Quality/Safety Professional

Team Leadership • Problem Solving • Root Cause Analysis • Process Improvement • Quality Assurance

Staff Training & Motivation • Health\Safety\Environmental • Inspection Systems • Lean Manufacturing • Documentation Control • P&L • OSHA • Presentations • ASME • Scheduling • NFPA • Compliance • ANSI • Emergency Preparedness


ADDITIONAL SKILLS                                                                                                                           


Excellent Multi-tasking Abilities; Excellent Oral and Written Communications; Advanced Customer Service Skills; Intermediate General Administrative Practices; Advanced Electronic File Storage Systems; Basic Accounting; Advanced Office Equipment Operations (scanners, faxes, and copiers); Intermediate Desktop PC/Laptop (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Powerpoint)




Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Associate of Applied Science in Aircraft Maintenance - Community College of the Air Force


SAFETY PROFESSIONAL COURSES AND CERTIFICATIONS                                                   


  • OSHA Process Safety Management Training - Ammonia Refrigeration; Master Aircraft Maintenance Technician (USAF 9-Level); NFPA 70E Safety Course; Food Safety Manager Certified; 16 Hours EM-385-1-1 USACE Contractor Health and Safety Course; Food Manufacturing Safety & Hygiene Level 2; Workplace Safety Course; 40 Hours OSHA Training – General Industry Safety; 30 Hours OSHA Training – Construction Safety; ISO 9001-2000 Management; 40 Hr HAZWOPER; ISO 14000; Food Handler’s Safety; Confined Spaces Training Course; CPR/AED/First Aid Certified; Combat Life-Saver Certified; Scaffold Competent Person; Fall Protection.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS                                                                                                                 


  • Optimized consistency and efficiency of inspections by creating comprehensive procedures; due to its success, it was adopted by the remaining 15 plants.
  • Transformed the lowest profit-earning unit and increased profit margins by 2,000% by applying dynamic leadership skills.
  • Directed the design and location of 12 new facilities for a $25 million base expansion project, demonstrating sharp business acumen and industry expertise.
  • Generated $450,000 in first year cost savings and maximized customer satisfaction by playing a key role in launching a pre-delivery inspection program.
  • Reduced service repairs by $180,000 per year by conceptualizing and establishing a telephone system tester.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                            


QUALIS CORPORATION (NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility), New Orleans, Louisiana ● 2013-Present

Industrial Safety Professional

Provide support to all Michoud Assembly Facilities (MAF) personnel on safety matters on a daily basis. Conduct annual safety compliance and hazardous operation inspections and writes detailed reports of assigned facilities. Accomplish inspections of facilities with occupant load of more than 150 people, critical operations, and/or hazardous operations. Communicate company safety policies and philosophy effectively to all personnel. Promote “Beyond Zero/Culture of Caring” mindset. Make random spot check inspections of facilities, laboratories, hazardous operations, and construction sites. Visit all others areas at a frequency appropriate for hazard and activity levels. Maintain contact and good working relations with NASA customers, tenant organizations, zone managers, supervisors, and personnel.  Assess Hot Work Permitted areas for compliance. Assist Industrial Hygiene Services with issuing Confined Space Permits. Calibrate air monitoring equipment as required. Issue Zero-Energy Validation Permits. Investigate mishaps, close calls, employee concerns, suggestions and makes recommendations for corrective actions - track actions to closure as appropriate. Conduct Safety Observations Reports on active work sites monthly. Notify the NASA Information Support Center (NISC) of mishaps through the NASA Incident Reporting Information System (IRIS). Prepare, present, and/or distribute information related to the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) program and activities. Provides support to Contracts department through sub-contractor safety evaluations, and performing proposed construction job walks and pre-construction safety briefings. Participate in MSFC internal audits as necessary. Carry out monthly safety audits; fall protection, LOTO procedures, ladder inspections, etc. Publish Safety Alerts/Notices and Crosstells as required.  Organize and present toolbox meetings and provide classroom instruction. Issue Stop Work notifications when conditions in the work area are discovered that are considered as “imminent danger.”

Selected Achievements:

  • NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility 2013 Leadership Award Recipient.
  • Facilitator, Beyond Zero Leadership Team – A Culture of Caring.
  • First Safety Professional to be selected to develop/establish the “MSFOC Safety Professional Embedment Program” for Zones C and D.
  • Writes and presents original “hard-hitting” safety toolbox material to further build upon the Beyond Zero/Culture of Caring mindset.
  • Recently completed in-depth training on the topics of SPAs and LOTO spanning a 5 week period on each.
  • Independently researched and submitted for purchase safer and more dependable LOTO devices to be used on 120v and 240v circuit breakers.
  • Zero OSHA recordable mishaps since the embedded program began in August 2013.
  • Completed 3 FEMA National Incident Management System Courses (100/300/700).

