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David McCracken

Metals Manufacturing Expert - Quality Management Consultant - Expert Witness

Metals & Equipment Manufacturing Expert - Metallurgist - Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) - Source Inspector - Expert Witness - - [email protected] - iPhone (412) 965-6211

New York, New York

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Manufacturing Assurance Consultants, Inc. (MAC) - a California "C" corporation

Metals Manufacturing Expert - Quality Management Consultant - Expert Witness

September 2010 to Present

International Supplier Quality Consultants, Inc. (ISQC)

Supplier Quality Expert - Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) - Inspector - Expeditor - Expert Witness

1997 to Present

MAC Solar, Inc. - a California "C" Corporation

Founder & Principal

September 2010 to Present

David McCracken's Education

University of Pittsburgh

Math Physics Metallurgy

1979 to 1983

The Ohio State University

Bio-Sciences Chemistry Math Physics

1974 to 1976

Capital University

Bio-Sciences Chemistry Math

1973 to 1974

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David "Mac" McCracken ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI) / Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Manufacturing Assurance Consultants, Inc. (MAC) International Supplier Quality Consultants, Inc. (ISQC) Website: E-mail: [email protected] iPhone: (412) 965-6211 API Steel Pipe Mill Expert - Expert Witness Manufacturing Capability Assessments Due Diligence Design for Manufacturability/Manufacturing (DFM) Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Expediting Supplier/Vendor Sourcing, Evaluation, Qualification, & Selection Lean Manufacturing New Part/Component/Product Introduction (NCI/NPI) launches Process/Product Development Supplier Quality Supplier Development Source Inspection Value Stream Mapping Vendor Surveillance Vendor Shop Expediting Hands-on operations management & production shop floor supervisory experience in steel & specialty metals mills, foundries, forge shops, machine shops, metalworking, weld fab, & equipment assembly operations worldwide. Power generation equipment, gas turbines, wind turbines; aerospace, automotive, locomotive, marine, and solar engines; boilers, pressure vessels, heaters, furnaces, heat exchangers; high-voltage circuit breakers & switchgear; gears, conveyors, hydraulics, material handling equipment, mining machinery, motors, pumps, rotating equipment, & electromechanical enclosures. Oil & Gas Industry equipment: API Spec 5L Seamless & Welded Steel Line Pipe, API Spec 5D Drill Pipe, API Spec 5CT Casing, Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), TLP Tension Riser Joints. CLIENTS: Alstom, Apple, Aramco, Borg Warner, BP, Caterpillar, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Florida Power & Light, FMC Technologies, Ford Motor, General Dynamics, General Electric, Hyundai Merchant Marine, International Truck, Larsen & Toubro, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nippon Steel Corp., Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce, Shell, SNC-Lavalin, Solar Turbines, US Bureau of Mines (BOM), US Department of Energy (DOE), US Postal Service (USPS), Welspun, Westinghouse Nuclear.Metals Manufacturing Expert - Quality Management Consultant - Expert Witness @ Manufacturing Capability Assessments - Efficiency & Productivity Improvement - Management Turnarounds Market Studies, Technical Analyses, & Due Diligence for Private Equity Firms & Start-Ups Energy & Power Generation Equipment Manufacturing QA/QC, Source Inspection, and Expediting for and of gas turbine OEM's, wind turbine generator OEM's, nuclear power plant equipment OEM's, and solar power generation equipment OEM's and their supply chain partners, suppliers, and vendors. Contract Manufacturing Management Liaison Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Design for Manufacturability/Manufacturing (DFM) Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Global Metals Manufacturing Sourcing/Outsourcing Global Supply Chain Development & Due Diligence Metals Manufacturing Process Development New Product Introduction (NPI), Production Launches, & High Volume Ramps Expert Witness in court cases involving Manufacturing Quality and Delivery/Shipping/Transit Claims against OEM's, Supply Chain/Procurement/Purchasing Departments, Contract Manufacturers, Suppliers, Vendors, Merchant Marine, Railroad, Trucking, Intermodal Carriers, and Logistics providers worldwide. From September 2010 to Present (5 years 4 months) Supplier Quality Expert - Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) - Inspector - Expeditor - Expert Witness @ Website: E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (412) 965-6211 Supplier Quality Management Consultants specializing in contract manufacturing technical support services in the following areas: Casting, forging, welding, machining, and finishing process development. Powder metallurgy, atomization, milling, screening, sieve analysis. Development of materials and product procurement specifications. Metalforming tooling and workpiece holding fixturing development. DFM analysis of