Monthly Archives: January 2016

February General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016


White Eagle Banquets
6839 North Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL 60714


  • Doors Open: 5:30 PM
  • Pre-Dinner Session: 6:00 PM
  • Dinner: 7:00 PM
  • Post Dinner Session: 8:00 PM
  • Adjourn: 9:00 PM

Dinner Menu:

Family Style

  • Roast Chicken with Golden Sauce
  • Roast Brisket of Beef with Brown Gravy
  • Vegetable Francais
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Ice Cream Sundae w/Chocolate Topping


  • ASQ Members: $30
  • Non-Members: $30

Pre-Dinner Synopsis:

Data Integrity Compliance, Electronic Records and Signatures Management, Computer Systems and Spreadsheet Validation

Download the Presentation: ERES and Data Integrity ASQ Kriti Chopra 2016


3f8adfaKriti Chopra, Validation Engineer, Hospira – A Pfizer Company, has been working for over 5 years in pharmaceutical industry, with specialized interest in Data Integrity Assurance, 21 CFR Part 11 and Computer Systems Validation. Kriti’s work includes establishing standardized approach and requirements for Computer System Validation and Spreadsheet Validation, developing tools for assessing quality systems, identifying risk associated with GxP systems, planning remediation activities, developing global compliance programs and training related to data integrity and security, preparing responses to FDA observations, and supporting data integrity audits.

Since 2014, Kriti has been involved in successfully establishing a Validation Community of Practice (CoP) at Hospira-Pfizer and a Center of Excellence (CoE) for Computer System Validation (CSV), Spreadsheet Validation (SSV) and Data Integrity Compliance. Kriti’s most recent interests include global implementation of data integrity and security controls that are robust, cost-effective and ensure that the usage of computer laboratory systems, manufacturing systems and spreadsheets is compliant with FDA, MHRA and EU requirements. Kriti has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Northwestern University, is a member of ASQ, PDA, and ISPE.


Post Dinner Synopsis:

Introduction to Reliability

Download the Presentation: ASQReliabilityDivisionIntroPresentation

05c88aeDan Burrows is Reliability Engineering & Test Director for a private company. He is has over 25 years of experience in aerospace, electronics, automated assembly, heavy equipment, and production systems reliability. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is an ASQ CRE, CSSBB, and CMQ/OE.


Registration is Closed

Senior Quality Engineer – Downers Grove, IL

The Company
Rexnord Industries, LLC is a $2 billion public (rxn), multi-industry manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered mechanical power transmission components and commercial water management products. Rexnord recently completed a public offering and is now traded on the NYSE under “RXN.” The Power Transmission Group operates under the “Rexnord” name, and the Water Management Group operates under the “Zurn” name. The Rexnord culture, centered on the Rexnord Business System – “RBS” (the company’s operating management system based on the Toyota Production System and the Strategy Deployment Process – advanced Hoshin Planning methodology), welcomes professionals who can lead and produce results, who are motivated by stretch objectives, and who will embrace a business environment which is driven to continuously improve.

Aerospace Business Unit
Rexnord Aerospace supplies engineered high performance spherical and cylindrical bearings and mechanical seals to the commercial air transport, regional aircraft, business aircraft, helicopter and military aircraft markets for use in engine systems, flight control systems, airframe structures and landing gear systems. Our aerospace bearing and seal products consist of rolling element airframe bearings and bearing tooling sold under the Shafer® and Tri-Roller® brand names, Teflon lined polymeric bearings sold under the Tuflite® brand name, slotted entry, split ball and split race bearings sold under the PSI® brand name, self-lubricating machinable lined bearings and coatings sold under the Rexlon® brand name and mechanical seals sold under the Cartriseal® brand name. Our global customer base includes all major engine and airframe OEM’s, as well as major Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the engine and airframe OEM’s and through our FAA approved repair station we support major MRO and aircraft operators with repair and overhaul capabilities.

Brief Description
Rexnord Industries, LLC, a leading supplier in the Aerospace industry, is seeking a Quality Engineer to provide support to all departments in Quality related issues in addition to assistance in improving the quality system and supporting quality programs. In this position, you can make immediate contributions in enhancing the current quality program by providing daily support in Quality related issues. This role will motivate, inspire and lead by example while influencing team cohesion and cooperation.

Key Accountabilities
• Utilize data driven problem solving methods to improve key quality metrics such as internal and external PPM, Scrap and Customer Satisfaction
• Assist in the effort to achieve and maintain all current ISO9001 and AS9100 certifications, as well as NADCAP special process certifications (Chemical Processing, Heat Treat, NDT)
• Ability to collect, compile, and analyze data to determine both root cause and corrective action to prevent recurrence in addition to driving the non-conforming material review system.
• Assist in the design, development, and implementation of a Quality roadmap for achieving company objectives.
• Drive a culture of quality at the source whereby all associates assume ownership for the quality of their work, services, and products.
• Assist with appropriate quality acceptance criteria for new equipment, process, and product introductions through new product development methodologies for aerospace.
• Identify & drive continuous improvement opportunities within the facility and at our supplier’s locations.
• Assist Quality and Configurations Management in the strategic definition and implementation of Quality
• Assurance including the determination of dimensional measurement systems and their application on complex products. (full understanding of ASME Y14.5 Geometric dimensioning and tolerance)
• Sr. Quality Engineer is fully responsible for ensuring process competency and audit acceptance of the following Quality Clauses: (Post Delivery Support)

