Abhi Gupta 17 June 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 6PM

Abhimanyu (Abhi) Gupta, Instructor of data science and business analytics at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University

Thursday, June 17, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

Data Analytics, Information and Knowledge

There is a difference between information and knowledge. Knowledge is the information that helps us act better. In our life or business, we usually have access to a lot of information, but we sometimes struggle to convert them into knowledge. The discipline of data analytics guides us in converting information into patterns and insights in the current world. 

This workshop aims to demonstrate how some basic data analytics skills help us make better decisions in our business and life. In this session, we will first play a business simulation game. Then we will apply some fundamental data analytics concepts and techniques to learn how we can perform better. Lastly, we will apply our strategies to be better at the simulation game.

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St Louis Loucon 2021

Be part of the exciting team to plan our annual Quality Conference:

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Ryan Carris 20 May 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 7PM

Ryan Carris, MSc, CSSBB

Process Chemist, Sensient Colors LLC

Thursday, May 20, 2021 VIRTUAL 7PM Presentation

Six Sigma for Batch Processes

Batch processing is useful when user interaction isn’t required at each individual step. However, batch processes run less often and pack more variables into each step, which makes statistical tools harder to use, and requires investigators to rely on a combination of methods and skills to identify root causes.

This presentation will give a case study on the application of Six Sigma to an industrial batch process where Statistical Process Control alone would not have illuminated the root cause of quality failures.

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IATF Audit Help

Vitro in O’Fallon, MO is looking for consulting help for their upcoming IATF audit at the end of May.

If interested contact Dave Reck + 1 (636) 240-0047

QA Senior Technician St. Louis MO Job Opportunity

Thermo Fisher Scientific has an opening at  St. Louis, MO location for a QA Senior Technician.

Job ID:  138126BR

This is a non-supervisory role, reporting to the Supervisor of QA Operations at the Thermo Fisher St. Louis site. This is a day shift position to cover production activities. This position would be expected to work a rotating schedule that includes weekend work. The St. Louis site is part of the Biologics division.


Link to posting:  https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/search-results?m=3&keywords=138126br

Karen Maskell and Awards 20 APR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL Presentation – 6PM

Maskell, Karen

Karen Maskell, ASQ West North Central Region Director

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 VIRTUAL 6PM Presentation

National Volunteer Week and
ASQ 2020 Recognition

As a member-led organization we all have a part in building the future. Karen Maskell, our ASQ West North Central Regional Director, will highlight ASQ strategic priorities for 2021 and will share insights into how ASQ is evolving and adapting to continually improve for the future. She will explain the organizational structure and initiatives in place to engage members and provide value for the current and next generation community. This informative and interactive session provides an opportunity for you to ask Karen questions and contribute ideas to shape our path forward.

Finally, the ASQ St. Louis section will recognize three (3) award recipients for their 2020 efforts for the ASQ St. Louis section.

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Assistant Quality Control Manager Opportunity

Company Overview:

Good Earth Tools merges manufacturing expertise and engineering innovation into a uniquely customized and patented line of industrial equipment and tungsten carbide wear-proofing solutions for a diverse and global client base. Headquartered just 30 miles south of St. Louis in Crystal City, Missouri, Good Earth Tools is a privately held manufacturer with a network of worldwide distributors.

GET’s technology is reflected through its specialty divisions, including Good Earth Tools (GET), Ballast Tools, Ballast Tools Equipment, QMP Limited, and Ever Extruder.

To learn more, visit our related websites at www.goodearthtools.com; www.btequip.com; www.everextruder.com; www.ballasttools.com; www.qmpltd.com

Position Overview:

The Assistant Quality Control Manager is responsible for participating in and overseeing the quality inspection of receiving, in-process, and finished goods to ensure compliance with quality specifications.  Will recommend new or improved quality control methods, procedures, and/or standards.

The successful candidate for this position will have previous training and experience in quality control, including metal fabrication, machining, machine assembly, drafting and/or engineering.


  • Responsible for participating in and overseeing the quality inspection of receiving, in-process, and finished goods.
  • Responsible for ensuring all equipment is maintained / calibrated as appropriate
  • Lead and promote the Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA) process
  • Assist in implementing quality tools that govern all quality functions from raw material to purchased goods throughout the production and shipping departments
  • Investigate, analyze, and resolve quality issues identified by inspectors by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects
  • Analyze non-conformances and process failures to facilitate solutions for trouble parts
  • Coordinate, track, and communicate the KPI performances daily, weekly and monthly for quality focused metrics
  • Develop countermeasures for KPI that do not meet expectations
  • Assist manufacturing and engineering by helping them develop process changes and assembly practices.
  • Participates in the ISO9001 audits and documentation of processes to ensure compliance to internal procedures and the ISO9001 standard.
  • Participates in the generation of part specific quality plans utilizing customer drawings, CAD Models, and process specifications to ensure compliance with company and customer requirements.
  • Participates in the review of customer or contractual documentation (including proposals) to identify and ensure fulfillment of quality requirements.
  • Provides technical and advisory support to the production department as requested.
  • Understands GD&T requirements as applied to engineering drawings and notes.
  • Train, coach and supervise Quality Control Inspectors.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Technical degree is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years of Quality Control or Inspection experience in an industrial manufacturing setting is required
  • Must be proficient in interpreting blueprints and schematics that include mechanical, welding, hydraulic, electrical, and assembly drawings.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 standards is preferred
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs and willing to learn manufacturing MRP software
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal, written and electronic)
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and be self-motivated
  • Must have the ability to work 40 hours a week and maintain a punctual, reliable attendance record

Physical Demands:

The employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move parts up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move parts up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:

Please visit our website at www.goodearthtools.com and complete our online application.


Bridget Brown 25 MAR 2021 ASQ VIRTUAL 4PM Happy Hour Presentation

Bridget K. Brown

Owner | Chief Storytelling Officer StoryMatters, LLC

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 VIRTUAL 4PM Happy Hour Presentation

Tools for Tough Conversations

Perhaps you need to have a tough conversation with a client, a co-worker or a family member.  We will define what that looks like, talk about the challenges and provide you with a few quick tools of how to go about listening better when these conversations arise. In this is an interactive zoom session, we will discuss and provide you with tools for how to have tough conversations.
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