Quality / Systems Manager – Arlington, TX


· Provide leadership support for plant quality and customer satisfaction

· Lead all quality improvement activities (supplier, internal and customer)

· Manage and train plant staff on the Company’s quality systems

· Provide leadership support for audits and documentation requirements (internal, third party and customer)

· Provide Leadership to plant quality staff

· Ensure the Company’s Quality Management System meets the requirements of IATF-16949 and ISO-9001, as well as requirements of other regulatory bodies.

· Coordinate development of company standards and “best practices” across all plants.

· Support and/or participate in the training and rollout of significant ARCH updates.

· Train and develop plant staff in the use of quality tools and methodologies

· Manage and develop customer and supplier relationships

· Perform as resident expert in problem solving tools, process management, measurement techniques and statistical analysis

· Provide leadership, training and support for plant PPI’s/KPI’s, customer score card, and quality systems

· Provide leadership on plant COQ (Cost of Quality) metrics and tracking methodology

· Provide leadership on continuous improvement activities across the plants

· Validate and assist in the development of verification and error proofing practices

· Other duties as required to support the plant, and corporate quality initiative


· Bachelor’s degree minimum, Advanced Degree preferred

· Years of Experience: 5+ years in a manufacturing environment, preferably with an OEM or Tier 1 automotive supplier.


· Travel Required: No


· Creative, self-motivated, and works well in a cross-functional team environment.

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills and well organized.

· Detail oriented performance.

· Strong knowledge of ISO 9001 / IATF-16949 Quality Systems.


· Able to work under general direction, develop solutions independently, present them for approval and able to implement.

· Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio).

· Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the team member regularly works in an office environment as well as a manufacturing plant environment. The noise level in the office environment is usually quiet but may be loud in the manufacturing plant environment.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of the work being performed and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities of a team member in this position. Job duties and functions can change at any time and Android Industries reserves the right to require other duties as needed without revision to this document.

Contract Information:

Randi Rowe

Talent Acquisition, Launch, & HR Operations Manager

Android Industries/Avancez Assembly


Mobile: 248-296-9324

Professional Development Meeting – 2020 February



ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001:2015 is an international standard dedicated to Quality Management Systems (QMS). A QMS is the aggregate of all the processes, resources, assets, and cultural values that support the goal of customer satisfaction and organizational efficiency.

Join us to learn more about this non-industry specific certification intended for any organization that wants to implement and maintain a quality management system.


Robert Vickroy, is an IT quality professional who will lead our journey through the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 20th February 2020
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Professional Development Meeting – 2020 January



Modern Contract Manufacturing Organization

Come join us and learn about Electronics Fabrication and Assembly including processes and equipment from a seasoned contract manufacturing organization executive. You will be provided with a guided tour through the factory start-up, lean production, and supplier program aspects of the modern Contact Manufacturing Organization (CMO). Bring your questions and your interests.  Its sure to be a great presentation from a seasoned pro in the field.


Gary Tanel, the Founder and Chairman of the Electronics Alliance.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 23rd January 2020
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Director Systems Safety & Cert – Dallas Area Rapid Transit Job Posting



Under the general direction of the Asst. Vice President Capital Program Support, directs the establishment and deployment of agency’s (DART) Construction Safety and System Safety and Certification Programs. Directs and manages applicable personnel (DART, Consultant and Contractor) associated with Authority managed/funded construction related projects e.g., Capital Development, Maintenance, Operations, and Support infrastructure and Trinity Rail Express (TRE).