GOLDEN COUNTY FOODS (Appetizer Division), Plover, Wisconsin ● 2011-2013

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Supervise Quality Assurance and Lab Technicians in the performance of their assigned duties. Held daily “tailgate” meetings to stress job/food safety, coordinate quality goals, and communicate product specifications. Ensure all employees to meet requirements within established company policies, industrial safety/hygiene, and quality standards. Achieve company goals through continuous improvement processes. Train all manufacturing personnel on how to meet quality/safety standards and record USDA data points. Hold all manufacturing team members accountable to quality efficiencies/effectiveness and food safety standards. Maintain adherence to company policies, safety standards, good manufacturing practices, and union guidelines. Works with operations management to ensure customer satisfaction of all products are met. Accountable for all customer specifications are being followed per product. Accountable for all procedures are being followed. Communicate with all necessary parties on a timely basis; co-workers, production supervisors. Gathered information and sends laboratory and micro samples out for testing as needed. Check incoming ingredients to assure compliance with safety and quality regulations. Perform micro biology plating and/or plate readings to assure tolerances are within operating guidelines. Prepare statistical spreadsheets and maintains daily report files. Act as liaison with USDA Auditors during scheduled/unscheduled visits. Assist in preparation of plants for audit inspections. Conducted monthly plant audits in all areas; Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and OSHA standards.


Selected Achievements:

  • Appointed lead member of team to assess plant’s compliance with Homeland Security’s Physical Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Assisted in establishing a comprehensive safety awareness and audit program for 2 manufacturing facilities.


DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL, (Government contractor with US State Department) Kabul, Afghanistan ● 2008-2011

Safety Officer and Quality Assurance Manager

Recruit, train, educate and monitor the performance of team members to complete the certification in accordance with Department of State contract requirements. Lead staff in day-to-day activities, with an emphasis on quality, safety, security, electrical systems, construction, and environmental programs throughout Afghanistan. Conduct comprehensive review and analysis of operations to ensure safety initiatives strictly comply with OSHA and Foreign Governing Standards/Overseas Environmental Guidance Baseline Documents standards. Present safety briefings and periods of instructions to thousands of employees country-wide.

Selected Achievements:

  • Invisioned and shaped an electrical system inspection and management program that produced previously non-existent system schematics, identify noncompliance’s, life-threatening conditions, and under-rated system components.       This information was then used to plan and perform crucial system repairs and upgrades throughout the country providing safer electrical systems to meet present and future demands.
  • Reduced vehicle accident rates by 20% by designing and implementing a rigorous training program on defensive driving techniques and convoy operations.
  • Developed a successful Quarterly Safety Down Day that reinforces safety issues involving heat injuries, cold weather injuries, malaria awareness, fall prevention, and electrical safety.
  • Authored and presented a monthly 2-hour course on Vehicle Safety Operations, as a preventative measure.
  • Designed a key firearms safety program, reducing accidental/negligent discharges (weapons) by 90%.
  • Created and implemented a successful Safety Alert and Memorandum policy and procedure program; achieved a 50% reduction of recordable incidents by educating staff on occupational injuries and accidents.


MILITARY SERVICE                                                                                                                               


UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, Texas, United Kingdom, New Mexico ● 1981-1991

Master Sergeant/E-7 (Aircraft Maintenance Manager)

Additional Duties: Squadron Safety\Security Officer, Aircraft Decontamination Team Chief, NCOIC Load Planning.


Awards/Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (3), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Air Force Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal (2), Southeast Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Master Aircraft Maintenance Technician Badge.


Notable Operations Participated In: Operation El Dorado Canyon, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm.


UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, North Carolina ● 1977-1980

Corporal/E-4 (Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crew Chief)

Additional Duties: NCOIC Battalion Mail Room, Company Driver, Administration Clerk.


Awards/Decorations: Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge (3), Expert Pistol Marksmanship Badge.


Notable Operations Participated In: Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) Reinforcement Exercise 1-79.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING                                                                             

  • Certified Safety Manager Certification – To be completed early 2015
  • Certified Safety Professional Certification – To be completed late 2014
  • FEMA Emergency Management Professional Development Series Certificate
  • Noncommissioned Officer Academy and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, US Air Force





Safety Officer, DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL, Kabul, Afghanistan ● 2008-2011


