BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Quality Engineer II in Sparks, Maryland

Job Description SummaryThe Quality Engineer II is responsible for the application and interpretation of the plant/department procedures to ensure consistency/compliance with Quality Systems. The Quality Engineer II uses the Company Quality Systems to ensure overall compliance and has the knowledge necessary to apply the appropriate statistical and analytical tools. Works with variable enterprise systems/Corporate directives to support new and/or current product lines and processes

Typical assignments may include: supporting one or more instrument platforms on sustaining items such as complaints, non-conformances and day to day issues, supporting audits, actively participating on teams, ensures documentation compliance, processing of CAPAs, change controls, and deviation waivers. Frequent interaction with other functional areas such as Research and Development, Operations, etc. is routine. May take the lead in root cause investigations for issues of moderate complexity.

Job Description

DUTIES and responsibilities

  • Maintain International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and regional regulatory requirements. Key elements focus on multiple aspects of quality for product design, manufacturing (assembly and test), inspections and customer complaints throughout the product life cycle.

  • Develop Device History Files and maintain in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements.

  • Generate process/product quality information in the form of CTQ (Critical to Quality) indices, recommendations and solutions to emerging issues, to share with project team/operations/suppliers.

  • Supports the coordinated integration of new products into Manufacturing / Operations.

  • Ensures BD Diagnostic Systems divisional, departmental policies, procedures, practices and facilities are in compliance with all applicable regulatory policies.

  • Understanding and coaching others on Quality Systems and procedures.

  • Perform trend analysis, risk management (such as FMEA, Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree) and six sigma tools.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required with at least 2 years of quality and/or manufacturing experience, or Master's Degree in related field with at least 1 year of quality and/or manufacturing experience required (project management experience preferred). Typical degree in Mechanical or Electrical or Industrial Engineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and/or Computer Science or other related field.

  • Must demonstrate a working understanding of the pertinent Quality Systems/Regulations (i.e.: Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO, FDA).

  • Proven ability to develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Accesses policies and procedures for guidance

  • Capable of using Microsoft programs and ability to learn other systems

  • Working knowledge of statistical methods as well as statistical application software

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • The ability to work in teams and independently with minimal supervision to obtain results as required

  • Must be self-motivated/directed, organized, detail oriented and have ability to multi-task projects

  • Skilled in working in a team environment, ability to perform multiple tasks, effectively manage conflict and drive for results with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP/ISO requirements and sound understanding of the pertinent Quality System/Regulations.

  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and a statistical package required.

  • Must have excellent communication skills.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, use of statistical tools required, and knowledge of microbiological and chemical test methods are preferred.

  • Experience using statistical methods is required.

  • Familiarity with Design Control requirements and knowledge of Medical Device Validations is preferred.

  • Professional certification is strongly preferred, but not required (i.e. CQA, CQE, SQE, CQM, Six Sigma, etc.)

Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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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