Quality Management & Compliance Engineer in West Chester, Pennsylvania, US at Portescap

Date Posted: 9/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Quality Management and Compliance Engineer will be responsible for providing quality engineering support to ensure delivery of highest quality product to the customer. They will have ownership of the development, implementation, and maintenance of the QMS processes to meet the requirements of applicable quality and regulatory standards (e.g. ISO 13485 and 9001:2015). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Compliance

  • Provide active support, expertise, during regulatory audits and inspection, which includes practical experience supporting the cross-functional team. Facilitate and ensure the successful execution of certification and surveillance audits.
  • Plan and execute efforts to drive regulatory audit recommendations/observations. Ensure that responses are clear, comprehensive, accurate, and well-written to mitigate potential for further regulatory actions.
  • Proactively identify and anticipate risk of non-compliance in a dynamic environment, conformance to regulatory requirements, internal processes and policies. Help track and trend data on common areas of vulnerability.

Procedures

  • Generate and maintain Quality System documentation (SOP's, procedures, forms, work instructions, drawings, etc.) Review for technical accuracy and update as required.

Inspection/Product Release

  • Assist in the development of risk-based assessments to determine inspection requirements and acceptance criteria by identifying sample size and acceptable error; determine levels of confidence using statistical techniques.
  • Guide operations in performing incoming inspection, in-process control, final product testing and release to ensure deliverables of product release are met.

Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs)

  • Performs and documents root-cause investigations related to product and components rejections. Formulate corrective and preventive actions; implements those actions in order to improve quality levels and regulatory compliance.
  • Work with operations/manufacturing and the contract manufacturer to lead efforts to resolve issues that involve quality system gaps, production non-conformances or situations that involve component qualification or procurement.
  • Develops Process Monitoring Systems by identifying critical process steps applying methods to reduce process variation in order to reduce/eliminate the cause of defects

Verification and Validation

  • Provide validation support by applying manufacturing quality tools including, but not limited to: PFMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, control plans, and process verification/validation plans.
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data. Analyze data and make decisions using valid statistical techniques.
  • Participate in supplier qualification and transferring new products from R&D (design transfer) into production following project management strategies including new item setup

Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA)

  • Actively work within the CAPA system, provide inputs to the CAPA Review Board and Monthly Data Analysis.

Additional Duties

  • Participate in and support Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Participate in external supplier audits and internal audits
  • Support regulatory submissions

Job Requirements

Critical Competencies

  • Must have a solid understanding of statistical processes and techniques – use of Minitab is preferred
  • Must be detail orientated, well organized, have excellent communication skills, and work well in a team environment
  • Must have ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced and dynamic environment

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or other technical degree, or 8 years’ equivalent experience in a Quality role in a regulated manufacturing industry in addition to the minimum required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment required; Medical Device Industry experience preferred; Quality or Product Development related roles preferred
  • Working knowledge of quality system regulatory requirement ISO 9001:2015 required; Experience in ISO 13485 and/or 21 CFR 820 preferred
  • At least 3 years’ ownership responsibility of customer or 3rd party regulatory audit process
  • At least 3 years’ experience with APQP standards (Process Flow, Control Plan, PFMEA, MSA, and SPC) and QMS standards (ISO 9001)
  • In-depth knowledge of problem-solving tools and structured problem-solving techniques such as 8D, 5Why, PDCA, or DMAIC required
  • Certificates Preferred: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Green and/or Black Belt certification

 

 

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