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Section 1205 December Volume 9, Issue 4 This month s Tour is on Dec 13 th, the 2 nd Thursday of the Month Presentation / Tour Rockford Robotics Bot Shop Rockford Robotics is a US First Robotics Team for
Section 1205 December Volume 9, Issue 4 This month s Tour is on Dec 13 th, the 2 nd Thursday of the Month Presentation / Tour Rockford Robotics Bot Shop Rockford Robotics is a US First Robotics Team for Rockford, IL area high schools students. The team is comprised of students from public, private, and home schools. We have grown from students representing two schools in 2007 to students representing 12 schools in the 2012 season. US First releases the game world wide the first Saturday in January. The team then has 6 weeks to design, build, program, test and ship their 120 pound robot for competitions in March / April. Our Mission is simple. We want everyone to have fun while learning. And we want to interest the workforce of tomorrow about opportunities that exist in the realm of science and technology. Manufacturing, information technology and engineering personnel are in high demand. FIRST Robotics teams help students explore these fields. Our aim is for students to develop the technical and professional skills that will be valuable in these careers or any they may choose. We invite you to learn more about your local team at and During your visit we will have a PowerPoint presentation to give you a little more information about the team and show off some of our old competition robots. Required PPE - Closed toe shoes Required Where: Presentation: Eigerlab / Techworks warehouse * 605 Fulton Ave, Rockford, IL Dinner: Pino s 2511 North Main Street Rockford, IL (815) Menu : Choice of:. - Prime Rib buffet - Vegetarian option Reservations (Including meal selections) due to Cora Schroeder by :00 p.m., Friday, December 7 th Phone: , When: December 13 th Dinner Cost: $25.00 Presentation Only: FREE Agenda: 6:00 Tour / Presentation (Eigerlab) 7:30 Dinner (Pino s) * Head to the far end of the parking lot look for open garage door and green Rockford Robotics flag. There will be ample parking NOTE: Online reservations will be via directly to Cora. Please include in the if you plan on attending the dinner as well as the # of guests that will be attending and meal choices for each attendee. Not Receiving this newsletter via but want too??? Not Receiving this newsletter via but want too??? Go to log on, go to my account, click on the Preferences tab and then click on the subscribe option for ASQ Section communication, hit the save button and exit Simple FOOD DRIVE The final collecting for the Rock Valley Food Pantry will be at the December dinner meeting. Donations of non-perishable boxed and canned food are accepted. Cash Donations always welcome For safety, please check expiration dates on items, as the pantry cannot distribute expired food and food without an expiration date. Need help convincing management that Quality matters? Why not improve your speaking skills in 2012? Learn to express yourself better, either in a speech or thinking-on-your feet. You re invited to come to our next Blue Blazers Toastmasters club meeting. We meet every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday during lunch (12PM-1PM) & all are welcome. We d love to see you there! Meetings are held at Hamilton Sundstrand, 4747 Harrison Ave, Rockford, IL 61109: come to the North Lobby by 11:50AM (to allow time to get to our room). Call Shanasy Bratt at if you have any questions, or to let us know you re coming so we can look for you. The mission of our Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. Board Meetings Section Dinner Meetings ASQ Re-Certification 1 st Thursday of Every Month (Sept - May) Singapore Grill, Loves Park General Information Section 3 rd Thursday of Every Month (Sept May) (December meeting is 2 nd Thursday) Send to Mike Farrell Seward Screw Products Third St. Seward, IL Certification Assistance If you are studying for a certification exam and would like a mentor to help you, contact Tom Hall or ) or If you are certified and would be willing to act as a mentor contact Tom as well. Reminder: Changes to your ASQ membership account, including and other contact information should be made through ASQ National on the website at or by calling Invite someone to start their own ASQ journey! Share your passion for quality with a friend or colleague by encouraging them to be part of the ASQ global community. Give them the opportunity to take advantage of all the great benefits you receive as an ASQ member, while at the same time building your own personal network to share best practices. It is easy to do! 1. Have the person(s) you are referring enter your member number and name to the Member Referred By area on the ASQ online or print membership application. 2. For every person you refer that becomes an ASQ member, you will receive 5 ASQ Bucks (one ASQ Buck= $1 USD). You can use your ASQ Bucks toward the purchase of many great ASQ products, including: ASQ Membership Renewal Training Conference Registration Certification Books Publications Articles It is that simple to make a difference in a friend or colleague s career by showing them how to start their own ASQ journey today. For answers to any questions you may have about referring a member, including how to use your ASQ Bucks, visit Placement Opportunities.. Check out the website for up to date listings. Quality Manager: Bloomington IL JOB DESCRIPTION - Our growing heavy equipment metal fabrication manufacturer has an immediate need for a Quality Manager to oversee plant QA, ISO-9001 systems management, and customer interface. The successful candidate must be a hands-on type manager, expected to drive Root Cause analysis methodology (5 Why) and partner with Operations to reduce PPM quality rejects for metal fabrication processes (laser, welding, forming, powder paint). Will participate in Lean and six sigma DMAIC team projects. JOB REQUIREMENTS - Must be proficient with GD&T, APQP, PPAP, CMM, and Root Cause analysis and demonstrate ten years progressive experience in quality engineering or management. Must work with a sense of urgency, be a self-starter, think preventatively, and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Will work ½ days most Saturdays. Metal (steel) fabrication, automotive, or heavy equipment experience is preferred. ASQ certifications, Lean, Six Sigma experience desired. REQUIRED EDUCATION - BS Engineering BASE PAY $90,000 Travel % 5 REQUIRED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 10 RELOCATION COVERED YES US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED YES Contact: Kim Angel (336) For more opportunities visit the ASQ National website at: Placement Opportunities.. Check out the website for up to date listings. Operations Quality Engineer: The primary role of the Operations Quality Engineer is to provide quality engineering in support of all manufacturing operations. This includes the machining, electro-mechanical assembly and electronic assembly areas. