We currently have two openings, one at the Senior Level (10 + years of industry experience and one at the Engineer II Level.. 4-10 years of industry experience)
This position is responsible for investigating, planning, and implementing improvements in and/or additions to current products and manufacturing processes that directly affects safety, quality, and productivity with the end result of producing a better quality product more efficiently. Ensure compliance to Terumo’s quality policy, respond to customer complaints, perform audits, develop test methods, and/or write procedures for material characterization.
Proactively investigates, identifies, and implements best-in-class Quality Engineering practices.
Provide focused quality engineering support and assume responsibility for timely and effective coordination and/or execution of assigned development project activities.
Establish effective corrective action plans. Lead in implementation of quality assurance plans, process controls, and CAPA systems designed to meet or exceed internal and external requirements.
Acts as an effective leader or team member in supporting quality disciplines, decisions, and practices.
Applies sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues.
Review and approve product and process qualification and validation and other change control related documentation.
Develop product/process assurance plans, which include all required elements. Identify and implement effective process control systems to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements
Generate internal quality documentation such as quality plans, standard operating procedures and inspection procedures. Ensure QA, FDA and ISO compliance in all areas of responsibilities.
Participate in Product Review Boards. Identify non-conformance trends and develop technical investigation plans. Investigates and analyze customer/internal complaints.
Must comply with requirements of applicable national and international regulations
Performs analytical measurements and experiments to qualify or resolve product and process issues.
Will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic quality plans, master validation plans, validation protocols, inspection plans and quality/regulatory compliance operating procedures to meet FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and ISO (International Organization of Standardization) requirements.
Track quality trends and initiate action items to resolve issues. Manage assigned corrective actions.
Monitor field quality and analyze field returns to determine root cause.
Provide training and support for quality system processes and quality engineering practices.
Perform other job related duties.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of national and international regulations applicable to medical devices including; Quality System Regulations, 21 CFR 820, 21CFR 803 and 804 (MDR regulations), Canadian Medical Device Regulations, ISO 14971, ISO 13485, and MDD 93/42/EEC
Prefer one year of auditor experience.
Communication skills both verbal and written.
Organizational skills as well as time management skills essential for project work.
Prefer certification as a CQA, CQE, or CQM, and member of the ASQ.
Excellent computer skills
Strong writing, mathematics and statistics skills
Requires a minimum of a 4 year degree in engineering, life sciences, or similar.
Requires three to six years of experience in a medical device quality assurance environment.
Engineering Degree (Bachelor's or above) is required.
For more than 80 years, the name Terumo® has been synonymous with innovative medical devices. From its start as a manufacturer of clinical thermometers, Terumo has grown worldwide to a position of leadership in such areas as hollow fiber technology, blood management systems, and the creation of new technologies in endovascular therapy.
Terumo has distinguished itself as a high quality manufacture...r of medical products, operating four factories and 38 sales branches in Japan, as well as 31 other locations. The company generates annual sales of approximately $4 billion and employs 18,000 people worldwide.
Terumo is an Equal Opportunity Employer