Monthly Archives: March 2017

Quality Technician, Specialty Tapes – Forest Park, IL

Position:          Quality Technician

Reporting to:  Quality Manager

 Location:         Specialty Tapes – Forest Park, IL        


This role is responsible to aid in development and implementation of Quality Systems Documentation and ensure that Quality Systems are maintained once implemented. This position will coordinate Quality Systems Management with the Quality Manager, Site GOM, Operations Manager, Department Managers and Third Party Auditors.


  1. Drives continuous improvement through the development and maintenance of existing quality and business processes including laboratory testing, material review and process analysis.
  2. To support our growing customer base by resolving product quality related items that arise utilizing DMAIC or other forms of problem solving
  3. Management of customer non-conforming goods and disposition that supports site Cost of Poor Quality initiatives.
  4. Responsible for project management, resolution, and reporting of corrective action projects. Corrective action projects include those resulting from internal audit findings, process failures, customer requirements, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  5. Act as a technical contact on quality related issues for internal and external customers.
  6. Aid in developing suppliers/sub-suppliers; reduce/eliminate receiving inspection.
  7. Be able to effectively create, manage and drive results off of site aligned SMART Goals.
  8. Lean Manufacturing, take full responsibility and/or aid in the implementation and sustainment. Fully support and work with every department, cross functional teams, intra-departmental teams.
  9. Perform DMAIC and 8D approach to addressing customer concerns, applying root cause analysis and problem solving.
  10. Support the utilization of all ISO-9001:2015, 1SO-14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001 certifications and incorporate them into the Quality Management System effectively.
  11. Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP; process flow maps/diagrams, FMEAs, control plans and measurement system evaluations in support of Quality Standard requirements.

Knowledge/Skills/ Abilities

  1. BS preferred, or substantial related training and experience.
  2. At least 3 year experience in a manufacturing and laboratory testing environment.
  3. Training in Quality Systems Standard Requirements (i.e. ISO9001/14001…etc).
  4. Experience preferred with shop floor manufacturing processes and adhesive coating systems.
  5. Capable of leading training classes.
  6. Expert proficiency in Microsoft suites and other quality non-conformance systems


If you are interested in this position please;

  1. Complete a Job Interest Form and obtain a signature endorsement from current manager.
  2. You may also forward your CV/resume to Jenna Jefferds at

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 31st, 2017.

ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

The March 25 target registration date has passed.  Classes will not start March 25.

The TI did not receive sufficient registrations to begin classes on March 25.  Please note the new target start dates below.

How to register:  To register for a class, please submit a completed registration form to the TI.  A check or credit card for payment is required to be registered.  Use the form below or use the Online Registration Form.

  • Target Start Dates: The start dates given in the schedule are TARGET dates.  Classes will start on the target date provided there are sufficient registrations to run the class.  Typically, 6-8 registrations are required to run a class.
  • Registration Posting: received registrations for each class will be posted on the ASQ TI Webpage so that students can monitor and anticipate if class will or will not start on the target date.
  • Insufficient Registration for Target Start Date: Insufficient registration approximately one week prior to the target start date will postpone start until the next target date.
  • Payment Processing: Payments will be processed one week prior to start of class.  Payment information is required for registration.
  • Location of Class Sites: Locations will be announced when running classes are determined.

Certification Exam Review Classes

Number Exam Review Class Test Window

August 4-20, 2017

TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4013 Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)Exam Review Saturday, June 3, 2017

Register by Register by May 27, 2017

Next Target Date:  September30, 2017

July 29, 2017
4015 Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Review
4025 Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Exam Review:
4035 Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Exam Review


Number Exam Review Class Test Window TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4026 Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Review (SSYB) July 7-23, 2017 Saturday, April 29, 2017

Register by April 22, 2017

Next Target Date:  July 1, 2017

July 1, 2017


4037 Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review (SSBB)
4041 Quality Inspector Exam Review (CQI)
4042 CQM/OE Exam Review
4044 CQT Exam Review
4713 CRE Exam Review

