The Quality Engineer serves as the lead quality representative of certain product lines within product development, manufacturing, post-market surveillance, and/or CAPA.
• Perform work per external and internal quality standards
• Interface with internal and external groups on quality-related issues
• Support product development and transfer to manufacturing
• Facilitate development and implementation of production controls (e.g. qualification, process capability, sampling plans, validation, etc.)
• Perform investigation of product nonconformance/complaints, root cause analysis, monitoring/trending of process and product, and escalation of identified issues
• Plan, review, and approve change requests
• Execute risk assessment as needed and facilitate development and completion of risk file documentation
• Conduct Risk-based decision making and effective resolution of issues
• Lead or support CAPAs as necessary
• May interface with internal or 3rd party audits (e.g. FDA, Notified Body, etc.)
• Drive continuous improvement efforts through facilitating, leading, and collaborating with cross function teams including quality, engineering, production, clinical, and regulatory affairs.
• Provide leadership in the understanding of medical device regulations and best practices
• Manage conflict resolution as it relates to technical situations
• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the organization
• Must strictly adhere to safety requirements
• Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience
• Demonstrates knowledge of medical device regulation (ISO 13485, 21CFR) and risk management (ISO 14971)
• Professional certification (e.g. ASQ, Six Sigma, etc.) preferred
• Proficiency in statistical, quality and continuous improvement methods and tools
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.
• Strong organizational skills
• Critical thinking and attention to detail required
• Excellent verbal communication skills and technical writing
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
• Works under general office environmental conditions, including time in manufacturing environment and biohazard lab
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with
computers, equipment, etc.
• Occasional travel may be required