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Kenneth R. Zajac 8999 Lantree Dr ~ Howell, MI 48855 Home: (517)555-1111 Mobile: (734)666-1111 Email: krzajac@email.


To obtain an engineering management or senior engineering position in R&D, controls, test, continuous improvement or quality at a growing, people-oriented, high-technology consumer, medical, electrical/electronic or transportation corporation where I can use my strong analytical, detail-oriented and interpersonal skills along with my exceptional common sense to improve services and products, reduce costs and lead times, delight customers and help and mentor others. All the while engaging in new challenges and learning experiences. SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS Extensive experience in engineering and management, research and development, leadership and mentoring, test and problem-solving. My engineering forte is in electrical/electronic and automated test systems. Expert at analyzing and solving the most complex of problems. My solutions have saved over $23,000,000 in costs to date. Self motivated professional, capable of working independently or as part of a team. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Advanced Technology, Livonia, MI Chief R&D Engineering Technologist 2001 to Present

Conduct Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma projects to reduce engineering rework, reduce project lead times, reduce warranty costs, improve processes, and improve product quality and manufacturability. Research, development and implementation of all technologies, products, standards, procedures and processes including engines/transmission control, custom data acquisition and NVH testing systems. Chief Controls Engineer 1984 to 2001

Managed a group of 20+ engineers including hiring, performance review, daily supervision, salary administration, mentoring and training. Evaluated work assignments and developed a master schedule for multiple projects to facilitate proper usage of limited labor resources. Worked as part of a multi-national/multi-site team to develop, document and implement standards for engineering design and practices.

Implemented and enforced ISO 9001 engineering procedures.

Developed and administered engineering concept, preliminary and final design review processes.

Provided expert contribution to qualify equipment built for CE marking.

Senior Project Engineer 1979 to 1984

Analyzed testing requirements of various products. Proposed and implemented methods and equipment that would detect defects introduced during the production process.

Provided expert resolution of the most troublesome of electrical interference issues.

Designed and implemented custom electronic circuits for signal conditioning, data acquisition and control functions. Control and maintenance of the laboratory. Accountable for the distribution, calibration and repair of test equipment and laboratory facility. Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI. Electrical Engineer 1977 - 1979

Service, repair and design engineering of controls systems for factory automation in the Metal Stamping Division. Specified and approved the purchase of automation equipment from suppliers. Designed and implemented custom electronic circuits for signal conditioning, data acquisition and control functions. EDUCATION Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI.

Bachelor of Science Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center Plymouth, MI.

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt