Christine Bales 16 MAY 2017 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Blood Safety: A QMS, AABB Standards, GMP Practices and the Roadmap to Accreditation in sub-Saharan Africa

Presentation contents:

  • AABB’s Standards’ QSE’s (Quality System Essentials), Good Manufacturing Practices/Principles and Blood Safety (20 min)
  • Implementing Quality Management Systems in Developing Countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (20 min)
  • Q & A (5-10 min)
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Chuck Bauman 16 MAY 2017 ASQ Dinner at Engineers Club

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Need for More Critical Thinking

My presentation will highlight the need for more critical thinking, discuss some methods for increasing critical thinking systematically in an organization and make the case that critical thinking can be developed by the individual as a tool to increase influence and career progression within an organization.
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TechShop Tour 18 APR 2017 ASQ Meeting

 Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

TechShop is the World’s First Open-Access Workshop

Come on in. Introduce yourself to staff, take a tour, sign up for a class. Join us for special tour for ASQ. We can’t wait to help you Build Your Dreams HERE!

TechShop is a community-based workshop and prototyping studio on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Packed with cutting-edge tools, equipment, and computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, we offer the space to make, and the support and camaraderie of a community of makers.


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Chris Anderson 18 APR 2017 ASQ Meeting at TechShop

Chris Anderson Management Coach Bizmanualz, Inc

Chris Anderson, Management Coach, Bizmanualz, Inc.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

What’s New in IATF 16949:2016 for Automotive Suppliers?

ISO/TS 16949:2009 has a new name and a few new changes.  The Automotive OEM’s are raising expectations to address systemic weaknesses in supply chain performance. They are adding new requirements for auditors, safety, and corporate responsibility. And they are adopting the same High Level Structure used in the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

NOTE: ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates will be invalid after 9/14/18 and no CB Audits will take place for ISO/TS 16949:2009 after 10/1/17. If you have a registration or surveillance audit occurring within the next twelve months, you need to have a plan in place NOW!

Learn about the changing requirements in IATF 16949, how they might affect you, and what you need to know for the transition.

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SLUASQ – St. Louis, as part of the St. Louis Operations Collective, would like to announce:

(Operations Collective represents the Center for Supply Chain Management at Saint Louis University, APICS, ASQ, CSCMP, ISM, NDTA, and the Transportation Club of St.  Louis)

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Tom Crespi 21 MAR 2017 ASQ Meeting at Sybergs

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Tom Crespi, Manager, Change Management at Graybar

 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

 Engaging Employees in the Digital Age.

Digital transformation is a buzzword phrase these days, and arguably the transformation has been occurring for decades. Today, we can pick up our phones and do things that would previously take large computers to do, if they even could. At times digital becomes annoying, but tools are emerging that can allow us to engage employees on teams and in departments like never before, whether they’re in the same room or scattered across the globe. To Tom, the smart use of these tools is CI at work – they can keep teams more connected, helping them to get things done faster and better.   He looks forward to sharing his insights and real-world examples with you.

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Amit Kothari 21 MAR 2017 ASQ Meeting at Sybergs

Amit Kothari

Amit Kothari, CEO, Tallyfy

 Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

 How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Quality and Operations Management
The age of truly proactive (instead of reactive) operations and quality management is finally here. With the data that’s now being collected from people doing business processes – whether repetitive or one-off, we need to seize the opportunity to use machine learning/AI for proactive operations management. This talk focuses on macro technology trends in the last decade. We will focus on the specific ingredients that are finally in place for machine learning technologies to help non-technical users do business processes at consistently higher quality. We also talk about the opportunities to predict operational delays and failures before they actually happen.
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Quality Engineer – Siemens Manufacturing

Siemens Manufacturing Co., Inc. is the premier electronic manufacturing supplier in the region specializing in the manufacturing of printed circuit board assemblies. We are family owned and operated located in the Metro East area of St. Louis. Our company is growing and we are looking to expand our team.

Job Summary
This person has full responsibility for ensuring the quality system at the Freeburg, IL site, is maintained consistent with the overarching company Quality Management System. The position is responsible for all customer, production, and supplier quality issues impacting the Freeburg, IL site. This entails coordination with Customer Service, Production, and Purchasing departments and the Quality Manager. The position ensures the site maintains ISO compliance while working with the Quality Manager.
The Quality Engineer would also work proactively on continuous improvement projects at the Freeburg site in coordination with the Director of Continuous Improvement.
The Quality Engineer role requires the individual to work a minimum of 40-50 hours per week and additional hours as needed to meet deadlines and effectively address unplanned quality issues, which arise, in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in development, implementation, monitoring, and effecting corrective actions of key metrics for your assigned area of performance and ensure ISO 9001 compliance on site
• Lead, manage and drive corrective actions and continuous improvements within assigned facility of our manufacturing operations and suppliers for that facility.
• Work effectively with cross functional teams, Siemens Management, and Customers to get positive results and bring closure to quality issues.
• Lead and implement Lean Manufacturing tools & techniques (workshops, kan-ban, visual management, 5S, total productive maintenance, set-up reduction, etc.)
• Oversee and conduct quality inspections of incoming raw materials to include assisting with physical measurements, phasescope readings, and raw pcb cross-sectioning.
• Facilitate resolution any quality related issues at incoming inspection
• Coordinate with Production to resolve any production quality issues using customer requirements, IPC 610 and IPC 620 standards.
• Implement and maintain process controls through advanced quality planning techniques (FMEA, key characteristics management, mistake proofing, etc.)
• Complete Root Cause analysis and implement Corrective Actions using formal problem solving techniques including Lean Six Sigma tools.
• Complete PPAP, FAIR, First Article and other various customer and internal quality documentation and ensure appropriate storage of such documents for future reference and retrieval.
• Provide status of ongoing issues, projects and communicate progress through written reports and regular quality meetings assigned or scheduled.
• Travel to suppliers or other Siemens facility to assist in resolving quality issues or assessment of capabilities as required.

• Five (5)+ years experience in a manufacturing Quality Assurance role
• BS degree in Quality, Engineering or other related field
• CQE or other related quality certification
• ISO Internal Auditor certification desired
• Six Sigma green-belt Certification (preferably ASQ or equivalent may be considered)
• Customer and Quality focused with exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, both written and oral.
• Self-starter with ability to use own initiative to ensure company quality standards are maintain and culture of Continuous Improvement re-enforced.
• Skilled at team building and demonstrated experience in effectively working with cross functional teams, within/outside the organization, including the ability and desire to work with a diverse group of people.
• Solid understanding of Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical), principles with ability read and interpret drawings including dimensional and electrical tolerances.
• Ability to implement and monitor process controls to ensure actual productions is maintained within the specified tolerance limits.
• Ability to Collect and analyze data statistically to solve problems and proactively make recommendations for improvements
• Lean Manufacturing and 6S experience
• Lean Six Sigma experience to include designing and executing Design of Experiments
• Accomplished in MS Word and Excel, as well as a working knowledge of PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, & Minitab.
• Color Vision
• Proven ability to collect the right data, analyze data using statistics, and implement improvements and corrective actions based on data
• Ability to analyze, challenge, and change process, as needed, to create a more efficient, more positive environment and culture
• Honesty, integrity, and a strong desire to succeed and establishing high standards for direct reports and peers, including interacting with others in a respectful and professional manner.
• Creative problem solving skills
• Proven ability to recognize opportunities and to improve quality
• Able to work on very tight timelines while maintaining excellent attention to detail

For position consideration, please e-mail your resume and salary requirements/history to

Please note that no relocation package is available for this position.


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