SR. QUALITY ANALYST/INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER AT NBCUNIVERSAL

Universal Studios Hollywood is seeking top talent to support key quality projects for their theme park operations. They are hiring a Sr. Quality Analyst with an Industrial Engineering background to join their team at Universal City, CA. This is a great opportunity for you or someone in your network to truly impact a growing organization.

The Sr. Quality Analyst will work behind-the-scenes and get an exclusive look at the park operations of Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park. This role will provide analytical support for multiple, concurrent, Quality projects, in order to provide significant value through increased efficiency or incremental revenue with a focus on balancing business results, guest satisfaction, and employee satisfaction initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership, strong analytical skills, and a good work ethic.

Please visit their website to view a full description and to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25354&siteid=5108&jobid=274868

Interested or have questions? Contact Rosenda Teta  |  Sr. Recruiter  |  T: 818-622-8743  |  rosenda.teta@nbcuni.com

2016 National IIE Conference Committe Invitation

Dear IIE LA/OC Community,

We hope that all is well with you this summer and that you have noticed several of our memberships were highlighted in the latest IIE Solutions magazine which featured events from the 2015 National IIE Conference in Nashville. Over 1600 of our IE peers came together making it a great event. As you may already know our 2016 National IIE Conference will be held at our Chapter location in the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA. We are extremely excited and proud to be a part of this international event. In preparation for 2016 IIE Annual Conference; host committee is asking IIE members from business and industry, students, and community to work with us in planning and execution capacity in the positions listed below. There are leadership and committee member opportunities available in the following area:

  1. Conference Partner/Sponsorship Support
  2. Facility Tour Support
  3. Communications Support.

There will be Bi- Weekly calls requesting all committee members to provide status updates during the call starting late July (TBD). By participating and joining the committee, you will have an opportunity to meet business partners from different industries while adding value by sharing your expertise on different area of the Planning, Coordination, Communication and Execution.

If you are interested in any of the positions, please send us an email at “maryamsalimi@yahoo.com” by July 28 and indicate the following:

Title of the email: “2016 committee request”

  • Your name and email address
  • Industry experience
  • Area of the Responsibility – Select from below:
  1. Conference Partner/Sponsorship Support
  2. Facility Tour Support
  3. Communications Support

As 2016 host committee chair, I thank all of you in advance for taking the time to read the invite and for your continuous support. I look forward to working with you in making this event another great success for all of us. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at maryamsalimi@yahoo.com.

Regards,

Maryam Salimi

President Elect  |  IIE 2016 Host Committee Chair

If you have any direct questions, feel free to contact our chapter leadership, Maryam Salimi maryamsalimi@yahoo.com, Michael Duncan mjcduncan@gmail.com or myself smpsasing@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities – May thru Dec 2015

  • May 23rd – 24th – ScottishFest at Costa Mesa. “Come meet the president of IIE and see him throw a log.” Follow the link for more information: www.ScottishFest.com
  • May 30th – Jun 2nd  – IIE Annual Conference in Nashville
  • June date TBD: Harbor Tour of Beach Cities Area and Happy Hour
  • July date TBD: “3D Printing” @ Direct Digital with Mark Kaspersak, Long Beach Library. Technical skill / application focused meeting, from design to printing process.
  • Moved to later date, TBD – “Breaking,” a Book Presentation and Practice
  • August 15th – Plant tour: Pelican Plant Mfg. plant (Pelican.com)
  • August date TBD: Lecture series – “Lean in Healthcare” with Dr. Oppenheim
  • September date TBD: Elections
  • September date TBD: Dinner Honoring New YP members / New Grad/ New Members / New President 2016. This will be at Pala Casino with guest Dr. Rick Olsen and a presentation of USC built Disney data and technical paper.
  • October date TBD: Gaming night and Lecture series – Dr. Jack ReVelle in partnership with ASQ
  • November date TBD: Green Belt Training
  • December date TBD: End of year gathering and award
  • Calling for Networking Event Host in your Areas
  • Calling for Plant Tours
  • Calling for Happy Hour Hosts in your cities

Details:

Please visit us again for more details about our upcoming events. Stay tune for our event emails and newsletters via mail chimp coming your way soon.