  1. Directs development and deployment of agency’s Construction Safety & Security Program (CSSP). Manages subordinate staff (DART & Consultant) assuring compliance with governing/statutory and/or authority requirements.
  2. Directs development and management of quality Bi-Lingual safety training programs i.e., Light Railway Worker Protection Program (LRWPP), Construction Safety Orientation (SCO), and Roadway Worker Protection (RWP).
  3. Directs management of key Construction Safety & Security Program (CSSP) elements; investigations of accidents/incidents and property damage claims, conducting CSSP audits, and inspections and prepares reports and presentations. Reviews contractor Submittals and related correspondence.
  4. Directs, manages development, and deployment of agency’s System Safety Certification Program (SSCP). Key elements; Safety and Security Certification Plan (SSCP), Systems Safety Certification Requirement Team (SSCRT), Certifiable Items List (CIL), Preliminary & Operating Hazard Analysis (PHA/OHA), Readiness Drills (Serves as; Readiness Exercise Director).
  5. Oversees development and deployment of agency’s Integrated Testing Program and Startup activities. Chairs the Startup Task Force/Rail Activation Committee and supervises the Senior Manager Systems Integration and Startup.
  6. Prepares annual budget and monitors expenditures; directs management of GRD Non-Revenue Vehicle (NRV) fleet, and Cellular Telephone program for departmental and supporting staff.
  7. Co-Chairs Construction Safety and Security Advisory Committee and Fire Life Safety Committee; participates on DART committees i.e., Bus, Rail, Commuter Rail (TRE), etc., dealing with safety. Actively participates in System Safety committees (DART, Consultant and Contractor).
  8. Directs development and deployment of plans and procedures to meet unexpected situations, new developments and changes in the construction environment. Plans and prepares for emergency situations, media events, anticipates events, etc.
  9. Assists AVP Capital Program Support in planning, management, coordination and inspection of safety and system certification issues relative to design, procurement, construction and security.
  10. Develops technical reports and formal presentations. Interfaces with Federal (FTA, FRA, OSHA) and State (SSO) representatives/officials.
  11. Liaison to regional municipalities, franchise utilities, regional commercial railroad companies, internal agency departments and other state and federal agencies/organizations to communicate/coordinate DARTs CSSP and SSCP program requirements, and activities.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Safety Management, Engineering, Construction or related field.
  2. Ten (10) years progressively responsible safety experience in a construction related environment, and (5) five years supervising a professional staff.
  3. Experience in Light Rail and Commuter Rail construction and operations environment preferred.
  4. Professional Safety Certification, and State License/Registration preferred.
  5. Valid Texas Class A, B, or C driver’s license, no Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last sixty (60) consecutive months, not more than one (1) DWI on driving record, and not more than three (3) convictions of moving violations within the last thirty-six (36) consecutive months in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  6. Ability to work irregular hours and be able to work on short notice.
  7. Ability to be mobile and occasionally, 10% – 15% of the work time, lift objects weighing 5 to 25 pounds.
  8. Proficiency with software applications to include word processing, database, spreadsheet and personal computer and established telecommunications equipment.
  9. Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  10. Ability to provide challenging and stretching tasks and assignments to direct reports; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization.
  11. Ability to settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  12. Ability to blend people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; defines success in terms of the whole team.
  13. Ability to scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; measures performance against goals.
  14. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  15. Ability to figure out the processes necessary to accomplish tasks; can facilitate effective brainstorming and build consensus among team members; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  16. Ability to demonstrate fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.

Reports to TBD*

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to hazardous/unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, petroleum products, and chemical while visiting DART/ TRE operating facilities and construction sites, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations. Must be capable of climbing ladders, and walking/moving through uneven construction areas and structures, and proper wearing/utilization of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) i.e., Fall Protection equipment and Respiratory Protection devices.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

Professional Development Meeting – 2019 November


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Data Quality

Accurate and reliable data is essential when making business decisions, and the quality of data is only as good as the system or process used during data collection. Data is the common thread of all business and the life blood of quality.  Come join this authoritative deep dive into Data Quality, an enlightening and highly useful presentation that you can put to work the next day. Showcasing the use of alternative measurement system analysis techniques to avoid making erroneous decisions with costly business results.


Dr. Jamison Kovach is a professor at the University of Houston in Texas.  She holds a doctorate in industrial engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina. Dr. Kovach was awarded ASQ’s Feigenbaum medal in 2010 and is an Academician in the international Academy for Quality. Dr. Kovach received her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She is an ASQ fellow, past chair of ASQ’s Houston Division, and currently serves as the editor of Lean and Six Sigma Review.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 14th November 2019
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Professional Development Meeting – 2019 October


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Come for the journey and share in the insights that can help you and your organization move forward.  Don’t miss it. Guaranteed to be a treat.


Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

Come for a unique opportunity to hear about the Baldrige process from the inside.  Get a feel for what is like to be part of an examiner team responsible for assessing an applicant organization’s maturity using the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. This work is accomplished in a three-phase model that includes an independent review by each examiner, a consensus review and site visit by the team. The output of the work is a feedback report which is presented to the Baldrige Panel of Judges and then to the applicant with the purpose of taking the applicant to the next level of maturity in their performance excellence journey.  Come hear from a highly experienced examiner and executive.


Midge Duncan, President of CORVAL, LLC has an extensive background with Baldrige as well on the Panel of Judges for the Quality Texas Foundation.  Additionally, she has substantial executive experience leading numerous organizations dealing with process excellence, C Suite, and human resources for the Fortune 500 and smaller organizations.  Currently, Midge recruits leaders and strategic independent contributors for her clients using a shared values model and approach including IT leadership, strategic quality, organizational change and leadership development. Her company supports clients nationwide across industry and function with a focus on the business side of the healthcare ecosystem, wireless, retail and emerging technologies.

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Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 24th October 2019
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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Quality Engineer – Lockheed Martin – Grand Prairie, TX

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Ebonee Gocha’, Quality Engineering Manager, 972-603-9836 or email resume to


Lockheed Martin is seeking a motivated and driven Senior Quality Engineer to support the PAC-3 Evolutionary Development and Transition to Production programs.

Individual should be a self-starter who can work autonomously with minimal direction in a fast-paced dynamic environment. You will collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Subcontracting, Program Management, suppliers, and customer to ensure quality standards are implemented and being met throughout the product development process. Role will require monitoring performance of suppliers (internal & external), providing support for root cause and corrective/preventative actions, supporting supplier requests tied to program requirements, participating in Material Review Board (MRB) activities, providing technical liaison support related to quality engineering matters, auditing program and suppliers for conformance to requirements, and working closely with the Customer to ensure adequate acceptance of product.

The position requires previous quality engineering experience in developing and reviewing quality standards, methods, work instructions and procedures for the development of manufactured and procured products. The role also requires evaluating designs, both electrical and mechanical, to ensure a producible product is being proposed with processes in place for a smooth production flow.

Candidates should be able to solve complex challenges and deliver innovative solutions that provide the best product for our customers, both domestically and internationally.

Basic Qualifications

  • Technical Engineering degree from an accredited college in one of the following disciplines: Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering or waive degree requirement with equivalent Engineering experience
  • Must have ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Previous quality engineering experience in developing and reviewing quality standards, methods, work instructions and procedures for the development of manufactured and procured products
  • Demonstrated understanding of audit techniques
  • Thorough understanding of engineering requirements and inspection methods
  • Ability to interpret drawings and specifications
  • Experience with control and disposition of non-conforming Material (Material Review Board)
  • Experience solving complex problems associated with the quality of products and in Quality Management processes / capable of performing root cause analysis and identifying solutions to complex problems
  • Experience working with Government customers
  • Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and interact with Technical Operations, Manufacturing, and all other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Ability to travel

Desired Skills

  • Electrical Engineering Degree
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)) and / or Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including team building and collaboration
  • SAP/ERP experience
  • Strong familiarity with Production Operations
  • Experience with Program Office / Customer Interaction preferably DOD
  • A strong understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience with performing First Article Inspections to AS9102 requirements
  • Experience with source inspection and surveillance activities at suppliers (including acceptance of product / testing)
  • Thorough understanding in AS9100 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems as well as AS9145 Advanced Product Quality Planning
  • Experience with use of inspection gages and measuring equipment
  • Earned Value Management System Cost Account Manager (EVMS CAM) certification
  • Familiar with requirements for handling and control of Government Furnished Equipment / Property during field, ground or operational tests
  • Experience Level: Experienced Professional
  • Relocation Available: POSSIBLE
  • Career Area: QA/Test and Inspection
  • Clearance Level: SECRET
  • Type: FULL TIME
  • Work Schedule: FLEX 9x80A – Friday off in 2nd week w flex hrs/day
  • Shift: FIRST

Professional Development Meeting – 2019 September


Come join us for the first Professional Development Meeting after the summer break.

