I have a great opportunity in developing a QA Inspector's team for my company and the primarily focus is maritime industry. We currently have nothing in place. Looking for ideas and training material.
There are many approaches to training QA Inspectors.
Please consider the following from ASQ.
If you have any questions or if this does not fit you idea let me know and I can help you brainstorm an approach.
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Here are the requirements and exam specifics for a Certified Quality Inspector.
Education and/or Experience
Work experience must be in a full-time, paid role. Paid intern, co-op or any other course work cannot be applied toward the work experience requirement.
- Two years of on-the-job experience in mechanical inspection or a related field OR successful completion of an *ASQ-approved accredited technical/apprenticeship training course
- A high-school diploma or GED or an additional three years of related on-the-job experience is necessary.
Degrees or diplomas from educational institutions outside the United States must be equivalent to degrees from U.S. educational institutions.
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Here are the minimum expectations of a Certified Quality Inspector.
- Must know basic quality terms, definitions and concepts.
- Must know basic statistical terms and techniques, how to plot data and how to recognize out-of-control conditions.
- Must know the definition of plan-do-check-act (PDCA) and understand the team concept.
- Must understand types of measurement, measurement terminology and the different types of measurement scales.
- Must know the difference between accuracy and precision and be able to select the appropriate measuring tools and techniques.
- Must know how to measure using surface plate layouts and other hand tools such as calipers, and micrometers.
- Must be able to identify/recognize inspection errors and initiate resolution.
- Must have basic calibration knowledge.
- Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and know definitions of critical, major and minor characteristics.
- Must have a general knowledge of ASME Y14.5M, working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and must understand the x, y, z coordinate system.
- Must be able to use inspection planning tools and perform a product audit; determine sample size for lots; pull random samples.
- Must have knowledge of testing methods.
- Must be able to identify and report nonconforming material.
- Must understand traceability (product, material and calibration).
- Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds.
The topics in this Body of Knowledge include additional detail in the form of subtext explanations and the cognitive level at which the questions will be written. This information will provide useful guidance for both the Exam Development Committee and the candidate preparing to take the exam.
The subtext is not intended to limit the subject matter or be all-inclusive of what might be covered in an exam. It is meant to clarify the type of content to be included in the exam. The descriptor in parentheses at the end of each entry refers to the maximum cognitive level at which the topic will be tested. A more complete description of cognitive levels is provided at the end of this document.
What standard? If it's 9001:2015, I have tons of training materials on these subjects: 9001 in plain language, conducting process audits, what management shall do, corrective actions, and internal audit program.
It would 9001:2015. How are you able to send me the material.
BTW, I am a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2015, so if you have an interest in this area we can discuss.
I am interested in speaking with you.
You need to consider a number a factors beyond actually training the QA inspector, like:
1- Creating the QM for the company as a standard to cut across your organization in a consistent and compliant manner
2- Defining your Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions inline with the appropriate level of detail.
3- Creating a repository of these SOPs and WIs for quick access and to serve as Performance Support Tools.
4- Creating the appropriate level of refresher training (as micro-learning) ...to provide the 5 minute answer to the 5 minute question
5- Setting up your Document Control System for Review and Approval, Versioning and Document History.
While we do not have experts in your specific target application ... we can provide easy to use tools to help you accomplish the full range of development required to actually implement this type of project, using our SOP Express software suite and SharePoint.
Let me know if we can help.
Peter J. Rizza, Jr. PhD, Founder Princeton Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
My recommendation would be to start by contacting the ASQ Inspection Division. George Cutler is the current Chair; his e-mail is email@example.com
Also, ASQ offers various inspection, technician and QC training courses and professional certifications for inspectors (CQI) and technicians (CQT). Jacbob Shefka firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Kern MKern@asq.org would be good initial contacts.
Let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Cindy Aylen, ASQ CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA.
Do you do new construction? What area of the marine industry?
It would be shipboard for new constructions.