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for relentless root cause and corrective action working with manufacturing and engineering addressing a variety of internal and customer quality issues (in accordance with internal document D-474). Take action to formulate and implement action plans. Responsible to review and approve manufacturing and assembly process plans. This includes new process plans as well as changes due to process improvements and ECN activity. Work closely with the Customer Quality Engineer to support timely problem resolution of customer issues where causes are traced to manufacturing related operations. Lead the Material Review Board to ensure timely disposition of nonconforming product. Perform process audits, document results, including nonconformance and make timely recommendations for improvement. Develops and initiates standards and methods for inspection and evaluation. Responsible to guide technical evaluations, analysis and related data acquisition processes to ensure quality objectives are achieved. Responsible to lead or participate in continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, LEAN methods, poka-yoke, etc. Provide technical expertise to quality inspectors to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system. Design and prepare regular performance reports for Quality Management Systems and Operations (pareto, DPPM, first pass yield, etc.). Analyze data and lead corrective action teams solving critical and systemic quality related issues. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of blueprint interpretation in accordance with ANSI/Y Proficiency in process control tools (SPC, Process Capability, PFMEA, Gage R&R, etc.). Thorough knowledge in systematized approach to corrective action methodologies (8D, RCCA, 5 Why s, etc.). Working knowledge of AS9100 and/or ISO9001 quality management system requirements. Solid command in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. Power point experience is preferred. Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks, adhering to strict deadlines and commitments. Ability to work effectively with internal staff, building relationships that assist in getting BVR quality requirements met. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to effectively communicate with all BVR functional areas (i.e., management team, shop floor employees, mfg engineers, quality team, etc.) to identify and resolve quality related issues. Ability to make solid decisions and recommendations in a rapid paced, forward evolving environment. Ability to identify and facilitate continuous improvement actions so as to support the company s LEAN environment. Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficiency in Minitab. Knowledge of LEAN manufacturing methodologies Proficiency in leading cross-functional teams Education and Experience: Bachelor degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering or other related degree. Three to five years of progressive experience working in a comparable capacity, preferably within the aerospace or medical device industry. ASQ certifications (CQE, CQA, etc.) preferred. LEAN and/or Six Sigma certifications a plus. You may apply at the internal website: BVR is an Equal Opportunity Employer Placement Opportunities.. Check out the website for up to date listings. Contact: Carroll Smith (608) Director of Quality: Rockford, Il Our company welcomes people who share our determination and high standards to join us in doing work that moves the world forward. We design, manufacture, and market highly engineered products and systems principally for the aerospace and defense markets. We specialize in industry-leading avionics computers for commercial and military aircraft, as well as specialized motion-control products for aerospace, medical, and industrial automation. Reports to: Vice President / General Manager and works with the Sr. Leadership team, and Sr. Staff, the management team, and employees of all levels throughout the facility as well as external customers and suppliers. Job Summary The Director of Quality leads the company in the application of a Quality system that achieves customer satisfaction, continuous improvement in processes and reduced total costs. This position will also provide expert guidance to the Senior Staff and maintains positive communications with the company's customers, employees and suppliers. Primary Responsibilities Establish and ensure the company-wide implementation of the Quality Management System in accordance with ISO9000:2000/AS9100 and customer requirements. Identify and implement current and applicable quality improvement tools and training, with focus on quality leadership, team-based problem solving, statistical process control techniques, cost of quality and continuous process improvement Establish and maintain partnership with all company functions, maintaining and improving the values of quality and promoting a culture in which all employees are responsible for quality. Assures compliance with contractual requirements and quality assurance clauses, including certifications, acceptance and first article tests. Assures the organization maintains a robust internal audit and corrective action system Assures the organization maintains a robust supplier quality assurance and corrective action system Enhance and implement effective measurement on quality performance with specific focus on customer complaints and product consistency. Participates in and assures appropriate coordination is completed for customer, FAA, and government audits Assures the organization maintains and addresses all Failure Report and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) as required by