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Quality Manager

Title: Quality Manager
Classification: Non-Exempt
Reports To: President

Purpose:
Manages and coordinates the daily Quality Assurance activities, documents and related operations of American Pinball Inc. (API). Responsible for day to day monitoring and inspection activities. Supervises the QA Inspector(s), is responsible for monitoring the tool calibration system, determining root cause for reported internal and external nonconformities, determines acceptance or denial of warranty claims, communicates decisions to the customer. Develops and manages required policies, procedures and audit controls. Establishes and maintains Quality Management Processes and Procedures, Work Instructions, Forms, Documents and Records. Oversees the day to day inspections, documentation, investigation and analysis of reported nonconformities.
Monitors compliance with 5S performance to promote a safe working environment. Promotes the execution of the procedures and work instructions in the Quality Management System. Attends Design Review and Management Review meetings. Manages the daily operations of the quality assurance staff, enforces the Policies and Procedures listed in the Quality Management Systems manual that impact Manufacturing, Production, Inspection and Testing.

Reports to:
The President.

Direct report staff:
Plant QA Inspectors and Testing Technicians (if any).

Duties and responsibilities:
• Responsible for the oversight of the Process Audits and any resulting corrective actions.
• Responsible Internal and External Corrective and Preventive Action reporting.
• Responsible for performing Root Cause Analysis activities and meetings.
• Responsible for meeting and coordinating with external Quality System auditors.
• Vice-Chairs safety committee. Monitors staff safety and on-the-job injuries. Reviews and audits OSHA Log.
• Continuously improves performance by fostering a well-trained, equipped and motivated staff.
• Maintains quality of service by enforcing quality and customer service standards.
• Maintains staff performance by conducting regular performance reviews.
• Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations and conducting staff meetings as required.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and participating in Quality Management System team meetings, as required.

Skills/Qualifications:
Customer Focus, Quality, Manufacturing, ISO, ERP, Coaching, and Supervision, Quality System Management, Results Driven, Fosters Teamwork, Handles Pressure, Gives Feedback and maintains a safe and healthy working environment. Able to leap tall buildings, with a running start.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position, and core hours of work are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. One, half hour lunch break and two ten-minute rest breaks will be provided.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to see, talk and hear. The use of hands and fingers to handle and/or feel and the ability to reach with hands and arms, is required. Sitting, standing and walking, for long periods of time up to nine (9) hours per day. Must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including a back-brace belt, as required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly throughout the work day without assistance. Must be able to move 250 lb. games, on a cart, as needed. Must be able to safely operate a pallet jack moving loads up to 1500 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Contact:

Dhaval Vasani
1448 Yorkshire Drive,
Streamwood, IL 60107
Phone: 847 893 6800
Direct : 847 971 8892
Dhaval@american-pinball.com

Quality Inspector – Stamping Manufacturing

INTERPLEX DAYSTAR, INC
JOB DESCRIPTION
02072018

Position: Quality Inspector Stamping Manufacturing
Work Hours (Shift): 3rd Shift
Contact: Madelyne.Alvarez@us.interplex.com

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Quality Inspector to join our team that is passionate about excellence in quality and customer satisfaction.

Under the supervision of the Quality Manager, the Quality Inspector performs the inspection of product star-up approvals, Tool/Die set-ups, In-Process measurements and testing to ensure products meet quality standards before they reach the customer.

Essential Functions of the Position
• Read and interpret blueprints, control plans and engineering specifications.
• Inspect products according to control plan requirements using various precision gauges.
• Maintain quality records on product inspected.
• Maintain statistical process data as required by the customer
• Work closely with and train/re-train shop floor personnel
• Identify and report product non-conformances
• Perform other duties as directed.

Requirements
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as an inspector, preferred stamping manufacturing
• Associate degree or above
• Prior exposure to ISO19001, TS16949, ISO14001 Quality Systems
• Experience using OGP or CMM
• Proficient with micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, optical comparator, etc.
• Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications (blueprint reading skills)
• Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
• Strong knowledge of mathematical operations (e.g. measure conversions)
• Knowledge and understanding basic quality terms, definitions and concepts
• Must understand types of measurement, measurement terminology
• Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
• Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office – Excel & Word)

Quality Engineer

ORGANIZATION:

Our client is over 100 years old and they employ approximately 1,200 employees in North America with sales in excess of $800mm dollars. In the United States, they employ 400 people at 5 production facilities. The position is located at a production facility in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and has 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space. It is a nonunion operation and employs 55 people on a two-shift operation

Summary:

Exciting opportunity to be part of a successful company that is growing and moving into new markets, to include Aluminum and Stainless Steel. This is a highly visible opening that will offer technical and career challenges as well as financial rewards. This person needs to be able to run projects, work independently, be proactive, and able to work effectively with customers. This person would be part of a management team that is implementing lean and enhancing processes, procedures and systems.

Primary Accountabilities:

• Establish programs, policies and procedures to evaluate precision, accuracy and capability of processes, products, production equipment and testing, measurement, and analytical equipment and facilities. • Support the development and implementation of the corrective and preventive action systems.
Challenges:
• Driving the acceptance and adoption of change into an organization • Marshaling and motivating individuals without a direct reporting relationship. • Implementing structured analysis process into complex on-demand problem solving.

Primary Duties:

• Implementation of quality planning (APQP and initial sampling)

• Supplier coordination- PPAP approval, conduct audits, issue reclamations, issue charge backs, etc.

• Examination of laboratory and test reports and initiation of appropriate measures

• Preparation, supervision, and closure of customer audits

• Implementation and monitoring of remedial measures and processes

• Read and interpret engineering drawing, standards, and specifications

• Specification of the required inspection documents for auditors and measurement engineers

• Customer and supplier visits

• Participation in and managing of quality and customer projects

• Implementation of internal audits

• Support and assistance in the introduction or change of processes

• Tool, process, and gauge buy offs

• PPAP submission to customers

• Participation in FMEA, Control Plans, Process Flows, and other process documentation

Requirements:

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with quality/continuous improvement in a manufacturing environment. • A demonstrated experience with Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is essential. • Working knowledge of ISO 9002 and TS 16949 is required. • Experience with Steel, Aluminum or Stainless steel is highly preferred.

Qualifications: 

• Must have demonstrated ability to apply strong reasoning skills for problem identification and resolution and to understand the appropriate application of statistical and business improvement tools to achieve and sustain business results. • Must possess effective collaboration skills to motivate and influence others at various levels without a direct reporting relationship. • Must have experience in quality control program operations, to include standards & measurement techniques. • Ability to apply quality control theories and principles to an operational environment. • Must demonstrate an effective communication skill/style to present complex ideas in a compelling and comprehensive manner. • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and is self-driven. • Maintaining and improving the production processes and overall quality in the company and at suppliers.

Competencies:

1. Intellectual Horsepower – Deal with concepts and complexity comfortably; strong analytical capability.

2. Business Acumen – Knowledgeable in current and potential future policies, practices, trends and information affecting the business and organization.

3. Interpersonal Savvy – Build constructive and effective relationships, uses diplomacy and tact

4. Planning – Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects, develops schedules

5. Organizing – Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; arranges files and information in a useful manner

6. Systems Management – Can design practices, tools, processes and procedures which allow monitoring and management at a distance; can impact people and results remotely

Company Services:

• 150,000+ Square Foot Climate Controlled Plant

• .1875” to .012” x 72” Slitter · 25-ton Capacity

• Shimless Slitter Tooling with Interchangeable Heads

• .1875” to .024” x 72” High Speed Precision Blanking & Corrective Leveling Line · 25-ton Capacity

• .078” to .014” x 60” Cut-To-Length with Corrective Leveling · 20-ton Capacity with PVC and Paper Interleaf Capabilities • Two .018” to .250” X 50″ X 100″ Finn Power Turret Press

• Rail Siding & Dock High Loading Capabilities

• Hand Shearing Capabilities from .019 to .250 x 144″ · Two Hand Shears

• Product Capabilities Include Stainless, Both Slitting and Leveling

• ISO 9001:2008 Registered

OPPORTUNITY:

The company is seeking a candidate who has the skill set and ability to grow into a more significant role within the corporation. The company offers a culture that is very dynamic, and growth oriented. Our client is offering a competitive salary, bonus and an excellent benefit plan to compliment the package.

For additional information on this search, please contact:

Brian Vogrinc
Vogrinc & Short, Inc.
T: 779-210-8586
http://www.vogshort.com
brianv@vogshort.com

February General Meeting 🗓 🗺

From your program chair, James Persaud…

My Fellow members,
Thank you for attending our January meeting despite the wonderful weather we experience that day. The meeting was well attended with higher than normal registration. Our presenter started the year with a “Go for it” presentation. It was interactive and attendees were involved. You make our meetings what they are. Please continue to participate.

