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.
Continue reading “Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer”
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”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.
Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions
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”
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 email@example.com
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas 78752
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Please contact Sarah Vega, Quality Manager regarding this opportunity.
Voltabox of Texas, Inc.
1500 Volta Drive
Leander, Texas 78641
Fax: +1 512-814-3710
Mobile: +1 512-902-7574
Title: Quality Technician
Supervisor: Quality Manager
Location: Voltabox of Texas, Inc. / Worldwide
Time model: Full time
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.
- 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
Punch Bowl Social
11310 Domain Dr, Austin, TX 78758
Come and socialize with other Quality professionals! We will provide networking and noshes for all ages. Bring your business card and win an ASQ door prize!
The Threat and Mitigation Methods
Learn about the threat counterfeit electronic components pose and processes members of the supply chain can use to mitigate the risk. Counterfeit electronic components present a serious threat to the electronic manufacturing industry. This presentation will describe:
- The volume and prevalence of counterfeit components
- Factors that contribute to the counterfeiting
- Counterfeiting techniques
- Effects of counterfeit components
- Techniques to avoid purchasing counterfeit components
- Inspection techniques to detect counterfeit components
Speaker: Jason Jowers – Global Vice President of Quality and Operations, Velocity Electronics Corp. http://velocityelec.com/
Jason oversees the development of Velocity’s electronic component inspection program and has spent his career at Velocity working to combat counterfeit electronic components.
In addition to overseeing Velocity’s quality and operations since 2001, Jason has served on the IDEA board of trustees since 2009 and as its president since 2017, as a VP of the Texas ESD Association since 2002, and on SAE’s G-19D AS6081A development committee since 2014. He has given presentations about counterfeit avoidance and detection at numerous conferences around the world and had a paper on the topic published by SMTA. Jason holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.
Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)
5930 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Wednesday / March 21st
- 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
- 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
- 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
- 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes
Registration Cost: $10
RU’s to Attendee: 0.3 RUs
Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho): Ryan.Cho@asqaustin.org,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel): firstname.lastname@example.org