customers Assures the coordination of software quality per DO-178B and interface with customer, FAA and government software quality and certification offices. Provide monthly status reports, including metrics for quality objects per the Quality Policy Provide professional development for all assigned team members. Explain and support company policies and procedures, complete performance reviews, develop key objectives and maintain accountability within the team. Assume leadership role for other business activities as necessary / requested in addition to regular duties Identification and implementation of road maps for continuous Quality improvement Maintain the highest ethical standards, even when challenged from above Understand and live by the company s ethics and business conduct policies Qualifications Thorough understanding of manufacturing repair processes In depth knowledge of ISO9000:2000/AS9100 Quality System Excellent leadership and management skills. Possess strong change management skills Possess strong business acumen. Excellent written and verbal communication and customer interface skills. Strong focus on teambuilding and employee development. Ability to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations. Demonstrated ability to think strategically, act tactically with the strength of character to motivate others to buy into ideas, concepts and values. Proactive continuous process improvement focus. Ability to travel as needed to customer or vendor sites to address quality issues. Training in Lean Enterprise concepts is desired Six Sigma Green or Black Belt or direct experience implementing Statistical Process Control in manufacturing processes is desired. Working knowledge of DO-254 and D0-178B is desired Competencies Skilled in competencies for Sr. Managers: Approachability, Directing Others, Interpersonal Savvy, Motivating Others, Sizing Up People, Organizing, Planning, Priority Setting, Building Effective Teams, Managerial Courage, Fairness to Direct Reports, Drive for Results, Timely/Quality Decisions, Delegation, Develops Direct Reports, Process Management, Innovation Management, Business Acumen, Intellectual Horsepower, Learning on the Fly, and Hiring & Staffing. Education/Previous Experience Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Science or other related degree Prior Aerospace and/or Defense industry experience 5+ years of focused quality work preferred Prior management experience Placement Opportunities.. Check out the website for up to date listings. Contact: Cora L. Schroeder, Fax (815) , CLINICAL QUALITY MANAGER (US): Rockford, Il Primary Responsibilities are as follows: Formulates and maintains clinical services quality objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals. Creates and implements incoming and in-process inspection criteria and procedures. Interprets clinical services quality philosophy to key personnel in organization. Works closely with Project Management and Operations to develop optimal packaging and distribution processes to assure the quality of the clinical trial materials. Directs staff engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities and products. Leads all clinical services quality complaint investigations and maintains CAPA program. Works with customers and vendors to insure quality of all components for production, including bulk products. Maintains inspection readiness of the clinical services area and conducts quality audits performed by Health Authorities and clients. Identifies gaps in the Quality SOPs and coordinates the necessary revisions and personnel training. Creates and directs environmental test functions. Plays active role on quality management teams within the organization. Works closely with AndersonBrecon-UK Quality staff to maintain harmonization of clinical services procedures and SOPs. Designs and implements quality training programs to key personnel in conjunction with managers. Reports on key quality measures to management and customers. Create and maintain an internal GMP audit program. Attendance to work is an essential function of this job. Other duties as assigned by Manager. To be successful in this position you must be proactive, self-directed, have sound judgment, and be comfortable operating in a dynamic environment; have solid understanding of how decisions will impact the project and the business, be customer focused with outstanding verbal and written communication skills; decisive, motivational, collaborative, influential, and self-confident. Must be innovative and embrace and exhibit a continuous improvement work style. Qualified individual will possess a Bachelor Degree and a minimum of four years of applicable experience demonstrating progressive responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a thorough understanding of quality principles. Must have strong leadership skills and competencies with the ability to lead dynamically and energize multidiscipline work teams to learn and apply new skills and techniques to respond to business needs and good analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills to evaluate business problems and apply knowledge to identify appropriate solutions; ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently AndersonBrecon offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Qualified individuals who would like to be considered for this position should send their resume AND salary requirements by December 21st, 2012 to: AndersonBrecon Human Resources C. Schroeder 4545 Assembly Drive Rockford, IL Fax (815) Or a Word document to: Board of Directors Chairman Vice Chairman Treasurer Secretary Diane Konopa Mark De Pasqua Paul Hermanns Linda Ward Board Members Name Phone Past Chair / Nominating Jim Akers Arrangements Cora Schroeder Certification Art Bird Membership / Database Brian Tracy Publicity Zac Paeth Placement Bruce Kyles Audit Donna Riggs Education Tom Hall Examining (Recertification) Mike Farrell & Historian Internet Liaison Jeff Moore Member/s at Large Gordy Skattum Roy Ervin Leslie Regenold Steve MacDougall Sr. Advisory Barry Beaman Art Bird Seminar/Scholarships Linda Ruggerio Newsletter / VoC Mike Aston Other Contacts Name Phone Regional Director Steven Schuelka Deputy Regional Director Annette Borrelli Deputy Regional Director Mohammad A. H. Khan ASQ National Office Cust. Service
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