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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Supplier Quality Engineer in Canaan, Connecticut

Job Description Summary

The Supplier Quality Engineer manages the supplier quality program ensuring that suppliers deliver quality parts, materials, and services. The SQE implements and maintains a comprehensive supplier management system to ensure that incoming materials comply with specifications. The SQE collaborates with suppliers to resolve quality issues and validate/verify supplier changes.

Job Description

The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Work will include providing management of suppliers internal to BD as well as external suppliers.

  • Works closely with Production, Material Control, and other departments to ensure all supplier quality and supplier management activities are being met.

  • Maintains familiarity with manufacturing processes and products to evaluate the cause and effect of incoming material defects.

  • Coordinate the disposition of rejected materials with material control and suppliers.

  • Maintain supplier relationships and initiate actions to provide required supplier quality performance.

  • Conduct supplier audits and coordinates other assessments/surveys.

  • Maintains accuracy and completeness of all Supplier Files and the Approved Supplier List (ASL).

  • Communicates specification changes to suppliers and coordinates Supplier Change Requests.

  • Works with Canaan suppliers (Internal and External) to implement Supplier Quality Agreements .

  • Acts as a resource to work groups and project teams, within the plant and outside the plant relative to quality and regulatory issues.

  • Supports and/or leads projects using continuous improvement tools and methodologies.

  • Maintains and communicates supplier quality metrics.

  • Works with engineering teams to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements.

  • Interfaces and works with the QA incoming inspection personnel regarding supplier quality issues.

  • May be engaged in updates to/maintenance of buy specifications and process documentation related to supplied materials.

Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Complies with, and responsible for enforcing, all local, state, federal and BD safety regulations, policies/procedures.

  • Complies with all local BD quality policies/procedures/practices through consistent application of sound Quality Assurance principles. Ensures compliance through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound Quality Assurance principles. Responsible for the activities and programs as defined for this position in the Quality Systems Manual - BD Canaan.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Observes and reinforces all safety, environmental and quality system standards.

  • Controls activities within his/her scope of control, such that departmental budgets are met. Contribute information as required to establish departmental budgets.

  • Be familiar with plant and divisional goals and develop standards of performance that will contribute to the accomplishments of those goals.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • B.S. or B.A. Degree in Science-related field, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics or equivalent.

  • Certified Quality Auditor highly desirable.

Experience

  • Prior auditing experience, preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Validations, IQ, OQ, PQ, and DOE's is desirable.

  • Proven track record of supporting and driving continuous improvement activities in a production environment.

  • Prior experience working in the Medical Device field is a plus.

  • Prior experience with ISO 13485:2016 and or applicable regulations is preferred.

Physical Requirements Level 2

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently, or negligible constantly. Walking or standing to a significant degree or sitting constantly and pushing/pulling controls.

Mental Requirements

Strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills. Working knowledge of computers. Organizational skills required. Ability to accept responsibility and perform duties with little or no direct supervision. Strong understanding in the use/application of statistics.

Equipment Use

Ability to operate personal computer, statistical software, precision measuring equipment and office equipment.

Working Conditions

The position is subject to inside environmental conditions typically associated with an office environment and plant manufacturing exposure.

Some Travel to supplier locations may be required.

Although primarily a first shift position, may require working additional hours as needed to support the business.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Applicable Quality Manager.

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities at this time.

“Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.”

Primary Work Location

USA CT - Canaan

Additional Locations - None

Work Shift

US BD: 1st Shift M-F, 8am-430pm (United States of America)

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Primary Work Location

USA CT - Canaan

Additional Locations

Work Shift

US BD 1st Shift 8am-5pm (United States of America)

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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