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Bruce Kovacs

bruce.kovacs@aecom.com. 

Quality Systems Committee

This Committee can play a pivotal role in the overall operation of the Group covering everything from the Group Leadership Team meetings to the various Events of the Group . The “Voice of the Customer (members) needs to be heard in the Group plus the various media tools employed by the Group . A Quality Control Professional needs to be in this position where they understand the various quality tools, systems used in the Q.C. arena today.  Surveys sent out to the attendees is but one of the many tools this committee should use.

(Taken from ASME Group Operations Manual)

 Summary:

EDUCATION

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida
Continuing Education Training, Testing, Auditing, Computer and Database Applications, Engineering Management, Legal Aspects, Finance, and Technical Product Knowledge.
NDE-related experience. Responsibilities have included development and implementation of quality programs, corporate-level manuals and procedures, job-specific procedures, and support of computer database applications. Also experienced in the scheduling and performance of assigned independent auditors, as well as directing audits of manufacturers. Has developed and implemented internal procedures and controls needed for startup operations. This involved training, procedure preparation, on-site auditing, and troubleshooting related to Industrial Radiographic and Radiation Safety.

EXPERIENCE
SGT Quality Assurance Director, Charlotte, North Carolina July, 2013-Present.

Responsible for ensuring that project level quality assurance programs comply with the SGT 10CFR50 Appendix B and ASME NQA-1 Quality QA Manual.

Quality Engineer, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cleveland, Ohio 2001-2013.

Responsible for development and implementation of quality programs, corporate-level manuals and procedures, job-specific procedures, and supporting computer database applications.
•  Develop, deploy, and maintain Microsoft Access databases to support company activities, as follows:
SGT Corporate Quality Department document control and personnel qualification tracking system;
URS Corporate Safety Department monthly statistics recording and reporting system;
Document control and inspection tracking systems for all past and present SGT projects.
• Updated and reformatted all SGT Quality Manuals and Standard Quality Execution Procedures, providing a more professional appearance and allowing for easier maintenance and revision.
• Deployed on site as a Quality Engineer during the outages for the following SGT projects:
Point Beach Unit 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
St. Lucie Unit 1 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Indian Point Unit 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
• Provided remote and on-site support for the following SGT projects:
Calvert Cliffs Units 1 and 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Oconee Units 1, 2, and 3 Steam Generator and Reactor Vessel Closure Head Replacement Project
Prairie Island Unit 1 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 Reactor Vessel Closure Head Replacement Project
Callaway Steam Generator Replacement Project
ANO Unit 1 Once Through Steam Generator/Reactor Vessel Closure Head Replacement Project
St. Lucie Unit 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Diablo Canyon Units 1 and 2 Steam Generator Replacement Projects
Salem Unit 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Three Mile Island Unit 1 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Waterford 3 Steam Generator/Reactor Vessel Closure Head Replacement Project
Sequoyah Unit 2 Steam Generator Replacement Project
Crystal River 3 Containment Delamination Project
• Maintain the SGT Quality records system.
• Managed vendor surveillance program for an MK project with Amoco involving some 72 vendors on $20 million worth of equipment items.

Additional Experience
Performance Review Institute (an Affiliate of the Society of Automotive Engineers), Warrendale, Pennsylvania, NADCAP Staff Engineer 1990-1991. Managed the Supplier Accreditation Program under the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). Coordinated all program activities among user customers, supplier customers, auditors, volunteer members of program committees, and PRI staff. Managed the scheduling and performance of assigned independent auditors. Directed audits of manufacturers of fabricated engine components, precision castings, and bearings, and of testing laboratories. Developed and implemented internal procedures and controls needed for a startup operation. Maintained database for the program’s Qualified Manufacturers List (QML).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME Fellow
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee – Member & Vice Chair, Standards Committee on Nondestructive Examination Member, Subgroup on Volumetric Methods Member & Chair, Subgroup on General Requirements, Personnel Qualifications, and Inquiries Member & Chair, Working Group on Radiography