The Relationship Between Quality and Credentials

over 40 years of industry experience, MJS Designs has acquired a wide variety of significant industry credentials.  MJS Designs also requires a range of certification standards for its staff members.

While many customers come to MJS Designs because the credentials met the requirements for a project, it is the staff certifications that speak to MJS Designs commitment to fuse technology and expertise to provide superior quality to every project.

MJS Designs Company Credentials

AS9100:2009 Rev C*

This standard was released in January 2009 with the goal of dramatically increasing the On-Time and On-Quality Delivery standards in the Aerospace, Defense, and Space Industries.

There are five standards that are of interest in the AS9100 Series including:

AS9100 Revision C Objectives:

  • Incorporate ISO 9001:2008 Changes
  • Expand the scope to include aviation, space, and defense as well as land and sea based systems for defense applications
  • Ensure alignment with IAQG strategy OTOQD (see above)
  • Adopt new requirements based on stakeholder needs
  • Improve existing requirements where stakeholders identified a need for clarification, including when a documented procedure is required

ISO 13485

This ISO is specific to organizations who are involved in the design, production, installation and servicing of medical devices.  Like many ISO standards, they are not required, but rather a statement of commitment by the vendor to uphold the highest standards in documentation and production.


This ISO is often considered the ‘Father of Certifications’ for its broad, comprehensive requirements that seek to ensure that a firm meets its commitment to its customers and other stakeholders.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations

All manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, related technical data and defense services as defined on the United States Munitions List are required to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

While ITAR Registration is required by any company working in defense services, ITAR alone does not assure quality.  Quality is assured through the ISO certifications.

ANSI / ESD S.20.20-2014
This standard addresses the protection of electrical or electronic devices, whether for the civilian or military purpose. In short, this is the standard used to control electro charges in manufacturing. This standard is applied not only to the actual manufacturing plant but to many of the products used within the manufacturing facility such as smocks and floor paint.


MJS Designs Staff Credentials

IPC-A-610F and J-STD-001F

These two standards are related and are often listed consecutively, however, their significant differences.

Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.

The updated version or IPC-A-610F includes post assembly examinations for mechanical and soldering criteria. IPC-A-610F is a collection of visual quality acceptability requirements for electronic assemblies.

Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies

The J-STD-001 standard must be followed when building a product.  The F update includes process control methodologies to ensure quality standards during the entire manufacturing process.

Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

IPC/WHMA-A-620 describes acceptability criteria for crimped, mechanically secured and soldered interconnection and the corresponding lacing/restraining criteria associated with cable and harness assemblies.

Certified Interconnect Designer
This certification comes from IPC Council for experienced PCB design professionals and CID+ is the advanced level certification.

PRO-STD-001 Certified C
Counterfeit Component Detection and Prevention

The PRO-STD-001 certification course and test are designed to train and educate the Military, DoD, OEM, Medical, and EMS sectors in the detection and mitigation of fraudulent or counterfeit components upon their receipt from suspect sources.

Government-Industry Data Exchange Program

GIDEP is a cooperative activity between government and industry participants seeking to reduce or eliminate expenditures of resources by sharing technical information. Through the sharing of data between government and industry, GIDEP reports that over $2.1 billion in the prevention of unplanned expenditures has been reported.

Be sure to review the MJS Designs company history to see when credentials were integrated as part of the MJS Designs quality standards.  For a complete list of our credentials visit us at

*MJS Designs is scheduled for ISO audits in early fall of 2017 to update AS9100:2009 Rev C to Rev D and to update ISO 13845 to 13485:2017

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