ProcessQM Offers Nuclear Quality Assurance Training In Los Alamos May 7-9

Norman P. Moreau

BUSINESS News:

  • The NQA-1 workshop will take place in Los Alamos

ProcessQM LLC, a quality management company based in Northern New Mexico, announced it is hosting an “Understanding and Implementing ASME NQA-1” workshop this May in partnership with Theseus Professional Services.

Instructor Norman P. Moreau, PE, CSQE, CQA, ASME Fellow, will cover topics including regulatory requirements within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy, evolution and structure of NQA-1, procurement of items and services, control of items and services, design and test activities, development of an NQA-1 quality assurance program, documenting an NQA-1 program, assessment activities, as well as special topics.

“We are pleased to have Norm back for another multi-day quality assurance training in New Mexico,” ProcessQM President Lena Isaacs said. “Mr. Moreau has been supporting the nuclear industry for many years, with services spanning quality assurance and engineering, and he has superior credentials in this sector. This training is a great opportunity for any organization that has to comply with nuclear quality assurance requirements, and organizations that are considering entering the NQA-1 world and wish to reduce or eliminate competition.”   

Early-bird registration and team discounts are available. For additional information, updates, and registration, visit: http://www.processqm.com/training/ or call 505.975.2148.

 

What: UNDERSTANDING AND IMPLEMENTING ASME NQA-1

When: May 7-9,

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: UNM-Los Alamos

Credits: 2.4 CEU’s

Details: The overall objective of this three-day course is for students to gain a working knowledge of the ASME NQA-1 standard for Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications. Participants will be introduced to the history, structure, and content of NQA-1. The course looks at acceptable methods for implementing an effective NQA-1 within various regulatory environments. Special topics of interest to the nuclear industry will be discussed and current practices examined, which include commercial grade dedication, software quality assurance, and use of relevant Subparts.

About the Instructor

Mr. Norman Moreau is the president and a principal consultant for Theseus Professional Services and has been working in the nuclear industry since 1986. Starting as a quality engineer at the Fort Saint Vrain Nuclear Generating Station, Mr. Moreau continued his nuclear career as a principal engineer for General Physic Corporation focusing on codes, standards, licensing, and unreviewed safety question training and consulting services. Before starting Theseus Profession Services in 1999, Mr. Moreau served as a senior quality advisor for the Department of Energy’s high-level waste vitrification program.

 

Mr. Moreau specializes in software quality assurance, design control, and records management. His company’s client list includes nearly every major Department of Energy site and laboratory. Mr. Moreau has been a member of the ASME since 1982 and since 1990 has been an active participant on the ASME Committee on Nuclear Quality Assurance. He has been on the Main Committee since 2002 and from 2004 to 2008 he served as the Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Engineering and Procurement Processes. In 2008 he was elected to lead the newly formed Subcommittee on Software Quality Assurance. In 2014, Mr. Moreau was elected Vice Chair of NQA and was appointed as the Chair of the Executive Committee. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a bachelor‘s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in software engineering administration. He has been a certified NQA-1 lead auditor since 1989 and is also a certified ISO 9001, 14001, and OHSAS 18001 lead auditor. In 2015 Norm was recognized as ASME Fellow.

About ProcessQM, LLC

ProcessQM LLC provides quality management solutions to various industries throughout the U.S., supporting engineering, project management and construction firms, national laboratories, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, and many others. Our team consists of quality assurance experts, nuclear and non-nuclear, and high-level professionals in the areas of business excellence and process improvement. We help businesses reach their next level by building effective and efficient quality programs that conform to NQA-1, ISO 9001, DOE 414.1, etc. We also facilitate strategic planning, manage strategy execution, and strengthen organizational processes using Lean Six Sigma and other methodologies.

As a Northern New Mexico women-owned small business committed to prevention of quality related disasters, we are honored to serve our local business community by providing the following services:

  • Staff Augmentation: Quality Assurance experts on demand
  • Project Quality Assurance: we will manage quality on medium and large projects from start to finish
  • Consulting: we will assist you in the areas of quality management, business excellence and process improvement
  • Auditing: internal and external audits
  • Training: NQA-1 Lead Auditor, Understanding and Implementing ASME NQA-1, Commercial Grade Dedication, etc.

Website: www.processqm.com

Training Registration: www.processqm.com/training

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