Senior Engineer, Quality in Selzach at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position: Quality Engineer (Temporary for 24 months)

Summary

Provide quality engineering support and direction in quality assurance, control and preventative activities within operations and other business functions, with a focus on preventative measures and continuous improvement of products and processes. Advocate and lead the execution of initiatives & projects to enhance quality performance within the business. Ensure compliance to regulation and standards.

Your key Responsibilities

Will work within the quality operations team, under minimal supervision, with responsibility for quality related activities, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Work closely with operations and the business functions to ensure quality performance of product and processes.
  • Oversight and approval of NC & CAPA, activist and mentor in problem solving and root causing activities.
  • Lead and participate in the development and improvement of the manufacturing processes for existing and new products.
  • Analysis and review of concession requests.
  • Review and approval of change management activities.
  • Maintain KPI for monitoring of process quality, perform analysis and interpret trends, take action as necessary.
  • Support execution and analysis of QATs.
  • Advocate of Human Factor practices, proficient in the science of Human Factor identification and mitigation.
  • Proficient in risk management practices and tools, having high expertise in process risk. Develop and provide input for risk management by identifying opportunities and weaknesses.
  • Proficiency in and makes continuous strides towards optimization of inspection methods and sampling. Support First Article Inspections.
  • Proficiency in statistical methods and application.
  • Participate and interface in internal & external audits with regulatory representatives, providing effective narrative and description of topic of expertise.
  • Assist in the development, responsible for review & approval of process and equipment validation/qualification.
  • Support manufacturing transfers to other plants/facilities, leading quality activities.
  • Responsible for initiation, management and support of Ship, Product Holds, potential product escapes.
  • Coach and mentor others in quality topics and activities.

Additional local key responsibilities:

  • Support raw material release
  • Blocking of products
  • Initiation of local holds
  • Release of products ("red stamp" on the production routers)
  • Process owner of QM documents
  • Release of new or amended QM documents
  • Release of ECR/ECN change and implementation approvals
  • Release of the documents/reports generated during reporting
  • Signature authorisation according to training profile
  • Finances according to the financial competences ruling

What are we looking for?

  • Germany / Switzerland
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering or related subject and  2 or more years of work experience in a quality discipline, or
  • Master of Science, Engineering or related subject with 0 years of experience in a quality discipline, or
  • Technician degree (or similar Level 6 education like Meister) with 2 or more years of experience in a quality discipline
  • Previous experience in a regulated environment desirable.
  • CQE or equivalent course work / experience desirable
  • Proficient in understanding of Med Device manufacturing processes desirable.
  • Familiarity with ISO 13485, GDP, GMP desirable.
  • Lean Six Sigma training a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Have a good understanding of engineering and quality practices & methods.
  • High level of PC skills. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint packages.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a multi-site team, with some travel required.
  • Working knowledge/experience of Risk Based and statistical techniques, in particular process risk, statistical sampling plans, Process Capability, Gauge R&Rs.
  • Highly developed problem solving and strong analytical skills.
  • Builds strong relationships by fostering open communications, respect and trust. Strong team player and acts with a customer service/stakeholder focused approach
  • Is diplomatic, tactful and leverages excellent interpersonal keys to help achieve outcomes.
  • Manages change well and adopts a continuous improvement orientation to the role
  • Excellent English (both oral and written)
  • Ability to be the voice of Quality when dealing cross functionally

Additional local requirements:

  • Excellent German (both oral and written)

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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