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Isaiah Edwards
Professional Summary

engineering professional with over 7 years of experience as quality engineer,
quality supervisor, quality control materials review board lead, and product management.
Proven track record in developing high quality consumer products, guiding
compliance testing across multiple facilities, and implementing highly
effective continuous improvement strategies. Inventive, resourceful, and proven
ability to thrive in a hands on engineering environment. Constantly utilizing principles and
techniques from quality programs such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.
Adept at training and developing high performance teams that consistently
attain targeted objectives.

    • Quality Assurance Management

    • Lean Manufacturing Practices

    • Process Simplification & Redesign

    • Operations Improvement/Planning Systems Development

    • Safety Standards/Compliance

    • Cost Control Strategies

Production Manager 11/2014 to Present
NTN Bower Corporation Hamilton, AL

  • Managed production and operations for NTN's Taper Roller Bearing manufacturing plant

  • Managed 143 employees, 7 supervisors, & 30 labor pool employees concerning processes that include tube cutting, heat treatment, metallurgical lab, grinding, testing and assembly

  • Delivered process improvement initiatives in conjunction with Lean protocols to drive change, maximize efficiency / production output, and to plan for future expansion.

  • Established product line capital goals and prepared operating budgets within budgetary parameters; meet productivity targets.

  • Collaborated with departmental leaders to promote a culture of excellence and ensured employees receive the necessary training to produce high quality work in a safe environment.

  • Maintained department structure through the implementation of accident prevention, root cause analysis, and equipment maintenance strategies.

  • Empowered employees to drive decision by delivering performance reviews and providing one-on-one coaching when necessary.

Quality Engineer III 12/2013 to 10/2014
Borg Warner Water Valley, MS
  • Managed all PPAP activities for customer and vendors

  • Developed action plans to respond to observations and trends.

  • Lead and helped guide the development and execution of quality engineering programs. Introduce new quality control technologies.

  • Counseled quality techs regarding to the implementation of quality control strategies, measurements, training and communication.

  • Developed, tracked and analyzed key performance and quality indicators/metrics

  • Developed action plans to respond to observations and trends.

  • Coordinated with other function managers in planning and implementing supplier quality

  • Directed and reviewed all quality engineering reports.

  • Provided technical and other guidance to lower level managers and engineers

Quality Engineer 05/2013 to 12/2013
SAI- Toyota Division Mantachie, MS

  • Extensive quality engineer work in an Automotive Seat Assembly component manufacturing plant. 

  • Leader and presenter for Toyota's International Quality Improvement Team.

  • Aggressively pursued continuous improvement and error proofing of all plant and customer perf. measurable.

  • Participated in APQP and led all PPAP activity

  • Leader for all Kaizen & Lean activities. Application of TPS utilized - Toyota Production Systems principles.

  • Assumed total Quality Responsibility related to the new model launch, acting as program manager.

  • Identified major opportunities to improve OEE.

  • Interfaced with Maintenance, Quality, Tool shop, Administration, and Production departments  

  • Ensured Engineering department's compliance with PTI Internal Quality systems and ISO 9001 and QMS.

Quality/Process Engineer 02/2009 to 01/2013
NAH Bearings Cheyenne, WY
  • Performed engineering analysis (stress, FEA, fatigue)

  • Applied Geometric Dimensions & Tolerance (GD&T) to facilitate inspection and manufacturing.

  • Conducted product testing methodologies, practices, and theories (8-D Problem Solving, 5Why)

  • Reviewed designs for completeness and proper application of engineering principles.

  • Wrote test plans and test reports in support of new programs.

  • Interacted with customers to clarify design intent and technical requirements.

  • Directed designers and drafters in design concepts and optimization

  • Recommended dimensional change to improve products and reduce costs

  • Reviewed Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Approval of Engineering Drawings & Specifications

Bachelor of Science: Engineering May 2015 ICC/USM - Tupelo, MS
BSME Coursework: Management of Engineering Technology May 2011 COA - Cheyenne, WY
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Previous Companies:

  • NTN Bower Corporation
  • Borg Warner
  • SAI Toyota Division

Previous Job Positions:

  • Production Manager
  • Quality Engineer III
  • Quality Engineer
  • Quality
  • Process Engineer


  • COA

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • BSME Coursework

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