  • Lacking a established formal safety program, based on OSHA requirements and guidelines, and living/working within hostile and austere environments, I conducted several job-related and living condition hazard analysis’ country wide to determine what the immediate safety areas of concern were, what training deficiencies existed, and what requirements were needed to satisfy those short-comings. The result was a program that had a far reaching positive impact on accomplishing mission goals.
  • Provided safety oversight of the complete electrical system upgrade of 2 Afghan Police RTC’s (Recruit Training Camps); Central Training Center and Kandahar. One site was required to allow for the construction of additional facilities, and the other was destroyed after a hostile attack on the camp.
  • Safety oversight of the preparation, removal, installation, and connection of 8 diesel powered generators using 80 ton mobile cranes at 4 different RTC’s; Bamian, Herat, Kandahar, and Camp Gibson.
  • Safety supervision over the switching of electrical power sourcing from diesel powered generators to city power at 3 RTC’s; Herat, Central Training Center, and Camp Gibson.
  • Investigated 2 separate electrical fire incidents at 2 RTC’s; Herat and Kandahar. One was the result of sub-standard fluorescent lighting ballast, and the other was improper wiring methods and materials. A follow-up inspection of the fluorescent lighting ballast at a third camp in Konduz showed evidence of the potential for a fire. A source vendor for replacement ballasts was identified and ballasts were ordered for all 12 camps for immediate replacement.
  • Developed an Emergency Action Plan for diesel powered generator operators and maintenance technicians, and instructed all respective personnel on procedure details by traveling from site to site.
  • Investigated a rise in health issues at 2 separate RTC’s; Gardez and Kandahar, and discovered evidence of black mold in several of the living quarters. Further investigation by me revealed that the subflooring plumbing was not properly connected, nor was it draining properly and the greywater was migrating into the walls. I developed, planned, and supervised a successful mold remediation program.
  • Organized and directed the evacuation and relocation of Kandahar RTC personnel during a flood of the site. Orchestrated the delivery of food, medical supplies, and essential equipment. Participated in developing a plan to remove the flooding from the camp, and the design of a trench and berm system to prevent a repeat occurrence in the future. Conducted a pre-occupancy safety inspection of all facilities and utility systems.
  • Worked closely with a team of electrical inspectors to develop and shape an electrical system inspection and management program that produced previously non-existent system schematics, identify noncompliance’s, life-threatening conditions, and under-rated system components. This information was then used to plan and perform crucial system repairs and upgrades throughout the country providing safer electrical systems to meet present and future demands.
  • Composed company policy and Chaired the Traffic Accident Review Board to determine cause, assess damages, assigned responsibility, and recommend disciplinary actions, when applicable, to upper management.
  • Reduced vehicle accident rates by 20% by designing and implementing a rigorous remedial monthly training
  • program on defensive driving techniques and proper convoy operations. The program consisted of lecture time as well as behind the wheel instruction.
  • Created and implemented a successful Safety Alert and Memorandum policy and procedure program; which achieved a 50% reduction of OSHA recordable incidents by educating staff on the causes of occupational injuries and accidents prevention methods.
  • Designed a firearms safety program, reducing accidental/negligent discharges by 90%.
  • Wrote and presented a 2 ½ hour period of instruction for our successful Quarterly Safety Stand Down Day program that reinforces OSHA safety issues involving fire prevention, emergency procedures, ergonomics, heat injuries, cold weather injuries, malaria awareness, fall prevention and protection systems, and electrical safety to nearly 700 personnel on-site, as well as approximately 800 personnel serving in remote locations.
  • Traveled to sites throughout the country to oversea the installation and provide instruction on the proper use of fall protection equipment to our company employees as well as outside contractors.
  • Co-authored and instructed a training program to provide Afghan Waste Water Treatment Plant Operators the basic knowledge and procedures necessary to gather samples, conduct test, and run their site’s plant effectively on a day-to-day basis.


  • Expanded the New Employee Orientation and Quarterly Safety Stand Down Day presentations to include Afghan nationals.
  • Wrote several “tailgate” safety briefings and had them translated into the Pashtun and Dari languages for Afghan workers.
  • Revamped the OSHA record keeping system to ensure accurate documentation and dissemination of information.




  • Introduction to OSHA, workers’ rights, employer responsibility, how to file complaint, material data safety sheets, OSHA Form 300, examples of recordable injuries/illnesses.
  • Conducting safety meetings and supervisory communication
  • Accident/Injury reporting procedures
  • Job Hazard Analysis/Safe Plan of Action
  • Fall prevention/Fall protection
  • Emergency action plans, evacuation plans, fire prevention/protection plans
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Electrical hazards, electrocution, direct/indirect injuries
  • Personal protective equipment, types, and uses
  • Hazard communication
  • Hazardous materials/hazardous waste
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Ergonomics
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Safe lifting techniques
  • Confined Space permits and entry
  • Hot Work permits – welding/cutting safety
  • Good housekeeping practices
  • Aerial Lifts/Mobile Equipment
  • Excavations and temporary digs
  • Overhead cranes and hoists
  • Scaffolds, stairways, and ladders
  • Tools – Hand and Power
  • Machine guarding
  • Foreign Object Debris (FOD)
  • Health hazards
  • Proper material handling, storage, use and disposal
  • Hot weather related injuries, symptoms, and prevention
  • Cold weather related injuries, symptoms, and prevention
  • Malaria/Tuberculosis symptoms and prevention
  • Emergency action plans (Nature), earthquakes, severe thunderstorms, sandstorms, and floods
  • Emergency action plans (Hostile), direct and indirect attacks
  • Vehicle operations in hostile and austere environments
  • Vehicle convoy operations (Operators and Passengers)
  • Animal dangers, scorpions, spiders, snakes, and rabid animals
  • Weapons safety
  • Secure/Unsecured communication
  • Electrical – 120v vs. 240v systems, devices, and proper grounding
  • Good hygiene practices and food-borne pathogens
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