Opportunity for Involvement

We have over 300 members. One way to help advance this chapter and worldwide organization, promote and unite ISE profession in our local chapter is through events such as plant tours, professional presentations, and networking events/happy hours. With this in mind, we are calling on all IE’s to seek or to provide opportunities that all IE’s can be part of either as students and/or teachers, to share knowledge, train, network and recognize. If interested in providing support to all or any of the opportunities below, please email, event organizer, Stella at smpsasing@gmail.com.

  • Calling for Lean, Scrum, Project Management and other IE Tool presenters/speakers to share knowledge and best practices that works for you. 
  • Calling for Plant Tours – If you know of any facilities open to educational/technical tours relevant to IE’s and are willing to be a liaison or to provide a contact info from that company, please email us.
  • Calling for Event Host – Interested in hosting an event near you, please let us know and we can assist in setting that up.   

“Further On up the Road”

Dear Los Angeles and Orange County members,

As we continue through March and go into the second quarter of 2015, I can’t help but think of how much I’m looking forward to the rest of this new year. My name is Michael Duncan (call me Mike), and I am honored to be serving YOU as the President of the IIE Los Angeles & Orange County chapter for 2015. As an IE going on 9 years working for UPS, I work in the South Bay for our Freight Forwarding & Customs Brokerage business unit. Anyway, enough about me and back to the story.

In case you’re not a rock or blues fan, “Further On up the Road” is a great blues tune that Eric Clapton made popular, one that particularly stuck in my mind the other day. What kept my attention was the rhythm and the title, which struck me – they both drive forward, with an aggressive beat and a steadfast sense of optimism. Like this song, I see signs of optimism as our economy moves forward (one step at a time): overall unemployment seems to be improving, the port congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach is slowly clearing up, and opportunities will be opening up for our peers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of industrial engineers is projected to grow 5% from 2012 to 2022; with the expected turnover from an aging workforce, the role of the IE will continue to be a highly desired and demanded job with increased opportunities at all levels.

However, this optimism isn’t only constrained to the big picture. While your chapter has worked hard in the past and been awarded “Gold” chapter status from IIE headquarters, the chapter leadership continues to find new ways to improve events and programming for our membership. For example, our January meeting centered on leadership and introduced several Scrum methodologies that can be put to use at work. In March, we are hosting a plant tour of the UPS Air Gateway at the Long Beach Airport, including a special tour of one of our ‘Browntail’ fleet. In fact, further on up the road we will be the Host Chapter supporting the IIE National Conference in Anaheim in 2016.

The bottom line is that this is a time to be optimistic. Our profession is alive and growing, the need for IEs has never been greater, and your Chapter is working hard to provide valuable programs AND opportunities for volunteer leadership – the kind of opportunities that provide experiences supporting professional growth, and points you can leverage in career development.

Contrary to Francis Bacon’s famous quote, knowledge is not power; only applied knowledge reaches its potential.  Join me at our events this year, stop by and connect with peers and colleagues, or give back through serving the profession. These are all ways to help each of us reach our potential, and I look forward to seeing you further on up the road.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Mike Duncan
IIE Los Angeles-Orange County
Chapter President, 2015
Direct: (562) 208-2581
mjcduncan@gmail.com

IIE LA/OC Plant Tour: Continental Forge Tour

What

Continental Forge Company is involved with all types of products that serve Aerospace Commercial, Military, Defense, Automotive and Marine transportation. Here is a company with a vision to be one of the leading aluminum forgers in the industry.

