Design Quality Engineer III

Enovis

Vista, CA

Why you should apply for a job to Enovis:

  • We offer our employees a flexible working environment with hybrid options.
  • Our associates have access to a LinkedIn learning platform that provides a wealth of development topics in an e-learning format.
  • 4 of our 11 directors are female or racially or ethnically diverse and we are committed to seeking additional diverse director candidates.
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    Position summary

    osition is responsible to implement and lead Design Quality Engineering activities at the DJO design and production location(s) as assigned. The Design Quality Engineer will support priority Product Development and Sustaining Design Engineering projects as the lead Quality Engineering technical representative. This position will be responsible to assure product designs meet our compliance with FDA regulations, ISO 13485 and global regulatory standards and Company strategies.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assists process owners to write and issue procedures to assure compliance with the current FDA QSR regulations, ISO 13485, CMDR and Medical Device Directive requirements; and to provide training to process owners related to Quality Management System requirements, as necessary. By the way of example and not exclusion, process may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) manufacturing and design processes, inspection procedure and test procedures. Review and approve completed procedures to assure compliance with content and regulatory requirements.

    • Support Design Quality Engineering Assignments, including New Product Introduction (NPI) projects, Corporate priority projects and sustaining support. Quality Engineering Responsibilities may include:

      • Support, Review and Approve Design Specification packages
      • Support, Review and Approve Material and Product Test Plans
      • Review and Approve Design Engineering Drawings
      • Review and Approve Design Verification and Validation Test Protocols and Reports
      • Support Design Transfer activities: Develop inspection and testing methods, plans to perform First Article Approvals and lead execution of First Article inspections.
    • Support Sustaining Design Quality Engineering Assignments, including ensuring verification and validation for design changes for product and process improvements, component end of life transition, and quality improvements.

    • Lead Risk Management process for assigned products and projects, coordinating development and implementation of risk management plans, hazard analyses, design and process failure modes and effects analyses (as applicable).

    • Support Design History File establishment, creation, approval and maintenance

      • Perform Design History File audits at Phase Gates to ensure product development projects are in compliance to applicable design control regulations and company policies and procedures.
    • Coordinate Supplier Approvals for NPI projects with Supplier Quality Assurance in accordance with DJO Supplier Approval process.

    • Support, Review and Approve Design Transfer activities to ensure design quality performance requirements are properly transferred, which may include IQ, OQ, PQ, Process Validation, and updated Inspection Plans.

    • Attend and support Project team meetings, collaboration sessions and other collaboration activities.

    • Review and approve Change Orders required by process owners to write and issue procedures to assure compliance with the current FDA QSR regulations, ISO 13485, CMDR and Medical Device Directive requirements; and to provide training to process owners related to Quality Management System requirements, as necessary. By the way of example and not exclusion, process may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) manufacturing processes, inspection procedure and test procedures. Review and approve completed procedures to assure compliance with content and regulatory requirements.

    • Support Design Review and Change review meetings; review and decide disposition of obsolete revision materials.

    • Support Cost of Poor-Quality Initiative, by developing and executing site projects to reduce the costs associated with poor quality

    • Support DJO Corrective and Preventive Action Process

      • Lead Supplier Corrective Action program, communicating and coordinating CAPA completion of suppliers.
      • Review CAPA assignment responses for completeness and validity.
      • Support Internal CAPA Program as required, including by example and not exclusion performing CAPA investigations and improvement implementation, verifying implementation and effectiveness of improvements.
    • Conduct internal audits:

      • Conduct interviews, summarize observations, conduct closing meeting with Department Supervisors
      • Enter non-compliances into the Agile system and trend software, and follow-up with process owners until CAPA is closed.
    • Assist in Notified Body Audits, FDA inspections and other 3rd party audits.

    • Performs other duties as assigned by Management.

    Minimum Basic Qualifications:

    Experience/Education

    • Bachelor's degree in Science or Engineering and 5 plus years of experience (CQA or RABQSA, CQE or CMfgE certification required)

    • Requires certification to perform audits. Certification may be obtained through successful completion of an RAB auditor course, successful completion of CQA (Certified Quality Auditor) or on-the-job training by another qualified internal auditor.

    • Requires experience necessary to demonstrate the capability to carry out specialized technical/trade/craft procedure. May require regular use of speaking skills to discuss/explain semi-complex information or writing skills to communicated standard matters or procedures.

    • Requires experience in biomedical engineering standards and concepts. Required knowledge of FDA/GMP, CMDR, MDD and ISO 13485 quality standards.

    • Requires basic knowledge of manufacturing processes (and associated tools, instruments and test equipment) to include inspection, machine shop technology, polish/grind and clean room technology.

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, or equivalent word processing software; Excel, or equivalent spreadsheet software. Statistical analysis and data base searches.

    General Skills/Competencies/Specialized Knowledge

    • Competent working knowledge of US and EU quality system regulations.

    • Proven project management skills; able to complete technical projects with minimal supervision. Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skill.

    • Ability to understand and interpret drawings and data - GD&T knowledge to interpret mechanical part drawings, assembly drawings, block and flow diagrams, and BOMs.

    TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT and PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Travel

    • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time; both domestic and international travel is required.

    • Typical work-related travel assignments range to 1 day travel.

    "Creating better together". It's the Enovis purpose, and it's what drives us and empowers us every day on a global scale. We know that the power to create better - for our customers, our team members, and our shareholders - begins with having the best team, pursuing common goals, operating at the highest levels, and delivering extraordinary outcomes.

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    ABOUT ENOVIS

    Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) is an innovation-driven medical technology growth company dedicated to developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, global talent and innovation, the Company's extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuels active lifestyles in orthopedics and beyond. Visit https://www.enovis.com to learn more.

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

    Enovis provides equal employment opportunities based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria and without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We also strive to provide reasonable accommodation to employees' beliefs and practices that do not conflict with Enovis policies and applicable law. We value the unique contributions that every employee brings to their role with Enovis.

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    ABOUT ENOVIS™

    Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV) is an innovation-driven medical technology growth company dedicated to developing clinically differentiated solutions that generate measurably better patient outcomes and transform workflows. Powered by a culture of continuous improvement, global talent and innovation, the Company's extensive range of products, services and integrated technologies fuels active lifestyles in orthopedics and beyond. For more information about Enovis, please visit https://www.enovis.com.

    EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Why you should apply for a job to Enovis:

  • We offer our employees a flexible working environment with hybrid options.
  • Our associates have access to a LinkedIn learning platform that provides a wealth of development topics in an e-learning format.
  • 4 of our 11 directors are female or racially or ethnically diverse and we are committed to seeking additional diverse director candidates.