2018 Event Calendar for ASQ Austin Section 1414

Month

Day

Date

Activity / Location

Speaker

Topic/Event

Jan.
Wednesday
01/10/18
Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ
Palmer Ln
Jason Ballentine
Creating a Spare Parts Purchase List with Confidence
Jan.
Saturday
01/20/18
Circuit of the
Americas
Vijai Venkata
 2018 Region 14A Member Leader Training 
Feb.
Wednesday
02/14/18
ACC HBC
Belinda Chavez
What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership 
March Wednesday 03/21/18
ACC HBC
Jason Jowers
Counterfeit Elect. Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods
March
Thursday 03/29/18
Punch Bowl Social
(Domain)
N/A ASQ Social – Young Quality Professionals
  April
Wednesday 
04/11/18
Dynamic
Manuf.  Solutions
N/A
Plant Tour
May
 Wednesday
 05/09/18 
  ACC HBC
 Kristine Bradley 
 Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide
June
Tuesday 06/26/18
12365 Riata Trace Pkwy
Chuck Reeves (video)
Austin IoT Group and ASQ Austin Section Joint Event
July
Saturday
07/28/18
Ladybird Lake
N/A
ASQ Social – Sunset Dinner Cruise with Lone Star Riverboat
 Aug.
Friday
08/10/18
National Instruments Campus
Dan Bauer
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Overview
Sept.
 Wednesday
 09/12/18
TBA 
 TBA
TBA 
Oct.
Wednesday
10/10/18
TBA
TBA
TBA
Nov.
Wednesday
11/14/18
TBA
NA
TBA
Dec.
 Wednesday
12/12/18
TBA
N/A
Holiday Dinner
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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

Fall 2018 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2018 Fall Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2018 Dates Test Window
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) (ACC course QCTC-1000) ACC Course Link (CSSBB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Oct. 11-  Dec. 20
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (ACC course QCTC-1041) ACC Course Link (CQA) Doug Shifflett Sat. N 8:30AM – 12:30PM Sep. 1  –  Nov. 17
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Sep. 1 – Nov. 17
Certified Manager of Quality   / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) (ACC course BMGT-2031) ACC Course Link (CMQ/OE) Phil Flories T, Th N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Sep. 11- Nov. 1
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (ACC course QCTC-1043) ACC Course Link (CQE) Phil Flories & Mike Harkins  M, W N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Sep. 19 – Nov. 28

 

Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration above.

Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.

ACC Overview Brochure

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSS MBB) Training Feb/March 2018

ASQ Austin Section 1414 is excited to share a unique training and career development opportunity right here in Austin, TX


Smarter Solutions, Inc.

in partnership with 

 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training

 

Course Description:

https://www.smartersolutions.com/services/lean-six-sigma/lss-master-black-belt

Join a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training course that teaches you how to manage an improvement program that is tied to organizational success – not just projects and hard savings. This intensive two-weeks-over-two-months robust curriculum is based upon wise application of next generation Six Sigma and Lean concepts via the Integrated Enterprise Excellence system. Topics included in this training meets and exceeds the ASQ MBB Body of Knowledge.

This Master Black Belt training offers an enhanced how-to methodology for creating an organizational Operational Excellence system.   Operational Excellence Master Black Belt training describes the benefits of this two-week offering.

Testimonials explain both personal and organizational gains received from this beyond Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt offering.

 

Instructor Bio:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forrest_W._Breyfogle_III

Forrest Breyfogle III is an ASQ Fellow who has an MSME degree from the University of Texas in Austin.  He is CEO of Smarter Solutions Inc. (www.SmarterSolutions.com).  He has authored or co-authored over a dozen books.  His five-book set, Integrated Enterprise Excellence provides an enhanced operational excellence system for the utilization and integration of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvement so that the enterprise as a whole benefits.

Mr. Breyfogle was named Quality Professional of the Year for 2011 by Quality Magazine and in 2012 was awarded alumni of the year by Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2004 for an earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma and was presented the Leadership Award at the 2013 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference.

Forrest W. Breyfogle III

CEO, Smarter Solutions, Inc, Austin

Smarter Solutions, Inc.

Location: 

The University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712

Map & Directions

 

Course Schedule:

February 26 – March 2, 2018 and March 26 – March 30, 2018

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs):
7.2
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Registration / Cost:

Learn more at http://lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/epd/leansixsigma.php

The nominal registration cost is $7500 and early registration is $7000, however discounts are available for a variety of situations.

The registration cost includes:

  • Coaching (during, between training weeks, and after the course) – Value of $800
  • Master Black Belt Certification (project required) – Value of $500
  • Reference Text/Materials – Value of $525
  • Certificate of Completion – Documentation of the number of hours completed that can be submitted for Continuing Education Units.
To obtain a quote, contact Forrest Breyfogle at Smarter Solutions: info@smartersolutions.com
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Testimonials:
  • “Forrest really helped me connect Lean Six Sigma concepts back to the types of business process we see in a school division, creating true relevancy.” … J.B., Manager Information  Technology, Public Schools
  • “Forrest offers a very practical and effective methodology to provide more insight to the use of data. This approach can be a huge game changer in pursuing improvement goals.” … P.M., Healthcare Consultant
  • “This course changed the way I usually approached analyze and look for improvement opportunities.” … N.G., Manufacturing Production Manager
  • “This workshop was very engaging and well structured.” … S.S., Hospital Quality Improvement Manager
  • “Forrest continues to innovate and provide alternative approaches to Lean Six Sigma providing a clear roadmap to success.” … K.L. Director Operations Healthcare Provider
  • “Forrest training is really more than a regular Master Black Belt training.  Forrest’s training is not just teaching statistical tools, the training goes far beyond because it teaches the use of an Operational Excellence approach that combines with continuous improvement (CI) tools to create a truly CI system.  Forrest also makes you think again and challenge current processes and tools in a way that you really think in a continuous improvement mindset.  This training is like no other.” … A.C. Supply Chain Project Manager, Manufacturing

March Austin ASQ 1414 Event – Counterfeit Electronic Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods- 03/21/18

Counterfeit Electronic Components

The Threat and Mitigation Methods
Jason Jowers

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.