metal parts for rapid manufacturing launches. Inspection evaluation of production machinery and equipment. Manufacturing process capability and capacity evaluations. Production process troubleshooting and expediting. Production process surveillance and QA/QC audits. Precision metrology and dimensional inspection. Pre-shipment product source inspections. Expert witness in product liability cases. Component failure analysis. Non-destructive testing. Met lab evaluations. Risk assessments. ISQC associates are located throughout the world in Brazil, China, India, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, and the US. Currently (December 2015) consulting in these areas: supplier quality management, metals manufacturing process development, vendor surveillance, source inspection, metal powders, titanium mill products and conversion processing, investment castings, large ductile iron castings, large open die & impression die forgings, API line pipe and OCTG, solar power generation equipment, gas turbines, high speed trains and rail system equipment. ISQC is always soliciting for new business and contract opportunities worldwide. See International Supplier Quality Consultants website for more information: Metals industry professionals interested in being considered for future consulting or contract work are invited to send their resume or CV to: [email protected] From 1997 to Present (18 years) Founder & Principal @ Solar energy equipment design, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Manufacturing (DFMfg), Contract Manufacturing management, and Global Supply Chain development. From September 2010 to Present (5 years 4 months) Founder & Principal @ Industrial Design of Metal Products Provide Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Manufacturing (DFMfg) services to major corporate clients and start-ups. Patent Infingement Expert Witness. From September 2010 to Present (5 years 4 months) Founder & Group Manager @ I founded the Supplier QA Networking Group on Linkedin on April 29, 2009. The Group now has more than 10,000 Supplier Quality focused members worldwide. Members are primarily Supplier Quality Engineers, Supplier Development Engineers, Supply Base Engineers, Supplier Quality Managers, and Supply Chain Management professionals. Group members have discussed and voted to limit membership to Supplier QA related professionals. Recruiters can send job descriptions and contact information to: [email protected] Recruiter's contact information and job descriptions will be posted in the "Jobs" section of the Supplier QA Network Group and the "Job Search Help Group" subgroup. Interested Group members can then reply directly to recruiters. From April 2009 to Present (6 years 9 months) Expert Witness @ Currently retained as an Expert Witness in a court case. See my Expert Witness profile on Lawyer Find Online: Litigation Support and Expert Witness services for court cases involving: Aluminum, steel, and titanium mill products. API Spec Q1, Specification for Quality Programs. API Pipe and Tube Mill Products: API Spec 5L Steel Line Pipe, API Spec 5CT Casing and Tubing, API Spec 5DP Drill Pipe, and Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). Finned tubes, finned tubing, and ASME Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers. Gas Turbines and Gas Compressors. Hydraulic cylinders, hoses, and hose clamp failures. Hydrostatic Testing, Hydrotesting, and Hydrotest failures. Metals Manufacturing, Welding, Castings, Forgings, Extrusions, Stampings, Machined Parts, Components, and Weld-Fabricated Industrial Equipment and Machinery. Conveyors, Material Storage, and Material Handling Equipment. Manufacturing Quality Control and Quality Assurance, QA/QC. Metrology, Calibration, Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Inspection and Test Plans (ITP), and Special Measurements. Vendor Surveillance, Source Inspection, and Third-Party Inspection (TPI). Product Liability and Product Quality claims. Supplier Quality Management, Contract Manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers, Suppliers, Sub-Suppliers, and Vendors Supply Chain Management, Outsourcing, Sourcing, Procurement, and Purchasing. Shipping damages, Logistics, On Time Delivery (OTD), Liquidated Damages. Rail, Truck, and Merchant Marine claims. Industrial Accidents, OSHA Safety Violations, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death. "Standard of Care" issues and claims. Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering Investigations. Intellectual Property claims. Patents, and Patent Infringement. Titanium mill products and toll processing. Titanium bar, rod, and wire for medical devices, joint implants, etc. From January 2008 to Present (8 years) QA/QC Site Lead responsible for managing the technical interface with all critical Forging suppliers @ From June 2014 to May 2015 (1 year) Director of Manufacturing @ Leading the Global Supply Chain development and manufacturing production launch for Pi Mobility's advanced design light electric bikes and electric motorcycles. "Zero to wow in a nanosecond." tm From September 2010 to December 2010 (4 months) Director of Manufacturing @ From June 2010 to September 2010 (4 months) Titanium Subject Matter Expert - Metallurgical Process Quality Consultant @ Perform on-site titanium processing assessments, quality management system audits, and technical risk assessments at major titanium mills and their suppliers in accordance with AS9100, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and 21 CFR 820 quality management system requirements. All suppliers were ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified and PRI (Performance Review Institute) / NADCAP and ISO/IEC 17025 QML (Qualified Manufacturing Listing) accredited for Materials Testing and Non-Destructive Testing. Perform detailed process assessment walks at titanium sponge, ingot, billet, bar, rod, and wire mills and master alloy supplier facilities to investigate and evaluate: titanium sponge production, master alloy production, titanium scrap processing and dense material controls, Electron Beam Cold Hearth Melting (EBCHM), Plasma Arc Melting (PAM), and Vacuum Arc Remelting (VAR); open-die ingot forging; ingot and forged billet hot rolling; bar, rod, and wire hot rolling Kocks mills; mechanical peeling; acid pickling; anealing and heat treating; metallurgical lab evaluations; non-destructive testing; in-process and final product inspections; material identification, segregation, and traceability controls for prevention of contamination; and verification of personnel training. From October 2009 to June 2010 (9 months) Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain Manager @ Holtec manufactures nuclear power plant equipment including safety-related equipment, non-safety-related equipment, and nuclear fuel storage casks and containers. Responsible for development of contract manufacturing supply base for Holtec International Manufacturing Division. Suppliers included heavy carbon and stainless steel plate mills, structural steel suppliers, forge shops, welding fabricators, and large machine shops. Managed welded equipment fabrication job estimating, materials procurement and purchasing, and contract manufacturing projects for Westinghouse Nuclear Energy Services and major nuclear power utilities. Applicable Nuclear Related Codes and Standards: ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section III, Division 1 - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Facility Components, ANSI 45.2 - Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Nuclear Facilities, ANSI/ASME NQA-1 - Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications, NCA-3800 - Metallic Material Organization's Quality System Programs, NCA-4000 - Quality Assurance, 10 CFR 21 - Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B - Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants. From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Global Supply Chain Manager - Stirling Engine & Solar Concentrator Mirror Manufacturing @ Global Supply Chain Manager for new design solar powered 3kW Stirling engine rapid manufacturing production launch. Sourced and developed suppliers for large solar power generation system Stirling engine, glass mirror reflector concentrator dish, structural steel chassis, system components, and sub-assemblies. Led Design for Manufacturability (DFM) efforts for high-reliability Stirling Engine parts, components, and sub-assemblies. Managed strategic materials supplier selection for castings, forgings, stampings, hydroformed parts, weldments, brazed sub-assemblies, precision CNC machined metal parts, and metals finishing. Hired supplier quality engineers (SQEs) to support materials and manufacturing process development at supplier facilities. 80+ % travel to supplier facilities to evaluate production equipment capabilities, investigate viability of proposed manufacturing methods, and "value stream map" production manufacturing process flow. From 2008 to 2008 (less than a year) Sr. Lead Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) - iMac & MacBook Mechanical Enclosures, Tooling & Materials @ Apple Operations - 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California Mechanical Enclosures - Tooling & Equipment - Strategic Materials Lead SQE for the new iMac aluminum, plastic, and glass mechanical enclosure, wired and wireless keyboards. Developed new product quality plans, manufacturing process controls, inspection procedures, and test plans. Performed QA/QC audits and vendor surveillance source inspections at suppliers' facilities throughout Asia. Managed Apple staff SQE's and contract manufacturers in China, Japan, and Taiwan including Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) in Shenzhen China. Strategic materials technical liaison to Alcoa Aluminum, Ulbrich Stainless & Titanium, and other specialty metals suppliers for Apple Global Supply Chain Managers. Developed metal, plastic, and glass manufacturing processes and trained production operators in precision dimensional inspection practices at supplier facilities in China, Taiwan, and Japan. From 2007 to 2008 (1 year) Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) / Castings & Forgings MRB Technical Advisor @ Castings & forgings technical advisor to Global Supply Chain SQEs at Solar Turbines gas turbine manufacturing and assembly facilities