Design Quality Engineer

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Design
  3. Switzerland
Posting date: 07 Jan 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A globally renowned pharmaceutical company is seeking to recruit a Design Quality Engineer to their office in Switzerland. The organisation works across a range of industries, from medical devices to pharmaceutical and consumer goods, and operates in over 60 countries. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with a prestigious and historic pharmaceutical establishment and provide real regulatory expertise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with all key stakeholders when formulating and communicating the Project Plans.
  • Ensuring continual deployment of the MDR Plan through consistent excellence in project management.
  • Designing Quality team member focused on life cycle management activities.
  • Enhancing the Design Control and Risk Management processes to better reflect the state of the art practices and drive continuous improvement.
  • Applying statistical methods and process/design excellence tools to establish test plans as well as evaluate test data and processes.
  • Performing Gage R&R studies.
  • Conducting and leading design verification and validation activities.
  • Conducting and leading design/process failure mode effects and analysis.
  • Providing leadership in all areas of the Quality System, including, but not limited to Corrective & Preventive Actions, Complaints, Nonconforming Materials, Risk Management, etc.
  • Providing leadership in the understanding of medical device regulations to other disciplines.
  • Communicating effectively at all levels within Quality as well as cross-functionally with departments such as Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, and Marketing.
  • Knowing and following all laws and policies that apply to the job, and maintain the highest levels of professionalism, ethics and compliance at all times.
  • Accountable for the successful delivery of multiple simultaneous projects, spanning multiple functional areas and locations.
  • Responsible of clear definition of project scope and deliverables, milestones and timeline, project risks and contingency plans.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Engineering or related technical or scientific discipline with a minimum of 7+ years of experience in a related field is required.
  • Proven exceptional written and oral presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of Design Controls, GMPs, QSR, 21 CFR 820, MDD 93/42/EEC, ISO13485 and ISO14971 quality requirements is required.
  • Previous Quality Engineering experience is preferred.
  • Experience in a Medical Device regulated environment.
  • Strong knowledge and skills in MS Office.
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making, and root cause analysis skills are required.
  • Interpersonal skills that foster conflict resolution are required.
  • Strong quality engineering skills with a proven track record in design verification/validation, process verification/validation, and design/process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task independently with minimal supervision Working knowledge of material science and mechanical product knowledge is preferred.
  • Development and manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required, good knowledge of German would be a strong asset.

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