Location:

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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, TX 78752

Room 411.0

Date: 03/21/18

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Schedule:

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: Eventbrite

Registration Cost: $10

RU’s to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

For questions:

Please contact:

Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho): Ryan.Cho@asqaustin.org,

Program Chair (Surendra Patel): surendra.patel@asqaustin.org

Volunteers Needed – Austin Energy Regional Science Festival – 02/21-24/18

Judges/Volunteers needed for the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, February 21-24 2018

 

Topic:

The  Science Festival is a competition for students from 23 school districts and 12 counties who are advancing from their local schools. Junior (middle school) Division and Senior (high school) Division students submit their projects in one of 17 scientific categories, covering both Life and Physical Sciences as well as Math and Engineering.

The  top three winners in each category from both divisions advance to the state fair in San Antonio. Elementary students are judged on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 and are graded but do not advance/

The overall top six projects in the Senior Division, called “Best of Fair”, advance directly to the international competition.

 

How to Help:

  • We need subject matter experts to evaluate the projects. About 7-8 projects are assigned to each group of 3 judges Who interview the students and  discuss the project to determine the ranking.
  • Judging  is a 2-4 hour commitment, plus orientation.  We offer orientation sessions in the weeks prior to the fair. Judging  will take place on Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at the Palmer Event Center. Links to the abstracts will be made available the week-end prior to the fair.
  • We also need general volunteers from Wednesday, Feb 21 to Saturday, Feb 24 to help with registration, project set-up, and assisting with the awards ceremonies. You can register as either a judge or a volunteer by going to http://www.sciencefest.org/volunteers

ASQ volunteers may submit a request for RU’s  from their  section recertification chair based on 0.1 RU per hour of time spent in service as a volunteer.

 

When and Where:

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 – Saturday Feb 24, 2018

Palmer Events Center

900 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

Statistics for Non Statisticians – 3/12/18 Free Educational Webinar

Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Think statistics are not intuitive? We all use statistics to make decisions every day without even thinking about it. Attend this webinar and learn how to collect, present, and use statistical data in a way that is so intuitive, everyone will understand it whether or not they understand statistics.

 

Speaker Jim Johnstone, a popular Quality consultant in Austin, Texas works with companies to improve their quality management systems

Prior to starting his own business, Jim was Sr. Director of Supplier Development with Applied Materials. Jim holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration. A member of ASQ Austin since 2011, he is ASQ certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor

Date Monday 03/12/2018

  • Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • End Time: 12:00

Agenda

  • 11:00 – 11:05 Introductions and ground rules
  • 11:05-!2:00 Presentation

Eventbrite Link to Register: Statistics for  non Statisticians 

Link to Join:  join.me/asq-1414-

To Dial in by Phone:

  • Join the meeting:  5 minutes early Using the Join Me app, then mute your phone as a courtesy to others
  • You may join via VOIP, Landline or cell phone. Call number In USA: US +1.404.400.8750 or +1.857.706.3435
  • Conference ID: 558-262-817 #
  • Time of the event is Central Std. Time.
  • If you do not already have the Join me app, you will need to download it to your device to join the online event and see the slides

RUs to attendee: 0.1 RUs

For questions contact our Education Chair:  Norma Antunano  norma.antunano@asqaustin.org

February Meeting – What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership – 02/14/18

Belinda Chavez, ASQ Region 14A Deputy Regional Director

Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC

 

Belinda will provide a brief update on the changes that have occurred at ASQ Headquarters in 2017 and will discuss some ASQ initiatives that may affect the way Sections operate. She will also discuss some of the benefits of being an ASQ member and member leader

Speaker Bio

Belinda Chavez is an Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC, in support of the NASA Safety Center Audits and Assessment Office. She has over 25 years of Safety and Quality experience. Belinda is a graduate of Louisiana Technical University with a Master of Business Administration and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Belinda currently serves in a number of ASQ member leader positions: Region 14A Deputy Regional Director; multiple section positions in several sections (Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair, VOC Chair), Education Division Past Chair; and Aviation, Space & Defense Division VOC Chair, and co-chair of the ASQ Performance Awards and Recognition (PAR) program. She previously served on the ASQ Board of Directors (2007-2012), was Section Affairs Council Chair (2010-2012), Region 14/14A Director (2007-2012), Region 14A Deputy Regional Director(2013-2015, 2017), Education Division Chair (2015-2016), Education Division Chair-
Elect (2013-2014), Aviation, Space and Defense Division VOC Chair (2013-2017), Section 1422 VOC Chair (2014-2017), and Section 1418 Nominating Committee Chair (2011-14).

Belinda is an ASQ Fellow and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an IPCM Certified Manager, and George Group Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has received numerous company and NASA awards including a United Space Alliance Safety Quest Award, a NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, the NASA Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards.

Date/Time: 2/14/18 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Schedule:

Wednesday / Feb 14 th
 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

RUs to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

Cost: $10/attendee; please RSVP at Eventbrite

Location:

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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Registration closes at 11pm, Tuesday February 14, 2018.  Registration is limited to 40 people.

For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (David Estes): david.estes@asqaustin.org,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel): surendra.patel@asqaustin.org