As a Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for the management of suppliers within MCS, with accountability to support selection, approval and qualification of new suppliers or changes to existing supplied products and processes, as well as oversight of performance and improvement activities.
You will also lead the oversight of supplied products, ensuring conformance to purchased materials or finished devices requirements and management of nonconforming product in compliance to Medtronic Purchasing and Supplier Controls, FDA, and international requirements and Quality System Regulations.
A Day in the Life
Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.
Ensures that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services.
Qualifies suppliers according to company standards and may administer a Certified Supplier Program in receiving inspection to ensure cost effectiveness.
Monitors parts from acquisition through the manufacturing cycle and communicates and resolves supplier-related problems as they occur.
Develops and prioritizes an auditing schedule to ensure that designated suppliers are audited on a regular basis to ensure good manufacturing practices (GMP) and quality standards are met.
Evaluates suppliers' internal functions to assess their overall performance and provides feedback in assessment of their operation.
Some individuals may have responsibilities that include Pre-Market Supplier Quality and duties may include: Provides Pre-Market Quality Engineering support to New Product Development (NPD) working in partnership with the Component Engineering and Post-Market Supplier Quality Teams, to deliver quality parts, materials, and services, prevent defects, and allow Medtronic to provide customers with the highest quality and reliable products.
Provides technical guidance and quality compliance for Supplier Quality engagement throughout the NPD lifecycle on newly qualified parts from NPD and implementing strategies for driving product quality and continuous improvement, ensuring purchased products and components are manufactured and qualified in accordance to applicable industry standards, regulatory requirements, and customer requirements.
Collaborates with Component Engineers to develop and deliver the Product Acceptance Sampling Strategy, Approved Supplier List coordination, Supplier Owned Quality deployment, and Control Plans for new products.
Define Receiving Inspection requirements as required and associated test method validation for all internal Medtronic Test Methods.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science field with 4+ years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering OR advanced degree with 2+ years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering.
Nice to Have
4+ years of supplier quality engineering experience in the medical device industry or related field with supplier quality management expertise.
ASQ CQE certification
ASQ Lead auditor certification
Manufacturing processes or R&D experience
Demonstrated working knowledge of supplier controls, process validation, supplier and internal auditing, failure investigation techniques, statistical quality control, protocol/report preparation and non-conforming product controls
PC skills, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
Advanced use and understanding of statistical tools
Working knowledge of Quality System Regulation (QSR 21 CFR 820), Canadian Medical Device Regulation (CMDR), EU Medical Device Directive (EU MDD 93/42 EEC), and ISO 13485
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Physical Job Requirements
The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)