March Member Spotlight: Jackie Sax
What is the highest academic degree you have obtained?
AAS in Quality Technology from Century College
What is your current occupation?
Quality Engineer at Printed Circuits LLC
Is there a teacher or mentor who influenced you more than others?
My parents. We moved around a lot when I was growing up and those travels introduced our family to many different people and places. We experienced the world around us and that provided a good base to survive in today’s world.
How were you introduced to the quality field?
I applied for an Internal Auditor position at the company I worked for at the time and my career path changed from that point on. My Quality Manager there taught me a great deal and his guidance is one of the reasons why I am still in the quality field.
What is the best career advice you have received?
Always keep your options open.
Have you had any previous jobs you consider noteworthy?
I spent 8.5 years as an Airframe Repair Technician in the United States Air Force. I worked on F-4s and was part of the F-4 transfer team when Ramstein Air Base Germany converted from F-4s to F-16s.
What ASQ activities are you involved in?
I’m taking a break in 2022 but prior to this year I was the section secretary for 2020 and 2021 and for 5 years prior to that I was involved with the Technology committee assisting with website updates, setting up email accounts and sending out new member welcome cards.
How has being a MNASQ member been valuable in your career?
It provides many opportunities to meet other quality minded people and to learn about new industries.
What brought you to or keeps you in the Minnesota region?
I’m a MN native.
What are your favorite ways to relax?
I enjoy reading Biographies, Mysteries and Science Fiction. I have a long commute to and from work so audio books keep me sane when I’m stuck in traffic. I do a little graphic design from time to time an also enjoy walking in the woods to relax.