Reliability / Quality Engineer

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Desired salary: $100,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania, United States

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Results-driven and performance-focused professional, offering broad-based experience in quality and reliability engineering and

analysis. Effective at leading and working with high-performing teams; resolving complex technical and engineering problems; and

implementing continuous process improvements. Armed with well-defined technical acumen and well-honed communication, multitasking,

and organizational skills.


  • Core competencies include:
  • Program Management | Engineering and Technical Support | Product and Process Development
  • Troubleshooting and Process Efficiency | Risk Mitigation | Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance | Research and Development | Cross-functional Leadership and Team Building



Master of Professional Studies in Engineering Management: In Progress (Expected Completion Date: 2020)
Pennsylvania State University | Harrisburg, PA

Master of Engineering in Engineering Science
Pennsylvania State University, Capital College | Harrisburg, PA

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science
Pennsylvania State University, Capital College | Harrisburg, PA

Bachelor of Engineering in Textile Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA


Professional Experience

Case New Holland | 2012–Present
New Product Quality and Reliability Engineer | New Holland, PA 2017–Present
Function as part of the Crop Preparation and Packaging Team in establishing and approving quality and reliability targets for new

vehicle and products.
Establish the new content risk analysis for new vehicle and products, along with developing, managing, and tracking proactive

activities to reduce new content risks, and creating reliability growth and reliability validation plans.
Manage the Problem Resolution Boards for crop preparation and packaging.

Reliability Engineer – Agriculture Equipment Product Line | New Holland, PA 2016–2017
Made significant contributions as reliability engineer for crop preparation and packaging, combine and combine header, and skid

steers throughout the organization.

CTS Operational Planner – Agriculture Equipment Product Line | New Holland, PA 2015–2016
Played a vital role as operational planner of crop preparation and packaging throughout the organization.

CE PV Training & Auditing – Construction Equipment Product Line | Burlington, IA 2014–2015
Worldwide lead in Construction Equipment personal training needs – Gap analysis and scheduling gap closure activities.
Worldwide lead in Construction Equipment Product Validation facilities auditing for adherence to Six-Sigma Lean principles as

applied to the Production Validation environment.

Project Engineering Senior Specialist – Construction Equipment Product Line | Burlington, IA 2013–2014
Established and implemented methods for standardizing data acquisition and reporting engineering product validation test requests at

Burlington and India test centers by utilizing nCode and eDAQ.
Facilitated the calibration program for the Burlington test center, experimental shop, materials laboratory, and proving ground

focusing on cost reduction efforts.
Oversaw the Reliability Validation Program’s hour tracking and warrantable observations as well as the resolution system for Tier 4A

Efficiently managed the Problem Resolution Boards of Tractor Loader Backhoe (TLB) and CRX Dozer programs, as well as Tier 4A and 4B

Guaranteed the accuracy and efficiency of root cause analysis of nonconformance during product validation.

CTS Operational Planner – Construction Equipment Product Line | Burlington, IA 2012–2013
Presided over training program which involved the migration from the current test management information system (TIMS) and problem

incident report (PIRs) systems to a web-based centralized project management and problem resolution system.
Utilized Siemens Teamcenter 8 in facilitating design validation programs for Tier 4B (final) TLB and dozer programs in partnership

with Platform and Design Engineering departments.

Reliability Engineer – Construction Equipment Product Line | Burlington, IA 2012
Worked on the TLB program across Brazil; India; Leece, India; and Burlington, USA focusing on design failure mode and effects

analysis (DFMEA), design validation planning (DVP), and reliability rating of new product content.
Administered all assigned tasks of the facilitator for the PRBs of TLB and CRX Dozer.
Supervised DFMEAs for Tier 4B TLB, Tier 4B Dozer, and TLB Telematics.

Thermacore, Inc. | 2001–2009
Senior Quality Engineer and Supervisor, Six Sigma Green Belt | Lancaster, PA 2002–2009
Substantially decreased organic nonconforming levels to less than 1% on a cost basis by identifying problematic areas through trend

analysis of material and labor variances in work order P/L.
Monitored the warehouse incoming inspection laboratory to increase supplier accountability in compliance with key specification

requirements, timely delivery rates, and parts per million (PPM) defect level metrics.
Strategically led the seamless transition of new products to production by streamlining the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

and conducting failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) with customer approvals.

SPC Plant Quality Engineer and Supervisor | Lancaster, PA 2001–2002
Significantly cut down production costs by evaluating existing manufacturing processes and testing systems.
Spearheaded continuous process improvements initiatives and optimized product performance by designing and streamlining product and

process statistical control points.
Oversaw daily quality assurance activities encompassing the production release of new products for commercial and industrial


Earlier Positions Held:
Carlisle SynTec, Inc.
Product Engineer, Project Engineering, Product Engineering, and EPDM Product Group | Carlisle, PA
Process Engineer, Process Engineering, Research and Development (R&D), and System Engineering | Carlisle, PA

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Senior Development Engineer, Development Engineering, R&D, and Automotive Products | St. Marys, OH
Development Engineer, Development Engineering, R&D, and Reinforcement Development | Akron, OH

Additional Experience

Pennsylvania State University
Adjunct Professor – Mathematics Department | Harrisburg, PA 2001–2012
College Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematical Quantification

Dickinson College
Adjunct Professor – Mathematics Department | Carlisle, PA 2012

Harrisburg Area Community College
Instructor – Mathematics Department| Harrisburg, PA 2004–2010
College Algebra, Principle of Mathematics, and Statistics