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Supplier Quality Engineer - Merrimack, NH in Merrimack, NH at Getinge

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Merrimack, NH
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/10/2019

Job Description

Together we can make a difference

At Getinge we are dedicated and passionate about helping our customers save lives and ensure excellent care. We provide innovations for operating rooms, intensive-care units, sterilization departments and for life science companies and institutions. Our portfolio combines well-known product brands such as Maquet, Pulsion, Atrium, Lancer and Datascope – just to name a few.

A career at Getinge will provide career opportunities that both inspire and challenge. Here, you can make a difference every day.

Job Function Summary:  Ensure the performance of all required supplier maintenance activities meet current quality needs and to improve supplier performance and productivity.

  • Strategically plan, develop, promote, and implement programs designed to improve supplier performance and productivity and reduce overall costs.
  • Plans, organizes, and reports supplier performance to provide key information to the department manager and outside departments .
  • Participate in supplier selection process and perform supplier audits to evaluate supplier capabilities, quality systems, processes and services.
  • Perform validations and qualification of supplier to qualify manufacturing process and overall quality of part/component manufacturing.
  • Assists incoming quality and participates in MRB process to resolve internal and external quality audit findings related to purchased products.
  • Own and relentlessly drive supplier root cause analysis and corrective actions to prevent re-occurrence of quality issues.
  • Provide statistical support by the creation of supplier related metrics for the purposes of tracking vendor performance and identifying opportunities for supply chain improvements.
  • Ensure primary suppliers have adequate control plans, schedules, and resources to make continued improvements to incoming quality of supplied products .
  • Works with Engineering and Quality to ensure that incoming product specifications contain and clearly communicate the requirements needed to ensure supplied products are acceptable for manufacturing and assist in the development of inspection methods and improve sampling plans for new materials and components.
  • Identifies non-conformance trends; develops and administers technical investigations and corrective action programs to resolve recurring quality problems.
  • Provide technical assistance to suppliers/other resources performing qualification/validation testing.
  • Assist in special projects as needed.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related duties as requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required .
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • knowledgeable in the areas of lot acceptance, sampling methodologies, MSA/GR&R, CAPA, root cause analysis, and other statistical techniques. 
  • CQA, CQE, Six Sigma certifications would be a plus.
  • Audit experience is preferred.
  • Self-motivated and able to take direction to perform all necessary duties.

Minimum Requirements:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or science
  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a quality engineer, or five years’ experience in a quality related field and QMS environment.
  • Working knowledge of GMP, FDA, and ISO standards is desirable .
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word/Excel) is required .
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  (English).

Getinge is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We look forward to receiving your application. If you share our passion and believe that saving lives is the greatest job in the world, then we look forward to receiving your application. We hope you will join us on our journey to become the world’s most desired medtech company.