February meeting information

At our February meeting, you get the opportunity to spend time with your significant other. The meeting is as usual, the 2nd Wednesday of the month. It so happens to be February 14th. Bring that special one to our meeting, have dinner with them, even a beverage. How nice of you. It will be different and memorable. Just try it. We were also reminded that it is “Ash Wednesday” we catered accordingly. Of interest at this meeting will be two most interesting topics namely:

Change Intelligence – that is, helping build the capacity of people, teams, and organizations to lead change that sticks”

Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your improvement projects seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don’t last? The reality is that most changes do fail. As many as 70% of organizational change initiatives fall short of expectations. As a Quality professional, your career progress hinges on your ability to lead successful and sustainable change.

In this presentation, you’ll get introduced to how to get beyond the buzzwords and leverage a proven formula for change. The CQ System for Developing Change Intelligence is based on decades of change leadership in the workplace, years of conducting global research on managing change, and study into the psychology and neuroscience of change. About our presenter…

Barbara A. Trautlein, PhD is author of the best-selling book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, principal and founder of Change Catalysts, and originator of the CQ System for Developing Change Intelligent Leaders and Organizations. For over 25 years, Barbara has coached executives, trained leaders at all levels, certified change agents, and facilitated mission-critical change management initiatives – achieving bottom-line business and powerful leadership results for clients. In 2015 she had the honor of being awarded Change Management Consultant of the Year by the Association of Change Management Professionals Midwest Chapter. Her blend of research, real-world expertise, and actionable strategies makes her an in-demand speaker spanning a wide range of industries across the globe. Clients served include Abbot Laboratories, BP, Cisco, Ford Motor Company, the NYPD, and United Airlines. Barbara holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Our other presenter is one of our own; Arvind Srivastava. He will be relating on “Attribute Agreement Analysis“.

Customers rarely differentiate the causals of a PPM defect at the contract table. A ppm is a ppm. Whether the feature is for a safety or critical nature vs a visual attribute nature, either can keep a company from securing the order. While product and process evaluations by humans are done daily for reasons of efficiency and cost, the effectiveness of this evaluation process can be but is rarely assessed. This leaves the organization wide open for risk of returns, ill-will, rework, and ultimately loss of business. Learn how to identify and manage this risk in a hands-on and engaging manner
About our presenter…

Arvind Srivastava is Corporate Master Black Belt/IE at Accuride Corporation. Prior to joining Accuride, he worked as a quality system and process improvement consultant, and supply chain professional at multiple organizations across various industries in the US and India. Arvind is the co-author of Lean Management: 50-50-20 and Stat-Free Six Sigma books. He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (responsible for ISO 9001 standard) and U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 302 (responsible for ISO 19011 guidelines). Arvind is the Director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches at its Training Institute. He holds BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and MBS from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Arvind is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Accelper Consulting), IATF Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global) and Quality Auditor (ASQ). He is passionate about improvements in effectiveness and efficiency; reading and spreading knowledge; and Hindi old songs.

Meeting details are as follows:

Venue:

Victoria Banquets – (White Eagle)
6839 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL.
847-647-0660

Agenda: Wednesday, February 14th

5.30pm – 6.00pm registration
6.00pm – 6.15pm Welcome & Networking
6.15pm 1st presentation
7.00pm dinner
7.45pm Announcements
8.00pm Main presentation
8.50pm Surveys
8.55pm Raffle
9.00pm Adjourn

Dinner – By members’ request:

  • Baked New England Cod
  • Vegetarian – Eggplant Napoleon

Mushroom Barley French style
Broccoli Carrots & Cauliflower
Roasted red potatoes

Coffee, tea, water
Dessert – Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dinner cost – Save – Register and pre-pay!

Pre-registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment

The meetings are for you, our members, only you can make these successful and beneficial. How? with your participation. What is needed of you again?

  • Register early
  • Schedule time for the meetings
  • Attend the meetings
  • Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague along to the meetings
  • Network at the meeting.
  • Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
  • Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board)

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me james.persaud@sbcglobal.net. Looking forward to seeing you at our meetings. Bring someone along. Meet, greet, eat, and network.

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed

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.

Responsibilities

• 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.

Inquire:

Scott Brenner
sdbrenner@stephengould.com

Stephen Gould Corporation
225 Spring Lake Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
630-510-7900

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