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BE Aerospace ISO9000/AS9100 Auditor Training

September 2006

BE Aerospace had recently completed a project where Southern California manufacturing facilities were combined onto a single ISO900/AS9100 quality system certification.  The consolidation was a monumental task in itself.   However, in order to maintain the certification, BE Aerospace would have to coordinate quality system auditing activities at several remote facilities in compliance with the certification requirements. 

“Once certification was achieved,” stated Julio Perez, Director of Quality for BE Aerospace, “We needed a team of trained auditors that would perform our periodic audits.  In addition, we needed knowledgeable people to validate the effectiveness of the quality system, and help identify weaknesses impacting operations.”  

The El Camino College Business Training Center was contacted and the CACT put a training plan together.  Supporting the aerospace manufacturing industry is a core competency of the El Camino CACT.  Quality system certification assistance is a valuable tool in helping local businesses stay competitive in the global aerospace environment. 

BE Aerospace selected auditors from different facilities and El Camino provided the training under an ETP (Employment Training Panel) grant.  Training was provided at BE Aerospace and trainees were awarded a certificate recognizing their accomplishment.   

“A key success factor for BE Aerospace was that we could comply with the quality certification requirements, improve the skills of our existing workforce, and achieve results quickly at minimal costs,” said Julio Perez, “I found the CACT team at El Camino very knowledgeable, willing, and capable of understanding our needs, and working with us to achieve results.”

 David Gonzales, CACT Director at El Camino College stated, “The partnerships that we developed with BE Aerospace where we addressed an immediate short-term need, and established a relationship where we can continue with long –term continuous improvement and workplace development programs is what the El Camino CACT does best.  We are now working other projects with BE Aerospace and are looking forward to a long and productive relationship with this outstanding organization.”

The BE Aerospace story is continuing.  Contact the El Camino CACT today to hear more about our quality improvement programs and how these programs can help improve your business.

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