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RssQA Engineer/manager of over 30 years

QA positions in/around Bremerton/Seattle WA

Production Tester

Bremerton, WA

About Me


Manufacturing & Production


Production Tester

Education level:

Trade School

Will Relocate:



Bremerton, WA

Work Experiences

2/2007 - 5/2008

VA Medical Center

Individual Contributor

  • I worked in the in-patient section of the hospital as a pharmacy technician that prepped and packed all medications for a McKesson Automated Medicine dispenser, Robot RX. I am proficient in using the McKesson large and small plastic bag single dose packer and the Euclid foil single dose packer. I also packed many medications when needed immediately for in-patients.

9/2006 - 5/2009

MARC Center

Individual Contributor

  • Working as Quality Management Specialist for a Behavioral Health Organization. I work with Severely Mentally Ill (SMI) individuals and review their paperwork against various state and other agencies requirements to assure compliance with the regulations and that the clients get quality care

7/1997 - 1/2001

Oridean, Inc./(Extreme-E)


  • Employed to develop procedures, test plans/cases, test scripts and automated test tools. Wrote QA manual with expectations of bringing the company to an ISO-9000 environment. Performed QA and Production testing of embedded software on company manufactured devices. Managed a team of 4 individuals for the total quality of an internet e-commerce corporation, including a full financial business and (POS) point of sale handling package utility using Unix, HTML, Perl JavaScript, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and C. Reviewed and analyzed legal documents and contracts. Programmed and implemented bug tracking program. Used various Mercury Intuitive/Astra software tools.

8/1994 - 4/1996

Littlefuse Inc

Individual Contributor

  • Worked in a Tier-1 Automotive industrial plant that produced fuses for General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Was sole individual that was PAPP/FEMA trained in Detroit. Had sole authority signature for all final products. Performed all statistical Process Control (SPC) duties as a Quality Assurance Technician for an ISO 9000 company dealing with the automotive industry in a high volume/high demanding production environment. Solely prevented loss of $1,000,000 contract. Interfaced directly with the customer, sales, management, and engineering in validating our first product meets the customer's specifications.

7/1993 - 6/1994

Joaquin Mfg Corp


  • Hired as QA manager of a facility that manufactured concrete, steel and aluminum shelters for both the FAA and the Private sector. Expected and delivered the first set of Quality Assurance procedures to procure DoD contracts through my expertise in military QA. Safety was paramount due to construction working conditions. Performed contract negotiations and review. In charge of supplier control.

11/1981 - 4/1993

Defense Logistics Agency

Individual Contributor

  • A combination Quality Assurance Specialist and Computer Specialist at various sites for the Federal Government dealing with MIL-Q-9858A/MIL-I-45208A/MIL-STD-45224 ISO 9000 and the Navy's TQM Program for 12 years. Worked with Windows for PC and Unix for Mainframes. Performed all aspects of Quality from receiving, in-process, final, shipping, contract review, cost to quality, nonconforming material, MRB, quality management, first article and special processes. Interfaced with all forms of management, military officers, foreign dignitaries and NASA. Worked on mechanical, aerospace, aircraft, electrical, electronic, chemical, processes and software. Trained and certified in welding (MIL-W-8404), Weapon Spec Soldering (MIL-STD-2000) and Non-destructive Testing (NDT) of Liquid Dye Penetrant and Ultrasound. Studied for NDT of Radiology. The head of computer operations at the Hughes Aircraft site. Received extensive training in the Navy's TQM programming and Demming's 14 points. Received numerous in-house awards for exemplary work and cost savings