in San Diego California. Performed Material Review Board inspection evaluations of casting & forging defects identified during machining and final assembly. From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Manufacturing Expeditor / Electric Power Generation Equipment Manufacturing Consultant @ Expedited stainless and carbon steel welding, CNC machining, and safety related equipment manufacturing assembly operations at General Electric Nuclear Fab in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania for Florida Power & Light's (FPL) Port St. Lucie, Turkey Point, and Seabrook New Hampshire nuclear power plants. Improved delivery of multiple raw water strainers and debris interceptor equipment manufacturing projects by pro-actively expediting GE Nuclear Custom Fab production operations and their supply chain vendors. From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Sr. Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) - Castings, Stampings, MIM Technical Advisor - PPAP & Launch @ APQP, DFSS, FMEA, PPAP, 8-D Problem Solving, and Lean 6 Sigma DMAIC for new automotive turbocharger part approvals for Ford Motor and International Truck part development programs and launch projects. Improved Cpk & Ppk by developing novel investment casting processes, CNC machining, grinding, heat treating, mass finishing, precision dimensional gauging, and in-process and final production part inspection procedures. Qualified suppliers' production CNC machinery, grinders, tooling, fixturing, CMM, precision dimensional inspection gauges, and trained production operators and inspectors. Expedited manufacturing shop floor production operations at contract manufacturing suppliers and sub-vendor metalworking, heat treating, precision grinding, finishing, and toll processing facilities thoughout the US. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Asheville, North Carolina AreaSr. Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) Castings & Forgings Technical Advisor - Locomotive Engine Launch @ Castings and Forgings Metallurgist / Technical Advisor for New Component Introduction (NCI) Lean 6 Sigma manufacturing launch of the GEVO diesel-electric locomotive engine. Developed special alloy melting, casting, forging, machining, heat treating, finishing, and inspection processes at large ductile iron foundries, carbon and stainless steel casting and forging vendor facilities in Brazil, Germany, India, and the US. Parts included large ductile iron engine block and strongback castings, cast steel turbochargers, fan and blower castings, large forged Cr-Mo steel crankshafts, forged steel rod arms, and precision honed steel cylinder sleeves. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Sr. Resident Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) at Electro-Mechanical Enclosure Manufacturing Supplier @ Resident Supplier Quality Engineer and Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector for the manufacturing launch of bio-medical equipment electro-mechanical enclosures for the Bio-Seeq Mail Sentry, a unique mail screening equipment system that can detect biological and toxin agents in letters and packages for OEM, Smiths Detection, the world's leading provider of X-ray and trace detection equipment. The Bio Seeq Mail Sentry System simultaneously detects hazardous agents such as Anthrax, Ricin, Tularemia and Plague. Peformed vendor surveillance, in-process inspections, first article approvals, and final pre-shipment source inspections of flat-rolled steel and aluminum sheet, blanks, stampings, panels, weld fabricated mechanical enclosures, powder coat painting, and equipment assembly operations at supplier Accutrex Products, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. From 2004 to 2005 (1 year) Baltimore, Maryland AreaMelting & Casting Supervisor / Metallurgist / QA/QC/NDT Inspector - Steel Castings Foundry @ Hired as transitional management to supervise large electric arc furnace melting and green sand foundry steel casting operations at McConway & Torley Foundry in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Performed Certified NDE NDT Level II MT, PT, UT, & VT Non-Destructive Testing and QA/QC inspection of steel castings. Inspected railroad railcar couplings and yokes, and longwall mining machinery flight bars. From 2003 to 2004 (1 year) Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector - Sheet Metal Forming & Welding Fabrication @ Monitored sheet steel roll forming and welding fabrication operations at Hamon Research-Cottrell Thermal Transfer Corporation in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Performed "hands-on" shop floor supervision and inspection of large weld fabricated electrostatic precipitator panels and static discharge electrode welded tubes. From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida AreaExplorer @ Self-imposed hiatus way up in the High Sierra... Ebbets Pass (elevation 8730 feet / 2661 meters), Markleeville (Death Ride), Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa, Carson City, Virginia City, Reno, and Sparks Nevada, South Lake Tahoe, and Bishop California. From 2000 to 2002 (2 years) Liaison Engineer - Field Service Installation of OEM Steel