Engineer II, Quality

Employer
Meso Scale Diagnostics
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted
Sep 14, 2020
Closes
Sep 22, 2020
Ref
1202672971
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:New Product DevelopmentParticipate on New Product Development (NPD) project teams.Ensure compliance to the Quality Management System (QMS) processes and procedures and provide guidance to project teams on the elements of design controls as defined by the QMS.Review deliverables of the design and development process for conformity to internal and external requirements.Maintain the design history files and risk management files.Oversee supplier management activities for NPD projects.Validation SupportServe as Quality representative on validation activities (eg equipment, process, assay, spreadsheet, software, facilities and utilities)Support the projects under the Master Validation Plan.Develop strategies and revise validation procedures/protocols to ensure that products are manufactured in accordance with appropriate current industry standards.Compile and analyze validation data, prepare documentation, and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements, as needed.Define, document, and continuously improve verification plans and protocols including conducting peer reviews and maintaining traceability to requirements.Analyze data by completing hypothesis, normal distribution, and process capability analysis tests.Quality AssuranceParticipate in supplier quality related communication and feedback.Support the Material Review Board by recommending or reviewing the disposition of Non-Conforming Material.Participate in internal and supplier audits as needed. Ensure that audits are properly performed, documented, and completed in accordance with the annual audit procedure/schedule.Assist during external audits associated with MSD s active regulatory certifications as well as customer audits.Direct the need for Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and QMS continuous improvement projects. Ensure that corrective and preventive actions are issued as required, properly investigated, documented, effective, and completed on time.Generate and analyze metrics needed to measure the effectiveness of the QMS.Specific duties may vary depending upon departmental requirementsEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor s degree in a technical/scientific/engineering discipline is required.Minimum of 5 years of experience in medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceuticals or related industry is required.Experience planning and implementing quality plans and programs preferred.Relevant ASQ Certification (eg CQE, CRE, CQA) is beneficial.Advanced technical training and experience using Statistics, Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies is preferred, including but not limited to Measurement System Analysis, SPC, DOEs, and Reliability.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Working knowledge of FDA s Quality System requirements (QSR), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 standards is preferred.Strong quality fundamentals and analytical backgroundLogical problem solving through TQM, team building and quality systems tools and methodsDemonstrated ability to organize and move project tasks forward in an orderly and structured fashionWorking knowledge of cGMP, ISO and International regulationsExperience with developing, implementing and maintaining Quality System complianceExcellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skillsEffectively communicate issues/problems and results that impact timelines, accuracy and reliability of quality system dataProficiency in MS Office SuiteCapacity to learn additional software applications as the need arisesA wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multi-task and work productively in demanding manufacturing and research environments with changing priorities.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office.WORK ENVIRONMENT:This position is performed in a standard office environment.Job SummaryRequisition Number: ENGIN01131Job Category: Quality - Control/Assur/RegulSchedule: Full-Time

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