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Rodney King

Quality Engineer

Cookeville, TN

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Work Experience

Quality Engineer

Ficosa North America
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Crossville, TN
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September 2011 to Present

• Respond to customer’s quality concerns and develop corrective actions to resolve concerns 
• Monitor quality levels by reviewing data and identifying highest priority elements 
• Respond to warranty concerns by evaluating failures and implementing corrective actions 
• Ensure adherence to work instructions, control plans, APQP, and ISO requirements

Quality Engineer

Ford Motor Company, Glass Division

• Ensured ANSI and ECE safety code compliance on windshield product by conducting non-destructive and destructive tests. 
• Conducted design of experiments on windshield product 
• Monitored and recorded process variables in windshield lamination area. 
• Ensured adherence to quality control plan by conducting random audits. 
• Ensured that quarantine and sort procedures were being followed. 
• Assisted in ensuring compliance to ISO 9001 standard 
• Provided accurate and timely reports to division quality office 
Production Supervision Ford Motor Company, Glass Division 
• Ensured that safety, quality, and uptime standards were met 
• Coordinated preventative maintenance activities 
• Determined headcount requirements and ensured accurate timekeeping for 50+ employees 
• Conducted disciplinary hearings on UAW represented employees with UAW representatives and labor relations personnel 
• Maintained accurate data input for Product Quality Loss Analysis system

Industrial Engineer

Ford Motor Company, Glass Division

• Assisted in automation of Product Quality Loss Analysis system for recording downtime and scrap. 
• Provided cost quotes for new parts and prototype consideration. 
• Prepared annual operating budget for Windshield area with assistance from area cost analyst. 
Maintenance Supervision Ford Motor Company, Louisville, KY 
• Supervised and scheduled assignments for skilled trades personnel 
• Planned preventative maintenance activities for fabrication and assembly areas 
• Ensured availability of repair parts by reviewing inventory and ordering repair parts

Cost Savings Team Leader/Facilitator Ford Motor Company

Glass Division

• Developed schedules for team meetings and helped assure that necessary support personnel were involved in meetings. 
• Utilized 8-D problem solving methodology 
• Worked closely with area Industrial Engineer and Cost Analyst to provide teams with accurate and useful information pertaining to areas of cost -savings opportunities 
• Instrumental in implementation of "bait glass" program, which utilized scrap glass from cut/grind department in startup of tempering operation. This program realized a savings of $2 million per year

Education

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

Tennessee Tech University

2007 to 2010

B. S. in Industrial Technology

Tennessee Tech University

1985 to 1989