Staff Quality Engineer
Edwards Lifesciences
Wet Plant, Cartago, Costa Rica
hace 4 días

Applies knowledge of quality engineering principles and methods to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and Edwards' systems / procedures to optimize product development, internal and external device manufacturing, and device distribution.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Lead in the identification and ensure the optimization of complex Manufacturing processes using engineering methods (e.
  • g., SIX Sigma and LEAN methods) for design for manufacturing and for continuous process improvement. Identify opportunities for re-design / design of more complex equipment, tools, fixtures, etc.

    to improve manufacturing processes, and reduce risk.

  • Oversee Quality support tasks; gives instruction to engineers / technicians on conducting tests; trains engineers / technicians and provides feedback;
  • and may coordinate engineers / technician work.

  • Drive the development and manage the execution of complex experiments and tests (including writing and executing protocols) to create, validate, and improve products (including evaluation of source materials and suppliers) and manufacturing processes / methods based on engineering principles;
  • analyze results, make recommendations, and develop reports and collaborate with team members to drive project completion

  • Develop training and documentation materials for production (e.g., work instructions) to enable the seamless knowledge transfer of project and manufacturing processes
  • Lead in the investigation of complex manufacturing product quality and compliance issues (e.g., CAPA, non-conformances, audit observations) for all production processes based on engineering principles;
  • analyze results, make recommendations and develop reports

  • Train, coach, and guide lower level employees on more complex procedures
  • Develop technical content of risk management files
  • Other incidental duties
  • Education and Experience :

    Bachelor's Degree in in Engineering or Scientific field, 6 years years experience minimum of experience, including either industry or industry / education Required or

    Master's Degree or equivalent in in Engineering or Scientific field, 5 years years experience minimum of experience, including either industry or industry / education Required or

    Ph.D. or equivalent in in Engineering or Scientific field, 2 years years experience minimum of experience, including either industry or industry / education Required

    Additional Skills :

  • Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings
  • Proven expertise in statistical techniques
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills
  • Ability to translate technical information to all levels of the organizations
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Quality Engineering (e.g., CQE body of knowledge)
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma concepts with ability to apply to work product
  • Knowledge of Quality Engineering concepts with ability to apply to work product
  • Advanced problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Extensive understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
  • Work is performed independently while exercising considerable latitude in making significant decisions
  • Set policies and standards that are followed by others
  • Guides others in resolving basic issues in specialized area based on existing solutions and procedures
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts
  • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects
  • Develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of creativity
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products / services or processes
  • Typically resolves complex problems or problems where precedent may not exist
  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence / control
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