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  • September 20th - Tour of Micropump

    The September meeting of the American Society for Quality Southwest Washington-Vancouver Section is a plant tour and will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

    Location: Micropump Inc., Site Address:  1402 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684-0818 USA Tel: +1 360 253-2008. Website: 

    Schedule:6:30 - 7:00 PM - Section Announcements
    7:00 - 8:15 PM - "Micropump Plant Tour” by Carl Douglas, Quality Manager
    8:15 - 8:45 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking 

    The tour will be led by Carl Douglas, Quality Manager at Micropump, a unit of IDEX, in Vancouver, Washington. Carl spoke to our section in May on the topic of “Supplier Quality”. He has over 40 years’ experience in semiconductor and nanotechnology manufacturing and service industries.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology.  He is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Operational Excellence and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. 

    There is no charge for the meeting. ASQ members and guests are welcome. Please RSVP (free) to Eventbrite at and search for "ASQ".  

    Security Note: For security clearance purposes prospective attendees must send an email with the following information to Carl Douglas at:
    + Attendee's full name, 
    + Attendee's employer name, employer address, and phone number.
    NOTE: If self-employed or retired, provide home address and phone number

    Because of security requirements by the host firm all RSVP's must be into Eventbrite by 8:00 AM on Monday, September 18th. Security clearances are necessary and those not on the RSVP list at that time will not be admitted on the meeting date.  

    A webcast of the tour is not scheduled. 

    Questions? Please email to: 

    We hope to see you there!

    ADVANCED NOTICE: The meeting next month is Wednesday, October 11th at The Hampton Inn & Suites, Vancouver, WA. Topic: "Reliability and Software Tools Workshop" by HBM Prenscia Inc. Save the date for this October meeting.


  • Job Posting - Eyenovia Quality Engineer

    Eyenovia is an exciting medical device start-up company with a job opportunity based in Reno, NV.  Eyenovia offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, PTO, and holidays.  Visit to learn more.

    Position Title:                 Quality Engineer

    Department:                  Quality Assurance

    FLSA Status:                  Exempt

    Job Summary:                                          
    The Quality Engineer ensures the quality system requirements are effectively maintained in accordance with 21 CFR 820 and ISO 13485.  The Quality Engineer receives direction from the Quality Manager.

    Examples of Essential Functions:            
    Including but not limited to:
    Participate in the product development and risk management processes.  Work with design engineering in the completion of product verification and validation

    Perform document control activities including establishing and maintaining the controlled document files and document log and processing document change orders.

    Receive and process complaints, maintain complaint files.

    Maintain corrective and preventive action system (CAPA), nonconforming materials system, supplier qualification, record control, calibration system, training matrix and training files.

    Manage activities required for sterilization validations.

    Review lot history records and release finished goods for human use.

    Inspect components, product subassemblies, and finished goods

    Perform all other assigned duties as necessary.

    QUALIFICATIONS GUIDELINES:   Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

    Education/Training/Experience:                Minimum of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering from an accredited college or university with 2 years experience, preferably in medical device or other regulated industry.

    Preferred:  Meets minimum requirements plus ASQ Certification (e.g. CQA, CBA, CQE, etc.).

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:                      Demonstrated knowledge of Quality Assurance;  preferred experience in medical device design and manufacturing.

    Expertise in Microsoft Office applications.

    Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to work collaboratively across all functional groups and all levels.

    Highly motivated, goal orientated achiever with ability to prioritize and organize own work independently.

    Excellent problem-solving skills.

    Proficiency with written and spoken English. Excellent organization skills.

    Physical Requirements:                            
    Light lifting
    Computer operation

     To apply for this position, submit your resume to

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