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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Amphora Restaurant

Herndon, VA

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Developing A Checklist, What Is The Audit Purpose?

Robert J. Orkin

Speaker Biography

A Mechanical and QA Engineer with 40 years diverse experience in variety of industries. Bob started his career in GE Navy Nuclear design and Project Management for Valves, Piping and Auxiliary Equipment. Bob then went on to work in procurement QC/QA for GE Gas Turbine including statistical process control and supplier QC. He then worked for Boston Edison Commercial Nuclear, as a Supplier Lead Auditor and Senior QA Engineer. After a period of time as a small business consultant (QA, Computer, and business assistance) and Adjunct college professor (Statistics, Math, Computer), Bob joined PB. At PB he worked as startup, testing and operations engineer on the Big Dig project and then as the QA/QC Manager on the $6.6 Billion Dulles Airport Design and Construction Management program. Bob developed and implemented a QA program for the $6 Billion Design and Construction program for the airports authority. Bob received the PB 2008 Quality Award for this program development. Bob is now working on a variety of projects for PB including coordinating an internal audit program and Design project QA Manager.

Bob's credentials include: BSME University of Cincinnati, MSE in ME (Nuclear) Union College, P.E. New York and Virginia, Lead Auditor ISO-9001, Lead internal Auditor PB, Past Malcolm Baldridge Examiner, Mass state award, and ASQ Senior Member.

Presentation: PPT PDF

Process Audit Checklist: You know that you have to perform an audit, you know when and where and who. So what are you going to ask? What do you want to achieve by the Audit? This session will explore the various activities that go into developing a good audit checklist through a plan, do, check act process. Included will be samples of questions from selected checklists that demonstrate the concepts.



Email by Friday 10 November 2010 to register for this dinner meeting and presentation. Cost for dinner is $25.00 per person if reservations are made by deadline, $30 if otherwise. To prepay for your dinner using a credit card submit the section's preauthorization charge form to the treasurer. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. If your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 - Amphora, Herndon, VA

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