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Laurie Eriksen

Laurie Eriksen

Quality Engineer at Dupont Vespel

Greater Philadelphia Area
Aviation & Aerospace
  1. Dupont Vespel,
  2. General Motors
  1. Villanova University
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Villanova University

Villanova University

Six Sigma Green Belt

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Manufacturing professional with demonstrated expertise in quality assurance, production systems, and business process integration. Effective problem solver using a multitude of tools including lean manufacturing principles and International Quality Standards in a production environment. Frequent team contributor and/or leader incorporating various management strategies with a strong focus on continuous improvements. Widespread experience in automotive and aerospace manufacturing facilities implementing continuous improvement in various aspects of the business.

Lean Manufacturing
ISO 9001, AS9100, TS16949 Quality Management Systems
Problem Solving (CAPA)
Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)
Standardized Work Development
Process Control
Workplace Organization/Visual Controls
Planned Maintenance
Training Development/Execution
Mentoring and Coaching


Quality Engineer

Dupont Vespel
(2 years 7 months)Newark, DE

Support the manufacturing, engineering, and packaging/shipping, departments with quality issues. Primary responsibilities include facilitation of problem solving related to customer complaints. Internal and supplier quality issues also tracked and analyzed. Implemented Foreign Object Debris program to support requirement of AS9100 Quality Standards. Internal auditor for ISO 9000, TS16949, and AS9100 sets of International Quality Standards.

Senior Manufacturing/Quality Engineer

General Motors
(3 years 8 months)

Supported Body Assembly production department incorporating lean manufacturing principles, ISO 9001 quality standards, and process control into manufacturing processes including various forms of welding, sealing, and mechanical fastener applications.

Body Assembly Launch Coordinator

General Motors
(2 years 8 months)

Supported production launch activities for department during planning and initial production phases of new product while maintaining project budget and timing during production preparation process. Evaluation of product design, processes, and equipment. Generation of ISO compliance plan, work flow analysis, and PFMEAs. Received 'People Make Quality Happen' award for leadership roles in two product launch related projects.

Senior Manufacturing Project Engineer

General Motors
(1 year 9 months)

Supported production environment working on various projects:
Engineering Change Coordinator and Production Planner - led implementation of engineering changes into production process, analyzed feasibility of future product and manufacturing process changes for continuous improvement
Production Maintenance Partnership - directed plant implementation of program where traditional maintenance tasks were driven down to operator level reducing equipment downtime by 23%. Developed analysis process and tool that eventually led to corporate "Best Practice" recognition and Chairman's Award nomination.
ISO 9002 Implementation Team - completed implementation into department with successful attainment of registration within 10 months.

Various Titles

General Motors
(18 years)

Held numerous positions in various functional areas with increasing levels of responsibility including: Quality Analyst, Production Supervisor, Industrial Engineer, Senior Cost/Factory Accountant, Personnel Clerk


  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Problem Solving
  • Automotive
  • ISO
  • Six Sigma
  • Quality Assurance
  • Leadership
  • Quality Control
  • Project Planning
  • Kaizen
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Improvement
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Process Safety...
  • Quality System...
  • Internal Audit
  • RCFA
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Villanova University

Six Sigma Green Belt

Kettering University

M.S., Manufacturing Management

Widener University

B.S., Business Administration, Accounting

Two time NCAA All-American swimmer

Activities and Societies: The Accounting Society, Student Government Association, Varsity Swim Team

Honors & Awards

Chairmans Honors Award, People Make Quality Happen Award (two time winner), Society of Automotive Engineering's 'A World In Motion' award winner, NCAA All- American Swimmer

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