Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Online Primer Class

From the cozy comfort of your home!

Just Imagine: You can do all this…… without leaving town!

  • Attend an Online CQE Prep course and prepare for the exam
  • No need to travel to another city for multiple weeks
  • No need to lose time from work
  • No need to lose family time

Brought to you by: ASQ Section 1302

Class dates: February 5 – April 2, 2018

(Class Registration Deadline: January 28, 2018)


CQE Computer-Based Testing Dates: April 6 – 22, 2018

(Exam Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018)

Computer-based exam testing dates: June 1 – 17, 2018

(Exam Registration Deadline: May 4th, 2018)

 

Here are the ways you can $Save$:

  1. No Travel expense (flight, drive, gas, depreciation & maintenance)!
  2. No Lodging and hotel bills
  3. No Food and incidentals due to travel
  4. Low Tuition: Tuition for this 8-week online class is only $500! Compare to nearly $700+ price tag for the National ASQ prep-course, which is self-study and does not include instructor and group interaction. (Note: The $500 tuition does not include Primer and recommended course material. See registration site for details).

What to Expect

  1. Weekly readings from the primer, handbook, test samples, and articles pertinent to CQE exam
  2. Weekly homework modeled after CQE exam
  3. Weekly Discussion Board: Communicate & interact with your instructor and your classmates
  4. Videos that reinforce learning course concepts and the CQE body of knowledge
  5. Opportunity to simulate the exam: A sample version (approximately 5.5 hours) of a mock exam will be available so you can practice taking the test under timed setting.
  6. You must order and pay for the required Primer and other required course resources. Links and approximate cost are available at the website (shown below) . Allow 5-7 days for delivery.
  7. Recertification Units (RU) = 2.0 upon successful completion of course. Signed certificate will be emailed.
  8. Weekly Google Hangouts with instructor: optional video conferencing to ask any questions you may have.

(Hangouts allows conversations between two or more users. In 2016 Google upgraded Hangouts to 25 concurrent users in HD video for Work/Education.)

Don’t lose out on this great opportunity!

Register TODAY

Class registration deadline:  Sunday, January 28, 2018 

Register for class here! http://www.asq-1302.org/education-and-training/cqe-test-prep/

Once registered, you will be directed to another page to make a credit-card payment.

 

Meet Your Course Instructor

Mr. Robert Anderson-Ludrick is an adjunct professor at Bellevue University, in Bellevue, Nebraska. He teaches Statistics, Business Modeling, and Quality Management in the business school. He is President of Project Deep, Inc., a non-profit corporation specializing in educating and sponsoring students for experiential internships. Robert is retired from corporate business where he served in numerous management, industrial engineering, quality, and continuous improvement positions over a 45 year career. He is a senior member of ASQ, and has participated in workshops for writing the ASQ Black Belt and Master Black Belt exams. Robert currently serves as the Chairman of the local 1302 chapter and is a member of the Omaha Lean Consortium. Robert graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, served in the US Army, and has an MSIE degree from Texas Tech University.

Robert holds the following certifications:

ASQ Certified MBB, CSSBB, CQE, CQM/OE, CA, Lean Sensei.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illiana Section 1213 offers Free Webinar January 16, 2018

 

The Illiana Section will join the Statistics Division for a Free Webinar: Introduction to ANOVA – January 16, 2018 at 7:00PM CST

Analysis of Variance, or ANOVA, is a fundamental tool in Statistics and Quality. It plays a critical role in analyzing data from designed experiments and forms the foundation of gauge R&R studies. This presentation focuses on the basics. The one-way ANOVA table is introduced, and a graphical interpretation of its components is provided. The situation is then complicated by adding a second factor leading to the two-way ANOVA table. Hypothesis tests for the importance of each factor are explained in terms of comparing the predictive ability of two models.  Interactions are discussed.

 

NIST Standard Reference Materials will form the context of the discussion, to which ANOVA models naturally apply.  However, the data presented in the examples will be simulated for pedagogical purposes.  The session will be planned to last 30 to 40 min to leave time for questions.  Software for performing the requisite calculations will not be covered.

 

Adam Pintar is a Mathematical Statistician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he has worked since 2010 and focuses on applying statistical models and tools to scientific and engineering problems.  His education history includes degrees in Mathematics from Pittsburg State University in Kansas and Statistics from Iowa State University.  He is a member of the American Statistical Association and a senior member of the American Society for Quality.

Please reserve your seat by end of business day on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at the following link: Reserve your webinar seat now.

 

 

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Certification Exam Refresher Courses   2018 by Kam Gupta

From the NEI Section, ASQ 1212, we wish you a very Happy New Year. We are positive that 2018 is going to be a staller year for you personally and professionally. We are planning to do our part. On the Educational front, we plan to explore bringing several learning opportunities for various certification exams as well as personal growth.

Plan: To start the year, we plan to offer Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certification review course and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) review course in the first quarter of 2018.

The exam windows and the deadline to apply for the two exams are as follows.