Mill Equipment @ On-site installation liaison engineer between Nippon Steel Corporation and USIMINAS (Steel) in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil for steel mill equipment OEM client Danieli. Monitored the field installation of a $100 Million OEM Continuous Zinc Galvanizing Line and OEM rotating equipment packages. Investigated USIMINAS installation site activities in Ipatinga, and inspected OEM equipment to determine the actual causes of on-site equipment delivery delays and installation delays. Wrote a technical report of findings that successfully refuted multi-million dollar liquidated damages claims. From 1999 to 2000 (1 year) Belo Horizonte Area, BrazilForging & Machining Inspection Consultant - Offshore Oil Platfrom Equipment Manufacturing @ Shell Deepwater nominated liaison between Wyman Gordon Forgings, FMC Technologies, and CNC machining supplier Grand Valley Manufacturing, with machining facilties in New Castle,Titusville, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Provided vendor surveillance and source inspection of contract manufactured offshore deepwater Tension Leg Platform (TLP) equipment for Shell, BP-Amoco, Conoco, Exxon-Mobil joint venture URSA TLP and the Macaroni Auger TLP in the Gulf of Mexico. Monitored steel forging at Wyman Gordon Forgings in Houston Texas, and CNC machining and honing of long-bore steel and titanium tension riser joints. Expedited CNC machining operations and performed "hands-on" ultra precision dimensional gauging and QA/QC inspections of critical-to-quality (CTQ) dimensioned threaded tension riser joints, proprietary threaded connectors, and TLP auxiliary equipment. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Manufacturing Expeditor / Inspection Consultant / Supply Chain Liaison - Steel Mill Equipment OEM @ Performed vendor surveillance and expedited global supply chain of welding fabricators, machine shops, gear makers, roll manufacturers, and rotating equipment OEMs for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Metals Machinery, Hiroshima, Japan. Continuous (100%) travel to multiple suppliers worldwide to expedite manufacturing progress of individual OEM equipment packages for a $200 Million USD Continuous Zinc Galvanizing Line for AK Steel Corporation's new Rockport, Indiana flatrolled steel sheet mill. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Greater Pittsburgh AreaInspection Consultant - Oil & Gas API Pipe & Oil Country Tubular Goods @ Performed steel pipe and tube mill surveillance inspection of API & CSA line pipe, tubing, casing, and oil country tubular goods (OCTG) at USX Camp Hill Corporation in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and Geneva Steel in Provo, Utah. Mapped mill processes and wrote inspection and test plans. Inspected welded tubulars, witnessed in-process and final NDT, and all metallurgical lab tests. From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Calgary, Canada AreaInspection Consultant - Oil & Gas API Pipe & Tubulars @ Performed pre-shipment source inspection of large diameter weld fabricated carbon and stainless steel tubular connectors at Connex Pipe in Roanoke, Virginia. Expedited load-out and logistics. From 1997 to 1997 (less than a year) Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector @ Performed pre-shipment source inspection of large precision machined hydraulic cylinder for the State of California's main aquaduct inlet. Audited OEM manufacturing QA/QC documentation and witnessed full stroke operational testing of 60+ ft long hydraulic cylinder at OEM facility in Toronto Canada. From 1997 to 1997 (less than a year) Toronto, Canada AreaQuality Manager / Metallurgist / Inspection Supervisor @ Managed corporate quality for aerospace and nuclear grade forged and precision rolled superalloy bar, plate, sheet, and strip rolling mill. High temperature alloys, nickel, cobalt, titanium, stainless, AMS alloys, etc. Supervised hot and cold rolling, heat treating, salt bath cleaning, acid pickling, roller and stretcher leveling, shearing, cut-to-length, grinding, shot blasting, polishing, and QA/QC inspections. Managed production operation quality management system in accordance with ISO9000/AS9000 (later became AS9100). Managed customer audits by Pratt Whitney, Rolls Royce, General Electric, Westinghouse, and DuBose National Energy Services. From 1996 to 1997 (1 year) Greater Pittsburgh AreaForging Consultant @ Witnessed multiple forging suppliers’ actual forging practices and recommended process improvements. Performed failure analysis of client’s forgings and recommended forging die configuration modifications. Evaluated OEM forging presses and forging plant equipment for greenfield forging plant feasibility study. From 1995 to 1996 (1 year) ISO 9001 Quality Management System Program Development Consultant @ Developed ISO 9001 quality program for high-voltage “dead-tank” circuit breaker OEM start-up company. Worked with AEG Daimler-Benz and Deutsche Aerospace quality engineers to implement German ISO quality program standardized procedures. Performed manufacturing and assembly operations process evaluations and developed work instructions. From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) Quality