Faculty/Staff Profile

Sabrina Wells, B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering

Adjunct Faculty

Highest Degree University: Tennessee Technological University
PO Box: 5002
(931) 372-6028


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Experienced industrial engineer specializing in software application and statistical quality control in the automotive and aeronautical/space industry. Worked in process improvement groups managing scheduling systems, assessing product cost and quoting sale prices, supervising other employees, determining and reporting workforce performance, and conducting time studies.


Visual Basic with Applications in Excel

FORTRAN programming

AutoCAD and Graphics


Received award for outstanding graduate student in Industrial and Systems Engineering for the year 2003 at TTU

Received outstanding employee award at Boeing Defense and Space in 1997


Co-author of “Positive and Negative Motivators and Their Effect on Engineering Student Success” to be presented at the ASEE Southeastern conference in March, 2013.


Active with the elderly at Morningside Assisted Living, providing companionship to residents.  Organize and participate in monthly musical “sing along” performances for the residents.


SOUTHTEC, Lebanon, TN, Quality Engineer - Contract Assignment
Engineering » Industrial Engineering

Designed and developed GP12 instruction and tally sheets for various assemblies. Developed control charts to analyze GP12 findings. Developed gauge instruction sheets for various stamping and assembly parts. Wrote computer code for Engineering and Quality personnel to assist in their daily work. Developed quality instruction data sheets to be used by shop floor operators. Assisted the company's internal auditor in preparing for all audits. Developed new control plans, quality instruction data sheets, and potential failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA) sheets for new production lines. Developed forms and schedules for daily destruct, torque, and pushout tests.

DURA AUTOMOTIVE Industries, Pikeville, TN, Industrial Engineer
Engineering » Industrial Engineering

Analyzed new contracts for quoting sales prices of window regulators. Organized and conducted monthly meetings for tracking process improvements. Computed and reported cost savings based on the process improvements to the corporate office. Supervised the engineering change order system and conducted the daily meetings for tracking changes. Managed the engineering side of the material requirements planning (MRP) system. Oversaw a manufacturing line that assembled window regulators.

BOEING DEFENSE AND SPACE, Oak Ridge, TN, Industrial Engineer / Sheet Metal Department
Engineering » Industrial Engineering

Prepared and evaluated weekly performance charts for reporting product variance to standard (VTS), scrap, rework, and repair (SRR), flowtime, and work in process (WIP). Supported capital equipment acquisition activities optimizing floor space, minimizing material handling and furnishing detail part flow analysis. Generated a return on investment (ROI) to ensure justification for a specified payback period. Analyzed facilities, equipment, materials, systems, and personnel recommending process improvements. Optimized computer factory support systems to enhance part tracking. Used advanced industrial engineering principles to develop/evaluate manpower requirements. Determined time standards to support manufacturing processes.

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