Job Requirements
Capabilities and Success Factors
• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technical related discipline or Engineering or MBA a plus; CQE and CQA certifications a plus.
• 5+ years of Quality Experience in the Aerospace or Automotive industry.
• Experience working with quality systems; e.g. AS9100, ISO9001, FAA FAR regulations
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
• Proficient in root cause analysis and formal problem solving techniques internally and externally (Customers/Suppliers)
• Thorough knowledge of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools (including SPC, GR&R, DOE, FMEA, Control Plans, Cpk, GD&T, DMAIC, First Article Inspection, Cost of Quality)
• Demonstrated success in the ability to consistently multitask
• Good verbal, written, and administrative skills, including computer skills (word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, Minitab, etc.)
• Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management
• Strong application knowledge of calibration and metrology systems including the development, improving, and approving gaging methodologies and design.
• Solid background in metal manufacturing environment including metal cutting and grinding is desirable.
• Working knowledge of engineering part drawings and general understanding of metallurgy; ability to understand the physical and mechanical properties of metals as affected by composition, mechanical working and heat treatments.
• Provides leadership, technical support, and guidance to quality inspectors, certified operators, purchasing, manufacturing, Customer service, and other areas in need of assistance on all Quality Engineering related topics. (Contract review, Supplier Control programs, New Product Development)
• Experience working in a lean manufacturing or continuous improvement environment.
• Ability to determine the appropriate dispositions for nonconforming product; function as quality representative at both Preliminary Review (PR) and MRB levels.
• Internal quality audits – participate in both Internal Quality Management System (QMS) audits and customer audits (product and system) including external supplier audits.
• Demonstrated career advancement with increasing accountability
• ASQ Certified Quality Engineering (CQE) desired

In addition to gaining invaluable experience and having the opportunity to create a legacy, the dynamic leader we seek will be rewarded with:
• Competitive Base Salary
• Matching 401(k) contribution
• Discretionary Personal Reimbursement Account

Exceptional Benefits
• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
• Educational Reimbursement
• Matching Gift Program

How to apply
Interested candidates may submit their resume through the Careers section at

Direct Link: Click Here…

Rexnord associates must be in good standing for consideration for job openings. This includes satisfactory or above ratings in job performance and no corrective actions, PIP’s, disciplinary issues or warnings in the last 12 months.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Supplier Quality Engineer position with Kemper Valve and Fittings in Island Lake

Kemper Valve & Fittings Corp. has been manufacturing and selling high-quality pressure pipe unions and related oilfield fluid control products in the United States since 1965. The employees of Kemper Valve & Fittings share a common commitment to the quality of the products we’ve been making for over 40 years. To this day, despite our steady growth and the increasing depth of our catalog, Kemper products continue to be 100% manufactured, certified and serviced in the U.S.A.

What Makes this a Great Opportunity?
This is a ground floor opportunity for the Supplier Quality Engineer to develop processes and procedures of the quality department, and be instrumental in growing this key area.
Be a part of a privately owned company that cares about it’s employees-we also offer benefit package that is outstanding.

Address and resolve quality related issues with suppliers. Issue Supplier Corrective actions and follow them to completion to insure that incoming product quality is continually improving. Understand supplier process. Communicate KVF requirements to suppliers and insure those requirements are met. Monitor supplier performance, as well as guide supplier corrective actions. Act as supplier quality representative in daily MRB meetings.

The ideal applicant will possess integrity, a strong work ethic and ability to relate well to people on many different levels. A self-motivated individual, able to multi-task under pressure in a fast paced environment, will find success at Kemper.

• 5 years documented experience as a Supplier Quality Engineer
• Strong background in metallurgy of low-Carbon, High-alloy
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science
• ASQ Certified Quality Auditor
• Two years experience with Metal Processing (Forging, Casting,
heat treating, machining
• ISO-9001 audit experience-ASQ CQA a plus
• Familiarity with API Q1 quality systems
• Willingness and ability to travel 40% of the time or more (home most weekends)
• Relocation assistance is offered

Kemper Valve and Fittings offers a potential bonus, based on individual performance and company profitability. Benefits include: health and dental insurance, life insurance, generous 401(k) retirement plan, and profit sharing plan.


Carol Miller
Staffing Consultant
Kemper Valve and Fittings

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Campaign

volunteerOn behalf of the ASQ Chicago Section, we are truly grateful to all members, their families and guests who participated in our first volunteering event held on December 19, 2015 at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) organization. Their efforts yielded in the following impressive results:

• Boxes Packed: 128
• Meals: 27,648
• Kids Fed for a Year: 76
• Cost: $6,082.56

FMSC’s organization December shipments were scheduled to be delivered to Haiti, Guatemala, Malawi, Honduras, Uganda, Swaziland and Sierra Leone. Therefore, our ASQ Chicago Section volunteering contribution in packing meals for malnourished children around the world will have a global impact flavor. As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated: “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” (Winston Churchill). ASQ Chicago Section is looking forward to upcoming volunteering events of 2016 and we are truly grateful for our member’s compassion and unselfish caring.

Elena Martynenko, Ph.D.
ASQ Chicago Section

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