT preparation into lesson plans. 
• Trained in co-teaching and currently co-teaching PreAlgebra with Special Education teacher. 
Special presenter for Capitol Region Education Council workshop focusing on team teaching and co-teaching. 
• Proficient in PowerSchool and PowerTeacher for attendance and grades. Parent portal has 
been enabled for three years and is an integral part of parent communication. 
• Mentor to Quinnipiac University field study students.

PROJECT MANAGER

Stanley Works / Access Technologies Division
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Farmington, CT
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January 1998 to July 2003

Managed new product development, product improvement and cost reduction programs for 
Stanley's automatics door division. Team leader for multi-functional teams. Ensured products 
adhered to UL, CUL, CSA, FAA and various local, national and international building codes. 
Trained personnel. 
• Responsible for team which designed and implemented the Double Diamond heavy-duty 
telescopic automatic sliding door package for Home Depot. Gathered "Voice of the Customer" 
data and customer requirements. Wrote technical specifications. Developed prototypes, 
conducted in-house and field testing and modified the design based on testing and feedback from field installers, factory assemblers, customers and end-users. Released the product to manufacturing floor and trained factory personnel. Wrote installation guide and trained field 
installers. Wrote inspection and test procedures. Wrote replacement and parts guide. 
Interfaced with technical publisher. Performed cost analysis. This product increased revenue by $4 million in the first year. 
• Responsible for team which developed a heavy-duty bi-parting slider, and two hurricane sliding 
automatic doors which were approved for use in Dade County, Florida. Developed new 
aluminum extrusions and assemblies, built prototypes, finalized design and tested. Developed 
configuration logic, wrote engineering change notices, trained factory assemblers and implemented on the production floor. Wrote technical specifications, installation guide and 
replacement parts guide. These three new products totaled approximately $2 million in revenue in their first year. 
• Led the team which performed a Finite Element Analysis and determined the root cause of a 
customer complaint to be severe wind abuse on the door due to building architecture. The 
team was responsible for a redesign of the top and bottom door pivots and the retaining device at no cost increase. In-house testing and wind tunnel testing confirmed the significant 
improvement. Implemented across the product line. Wrote installation procedure, retrofit 
procedure and "Tech Tip" communication to field personnel. 
• Led the team that increased the production line capacity, productivity, quality and gross margin of the "heavy-duty" line of commercial automatic sliding doors. Performed base line 
measurements, implemented manufacturing, streamlined processes, standardized work content, 
balanced the line, trained factory personnel, drafted sequence of events and tracked results. 
Capacity was increased by 40%, productivity increased by 20% and gross margin increased by 7%. 
• Submitted one patent.

SENIOR MECHANICAL PROJECT ENGINEER

Duracell Batteries
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Waterbury, CT
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May 1994 to January 1998

Provided engineering support for the development and cost effective manufacture of rechargeable batteries. Major focus was on the design development, component tooling and 
production phases of the product lifecycle. Trained factory assemblers. 
• Participant on product development teams responsible for bringing four battery packs from conception to production. Ensured Duracell, UL, and outside applicable requirements were 
met. 
• Product engineer on five-member team responsible for Duracell's entire rechargeable computer 
pack line. Responsible for engineering change implementation. Responsible for planning, 
communication and execution of changes. Trained production employees one-on-one and in formal training sessions. 
• Managed the fabrication and qualification of new and revised component tooling from purchase order through tool approval. 
• Set up Engineering module of Oracle business system including system requirements, defaults, 
structures, procedures, items and bills of material. Trained other department members and wrote our Oracle user's manual. 
• Supported successful effort to become an ISO9001 registered facility and performed periodic 
audits.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Pitney Bowes, Inc - Inserter Systems
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Danbury, CT
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August 1989 to May 1994

Responsible for the motion control scheme of a large multi-functional high speed mail inserter in parallel with mechanical design. Analyzed mechanisms and overall system control to develop both synchronous an asynchronous timing schemes. Developed encoder-based system and event/action logic. Wrote motor profiles. Created simulations to present and verify timing 
schemes. Upon assembly of the mechanisms, the machine functioned properly on the first 
attempt. 
• Designed small mechanisms and performed kinematic calculations as required. Created layouts and detailed drawings, procured parts, assembled hardware, performed cost analyses and documented changes through ECNs, production control drawings, specifications and bills of 
material. 
• Filed 5 patents.

Education

MS in Education

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND -
Biddeford, ME

2003 to 2012

Teaching License State of Connecticut in Mathematics grades 7-12

Connecticut Alternate Route to Certification -
Hartford, CT

2008

Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY -
Cambridge, MA

June 1989

Skills

Technical Writing, Problem Solving, FMEA, Project Management, Teaching /Training, Statistics, Data Analysis, Regression, Trigonometry, Mathematics

Additional Information

Licensed Teacher of Mathematics grades 7 - 12, States of Ohio and Connecticut. 
 
Coach of Odyssey of the Mind for 5 years. 
 
Regular Cross Fit participant.