Stern Rubber Company's Quality Assurance program is second to none. Year after year, Stern continues to received awards and recognition for its outstanding and rigorous QA processes. We recognize that we are only as good as our QA team. We are proud to feature one member from our QA team in this week's blog.
Linda has been working for Stern Rubber Company since 1987 and has been with us for 27 years; she works as a Quality Technician in Quality Assurance.
Linda grew up in Verndale, Minnesota and attended Verndale Public Schools. She worked five years with Moyer Farms and drove a potato truck; she also worked in quality grading potatoes. She is married to her husband Joe and they have one son John Wayne McIntire who is fifteen years old and plays baseball and football for the Verndale Pirates. Her hobbies include fishing, camping and spending time with her family and friends.
As a quality technician for Stern Rubber Company, Linda tests the molded rubber after it is compounded and milled on our Rubber Rheometer. She also does inspections of rubber molded parts, rubber to metal bonded parts, injection molded parts and rubber extruded parts. Her qualifications include doing the PPAP (production part approval process) documentation, measuring the rubber parts on the CMM, Optical Comparator, Keyence and handheld devices. Linda is in charge of calibrations, she arranges to have items sent out for calibration or certification. She also maintains the calibration of all handheld devices used at Stern Rubber Company.
Linda has been team captain for the last six years in the Relay for Life of Wadena County and has been participating since 1999.The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. The Relay For Life raises money for Cancer Research, providing wigs and transportation to treatments for cancer patients. Linda also takes part in the Brainerd Lakes Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Linda was joined by her sister Donna in 2014 and her son John in 2013 and has become an advocate for these organizations because both her family and her husband’s family have been affected by Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.