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Quality Engineer III

Quality Engineer III

  • 2021-25247
  • Hercules, California, United States

Bio-Rad is seeking an experienced Quality Engineer to join the Northern California Quality Assurance team to support design control, post market surveillance activities, CAPA and complaint investigations, risk management file creation & updates and support of new product development.

 

The Quality Engineer will play a key role in supporting product development teams, risk management, post market surveillance, complaint and CAPA programs for Life Science (LSG) and Clinical Diagnostics (CDG) products. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with product design teams, regulatory affairs, clinical affairs, marketing and other relevant stakeholders to ensure appropriate quality requirements are defined and meet applicable regulatory requirements and international standards.  
  • Applies design control and quality engineering techniques to ensure design control, risk management and test requirements are fulfilled.
  • Work with design and manufacturing teams to transfer design requirements into manufacturing to optimize manufacturability and control scrap.
  • Conducts independent review of design history files (DHF) and technical files.
  • Leads and/or facilitates risk management and post market surveillance activities including maintaining risk management files. 
  • Leading cross functional teams in risk planning, analysis, control and mitigation. 
  • Leads and facilitates Risk Management Board.
  • Compiling and analyzing information to identify unacceptable trends and benefit-risk conclusions with the goal of driving suitable corrective actions needed to maintain safe and effective products.
  • Contributing to and/or reviewing health hazard analyses and product risk assessments for issues potentially impacting patient outcomes.
  • Assessing technical product and QMS documentation such as test protocols, reports, manufacturing procedures, complaints, nonconformances, CAPA, change orders, etc.
  • Assess and update, as required, product risk management files related to the change control, manufacturing process control, design control, complaint and CAPA programs. 
  • Support, manage and/or lead CAPA and complaint investigations as required.
  • Mentoring peers and lower level Quality Engineers in the application of Design Control, Risk Management and Post market Surveillance requirements and industry best practices.
  • Assisting RAQA leadership with communication of Risk Management and Post Market Surveillance program status and needs to executive management team members.
  • Supporting a wide range of continuous and process improvement initiatives, including creating process flow maps, procedures and training materials.
  • Support other quality and compliance activities as required including supporting regulatory submissions, audits and inspections.
  • Help to drive and foster a quality environment and mindset throughout the business.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Biology, Chemistry, or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a regulated manufacturing industry or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Full knowledge of and application of Quality Engineering and Risk Management required. 
  • Thorough understanding of GMP/ISO regulations (ISO 14971, ISO 13485, IEC 62366, MDSAP, IVDR and FDA 820/210/211).
  • Detail-oriented, excellent organization and project management skills are needed to meet expectations.
  • Decision making, time management, communication, leadership, and computer skills. 
  • SalesForce, SAP and Power BI experiences, Six Sigma Green or Black Belt certification is a plus.

 

Vaccination Requirement:

 

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.

 

About Bio-Rad:

 

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

 

Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.

 

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Agency Non-Solicitation: 

 

Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

 

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