Management Consultant / Metrologist / Gauge Calibration Engineer @ Provided ISO 9000 Quality Management System consulting services to industrial OEMs in the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area. Developed quality management program documentation including quality manuals, procedures, and work instructions for clients involved in metals manufacturing processes and industrial equipment manufacturing (OEMs). Process engineering, process control, precision metrology, dimensional inspection, gauge calibration, gauge R&R, and QA/QC. Sales and marketing of the company's precision metrology and gauge calibration services. From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) Greater Pittsburgh AreaInspection Consultant - Forging, Welding, & Machining @ Performed "hands-on" vendor surveillance and pre-shipment source inspections of heavy steel plate roll forming and submerged-arc welding of large diameter API pipeline repair couplings at ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel OEM, American Tank & Fabricating Company and The Pipeline Development Company in Cleveland, Ohio for export to Shell Nigeria. Performed 'hands-on" steel tube mill vendor surveillance and pre-shipment source inspection of API 5CT upset-forged seamless casing at Koppel Steel, Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) mill in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) Manufacturing Consultant - Mining Machinery @ Wrote a proposal and received a U.S. Bureau of Mines contract for mining machinery design development and Design for Manufacturability (DFM) of eccentric-geared underground continuous mining machinery and dust reduction equipment. Investigated existing mining machinery designs, patents, and performed "hands-on" dimensional inspections to determine retrofit possibilities. Performed forged materials DFM evaluations of high-strength alloy steel gearing, bearings, and drive system components. From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) Contract Quality Assurance Manager @ Managed QA/QC programs for U.S. Government agency equipment procurement contracts placed with OEM, RISI Industries in Greeneville, Tennessee. Worked with RISI Industries Contracts Administrators and ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code supplier Raynor, Inc., Westminster, MA to develop QA/QC Inspection & Test Plans (ITP) for DOD demilitarization equipment manufacturing. Managed U.S. Postal Service pre-award surveys, pre-production meetings, and pre-shipment source inspections of bulk material handling equipment, mobile conveyors, hydraulic loaders, and dumpers. From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) Manufacturing Consultant / Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector - OEM Equipment @ Provided bulk material handling equipment manufacturing consulting services to USPS procurement and quality assurance engineers in Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee, and Washington D.C. Led pre-production quality meetings detailing vendor QA/QC, inspections, and testing requirements. Performed "hands-on" in-plant vendor surveillance monitoring of OEM manufacturing operations including: metalworking, weld fabrication, assembly, operational testing, first article inspection (FAI) approvals, and pre-shipment source inspections of mobile conveyors, hydraulic loaders, and dumpers for USPS Bulk Mail Facilities. From 1993 to 1994 (1 year) Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector / NDT Inspector / Inspection Report Writer - API Pipe & OCTG @ Performed third-party vendor surveillance and source inspection of API 5L electric resistance welded (ERW) steel line pipe manufacturing mill operations at Camp Hill Corporation pipe mill (formerly U. S. Steel National Tube Works) in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and USX Kobe (formerly U. S. Steel) in Lorraine, Ohio. Inspected flat-rolled steel coil stock and monitored continuous pipe roll forming and welding mill operations, in-line ultrasonic and electromagnetic non-destructive testing (NDT), and metallurgical laboratory testing. Reviewed and verified vendor mill QA/QC records and wrote inspection reports to major oil and gas industry companies purchasing API Line Pipe and Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). Performed ultrasonic thickness gauging and corrosion inspections of coal fired electric utility boiler tubing and boiler structural steel members during annual maintenance outages at multiple Pennsylvania Electric (PENELEC) power plants in western Pennsylvania. From 1988 to 1993 (5 years) Greater Pittsburgh AreaSupply Chain Partner (Supplier) @ Developed and managed a supply chain for contract manufactured, custom engineered, high-alloy forged steel gear drive shafts for underground continuous mining machinery OEM, Fairchild International, Inc. in Glen Lyn, Virginia. Personally sourced, surveyed, and qualified all forging vendors, long-bore deep hole drillers, heat treaters, precision gear machining shops, surface finish shot peen "pre-stressing", and contracted all logistics between vendor shops. Successfully improved shaft quality, expedited deliveries, and