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Sr Quality Engineer in Sandy Springs, SC ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 12/9/2018

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Sr Quality Engineer
Arthrex Manufacturing Inc
Sandy Springs, SC

This position will be located at the Arthrex manufacturing facility in Sandy Springs, SC.

Main Objective:

Responsible for various Quality Assurance functions for manufacturing development of medical devices in achievement of company goals.  Design, develop, implement, and improve manufacturing processes to quality medical device products and systems.  This position requires leadership skills, the willingness and ability to mentor Quality Assurance team members and contributions beyond objectives and expected performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in the development of medical devices and components from design initiation through design transfer and by representing Quality Assurance for manufacturability in all design and development project teams.
  2. Participates in all manufacturing activities to assure compliance of design specifications.
  3. Leads development of quality plans of new product introductions based on designspecificatons, PFMEA, and control plans.
  4. Works with design team and assist/provide feedback on design specifications and improvements.
  5. Evaluates and develops effective and efficient methods of testing and inspection of products.
  6. Utilizes problem solving tools and techniques and apply risk based approach to problem solving.
  7. Determines necessity of testing and initiates testing by preparing test and inspection plans, and identifying and obtaining required test fixtures and test/inspection instrumentation.
  8. Initiates new projects and acts as the project leader for key initiatives, identifies best practices.
  9. Provides technical support on manufacturing technical issues.
  10. Performs quality trending and leads/supports process improvement initiatives.
  11. Approves manufacturing product and process changes and assures the change management is controlled, adequate, and documented.
  12. Ensures information and documentation is consistently accurate.
  13. Responsible for MRB activities for assigned products, timely resolution of nonconformities, issuing and/or monitoring corrective actions associated with nonconformance and deviations.
  14. Provides input and direction to other members of the quality assurance department to assist them in their assignments and provide them with learning experience.
  15. Supports manufacturing suppliers with assistance in on-site resolution of quality and process related issues andcorrective and preventive actions.
  16. May supervise other engineers, technicians, and support personnel.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in an Engineering or Engineering Technology discipline.
  • At least seven years experience in a Quality Control or Quality Assurance position, preferably in a medical device company.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Working knowledge of risk assessments, design control requirements, PFMEAs, control plans, quality plans, testing and inspection equipment and techniques. 
  • Manufacturing process knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, project implementation, including, but not limited to GD&T, DOE, verification, and validation.
  • SPC (Staticstical Process Control) knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Project management skills preferred.
  • Recognized process improvement (i.e.: Lean, Six Sigma) and problem solving (i.e.: RCA, DMAIC, 5 Whys) training preferred.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Excel, Word (or equivalents if changed by the Company), SAP or similar inventory software.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.