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Senior Quality Engineer III

Warsaw, Indiana
Quality (Eng)


Job Description

Requisition ID: 3768180628

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is seeking a Senior Quality Engineer to be based out of Warsaw Indiana.

 

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic and neurological business in the world. DePuy Synthes Companies will offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of products, services and programs in the areas of joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, neurological, craniomaxillofacial, power tools and biomaterials. . Building on the legacy and strengths of two great companies, we are creating one organization that will be agile and better equipped in today’s evolving health care environment. With a focus on activating insights to develop innovative, comprehensive solutions, we are inspired to advance patient care in greater ways than either company could accomplish on its own.

 

Medical Devices & Diagnostics Global Services, LLC., represents more than 60 manufacturing sites and 26,000 employees who plan, source, manufacture and deliver high-quality and cost-effective medical products to our customers around the globe each day.  Work of the MD&D Supply Chain supports a multitude of product platforms, new products and delivery systems that are used in a wide range of procedures throughout the healthcare industry, including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, minimally invasive surgery, hospital sterilization, clinical laboratory testing, diabetes management, joint replacement surgery and vision care.

 
Position Overview

The Senior Quality Engineer plans, conducts and directs engineering projects or studies including complete projects requiring advanced knowledge of a specialized field.   They apply comprehensive and diverse knowledge of engineering principles and practices within broad assignment areas.  They may coordinate and direct activities of technical support staff and are responsible for technical development of assigned staff.

The Senior Quality Engineer will utilize Quality Engineering tools and practices for the effective and efficient development, transfer and maintenance of products/processes throughout the product lifecycle. The incumbent will also utilize Quality Engineering principles and problem-solving skills to improve and maintain products/processes that are aligned with the overall Quality and Business vision. This individual will utilize appropriate risk management to prevent unanticipated failure modes and improve capability of processes.

 
Responsibilities
 
Business Improvements
  • Support quality and business continuous improvement initiatives to deliver on business strategic Key Performance Indicators.
  • Support PDCA, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Techniques, DIR, CRRM, JJPS and/or other improvement programs.
  • Conduct benchmarking and network to develop more effective methods for improving quality
  • Supports the development of quality engineering and quality compliance with the right skill sets for new product introductions, and product life cycle management.
 
Compliance/Regulatory
  • Review/analyze whether current product and processes (including actions or decisions conducted) comply to standards such as the QSRs, ISO 13485, etc.
  • Champions compliance to applicable Global Regulations and standards (e.g. QSRs, ISO, EN and Medical Device Directive (MDD) requirements) including providing support during internal and external audits.
  • Conduct periodic line audits to assess for production controls such as lot segregation.  Review results of area audits to ensure that corrective and preventive actions are adequate.
 
New Product/Process Introduction
  • Partners with R&D and other cross functional partners to ensure the proper application of design controls, risk management and the investigation/correction of design failures/challenges. 
  • Supports new product introduction as part of design transfer.
 

Product Quality, Control & Disposition and Performance Standards

  • Supports activities related to the Material Review Board. 
  • Conduct investigation, bounding, documentation, review and approval of non-conformances, CAPAs and customer complaints.  Escalation of quality issues as appropriate.
  • Accountability and ownership for material identification, material segregation, classification of defect types including the successful application of these techniques on a day-to-day basis in manufacturing. 
  • Analyze/review effectiveness of preventive and corrective actions.  Review root cause investigation according to an established process.
  • Accountability and ownership of Quality metrics including maintenance and reviewing of leading and lagging indicators of quality
 

Product/Process Qualification

  • Assume the Role & Responsibility of the Quality function on Process Validations or Verifications. It can include both not limited: Collaborate/Review/Approve IQ, OQ, PQ, TMV or Software Validation, pFMEA, Trace Matrixes, Inspection Plans, etc.
 

Production/Process Controls including Control Plans

  • Partners with J&J Global Supply chain, Finished Goods and material suppliers to ensure appropriate application of Process & Computer Systems validation, process control, and risk management; and the investigation/correction of process failures when needed.
  • Develop, interpret and implement appropriate process monitoring and control methods consistent with the level of process/product risk.
  • Collect data and execute/conduct various analytical/statistical analysis and interpretation as part of process improvements and day-to-day support. 
  • Develop, interpret and implement standard and non-standard sampling plans
  • Assess effectiveness of measurement tools, destructive tests, non-destructive tests, measurement system analysis. 
  • Assess and interpret common versus special cause variation in manufacturing processing and determine adequacy of current process limits.
 
Risk Mitigation
  • Document, justify, review or analyze whether a proposed change to a process will not enhance the risk level in some way beyond capability of current controls or whether change will result in potential non-compliance to a required standard such as the QSRs
  • Assess the need for risk mitigation techniques given product classification, potential defect types, defect frequency, severity, patient risk, process capability, process controls, etc. Determine effectiveness of these techniques on previously implemented improvements
 
Strategic
  • Ensures effective quality strategies are created for the validation of test methods, process and design.   


Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in Engineering or related technical field.
  • This position requires a minimum of 4+ years related experience. 
  • Experience working in both an FDA and European regulatory environment is preferred.
  • This position will require relevant experience working in a manufacturing/operations environment. 
  • In-depth knowledge of product/process Risk Management (FDA and ISO standards) is required.
  • Experience with a proven track record of implementing appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Advanced Technical Training and experience using Statistics, Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies, Measurement System Analysis, SPC, DOEs, Reliability, etc. is preferred
  • Knowledge of statistical software packages is preferred, with the ability to preview, graph and analyze data and be able to present data that facilitates/drives decision making
  • Ability to perform "hands on" troubleshooting and problem solving is required
  • Technical understanding of manufacturing equipment and processes is preferred
  • Understanding of the NPI process and Process Validation expertise is preferred
  • A thorough understanding of GMP/ISO regulations and validation regulations is preferred.
  • Prior project management experience is preferred.
  • Technical Writing, Change Management Techniques and project leadership abilities are preferred.
This position may require up to 10% travel and will be based in Warsaw, IN. 

Primary Location
United States-Indiana-Warsaw
Organization
Depuy Orthopaedics. Inc. (6029)
Job Function
Quality (Eng)
Requisition ID
3768180628