Jim McLinn, Consultant, Ops A La Carte
Fred Schenkelberg interviews Jim McLinn about his work and volunteering in the field of reliability engineering.
[Note: This is a bonus episode recorded at RAMS 2016 in Tucson, AZ. Fred invited thought leaders to join him for a quick interview, thus please pardon the sounds of the conference in the background.]
Here he gained broad experience in ways to help companies become more competitive. During his career his responsibilities included reliability predictions, leading FMEA teams, running ALT and HALT tests and working with international subsidiaries.
He has served on the ASQ Reliability Division board and the IEEE Reliability Society ADCOM.
He published three monographs with ASQ; Weibull Analysis, Mechanical Reliability and Accelerated Life Test. Jim has taught a variety of classes and spoken at many reliability conferences around the world.
In this episode, Jim discusses:
- His long history of writing papers and contributions to reliability engineering
- Another physics major moved directly into reliability engineering
- The important role of mentors in his career
Recorded January 2016 at RAMS in Tucson, AZ.