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107181 - Principal Design Assurance Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Galway
Date: 25/02/2020
Job Reference: 107181
Contact Name: Alan Prendergast
Contact Email: recruit2020

Job Description

Principal Design Assurance Engineer - Galway - 107181
Principal Design Assurance Engineer

Our client, a Medical device company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a a Principal Design Engineer for their site.

Job Summary
The Principal Design Assurance Engineer will interface with R&D on development of new TAVR products and the support of commercial TAVR products, with specific focus on risk analysis and planning, test plans/reports, and implementation of design processes with compliance to company procedures. Represent DA for TAVR development and sustaining and engaged with global programs to drive improvements for design procedures specifically targeting hardware and equipment.
Provides focused quality engineering leadership on new product development design assurance.
Design assurance drives the ISO14971 risk management process and the Verification & Validation (V&V) process.?? This includes quality plans, risk management plans and reports, hazard analysis, product risk management workbook (task analysis and design FMEA), sampling systems / procedures and statistical techniques, verification protocols/testing/reports, validation protocols/testing/ reports. Interfaces with all other quality and engineering components within the company and with customers and suppliers on quality related issues.
Serves as a quality representative to improve awareness, visibility, and communication on quality initiatives to support departmental, functional, site, divisional and corporate quality goals and priorities.

• Leads or participates in the implementation of new product design (NPD) design assurance: Risk management (per ISO 14971), User and Design FMEAs, requirements traceability matrices, design verification and validation, Design Change Analysis Forms, etc. Utilize statistical analysis techniques to determine product acceptance.
• Leads or participates in core team meetings, site quality meeting and communities of practice.? Interfaces and manages work with other quality organizations such as biocompatibility, microbiology, sterility, and manufacturing/ops requirements.? Thorough understanding of design controls.
• Participates in design reviews, design transfers, and in all aspects of the Design Control process for the Structural Heart products. Ensure customer requirements are met by incorporating engineering principals in robust design and in design for manufacturability. Actively participate in all aspects of Design Control
• Design, develop, refine, and validate test methods and inspection procedures.? Guide/author design verification and design validation protocols and reports.
• Fully support the Quality Policy by building quality into all aspects of the incumbent's work and by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements (including but not limited to being current on all training requirements for the incumbent's position and documenting that training).
• Identifies and implements effective process control systems to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements.
• Lead and participate in product failure investigations and root cause analysis.
• Provide technical guidance and training to team members in statistical analysis techniques, experimental design and other QA Engineering areas of expertise.
• Provide technical guidance and training to other department members and engineering staff in statistical analysis techniques, experimental design, data analysis, and product/process verification and validation.
• Directly interface with people performing internal and external audits.
• Interface with agents of regulatory bodies as necessary to demonstrate quality system compliance. Support certification / recertification activities for US, European and other markets.
• Consult with and provide guidance to Quality Technicians and other Quality Engineers.? Work to ensure compliance with corporate quality systems requirements.
• Provides leadership role on championing departmental or cross-functional engineering initiatives.
• Provides project direction, coaching, and mentoring for engineering and technical team personnel.
• Proactively investigates, identifies, and implements best-in-class Quality Engineering practices.
• Understanding of technologies incorporated into design.

• 9+ years experience with BS Degree
• 7+ years experience with MS Degree
• 4+ years experience with PhD
• Understanding of all relevant industry standards
• Experience with reliability testing
• Understanding of configuration management
• Demonstrated use of Quality tools/methodologies
• Strong written/verbal communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous R&D experience
• Strong knowledge of QSR and ISO standards
• BS in Electrical Engineering advantageous
• Medical device experience

For further information on this Principal Design Assurance role in Galway please contact Alan Prendergast on 0860462367/
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