Monthly Archives: January 2018

Resident Quality Engineer Needed

General Description

The Packaging Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible to drive Implementing supplier quality management practices, pro-active risk reduction, quality improvements, problem resolution, failure analysis, root cause and corrective action, and facilitate continuous process improvements with assigned suppliers. This position will involve working with a supply chain of our key customers, and provide quick reaction support for Quality and Delivery related issues, plan and execute supplier audits performance reviews, as well provide regular feedback and technical support to assigned suppliers.
Our Supplier Quality Engineering team is responsible for assessing customer product design requirements and developing the necessary inspection methods, process flows and equipment to ensure process capability and overall product quality.


• Understand and interpret customer specified packaging requirements, understand supplier manufacturing processes, develop and/or approve manufacturing inspection processes, equipment, tools, gauges and fixtures for raw material, mechanical components and mechanical assemblies.
• Establish qualification processes for new products, approve first article inspection reports, and provide feedback to suppliers
• Manage supplier quality performance and drive improvement as needed to become quality leader in industry
• Ability to interpret data, analytical, SPC, identify trends and develop preventative actions
• Lead specific in-depth problem solving at a supplier facility, such as recurring line stoppages, customer field failures, numerous supplier escapes, observation of significant failure trends, etc
• Provide regular feedback and technical support to assigned suppliers.
• Ability to travel and conduct supplier quality audits

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering with minor in Packaging
• 2 years of experience working with manufacturing and testing processes for corrugated boxes, folder cartons, glass bottles, plastic bottles, boxes or packaging, foam, and pallets, etc.
• Familiarity with SQL/database programming to create in-house easy to use reports, such as supplier scorecard, and customer feedback
• Demonstrated hands-on manufacturing, quality or supplier management experience
• Ability to read and understand packaging designs or prints
• This position requires a blend of technical and analytical ability, strong verbal and written communication skills and a high degree of professional acumen.
• Experience with ISO 9001/ISO 14001 quality management systems (QMS) is preferred.


Scott Brenner

Stephen Gould Corporation
225 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143

January General Meeting 🗓 🗺

My Fellow members,
Welcome to another year of the ASQ Chicago section program/meetings.
Details for our first meeting for 2018 are as follows:

As usual, during the pre-dinner session we will introduce our “member leaders” for 2018. You need to know who they are, the office each holds and who to approach for related information. You may be the next member leader, who knows. Life is as such….

Post-dinner Topic: Fine Tuning for Success
Presenter: Lee Ann Piano
Overview of presentation – Becoming your personal best begins with a go for it approach to life! Gaining clarity, establishing and prioritizing values, developing a determined attitude and embracing change are all required for reaching your full potential and adding value in the workplace.

In this session you will learn…

· How to create a personal vision statement & why establishing values will accelerate your vision
· Why change triggers “internal resistance” and how to overcome it
· The three-step plan for greater personal effectiveness

This will be a most interactive presentation. Come prepared to participate.
We can only make this year’s program a success with your participation.

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Meeting Location:
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-472-6000

Dinner menu:
Soup or salad, assorted rolls, chef’s choice of dessert, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.
Citrus Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, Citrus butter sauce, steamed broccoli, blended wild rice
Vegetable pasta
Penne pasta with seasonal vegetables – for our vegetarians.

Dinner cost:
Save – Register and pay!
Registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner. We reserve seats/table for meeting only members.
James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Pre-Registration is Closed