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Senior Product Quality Engineer (Shelton, CT)

Shelton, Connecticut

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Location Shelton, ConnecticutUS Job ID AMS-AES-JR-0154

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Provide quality support for productLifecyle management. Responsible fordevelopment activities of products following designtransferrequirements and internal procedures.Provides general engineering services and support for product manufacturingandquality control.ThePQEis provided limited direction from the Manager to maintain the complaint and investigation processes andis capable of performingall activitiesand takes aleadership role with projects and product support.

Essential Dutiesand Responsibilities

  • Compiles and analyzes quality system metrics (e.g. management review, compliance metrics, post market quality assurance, etc.) in order to ensure key process indicators are identified, measured and action driven. Identifiesunacceptable trends and drives suitable corrective action

  • Facilitate and actively contribute to the risk management activities Management Plans,pFMEA’s, Risk Control, etc. for new and released products.

  • Supports nonconformance investigation, disposition and release activity as applicable

  • Createsappropriate harm/hazard analysis/health hazard assessment for issues potentially impacting patient outcomes

  • Assists with thereview of complaints 

  • Assists with thedepartment metrics and works with others to ensure department goals are achieved.

  • Remediation of product documentation for changes in product compliance for new or updatedstandards

  • Identify, investigateand implement corrective and preventive actions(CAPAs)

  • Participate/Lead projects related toDesignTransfers

  • Reviewtechnical product documentation includingdevicemasterrecords (DMRs),drawings, bills of materials, test protocols and reports,manufacturing work instructions, engineering change orders (ECO), etc.

  • Work with manufacturing engineer/process engineer to ensure process controls are in place

  • Review and/or approve reports for: test method validations,design transfer, pilot production, and processvalidations (IQ, OQ, PQ).

  • Write, review and / or approved quality plans to support product activities both internal and external.

  • Assist in external & internal audits. 

  • Participate in project teams and company initiatives to assure compliance with Quality System requirements whileachieving company objectives.

  • Use statistical tools to analyze data, make acceptance decisions, and improve process capability (Six Sigma, SPC,DOE)

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM major.

  • Minimum of 5 years of quality manufacturing and ISO 9001 experience.

  • Must be commutable to Shelton, CT as role is on site.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and/or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) certificates from American Society for Quality(ASQ) are a plus
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485, IVDR/IVDD andFDA and cGMP regulations and documentation practicesdesired
  • Knowledge of Risk Management and applicable standards 

Physical Demands

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

  • Sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.

  • Stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Lifting/pushing/pulling and carrying products weighing up to 45 pounds

  • PotentialExposure to moving mechanical parts, vibration and/or moderate noise levels.

  • PotentialExposure to hazardous chemicals or other materials.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)compliantwith site specific policies/procedures must be worn in designated areas

  • PotentialExposure to blood.

  • Other (please specify): 

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