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Philips Sustaining Design Assurance Quality Engineer in San Diego, California


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work within the Quality Management System (QMS) to support the Design Assurance process during the assessment and implementation of design changes to existing medical devices. Under the direction of Design Assurance Management, you will apply company policy and procedures to analyze situations or data and draw conclusions. Assignments will include creating, reviewing and updating documents, auditing Design History Files and actively participating as a core team member on design changes projects, Tasks on design change projects can include review of product requirements, risk management, detailed design, verification and validation activities and design transfer to production.

You are responsible for

  • Understand the processes and intent of all aspects of the QMS related to Design Controls.

  • Understand shelf life and biocompatibility testing to create and facilitate creation of associated test procedures and reports.

  • Facilitate updates to product risk analyses and risk management files.

  • Using engineering principles, analyze situations or data to identify gaps between project work product and the QMS

  • Work with sustaining teams and other Design Assurance QEs to assure compliance to the QMS.

  • Develop familiarity with our products and analyze complaint data, post market surveillance and risk analysis to assist in the identification of potential product improvements based on sound engineering principles.

  • Lead Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and QMS continuous improvement projects as they relate to Design Assurance.

  • Build stable relationships internally.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

  • Requires a B.S. degree in Science, Engineering or Technology or associated fields.

  • Working knowledge of the new product design and development in a regulated environment; preferably medical device.

  • Working knowledge of the application of risk management; preferably to medical device development.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills working in a cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workflow across multiple projects in order to meet established time frames and schedules.

  • 3+ years experience in Quality Assurance, including quality systems, standards, metrics, and tools

  • 3+ years experience in medical device industry.

  • Working knowledge of medical device regulations (FDA 21CFR80.820, FDA 21 CRF Part 11, ISO13485, ISO10993, ISO14971, IEC60601, IEC62304).

  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) preferred.

  • Experience supporting internal and external audits.

  • Proficiency with the following software programs - Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word and Visio.

  • Experience working with PLM systems (e.g. Windchill), statistical software, defect tracking tools (e.g. ClearQuest), complaint management tools.

Why should you join Philips?

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