  1. CQA Exam Window: April 6 through April 22, 2018 (Computer based testing or CBT). The last date to apply is March 09, 2018. To learn more about the process and Body of Knowledge and eligibility, please visit: https://asq.org/cert/quality-auditor
  2. CMQ/OE Exam Window: May 4 through May 20, 2018 (CBT). The last date to apply is April 6, 2018. To learn more about the process and Body of Knowledge and eligibility, please visit: https://asq.org/cert/manager-of-quality

Please let Kam know if you want to take any of the above courses, by meeting once a week during late Jan through March 2018,

Register by January 12, 2018 via email: citkam@gmail.com

Venue: We are looking at the right venues to teach these courses. If your company is willing to offer its conference room, or training room in the afternoon to evening hours, once or twice a week, please let me know at your earliest. That will help our members in keeping their training financially relevant.

Future: We will also plan to offer other courses as the year moves on. Some of the courses may include Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Six sigma related and others based on what our members want. (A survey will follow in February) See complete list of ASQ certifications: https://asq.org/cert/catalog

Kam Gupta is an Executive Coach and Management Consultant

He serves ASQ 1212 as Education Chair

Continuous Improvement Technology, Inc.
113 McHenry Road, #211
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
847-612-4244
citkam@gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kamgupta
…realizing your dreams like never before…

Call for Papers: Blue Ridge Section 1st Annual Virtual Conference

First Annual Virtual Conference

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 8:30AM-12:00noon ET

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference Theme: Aspire to Inspire, Influence, and Engage Others by Improving Your Personal Skills Toolbox

Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s professional workforce. It’s just not enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate more effectively.

These people skills are more critical than ever as organizations struggle to find meaningful ways to remain competitive and increase productivity. Teamwork, leadership, and communication are underpinned by soft skills development. Since each is an essential element for organizational and personal success, developing these skills is very important and does matter… a lot!

Join us online in April 2018 as we offer our first virtual conference. Our theme, Aspire to Inspire, Influence, and Engage Others by Improving Your Personal Skills Toolbox, is an effort to help highlight the need for soft skills development among Quality and other professionals. Our goal is to provide conference participants with a jam-packed morning of useful knowledge and plenty of takeaways that can be readily applied in any work setting. Continue reading

Call for Papers, First Annual Virtual Conference

First Annual Virtual Conference

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 8:30AM-12:00noon ET

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference Theme: Aspire to Inspire, Influence, and Engage Others by Improving Your Personal Skills Toolbox

Soft skills are increasingly becoming the hard skills of today’s professional workforce. It’s just not enough to be highly trained in technical skills, without developing the softer, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills that help people to communicate and collaborate more effectively.

These people skills are more critical than ever as organizations struggle to find meaningful ways to remain competitive and increase productivity. Teamwork, leadership, and communication are underpinned by soft skills development. Since each is an essential element for organizational

and personal success, developing these skills is very important and does matter… a lot!

Join us online in April 2018 as we offer our first virtual conference. Our theme, Aspire to Inspire, Influence, and Engage Others by Improving Your Personal Skills Toolbox, is an effort to help highlight the need for soft skills development among Quality and other professionals. Our goal is to provide conference participants with a jam-packed morning of useful knowledge and plenty of takeaways that can be readily applied in any work setting.

At this time, ASQ Section 1108 invites professionals to submit papers to the First Annual Virtual Conference for the honor of presenting at this event.

To submit papers, please email them to Norval Johnston, ASQ Blue Ridge Section Chair, at norvalj@hotmail.com between NOW and Friday, January 19, 2018. We encourage you to submit your proposal(s) early.

In your submittal, please include the following information:

1. Your full name, email address, and best contact telephone number

2. Your resume

3. Proposal title and a one-paragraph synopsis

4. List of previous presentations (limit of 10) – links to websites, videos, and/or photos may also be included

Thank you for your time and support of this exciting event!

 

Career Opportunity: Specialist,Post Market Surveillance

Specialist,Post Market Surveillance

Perm – $70K – $80K – Depends on experience.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for receiving, reviewing and processing all product inquiries for complaint evaluation as required by applicable regulations, standards, and company policy. This position requires understanding of regulatory obligations for compliance within the scope of the department (21 CFR 820.198 and 21 CFR 211). Helps provide customer support and serve as a liaison between manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, customer/technical service and customers regarding product complaints. This role also partners with Quality Engineering on product investigations and trends.

ESSENTIAL/PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Responsible for receiving, reviewing and processing all product inquiries for complaint evaluation as required by applicable regulations, standards, and company policy.
  • This position requires understanding of regulatory obligations for compliance within the scope of the department (21 CFR 820.198 and 21 CFR 211). Helps provide customer support and serve as a liaison between manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, customer/technical service and customers regarding product complaints. This role also partners with Quality Engineering on product investigations and trends.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates Degree preferred One (1) or more years’ quality assurance experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
  • Requires strict attention to details, careful risk assessment, strong customer service, effective communication, and strong data entre.

