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Lead Quality Engineer

Work mode:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Cork, IE

  • Location: Cork
  • Req Number: 580936 
  • Contract type: Permanent

 

At Boston Scientific, we draw the strength from the unique talents and abilities inherent in a diverse workforce and we believe that the best and most innovative products come from an inclusive workplace where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team for a confidential discussion.

 

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.

 

 

Purpose Statement:

 

Demonstrates commitment to the Quality Policy (patient safety and product quality) through their daily execution of sound quality practices and the maintenance of an effective quality system.  Understands  and complies with all the regulations governing the quality systems. Ensures their direct reports are aware of their commitment to patient safety and product quality, are current with their training requirements and that they understand and comply with all other regulations governing their work.

 

 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

 

  • Identifies and resolves complex exceptions to work assignments.
  • Summarizes, analyses, draws conclusions and makes appropriate decisions from test results or other process related findings.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, procedures, and protocols
  • Identify Manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints) by dispositioning non-conforming material, assisting in identification of primary root causes and understanding corrective and preventative actions. 
  • Has the responsibility and independent authority to make decisions related to product quality, including the disposition of non-conforming product.
  • Participates in Customer Complaints investigation for areas under their control.
  • Document investigation findings in analysis report on GCS2
  • Become a trainer for the Software related with complaints handling process (GCS2), as required.
  • Continually seeks to drive improvements in product and process quality.
  • Checks and provides support in the execution and investigation of CAPAs, NCEP, Failure Mode Investigations, etc.
  • Evaluates new equipment and processes and participates in the transfer of new products.
  • Knowledgeable on QSR and ISO/MDD standards, constantly promoting awareness of best industry practices, making appropriate decision on a daily basis utilizing the quality engineering manager/site QA Director as the final arbitrator on critical quality decisions
  • Fully conversant with validation techniques and associated regulatory requirements including analysis of customer feedback and complaints.
  • Responsible for reviewing and developing process validation protocols and reports. Support other functional areas during the validation activities
  • Evaluates in conjunction with EHS new equipment/processes/chemicals for environmental impact/effect to eliminate or lessen such impacts/effects.
  • Knowledgeable on Risk Management, BSEN 14971 requirements.
  • Compiles and analyses operational, test and validation data to establish technical specifications and performance standards for newly designed or modified products and processes.
  • May participate directly in a new product/technology transfer to ensure compliance to all internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Uses knowledge of Six Sigma, Statistical Analysis and Lean principles to investigate and solve problems and improve quality.
  • Assure that all laboratory equipment is in compliance to perform the analysis activities (calibration, safety, cleanliness).
  • Gives technical guidance to Associate Quality Engineer, Technician, and Inspection staff.
  • Is a good team member, fully motivated to achieve and demonstrate best practices in line with the department and Site objectives.
  • Deals with suppliers, other engineering disciplines within and outside of the Site and customers should the need arise.
  • Is familiar with the internal auditing process.
     

 

Education & Experience:

 

  • Requires a minimum level 8 qualification in a relevant Engineering / Science degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and meet targets/goals efficiently.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated decision making skills.
  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • People management experience is advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge of quality principles and the ability to utilize these methods in a manufacturing environment.

 

 

About us

 

Purpose and Passion – Comprehensive Benefits – Life-Work Integration – Career Growth

 

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose – improving lives through your life’s work.

 

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

 

Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


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