RSVP: Eventbrite

When

April 24, 2015; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where

Compton, CA; Networking to follow at the facility

Who

Members, Non-members and Students

Cost

• Member cost: $5
• Non-Member cost: $10
• Student Member/Non-member: $5

RSVP: Eventbrite

Webinar: “IE’s Bring Profitability to ‘Non-Profits’” on April 30 at 11AM PST

IIE Stella and Ted

  • What- IIE LA-OC broadcasted through HQ presents: “IE’s Bring Profitability to ‘Non-Profits’” Webinar
  • When: April 30, 2015 from 11AM to 12PM PST
  • Why: IIE Los Angeles-Orange County supports community development programs by collaborating with local members to design and implement engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. This webinar reviews our involvement with AbilityFirst which provides programs for adults with disabilities and special needs. The presentation illustrates how applying industrial engineering skills helped transform the work center from a “cost center” to a “profit center”.
  • How to access the Webinar: Please RSVP using this link: http://www.iienet2.org/details.aspx?id=38670
  • Who can attend- Open to all members and non-members
  • Cost – Free to listen.

We hope that you see value on what we are doing for our comminity and join our future local events!

IIE LA/OC Plant Tour – UPS LGB Gateway (with Airplane/Browntail tour)

March 20, 2015, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

What: IIE LA/OC Plant Tour – UPS Gateway (with Airplane / Browntail tour) at the Long Beach Airport

Registration Link: Eventbrite

Networking / Professional Happy Hour to follow at California Fish Grill located at 3801 N Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA. The ticket fee includes one meal, one drink and up to total amount of $15 per person (excludes tax and tip).

When: March 20, 2015; 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: 4600 E Spring St., Long Beach CA, 90815

There are security requirements and 15 pots available.

Costs:

  • Member cost: $25
  • Non-Member cost: $30
  • Student Member/Non-member: $20

Not available for networking, the costs are as follows:

  • Member cost: $5
  • Non-Member cost: $10
  • Student Member/Non-member: $5

Registration Link: Eventbrite

See you at the tour!

Upcoming Events and Opportunities – March/April 2015

  • March 20, Plant Tour
  • March 20/21 or April 3/4, Scrum Certification Class
  • April 2, IIE Banquet to Honor Stan Settles
  • Apr 24th Plant tour: Compton Foundry – Continental Forge Company
  • April 30, 11 a.m. – Webinar/ Presentation of AF Volunteer Work and Results – “IE’s Bringing Profitability to Non-Profits
  • Calling for Lean, Project Management and other IE Tool presenters/speakers
  • Calling for Plant Tours
  • Calling for Happy Hour Hosts in your cities

 Details:

March 20, Plant Tour: Boeing C-17 or New Long Beach Airport

  • The final plant tour selection is still in the works. For updates, please follow our posts in LinkedIn and Meetup.
  • Who can attend- Members and invited guests. Space is limited.
  • Cost– $10 Members; $15 Non-members. Pay at the door.
  • Restrictions- Please wear closed toe shoes; no shorts please.

March 20/21 or April 3/4, Scrum Certification Class

  • Vote for the class days you wish to attend   @ http://doodle.com/9xb5ebtppayx3wih
  • Vote for the location @ http://doodle.com/uvn856a97v5gvkq7
  • Cost: $200+ per member; $1500 per non-member (includes IIE membership);
  • Two day session
  • Minimum of 10 attendees to proceed with the class
  • Details will be finalized in the next week or so. Check back for updates.

April 2, 2015 IIE Banquet Honoring Stan Settles

Apr 24th Plant tour: Continental Forge – Compton Foundry

  • WhatContinental Forge Company is involved with all types of products that serve Aerospace Commercial, Military, Defense, Automotive and Marine transportation. Here is a company with a vision to be one of the leading aluminum forgers in the industry.
  • Where- Compton, CA; Happy Hour to follow at La Huasteca, Lynnwood, CA
  • Who can attend- Members and invited guests. Space is limited.
  • Cost– $10 Members; $15 Non-members. Pay at the door.
  • Restrictions- Please wear closed toe shoes; no shorts please.

