Quality Manager

Saint Louis, MO 63146

Posted: 09/12/2019 Industry: Automotive Job Number: 172207 Pay Rate: $50.00
  • The Quality Manager provides quality oversight for design control lifecycle activities for the auto injector platforms.
  • Provides Quality input and review for combination product related design projects, quality system records and design control procedural deliverable requirements.
  • Guides design verification and validation plans.
  • Assesses and improves systems, procedures and practices.
  • Approves protocols and reports as needed.
  • Responsible for oversight of Design Control Lifecycle.
  • Provides Quality oversight for R&D, human factors and design verification activities.
  • Provide oversight to the Product Technology team, R&D and STL manufacturing site to ensure compliance with FDA’s regulations / guidance documents as well as site SOPs
  • Review/Approve impact assessments for complex/significant CAPA and Change Management records and develop execution plans
  • Facilitate risk assessment activities, risk mitigation strategies and risk management plans; provide review/approval as needed
  • Review and Approve Design History and Risk File documentation
  • Utilize Design History and Risk File documents to assess risk resulting from complex/significant changes, manufacturing events and customer complaints
  • Perform periodic reviews of Design History and Risk File documents to ensure the files remain reflective of data/trending signals and ongoing activities
  • Provide direction and approval for engineering and development documentation
  • Provide guidance and approval for protocols and reports ensuring adherence to design control procedures and policies
  • Provide guidance and oversight for design verification and validation activities.
  • Lead investigations of device failures to determine root cause and work with teams to implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions
  • Provide oversight of new drug delivery system projects to R&D and other technical teams
  • Review/Approve Combination Product technical assessments
  • Represent the Quality Unit during Design Reviews
  • Provide Design Control lifecycle, procedure and policy training as necessary.
  • Identify and correct deficiencies in procedures and practices
  • Represent the Quality Unit during regulatory inspections and audits
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science
  • 7-10 years’ experience in medical device or combination product manufacturing within the Quality function
  • At minimum 5 years providing direct oversight to the design control lifecycle, human factors studies and DHF
  • Well versed in ISO13485 and 21CFR820 requirements
  • Critical thinking ability and attention to detail
  • Effective technical writing ability and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office and MiniTab
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA), CAPA, Root Cause Analysis and statistical methods as applied to Quality.
  • Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Manager or Six Sigma Black Belt preferred
  • Experience with DHF remediation preferred                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • May require work beyond typical business hours
  • Requires travel ~30%

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