Altran - Bordentown

  • CAPA/Quality Engineer

  • Company Overview

    Today’s complex interconnected world demands companies to conceptualize and deliver cutting-edge products and solutions to market faster than ever before. Altran, a global product development partner, collaborates with companies to address the business and technical challenges inherent in developing and supporting complex connected systems.

     

    For over three decades, leading companies and emerging startups in some of the most highly regulated and rapidly evolving industries have relied on Altran to inspire innovation, accelerate time to market, improve predictability, and maximize return on product investment. Altran provides a full complement of technology consulting, software and product development expertise, and engineering services to our client partners in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Industry and Electronics, and Medical and Life Sciences industries.

     

    In North America, Altran is based in Burlington, Massachusetts, with additional offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New Jersey, Silicon Valley and Southern California. For more information, visit altran-na.com.

    Job Description

    This position is located onsite at a client in Bothell, Washington.

    The CAPA/Quality Engineer (QE) is responsible in developing and implementing systems to ensure products are designed and produced to meet customer requirements and expectations. He/she drives the strategy and approach of the CAPA team to establish the root cause in a systematic way and coordinates the use of adequate tools and methods. Provides direction for the cross-functional team with other business and engineering disciplines to follow a structured problem solving approach. Establishes the principles of product and service quality evaluation and control for the system. Provides independent oversight and review of the project deliverables throughout the product lifecycle. Provides leadership and is responsible and accountable to the organization for own decisions and actions, while also holding others accountable for the same.

    Responsibilities

    Key areas of responsibilities (KARS) for this role include:

    • Provide leadership and oversight to ensure effective CAPA solving and closure with a cross-functional team
    • Ensures that appropriate quality plans are made that include all stages of the CAPA process
    • Validates key design inputs like: usability, reliability, performance, supportability, manufacturability, localizability, safety, security, privacy, serviceability, sustainability and costs
    • Provides effective oversight of the execution of the Quality Plan , any Risk Management activities, and of all design related activities during the product/system lifecycle
    • Performs independent technical assessment on product quality performance and post-market product quality analysis
    • Uses post-market analytics and statistics to report on product quality performance in the field (provide feedback to manufacturing, suppliers or design teams) and initiates field actions when required

    Qualifications

    A person who has strong technical competencies, and demonstrates resilience in challenging, often demanding situations. We are looking for a perfectionist- a fixer who continuously strives for excellence as a way of life; not just as a job. We’re looking for someone who can inspire others to adopt this mentality of prioritizing quality above all else in a relentless pursuit to improve the quality of life billions for the billions of people our brand touches each year.

    Specific skill requirements for this role include:

    • ASQ certified Quality Engineer or DfSS/DMAIC Black Belt (or equal by experience)
    • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience in medical device industry
    • 5+  years experience with a medical device company
    • Have understanding of a quality system and its development, documentation, and implementation with respect to domestic and international standards or requirements.
    • Be able to develop and implement quality programs, including tracking, analyzing, reporting, and problem solving
    • Be able to plan, control, and assure product and process quality in accordance with quality principles, which include planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling, and measurement system
    • Use established Business Excellence methodologies such as DfSS, DMAIC, Statistical Engineering (Shainin tools), PDCA, SPC, 8D ...
    • Provide data driven expert opinion on root cause analysis of failure modes
    • Experience in manufacturing quality control and improvement programs is highly preferred.
    • You combine analytical and conceptual thinking, physical insight, flexibility and a hands-on mentality to deliver sustainable results and creative solutions.
    • Excellent reporting and documentation skills
    • Experience with working with quality and reliability tools and templates, e.g. Minitab, JMP, Reliasoft, FMEA, FTA, HAZOP, …
    • Excellent consultancy skills, a team player with the ability to connect with business stakeholders
    • Good project management skills

    Furthermore to be successful in this role you are :

    • Motivated, self-driven with a determination to succeed and the ability to manage change.
    • Analytical, you are open to new ideas and believe in continuous learning in order to develop new competencies.
    • Fluent in English

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