April 30, 11 a.m. – Webinar/ Presentation of AF Volunteer Work and Results – “IE’s Bring Profitability to ‘Non-Profits'”

  • What- IIE Webinar
  • Why –  IIE Los Angeles supports community development programs locally by collaborating with local members to design and implement engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. In this case, our members work with a member of the nonprofit community to find appropriate industrial engineering based solutions to improve operational efficiency thereby decreasing dependence on charitable funding and government sponsored programs. This webinar reviews our involvement with AbilityFirst which, in this case, provides programs for adults with disabilities and special needs. The work center in this study provides secure paper shredding services to the public, while teaching and helping participants reach their full potential throughout their lives. The work center environment offers a range of employment, recreational and socialization special needs programs for the participants. While most of AbilityFirst programs qualify for funding through the state-supported Regional Centers, government support provides only about half of the dollars necessary to deliver high quality programs and services. The presentation illustrates how applying industrial engineering skills helped transform the work center from a “cost center” to a “profit center”.
  • How to access the Webinar -  Please RSVP using this link: http://www.iienet2.org/details.aspx?id=38670
  • Who can attend- Open to all
  • Cost – Free to listen

 Opportunity for Involvement

We have over 300 members. One way to help advance this chapter and worldwide organization, promote and unite ISE profession in our local chapter is through events such as plant tours, professional presentations, and networking events/happy hours. With this in mind, we are calling on all IE’s to seek or to provide opportunities that all IE’s can be part of either as students and/or teachers, to share knowledge, train, network and recognize. If interested in providing support to all or any of the opportunities below, please mail Stella at smpsasing@gmail.com.

  • Calling for Lean, Project Management and other IE Tool presenters/speakers – Share knowledge and best practices that works for you. 
  • Calling for Plant Tours – If you know of any facilities open to educational/technical tours relevant to IE’s and are willing to be a liaison or to provide a contact info from that company, please email us.
  • Calling for Event Host – Interested in hosting an event near you, please let us know and we can assist in setting that up.  

Making Engineering Contagious for Kids

Feb 22 – 28, 2015

Interested in volunteering for Engineering week (E-week)? Here is one opportunity at local high school in Huntington Beach. Though they currently do not have an E-week, the STEM teacher is hoping that the IE presentation will stir up interests for next year.  We encourage all IE’s to part of any Engineering/Science initiatives when possible. If interested, here are some 50 min time frame that anyone can do at a nearby school — a presentation/ game/ Q&A with the students.

For next week, here are the time blocks for the volunteers:

Mon:

Period 1 (840- 9:30)

Period 3 (9:37- 10:27)

Tues/Thursday:

Period 2 (9- 9:50)  and

Period 4 (10:12 – 11:02)

For Presentations, here is a sample line up (these are subject to change):

Part 1 — (10 min) Short video clip – about Industrial Engineering – http://youtu.be/3K3-stVK0lM (shared by Ted M.)

Part 2 — (20 min) Manufacturing Game/ other variety too i.e., 5S Numbers game (from Ted M.); Learning Curve game (from Gregory B., IIE-Puget Sound Chapter)

Music in the background during the game – “A Race for Space” — http://www.npr.org/2015/02/15/385549238/first-listen-public-service-broadcasting-the-race-for-space

Part 3 — (10 min) Close with presentation/conversation (with assistance from Stephen S., IIE-Puget Sound Chapter)

Let’s invest some time for our future engineers, now or in the near future! We still got the rest of 2015. If interested in attending this Engineering week volunteer stint, email me at smpsasing@gmail.com, and I will see if I can add you to the roster for Tuesday.

Let us know in the comment section if there are E-week events that you are attending or if you are interested in joining us in our next volunteer event.

IIE LA/OC General Member’s Meeting

Last January 31, 2015, IIE LA/OC kicked off the year. Our guest speaker, Della Mahone, talked about her views on “Leadership” and facilitated our group activity.  We also had an open discussion about involvement opportunity for upcoming events. The event ended with networking. Thank you to all who attended.

Linda, Robert, Dorron, Della, Maryam, Michael, Kaz, Maria, Mike, Ted M., and Ted F.
(L-R) Linda, Robert, Dorron, Della, Maryam, Michael, Kaz, Maria, Mike, Ted M., and Ted F.

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