Position

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

 

Full-time
Petaluma, California

DESCRIPTION

This position reports to the Director of Quality and supports the manufacturing quality activities by complying with GMP requirements. The incumbent is responsible for verification, validation, qualification, implementation of manufacturing process equipment, and the following duties:

  • Provides leadership in developing processes, methods, and criteria for inspections (incoming, in- process, and final product).
  • Reviews controlled documents including batch records, QC data, results, and master batch record for accuracy.
  • Identifies and resolves production and manufacturing problems or issues using quality tools and techniques such as root cause analysis, statistical analysis, and CAPA.
  • Performs calibration (Gauges, Timers, Meters, Calipers) of tools and equipment; conducts tests on installed automation-based process equipment (robotic systems).
  • Initiates, and reviews change orders, deviations, and manages control of non-conforming products.
  • Develops engineering specifications, sampling plans, test protocols, manufacturing floor process flows, work instructions, test methods, master validation plans, and performs any other quality related activities as assigned.
  • Determines conformance of products by following internal procedures and Quality System Regulation.
  • Regularly monitors product quality by gathering and maintaining manufacturing quality metrics.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum of 2 years of experience in manufacturing environment or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 4 years of experience in manufacturing environment.

     

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Additional EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Experience in manufacturing/production and process control in a regulated industry (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, or Cosmetics or Dietary Supplements).
  • Good understanding of 21CFR part 820, part 700, part 11, GAMP, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14971.
  • Familiarity with automations systems, and PLC; Gage R&R, FMEA.
  • Sound knowledge of Quality Control, Statistical Process Control, & Capability Analysis and tools.
  • Proficiency in Minitab, Microsoft Office Suites and CAD Software/Solid Works.
  • ASQ-CQE is desirable but not required.

  

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Detail oriented with well-developed organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment and positive attitude is a plus. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment is a plus.

 


WE VALUE INNOVATION, SCIENTIFIC RIGOR, COLLABORATION AND A PASSION FOR CHANGE.