An Introduction to Quality Engineering
What you'll learn
- Typical roles and responsibilities of a quality engineer
- Fundamentals of part and process measurement
- Fundamental of calibration and gage error assessment
- The Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Process control plans
- The major strategies and ideas of root cause analysis and process improvement
- Overviews of the Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma improvement frameworks
- Thoughts on training, management and leadership
- Basic understanding of manufacturing
- Basic understanding of Microsoft Excel
Quality has often been described as “fitness for use” and “conformance to customer requirements.” And traditionally, this conformance has been verified through rigorous part inspection and testing. But the practice of quality professionals in assuring this "fitness for use" has evolved extensively since the middle of the 20th century through the increasing demands of high-risk industries like aerospace and automotive, and through the benefits of technological advancements like the microprocessor and connected technologies.
Today, Quality Engineers fulfill key technical leadership roles in most manufacturing organizations. An effective Quality Engineer possesses a wide range of skills from part and process measurement methods, to data analysis and visualization, to risk analysis and quality planning. And because of this broad skill base and interaction with diverse areas of a company, Quality Engineers are often well-positioned to fulfill higher level management roles.
In this course, "An Introduction to Quality Engineering", you will gain a thorough and practical overview of the quality profession without getting bogged down in technical jargon. You will not only learn about the 12 KEY AREAS of quality engineering, but also gain practical concepts in each. In this course, you will learn key skills and strategies in:
Assessing Measurement Error
Data Analysis and Visualization
Quality Systems Development
Root Cause Analysis and Process Improvement
This class is designed for the quality, manufacturing or technically-adept professional looking to expand their skill set into this important field of study. "An Introduction to Quality Engineering" will give you a foundational understanding of these key area and prepare you for more advanced training.
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Who this course is for:
- Quality technicians
- Quality auditors
- Industrial and manufacturing engineers
- Lab technicians
- Manufacturing professionals
Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with 30 years experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analysis. During his career, he has toured hundreds of manufacturing facilities and worked with leading industry professionals throughout North America and Japan.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron where he majored in Engineering Technology, his Master of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology where he majored in Manufacturing Leadership and Project Management, and his Master of Business Administration from Youngstown State University.
He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality, and holds their Quality Engineering (CQE), Quality Technician (CQT), Quality Auditing (CQA) and Calibration Technician (CCT) certifications.
Ray has written extensively for national trade publications on the topics of quality engineering and career management, and has taught over 32,000 students through the Udemy platform on a range of manufacturing-related topics.