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Terumo Medical Corporation Sr. Engineer, Quality Operations in Sunrise, Florida



Sr. Engineer, Quality Operations

Department Name:

Terumo Aortic

Job Description:

Position Summary

Responsible for supporting the quality engineering operations of receiving inspection, in-process and finished product and maintaining processes and methods in accordance with the company standards. Reporting on the performance of the assigned quality areas. Responsible to maintain regulatory compliance. Develops quality standards and controls. Develops product and process qualifications/validation protocols/reports for new products and existing manufacturing production lines. Advises company management on quality assurance requirements . Review non-conforming product along with product risk assessment and perform product failure investigations. Drives Supplier and Production Quality improvements, including efficiency and productivity improvements while maintaining compliance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Participates in the nonconformance process to ensure timely completion of documentation stages

  • Identifies, Reports and Monitors Nonconforming events for the areas of responsibility

  • Performs product or process failure investigations and implements corrective and preventive actions to prevent reoccurrence

  • Interacts with cross-functional teams to resolve quality issues

  • Quality control, product release authorizations, and quarantine of all suspect or discrepant product.

  • Develops Quality Instructions and Quality Standards.

  • Support in the development, validation and implementation of Test Methods.

  • Suggests, implements, reviews and approves engineering changes to support product life cycle.

  • Provides adequate QA support to the assigned areas and responds to Internal Audits, and takes actions as appropriate based on CAPAs, Complaint investigations, Nonconforming events, etc.

  • Supports the Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) System for Quality Operations-related activities.

  • Applies knowledge in Quality Systems to execute overall project assignments

  • Applies statistical tools to analyze data and identify root cause and problem resolution

  • Collaborates with Manufacturing, Product Support and R&D to support products for design and process improvements, and new equipment installations

  • Recommends decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures Quality Assurance(s) effective achievement of objectives.

  • Ensures quality system compliance for areas of responsibility.

  • Serve as a technical resource for assessing validation requirements, solving test related problems, and developing strategies for problem prevention

  • Perform and lead risk assessment exercises in support of validation activities

  • Additionally, this role may also have some or all of the following responsibilities (based on specific role within the organization):

  • Drive Quality Systems improvement and implementation projects

  • Oversees the Nonconformance process to ensure timely completion of documentation stages and drives monthly meetings

  • Prepare, review, execute, and summarize validation protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ)

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Minimum Skills & Capabilities:

  • Works with all levels within the company.

  • Ability to organize and conduct multiple, parallel tasks

  • Excellent Written and Verbal Communication

  • Understanding of quality system regulations (ISO13485, 21CFR820)

  • Ability to interact with all levels within organization

  • Analytical skills for compiling and analyzing data

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Knowledge of DOE, SPC, Gage R&R, and sampling plans

  • Computer and software skills

  • Ability to motivate others and improve efficiency

  • Six Sigma Certification a plus

  • ASQ Quality Engineer Certification a plus

  • Statistics and data analysis

Minimum Knowledge & Experience required for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (Mechanical/Biomedical/Electrical engineering), or equivalent, with a minimum of five years of experience in medical device quality assurance.

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering or Quality Engineering with preference having validation experience

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR 820 and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) - ISO 13485 and ISO 14971).

  • Understanding of required standards / regulations impacting Medical Devices.

  • Leadership ability and organizational skills.

  • Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.

  • Must have experience handling nonconforming events

  • SAP knowledge is a plus





Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the Company's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As a Company, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation with regard to the application and selection processes (for example, the online application process or interviews) or have any questions about our website accessibility, please call 732-302-4902 or e-mail us at