Elaine Bailey



To manage and lead efforts in developing and applying continuous improvement techniques in electronics manufacturing at a world class company in the Boston area.

Overview :

I am currently employed with Lifeline Systems, Inc. as the Manager of Operations Engineering and Logistics where I utilize the 18+ years of experience that I have had in the electronics industry. I hold a Computer Electronics Certificate (1981) from Sylvania Technical Center, a BA degree (1977) from Elmhurst College, and, an AS degree (1975) from Dean Junior College. Most of my valued experience has been acquired while advancing through 7 promotions over 13 years with Lifeline. I have grown as Lifeline has grown in revenue, personnel, and operations. The experience of change "is my life" and has prepared me to become a valued asset to the company. Lifeline was the 1991 recipient of theShingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. The following three words best describe my work ethic - Passion (believe in the right things, and act on those beliefs), Integrity (say what you believe, and believe what you say), and Dedication (stay the course until results are fully achieved, and do whatever it takes to stay the course).



Lifeline Systems, Inc. 111 Lawrence Street Framingham, MA

Manager, Operations Engineering and Logistics

  • Responsible for planning, organization and implementation of all quality and engineering initiatives within Manufacturing Operations, including product configuration, customization, service, process flow and measurement systems. Act as primary operational interface with manufacturing subcontractors for product, configuration and quality issues. Manage Repair, Quality, and Operations Groups(20 individuals).
  • Experience:


    Lifeline Systems, Inc. 640 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA

    Sr. Process Engineer

  • Responsible for the continuous improvement of manufacturing processes, cost effective analysis of assemblies and production support systems. Process changes I made resulted in 25% increase in throughput of final assembly lines in 1997. Understand and use Theory of Constraints in assembly line setup and throughput analysis. Control Production process documentation and process/product validations in compliance with FDA GMP/QSR requirements. Supervise personnel supporting the documentation and database analyst functions. Understand and use MRP. Work closely with Materials Control,Orders Processing, Customer Service, Marketing and R&D Engineering.
  • Daily chairperson in our Zero Defects Committee where Kaizen concepts are discussed and yield improvements analyzed. In addition, we review weekly; supplier issues, R&D Engineering design for manufacturability of new products, customer feedback, and open action items for corrective action and continuous improvement.
  • Utilize system design concepts to create multiple interacting networked MS Access databases,with bar coding, touch screens, user feedback, and reports for process control in Production, MRB, Documentation Control, Supplier database, and Operations Performance Measures.
  • Manage design of factory layouts for two separate moves of entire factory to new manufacturing sites.

  • Develop and prepare Capital and Expense budgets for Production and Manufacturing Engineering areas.
  • 1994–1996

    Manufacturing Process Engineer

  • Wave Solder, Touch up, ATE , and Final Assembly lines – Responsible for all processes in these areas for throughput, eliminating waste, line balancing, continuous flow (pull) , and creation of new lines for new products.
  • Managed and improved Manufacturing Document Control System for GMP compliance.
  • Provided MS Office, AutoCAD, and generally all PC applications support for Manufacturing .
  • 1991–1994

    Supervisor of Engineering Services

  • Scheduled, budgeted and planed all product launches and ECO’s/Releases including costs, critical paths, DFM, documentation, PCB design, Regulatory Approvals and interdepartmental coordination to implement new products and changes in production.
  • 1989–1991

    Product Engineering Specialist

  • Provided project management to design teams, CAD system supervisor for PCB design and AutoCAD mechanical design, Regulatory submissions (FCC,IC,UL,CSA) and Novell network supervisor/User support/PC Windows.
  • 1987–1989

    Engineering Technical Specialist

  • Manufacturing Support for sustaining and reliability engineering - performed quality tests and evaluations to resolve supplier issues. Built Test Fixtures for Production. Wrote Engineering Change Orders.
  • 1985–1987

    Field Service Engineer

  • Installation and Training of Lifeline monitoring (PC/DOS – LifeTrac software) and home communicator products at customer sites. Repaired equipment at customer site. Sold service contracts.



    Lisp Machines, Inc.1000 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA

    Field Service Engineer

  • Nationwide and Canadian Installation, Troubleshooting, and Training of Lisp Machine A/I (Artificial Intelligence) UNIX/LISP based computers using TCP/IP Ethernet LANs.



    Baldwin Microtrol 10 Domino Drive West Concord, MA


  • Field debugging and modifications of PDP11/23 M6809, CP/M , laser scanners, robots and programmable controllers -component level troubleshooting. Nationwide.



    JG Associates The Great Road, Acton, MA

    Electro/Mechanical Technician

  • Prototype design, test and debugging of one of a kind custom electromechanical factory automation equipment.
  • Additional Information:

    Accomplishments, Awards, and Continuing Education

  • 2001 Lifeline Training Center,Corporate Quality Principles Trainer
  • 2000 Lifeline Recognition, Successful Outsourcing of Manufacturing
  • 2000 Lifeline Recognition, Year 2000 Committee Member,sucessful transition
  • 1999 Lifeline Training Center,Outsourced Manufacturing Transitioning
  • 1998 MicroCenter, Cambridge,MA - Adobe Illustrator Training
  • 1998 MicroCenter, Cambridge,MA - Adobe PhotoShop Training 1 on 1
  • 1998 MicroCenter, MS Certified, Cambridge,MA - MS Access97 for Windows95 Training
  • 1998 Managing with Care Seminar, Cambridge,MA - Managing Change and Thinking Creatively
  • 1998 Managing with Care Seminar, Cambridge,MA - Sexual Harrassment and EEO Training
  • 1998 SkillPath Seminar, Boston,MA - Finance and Accounting for Managers Certificate
  • 1998 Lifeline Training Center, Cambridge,MA - MS Outlook Information Tech Certificate
  • 1997 IPC,Boston Chapter Designers Council, - Technical Advisor - PCB Design Member
  • 1997 Utah State University,Shingo Prize, Detroit, MI - Kaizen, Theory of Constraints Certificate
  • 1996 Dun and Bradstreet, Boston,MA - Supervisors Workshop Certificate
  • 1996 Training Center, Boston,MA - Thinking out of the Box Certificate
  • 1995 Lifeline Zero Defects Training, Cambridge,MA - Total Quality Management Certificate
  • 1995 Mydata Corp., Danvers,MA - TP12 SMT Pick and Place Training Certificate
  • 1995 Great Horizons Training, Burlington,MA - Intermediate MS Word Certificate
  • 1994 Lifeline Systems, Watertown,MA - FDA GMP Training Certificate
  • 1993 QFD Training, Cambridge,MA - Quality Functional Deployment Certificate
  • 1992 University of Wisconsin, Windsor Locks, CT - Configuration Management- Certificate
  • 1991 Lifeline Recognition, Watertown, MA - You’ve got a Friend Award Award
  • 1990 ACAD Training Center, Wakefield, MA - Advanced AutoCAD Certificate
  • 1990 Novell Network Training, Burlington,MA - Network Supervisor Certificate
  • 1990 Lifeline Recognition, Watertown,MA - Lifeline Star Award Award
  • 1989 ACAD Training Center, Wakefield, MA - Basic AutoCAD Certificate
  • 1988 Tulley Lakes Systems, Littleton, MA - PCAD Master Designer II Certificate
  • 1987 Northeastern University, Burlington, MA - Pascal Programming Certificate
  • 1986 Lifeline Recognition, Watertown, MA - Most Service Contracts Sold USA Award

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