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					                                         John C. Snider
                                          (404) 213-8658 Cell

                             CERTIFIED QUALITY ENGINEER
                                   24 Years of Experience in
                          Quality Engineering and Technical Writing
                          with Air Force, Government and Industry


      Standards Compliance - experience with ISO-9000, MIL-Q-9858, MIL-I-45208, MIL-STD-105, et al
      Design Validation and Verification Testing
      Supplier Quality
      Material Review Board, Failure Investigations & Preventive/Corrective Action
      Authoring Policies and Procedures Manuals
      Manufacturing/Repair/Calibration Process Documentation and Improvement
      Design Guidelines & Technical Specifications


Quality Engineer & Technical Writer (Contractor/Consultant) (2001-present)
    Clients included BioLab (Conyers, GA), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Emory
       University (Decatur, GA), AT&T Wireless (NYC, NY), Write2Market (Atlanta, GA) and Jobsite
       Software (Atlanta, GA).
    BioLab: Conducted SPC study on powder-fill production line that reduced underfill
       noncompliance from ~20% to less than 1%. Led material review board and failure investigation
       teams. Completed over 200 Finished Product Specifications, as well as numerous work
       instructions and manufacturing/calibration procedures.
    Hartsfield: Coordinated the writing and review of over 150 Policies & Procedures for Bureau of
       Planning & Development; published new architectural/engineering design guidelines; worked
       with executives to flowchart project management processes.
    Emory University: Worked with Finance Department to create dozens of Policies & Procedures.
    AT&T Wireless Northeast Region: Designed and maintained company’s first comprehensive
       intranet website; published company’s internal newsletter.
    Various Clients: Responsible for creating technical copy (including case studies, white papers, ad
       copy and other documentation). Conducted focused interviews with product end-users and
       subject matter experts, from executives to line-workers.

Technical Process Engineer (2000-2001) – BellSouth Internet Services (Atlanta, GA)
    Chaired teams to reduce costs and improve ISP operations and customer service procedures.
    Documented and revised operational business processes in line with industry standards.
Quality Engineer (1995-2000) – Scientific-Atlanta (Lawrenceville, GA)
    Established Design Validation and Verification processes for new product market introduction,
       including world’s first HDTV-capable cable set-top.
    Spearheaded training effort that delivered 5 new Certified Quality Engineers for the company.
    Coordinated Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) and other reliability testing for home-based
       and head-end cable equipment.

Quality Engineer (1993-1995) – Firearms Training Systems (Suwanee, GA)
    Responsible for all areas of quality in producing reliable small arms training simulators for
       military/government/international clients, including chairing material review board, supplier
       quality review committee and corrective action committee.
    Ensured compliance with various military/industry standards, including MIL-Q-9858, MIL-I-
       45208, MIL-STD-105 and IPC-A-610.
    Initiated numerous procedures crucial to company’s eventual ISO-9000 certification.

Quality Engineer (1991-1993) – GEC Avionics (Norcross, GA)
    Developed, wrote and trained personnel in company’s first statistical process control (SPC)
    Tracked supplier quality; performed supplier audits; chaired material review board for
       nonconforming components and assemblies.
    Created procedures to streamline quality processes for aerospace and deep-sea oil systems.
    Performed process audits and first article inspections.

Microelectronics Quality Engineer (1989-1991) – Electromagnetic Sciences (Norcross, GA)
    Supervised inspection of cutting-edge aerospace communications components and assemblies.
    Developed inspection criteria for new ferrite/microwave technologies.
    Audited suppliers/subcontractors and conducted on-site first article inspections.
    Calculated reliability (MTBF) for complex electronic assemblies.
    Wrote dozens of component specifications and inspection procedures.

Microelectronics Process Engineer (1985-1989) – US Air Force (Robins AFB, Warner Robins, GA)
    Led team that pioneered on-base manufacturing of hybrid microcircuits, reducing aircraft repair
       turnaround time and ensuring component replacement availability (published in Master’s thesis).
    Created and maintained documentation for manufacturing and repair processes.


Proficient in the following tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, FrontPage,
WordPress/PodPress, Paint Shop Pro, Audacity


       Certified Quality Engineer and Member, American Society for Quality
       Chair of Programming Committee (annual Currents conference) and Member, Society for
        Technical Communication
       MS Engineering Management, Mercer University, Macon, GA
       BS Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

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