reduced costs for OEM client. From 1986 to 1992 (6 years) Contract Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector @ As a registered independent contractor, performed "third-party" vendor surveillance, manufacturing shop expediting, and supplier quality assurance pre-shipment source inspections of heavy industry OEM machinery, electro-mechanical and rotating equipment, material handling equipment, conveyors, castings, forgings, gears, valves, meters, pressure vessels, electric motors, plastic injection molded parts, and precision weld fabricated and finish machined components for domestic and international purchasers of US contract manufactured OEM machinery, equipment, components, and parts. From 1986 to 1992 (6 years) Greater Pittsburgh AreaMetallurgical Technician @ Performed R&D and QC evaluations of steel, iron, nickel, and cobalt based alloy castings, forgings, flat-rolled coiled strip, stampings, specialty welded fabrications, CNC machined metal parts, electro-magnetic components, sub-assemblies, and finished parts. Operated induction and vacuum induction melting furnaces, hot and cold rolling mills, strip levelers, coilers, slitters, heat treating furnaces, acid pickling tanks, shears, and cut-off saws. Performed chemical lab spectrophotometry, metallographic sample preparation, metallography, mechanical and physical testing lab tests. Production monitoring of submerged arc welding and intertial friction welding of rotary tool joints to customer API 5D drill pipe. NDE/NDT MT, PT, RT, UT, VT QA/QC inspections and metallographic evaluation of tool joint-to-pipe welds. From 1981 to 1986 (5 years) Metallurgical Analyst @ Monitored 50-ton electric arc furnace melting, vacuum stream degassing, ingot casting, open die forging, and furnace annealing of steel rolling mill rolls at the company's foundry, forge and heat treatment facilities in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Performed "hands-on" inspection, metallurgical laboratory tests, optical emission chemical spectrophotometry, and metallographic evaluations of high strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel furnace heats, semi-finished and finished steel rolling mill rolls. From 1979 to 1981 (2 years) Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector @ Societe de Generale Surveillance (SGS) Geneva Switzerland SGS Control Services Government Programs Division, New York, NY SGS Industrial Inspection Services, Houston, TX Performed numerous pre-shipment source inspections of miscellaneous industrial commodities for SGS's customer procurements of US manufactured industrial products and OEM equipment. Monitored the off-loading of trans-ocean to Great Lakes ore carrier shipments of zinc ore concentrates at the Lake Erie Codan Docks in Erie, Pennsylvania. Extracted representative samples for laboratory evaluation and monitored truck loading and transit to St. Joe Minerals zinc smelting plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Monitored truck scale weighing and stockyard off-loading of zinc ore concentrate from trucks. Extracted stockyard zinc ore concentrate samples and witnessed metallurgical laboratory evaluations for client. From 1978 to 1980 (2 years) Vendor Surveillance Source Inspector / OEM Manufacturing Expeditor - Oil & Gas Industry Equipment @ Performed API 5L seamless and welded pipe and oil country tubular goods (OCTG) mill surveillance inspections at pipe and tube mills throughout the US for major oil companies including Exxon and Tennaco. Monitored steel pipe and tube mill forming, welding, non-destructive testing, dimensional inspections, and metallurgical laboratory tests. Performed "hands-on" dimensional inspection and Ultrasonic Inspection (UT) of many miles of large diameter welded steel line pipe for the Exxon Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Performed inspection of oil and gas industry refinery, transmission, distribution, and metering equipment including OEM equipment skid packages, valves, meters, etc. Established an office file system to track and expedite OEM manufacturing of clients' procurements. From 1977 to 1979 (2 years) Math, Physics, Metallurgy @ University of Pittsburgh From 1979 to 1983 Bio-Sciences, Chemistry, Math, Physics @ The Ohio State University From 1974 to 1976 Bio-Sciences, Chemistry, Math @ Capital University From 1973 to 1974 Groveport Madison High School From 1969 to 1973 Metallurgy @ American Society for MetalsNon-Destructive Testing @ American Society for Non-Destructive TestingQuality Assurance/Quality Control/Inspection @ American Society for Quality Control (ASQC)Welding Inspection @ American Welding SocietyAutoCAD @ Community College - Kingsport, TennesseeNon-Destructive Testing, Quality Management @ Community College of Allegheny County David McCracken is skilled in: Supplier Quality, Supplier Quality Management, Supplier Audits, Supplier Development, Supplier Evaluation, Supplier Quality Engineering, Supplier Risk Management, Supplier Selection, Supply Chain Management, Vendor Management, Vendor Surveillance, Source Inspection, Expediting, Contract Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing

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