Quality Engineer position conducting audits, surveillances and document reviews.
Keith S. Kimmel
Project Quality Assurance Engineer
17 Alcott Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
Education MBA, Wilmington College, Delaware
BS in Business Management, Goldey Beacom College, Wilmington, Delaware
Professional Training -
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA)
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Refresher
Level II Liquid Penetrant Examination
United States Navy Nuclear Power Program
Additional US Navy schools -
Diesel Generator Maintenance and Operation
Emergency Nuclear Welding (submarines)
Repair Parts Petty Officer
History Certified as Lead Auditor per NQA-1
ASQ Certified Quality Auditor - 2009
Trained as Level II Liquid Penetrant Examiner - 2009
CQE from 1984 to 2000
Level II Mechanical, Electrical and I&C Inspector per ANSI N45.2.6 (1981â€“1989)
Visual Inspector Level II per SNT-TC-1A (1981â€“1989)
Emergency Nuclear Welder (US Navy) â€“ (1978â€“1981)
Professional Experience July 2009 to present, Invensys Process Systems, Contract Project QA Engineer - Performing QA oversight for the following nuclear plant projects:
Davis-Besse - First Energy
Fort Calhoun - Omaha Public Power District
Shin-Kori and Shin-Wolsong â€“ Korea Nuclear
Turkey Point 3 & 4 - Florida Power and Light
Professional Experience 2009, Amer Industrial Technologies, QA Manager at an NQA-1 fabrication shop. Responsible for development and implementation of supplier QA program. Ensured development and revisions to fabrication procedures were in accordance with company and client requirements. Directly responsible for maintaining M&TE, vendor qualification and audits, NCR/CAR program, internal audit program, inspections and NDE, training and certification of QA/QC and production personnel. Qualified as Lead Auditor in accordance with NQA-1.
2004 to 2008, Wells Fargo, Senior Credit Analyst -
performed risk assessment and analysis of loan applications. Responsible for credit training of junior personnel. Performed audits of loan documentation and provided feedback to management.
2001 to 2004, HSBC, Assistant Manager, Compliance -
responsible for regulatory compliance auditing, QA improvement identification and implementation. Responsible for the development of desk top compliance procedures.
1996 to 2001, Quality Leasing, Business Owner -
Brokered financing for business equipment on a nationwide basis.
Researched credit information and developed loan documentation, acting as agent/liaison between customer and financer.
Responsible for marketing and sales; developed website.
1985 to 1996, PSE&G/Salem Generating Station â€“ various positions in QA and Nuclear Engineering. Developed and revised design and testing procedures and standards in the engineering department. Responsible for developing Engineeringâ€™s 10CFR50.59 procedure that was used plant-wide. Assisted in training new engineers on procedures and processes. Hosted visit from Diablo Canyon to benchmark the design change process. Gave presentation to NRC on 10CFR50.59 process. Trained all engineering personnel on newly developed self-assessment process, which involved scheduled presentations and one-on-one sessions. Managed QC inspectors during outages to ensure adequate coverage on a 24/7 schedule. Coordinated training and certification of inspectors. Revised and improved program for conducting in-process auditing of plant systems. Developed and implemented self-assessment program for process improvement and compliance evaluation in the Engineering Department.
Participated on process improvement teams that addressed obsolete spare parts issues and configuration changes in the nuclear plant, streamlining process and saving over 20% on purchase of spare parts per year. Qualified as Level II inspector in mechanical, electrical and I&C disciplines in accordance with ANSI N45.2.6. Qualified as visual inspector Level II in accordance with ASNT SNT-TC-1A.
1981 to 1985, Gilbert Commonwealth, Quality Specialist - assigned to the Salem Generating Station, performing QC inspections on maintenance and design activities on safety and non-safety related equipment. Participated in team walk downs for final acceptance of systems/components that were modified by contractors. Qualified as Level II inspector in the mechanical, electrical and I&C disciplines in accordance with ANSI N45.2.6.
1975 to1981, United States Navy Nuclear Program, qualified as Engine Room Supervisor - responsible for operation and maintenance of reactor and steam plant mechanical equipment. Supervised three mechanical system operators. Developed maintenance procedures on mechanical sub-safe systems. Procedures included inspection and testing activities to ensure components were safely returned to service. Qualified secondary chemist, responsible for secondary water chemistry.
Qualified QA Inspector for sub-safe and reactor plant systems.
Qualified emergency nuclear welder on submarine.
Qualified as Calibration and Repair Parts Petty Officer.
Summary Mr. Kimmel, as a Project QA Engineer, is responsible for oversight of assigned nuclear projects to ensure the project teams comply with regulations, client contracts and Invensys procedures. Mr. Kimmel is also responsible for reviewing procurement documents, evaluating client Purchase Orders and contracts for quality assurance attributes, and reviewing project team plans, procedures, and design documents and other deliverables for compliance with contract requirements. In addition, Mr. Kimmel is responsible for assembling Certificates of Compliance to document commercial grade dedication of parts for safety related applications. Mr. Kimmel also participates in internal audits involving ISO 9000 and NQA-1 requirements.
Mr. Kimmelâ€™s professional career spans over 20 years of nuclear experience, with 15 years at a commercial nuclear facility. He is proficient in QA requirements and regulations relative to the nuclear industry.
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