What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST

What If Change Was Easy?

Change is inevitable. We may respond with excitement, indifference, or fear. Effective leaders recognize and respond to the potential effects of organizational change. They view improvements through the lens of the system, processes, and people. Sustainable improvements rarely take hold without everyone understanding and embracing change. This session explores change, not as an obstacle to success, but as an opportunity to improve one step at a time, consistently, over time. Continue reading “What If Change Was Easy? Free Webinar 11/12/18 11AM CST”

Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer

Cheryl Tulkoff ASQ CMQ/QE, ASQ CRE
Director of Corporate Quality and Continuous improvement National Instruments

Traveling and working outside the US provides incredible opportunities to observe how other countries and cultures achieve reliability. Because reliability requires both people and objects to function well for a certain time under specific conditions, it means quite different things in different places!  Politics, geography, culture, climate, and society norms all influence how reliability is defined, perceived and achieved. In a presentation that is equal parts travelogue and technology review, learn more about the fascinating ways reliability is achieved around the world and how you can apply some of these lessons in your own organization. Case studies include examples of reliability management in the US, Mexico, Ethiopia, South Africa, New Zealand and India with technologies ranging from automobiles, to appliances to tracking devices.
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Central Texas Electronics Association: Electronics Design & Manufacturing Tech Forum & Expo – Tuesday, August 14th

 

Attendees get valuable technical info, attend four tech presentations, meet leading suppliers, and get a FREE lunch. Exhibitors get a great opportunity to connect with people in their region who want to know about their products and services. Continue reading “Central Texas Electronics Association: Electronics Design & Manufacturing Tech Forum & Expo – Tuesday, August 14th”

Online Journal: Quality Management (QMJ)

 

The transition to online access for the Quality Management Journal (QMJ) was complete earlier this year. The Quality Management Journal aims to link the efforts of academic researchers and quality management practitioners by publishing significant research relevant to quality management practice and provide a forum for discussion of such research by academics and practitioners.

The Quality Management Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and is published four times per year.

Full, Senior and Fellow members all have free access to digital subscriptions.  Join today at the ASQ site, upgrade by calling ASQ Customer Care at 800-248-1946, or contact Austin Section 1414 Membership Chair Shoshana Bokelman shoshanab@asq.org for assistance.

Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.

 

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April Event- Plant Tour of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions- 4/11/18

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions

http://www.dynamicMFGS.com

Company Profile

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions is a full service manufacturing and engineering organization specializing in the assembly and testing of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies. DMS offers its customers a complete range of manufactured solutions from build to print outsourcing to turn key design and product realization. Centered on the “Solutions for X” philosophy, DMS produces solutions that are anything but “one size fits all. DMS takes pride in being an American made manufacture with the highest ISO certifications in quality management. DMS supports many industries, along with the Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor and Microelectronics Industries. Continue reading “April Event- Plant Tour of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions- 4/11/18”

ASQ Austin – ACC Certified Quality Engineer Exam Preparation Course – Register by 3/13/18

Want to become an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer? This class will prepare you for the exam coming up in June 2018. Review all the material in the primer, test taking tips, and practice answering test questions. People that take the course improve their chances of passing the exam. You must register at ACC to enroll in this class. The course will be taught by Phil Flories, is a long time ASQ Austin member and instructor for the ASQ CQE Exam prep course.

• Cost is $431 plus course materials

• This is a one-semester course from 3/21/18 to 5/30/18 every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

• The course will be held at ACC, register at ACC

• Sign up for Continuing Education at ACC by March 13, 2018

• For questions please contact Mike Harkins mikehark@swbell.net

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Voltabox Quality Technician

Please contact Sarah Vega, Quality Manager regarding this opportunity.

Voltabox of Texas, Inc.
1500 Volta Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
Direct.:
Fax: +1 512-814-3710
Mobile: +1 512-902-7574
eMail: sarah.vega@voltabox.com
Internet: www.voltabox.com

 

Title:               Quality Technician

Supervisor:    Quality Manager

Location:        Voltabox of Texas, Inc. / Worldwide

Time model: Full time

 

 

Description

The Quality Technician assists the Quality Manager in implementing and maintaining systems to measure and control quality in the manufacturing process. This includes tests and inspections of the incoming and manufactured goods to ensure a high-quality of customer satisfaction. He/She prepares inspection plans and instructions, selects sampling plans and measuring equipment and prepares procedures. He/She is responsible for the Measurement and Test Equipment Management.

 

The Quality Technician will lead the sampling process with vendors including documentation and will support process and quality improvements, perform internal audits and sustain the overall quality communications within assigned areas of the organization.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Organize and carry out the incoming, in-process and final inspections
  • Develop inspection procedures and support development of quality assurance strategies, processes, guidelines and control plans
  • Ensures that the product is built in accordance to stated specifications
  • Analyze and solve quality problems on the shop floor
  • Run internal audits
  • In charge of the Measurement and Test Equipment Management
  • Lead the vendor sampling process
  • Apply fundamental statistical methods for process control
  • Monitor quality of incoming and manufactured parts and drive corrective action, as necessary
  • Prepare reports and documentation
  • Participate in LEAN initiatives
  • Working with High Voltage Electronics
  • Monitor and identify opportunities to improve the quality system

 

 

Skills and Specifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Has performed quality inspections and audits in an ISO compliant manufacturing environment (ISO 9001 and/or IATF 16949 preferred)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must have basic knowledge of Quality and Six Sigma tools (like PDCA, Fishbone, 5 Why’s, Kanban, 5S, etc.)
  • Knowledge of automotive tools a plus (8D problem solving, FMEA, MSA, etc.)
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions and technical production drawings (working knowledge of GD&T)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds.
  • Basic experience in Measurement and Test Equipment Management and calibration a plus
  • Understanding of project management
  • Excellent work attendance record
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

Education and Qualifications

  • High-school diploma or GED
  • Quality Certifications (CQT, CQI or equivalent)
  • Electronic Technical Certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • High Voltage Certification preferred