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Toyota Flow System & Multi Team Systems

Come hear about the future of lean product development by a peer reviewed international experts in the field,  Dr. John Turner from the University of North Texas at Denton Department of Learning Technologies.  Dr. Turner will provide a highly engaging look at the Toyota Flow System that he co-created.  Learn about Multi Team Systems in the modern work place.  Come hear about key research conducted in conjunction with Toyota Connected (Toyota Motor Corp) based in Plano. The whole area of team agility improvement is key to success in today’s environment.  We look forward to seeing you.  Bring your questions and insights.


John R. Turner, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of North Texas for the Department of Learning Technologies in the College of Information. He currently serves as the Editor–in–Chief for Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ) Journal. His research interests are in team science, team cognition, leadership, performance improvement, knowledge management, theory building, complexity theory, multilevel models, and meta-analysis techniques. He is the co-creator of The Toyota Flow System and the co-author of the book ‘The Toyota Flow System’ and has published articles in Advances in Developing Human Resources; Human Resource Development Review; European Journal of Training & Development; International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society; Journal of Information and Knowledge Management; Journal of Manufacturing Technology & Management; Journal of Knowledge Management; Performance Improvement; and Performance Improvement Quarterly.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 25th September 2019
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Richardson Civic Center
411 W Arapaho Rd Ste 102, Richardson, TX 75080

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ISO Business Process Analyst



POSITION TITLE:         ISO Process Analyst    

DIVISION:                    Semiconductor Equipment Division (SED)

DEPARTMENT:            Supply Chain  


The ISO/Business Process Analyst will support the activities of the ISO Programs Group reporting to Operational Excellence Manager.  This interesting and challenging position requires a self-motivated, intellectually curious team member with the ability to adapt to change in a fast moving environment. General responsibility includes ISO certification activities, working with divisional leaders and team members to document processes, perform internal assessments, management review, and facilitate the corrective action process and activities for the departments.


  • Perform GAP and root-cause analysis for departmental procedures and recommend resolutions
  • Develop and deliver training including training materials on the Quality Management System and process updates to all departments and different management levels
  • Develop training materials from projects and deliver the training to subject-matter-experts focusing on the gap closure areas and project specific highlights
  • Participate in ISO certification activities – Schedule and maintain applicable ISO program activities
  • Collaborate with leaders and other team members in process documentation, assessments and reviews
  • Facilitate the Corrective Action Process
  • Work on various continual improvement projects for the division
  • Customer point-of-contact and provide on-site, teleconference, and video support to team members.
  • Participate in various departmental projects as needed
  • Additional support functions as assigned


  • Must be able to communicate to all levels of staff members
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Must be able to transcribe informal conversations into formal business process documentation
  • Ability to write documents for long periods of time (repetitive process of creating documentation)
  • Ability to recognize gaps in documentation and processes and apply formal problem solving techniques to achieve resolution
  • Ability to identify root-causes and offer objective resolutions to all level of staffs
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team
  • Ability to execute and deliver results across a broad range of activities
  • Able to support our program and team needs in a global environment across the United States, Europe, and Japan


  • BA degree in Supply Chain, Business, Quality, Engineer related required
  • 1-3 years of ISO related work experience
  • Attendance to current ISO9001-related course(s)
  • Active ASQ certification(s) a plus


  • 1-3 years ISO experience, specifically ISO9001:2015.
  • Beginning level writing documentation. Creating MS Word templates, forms, and utilizing macros a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suites, Visio and SharePoint, Sales Force.
  • Previous experience involved in ISO certification activities such as management representative, management review, internal auditing, corrective and preventive actions, etc. a plus.
  • Experience creating process flow charts a plus.
  • Able to travel domestically and occasionally internationally.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

EOE – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

To apply:

Visit our career site and apply through the website.