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Kim Smiley

Cause Mapping RCA Investigator & Analyst

Kim has a Master of Science in Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering).

Prior to joining ThinkReliability in 2007, Kim worked for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in the Surface Ships fluid system division. She is a mechanical engineer, consultant and blogger, obsessive reader, and big believer in lifelong learning.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Incident Investigation
  • Facilitation and Documentation
  • Process Improvement
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Fluid Systems
  • Risk Management

Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, cum laude

Bettis Reactor Engineering School
Certificate, Naval Nuclear Propulsion

Naval Postgraduate School
Masters of Science, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Power Production
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Aviation
  • Structures
  • Space
  • Marine

Contributor to

  • Incident Blog
  • Patient Safety Blog
  • Cause Mapping Case Study Examples
  • Root Cause Analysis Training Videos

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