Non-Exam Review Classes

Number Class TI Class Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4002 Basic Statistics/SPC Saturday, June 3, 2017

Register by Register by May 27, 2017

Next Target Date:  September 9, 2017

July 29, 2017
4009 Blueprint Reading and GDT
4014 Quality Cost Management
4032 Design of Experiments
4040 ISO 9000 2015 Revisions
4038 Six Sigma I:  Black Belt Theory Saturday, September 9, 2017 Saturday November 18, 2017


ASQ Chicago Training Institute Spring 2017 Class Registration Form
Date: Class Number Class Name Cost:  $650
ASQ Membership No. ASQ Site or Enterprise Member
Students Name: Company/Work:
Address: Address:
City: City:
State/Zip State/Zip
Preferred Email Address: Work Email
Preferred Phone: Work Phone
PAYMENT OPTIONS:  Note–Registration is not official until payment information is received.

 FAX completed form to with Credit Card information to: 773 237-1230

 Use the Online Registration Form, and Call the TI at 773-237-0592 with Payment Information

 EMAIL the completed form to: and Call the TI at 773-237-0592 with Payment Information

Name on Card:


Card Type: MasterCard        Visa               AMEX Card # Check                 Number:  ____________________
Card Number:


Expiration                                           ____/____




Signature:   Date
PLEASE NOTE:  1) Check or Credit Card only; We cannot accept Purchase Orders.

2) For your Credit Card Security, DO NOT EMAIL CREDIT CARD NUMBERS to the TI. Rather, FAX or Phone Credit Card information to the TI. Credit cards will not be processed and checks will not be deposited until just prior to start of class. The TI does not retain or store credit card numbers.


April General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Date: Wednesday, April 12th 2017


Mission Hills Country Club
1677 Mission Hills Rd
Northbrook 60062


  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm Check In and Networking
  • 6:00pm – Recognition and Awards
  • 7:00pm – Dinner
  • 8.00PM – Main Presentation

  • “Sustainably Grow Your Company – How better operations and teams lead to long-term prosperity.” – by Francisco Pulgar-Vidal




  • 9:00 PM – Adjourn

Dinner Menu:

  • Mushroom Barley French Style
  • Chicken Breast Limone
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Broccolli, Carrots, Cauliflower
  • Dark Chocolate Moose

Dinner Cost: $30

Pre-Registration is Closed

Quality Engineer Positions (Sr. QE, QE, QE Specialist), Warsaw IN

Sr and Quality Engineers – Warsaw IN – 1 year contract

Range –  $50 – $70 per hour but negotiable

Job Description: Job Summary

Responsible for assuring products conform to established requirements and standards through appropriate audit, inspection, and test activities.    Interacts with many different functional departments, suppliers, and experts outside Zimmer to implement Zimmer Quality goals.

  • Formulates procedures, specifications, and standards for Zimmer products and processes.
  • Develops and implements corrective/preventative action plans.
  • Collects and analyzes data for gauge and product evaluation.
  • Identifies critical personnel, gauges, procedures, and materials needed for the completion of new products.
  • Ensures that suppliers have necessary information and facilities to deliver quality products to Zimmer.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and build relationships outside of the department as well as outside the company (suppliers, regulatory agencies, etc.).
  • Ability to deliver, meet deadlines and have results orientation.
  • Able to communicate both orally and in written form to multiple levels of the company.
  • Demonstrates characteristics of high potential for future development opportunities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic understanding of QSR/ISO regulations, design assurance, FMEA, and product testing methods, and are able to use optical comparators and CMMs.

Education/ Experience Requirements

B.S. in engineering or an alternative Bachelor’s degree program with certification as a quality engineer (e.g. CQE) plus 3 years experience in a Quality Engineering role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.

Travel Requirements Up to 20%


Chris Centola

Technical Recruiter

Technical Staffing Associates (TSA)

Direct: 508-416-5935

Main: 877-825-7350 x. 5935


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