Randstad Life Sciences

Four Parkway North, Suite 120

Deerfield, IL 60015

T 847.527.6107

C 815.721.5833

paul.zeman@randstadusa.com

lifesciences.randstadusa.com

Talent Acquisition | Outsourcing & FSP | Consulting | Direct Hire 

Follow Randstad Life Sciences on: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pzeman2

Quality Engineer opening at Ameda, Inc.

Ameda, Inc.

485 E Half Day Rd., Suite 320

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

HR Manager: Lois Lloyd. 847-964-2627

Job Title:  Quality Engineer – Supplier Management

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber, Quality Engineer – Supplier Management responsible as the key liaison between operations, engineering, quality, suppliers and the customer.  This position is responsible to ensure the overall specifications, processes, quality/regulatory requirements and expectations are met for all purchased product.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring that the supplier quality management system is compliant with FDA regulations and ISO 13485.
  • Writing/updating procedures as required to ensure the supplier quality management system is compliant with FDA regulations and ISO 13485.
  • Responsible to ensure product qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) and evaluation activities resulting in acceptable and consistent supply.
  • Ability to perform supplier quality audits and track findings to closure.
  • Responsible for leading, monitoring, and tracking to closure the supplier corrective action process.
  • Facilitate reporting and notifying suppliers of cost-recovery requirements resulting from the need to contain, segregate or handle non-conforming parts.
  • Complaint investigation
  • Travel required up to 20%.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical device experience required.
  • Contract Manufacturing / Manufacturing Plant experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or equivalent quality engineering work experience (5 to 8 years).
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing operations.
  • Validation experience.
  • Regulatory cGMP, QSR and ISO knowledge base as related to the medical device industry.
  • SCAR and/or CAPA experience.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (emphasis on Excel), Internet based tracking systems
  • Auditor Certification and experience is required.
  • Knowledge of Ethylene Oxide and Gamma Irradiation Sterility Assurance validation and maintenance is desired.
  • ASQ Certification a plus.

 

Required Behavioral Competencies

  • Quality Orientation – Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; is watchful over a period of time.
  • Builds Strategic Working Relationships – Develops and uses collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Facilitates Change – Encourages others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  • Manages Work – Effectively manages one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Decision Making – Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; take action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Initiates Action – Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; is proactive.
  • Contributes to Team Success – Actively participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

Invitation from ASQ Chicago Section


Click Here to Register Online

When:  

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Registration & Check-in: 5:30 PM

Networking: 6:00 – 6:15 PM

Pre-Dinner Session: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Dinner Starts 7:00 PM
Post Dinner Session: ~ 8.00p

Adjourn: ~ 9.00pm

Where

Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park, Illinois 60631

What:

Menu – Focaccio Bruschetta
                Mostaccolay/Marianna sauce

                Salad/dressing

                Chicken Breast Vesuvius

                Beef Medallion

                Roast Potatoes

                Green Beans

                Ice Cream

       Coffee/Soda
Pre-dinner Synopsis- FDA Inspections and “GO” 101
Speaker – Karen Masley-Joseph 

Presentation:

Synopsis: This presentation will provide an overview of FDA’s Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (GO) and FDA’s interaction with industry through inspections. It will describe how GO operations impact you as a consumer and provide some helpful references for when and how FDA interacts with the industries it regulates.

Presenter: Karen Masley-Joseph is a Case Review Expert in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this role, Karen leads enterprise-wide improvements of FDA compliance processes and provides consults to the Department of Justice on enforcement actions of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. In her 14 years at FDA, Karen has held many positions including the Director of the ORA Quality Management System Staff (QMSS), Regional Quality System Manager, Medical Device Investigator, and Compliance Officer. As QMSS Director, Karen managed successful audits with international regulatory partners, led the development of the first QMSS outcomes based strategic plan, and successfully led a team to achieve ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation within 6 months. In other roles, Karen contributed to joint FDA/industry initiatives to advance the quality of medical devices and has conducted numerous FDA inspections of domestic and foreign medical device manufacturers. Karen is an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). Karen earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, also from Northwestern.  

Post Dinner Synopsis:

Topic: Developing Talent – Developing Quality Competencies of First and Early Career Individuals.

 Speaker – Daryl Bechdolt

Daryl Bechdolt will provide an overview of Schneider Electric’s Continuous Improvement Development program branded “El CID”. The targeted three-year program offers early career and college graduates a chance to develop quality and continuous improvement competencies and learn from experienced continuous improvement belts. Daryl will review the structured process which provides the participants a roadmap and toolkit to advance their careers while adding value to Schneider Electric.

 

Save the Date for ASQ Section 1304 St. Louis Conference

November 3, 2016

ASQ St. Louis Section 1304 Conference
November 3,  2016

Kick off World Quality Month by participating in our one-day Conference
Quality – Today to Tomorrow

Hosted at:
Millennium Student Center
University of Missouri – St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri, MO 63121

Questions:  conference@asqstl.org or Mark Lynch 636.541.3196
Futher information:  www.asqstl.org