JOB TITLE: Quality Engineer (Manufacturing)


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : Chester
Job Reference : 13052CJ Job Category : Manufacturing and Production
Employment Type : Contract Posted : 26/04/2017
 
Salary & Benefits : £25 - £35 per hour
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Our client is a FTSE 100 manufacturer working within the medical device industry, with multiple worldwide production facilities. The company culture is one that heavily utilizes the Continuous Improvement model and requires a new member of the Quality Engineering Team.


Job Description

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

£25 - 35 per hour - 6 Month Contract Limited - 35 hours per week

The Opportunity

Our client is a FTSE 100 manufacturer working within the medical device industry, with multiple worldwide production facilities. The company culture is one that heavily utilizes the Continuous Improvement model and requires a new member of the Quality Engineering Team. They are currently undertaking an exciting period of multi-million pound production line investment for the business at their site just outside Chester and this has caused members of the department to be redeployed onto new projects, opening up existing roles in the interim.

They are looking for a well-qualified Quality Engineer to manage the performance of the sites quality systems, and quality control processes that they already have in place, in line with the regulations and established customer requirements. The company follow a Kaizen CI process improvement model so any new ideas of suggested improvements are welcome and would be encouraged.

The site contains around 450 employees and are currently in the process of adding a number of new production lines taking them from 33 to 42 lines by the end of June to allow them to increase the number of new products the site can manufacture, to meet global demand, meaning it's a great time to join the company, add value and really make a difference on your given project.

The Role

They are looking for a well-qualified Quality Engineer to manage the performance of the sites quality systems, and quality control processes that they already have in place, in line with the regulations and established customer requirements. You'll preferably come from a medical devices or pharmaceutical background due to the strict regulations these industries command their products to adhere to.

Your aim will be to ensure compliance to corporate quality systems, throughout the entire life cycle of a product from process development, through design, validation and then launch. Your positon will sit between the business, and the various governmental agencies and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance.

You will hopefully have hands on experience in contributing to the manufacture of new products, and be used to the transfer of products and processes between different sites. Your aim will be to ensure that design transfer, development plans and validation plans are executed correctly and meet the appropriate quality standards within the industry.

The role will also encompass looking as post launch, of existing products, you'll be expected to use GXP and technical knowledge to influence and ensure that quality and compliance in process development and validation has been developed and carried out. The company will use you as a subject expert in this area, with guidance given to you from the Regional Quality Lead, you'll be looked at as the champion in risk management and process control and turning design requirements into manufacturing requirements within your given projects.
You may be asked to get involved in post launch reviews into others work, to investigate performance issues and provide improvements based on your evaluations.

Last year the company introduced production of 22 new products to this site alone and you'll be overseeing a number of new product rollouts yourself during your contract.

The Candidate

You will have a desire to work for a FTSE 100 company and add value and take ownership of given projects. You will have quality management experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or medical environment. You'll take responsibility and not refrain from adding input into projects, in what is a highly regulated industry. You'll be a logical thinker, who can analyze and interpret issues at different stages of a life cycle from process development, through design, validation and then launch.

You'll be very familiar with regulations faced in the medical/pharma industry, such as GXP compliance, ISO 9001 and 13485, GSR, MDD and GMP. If you have some of these areas of knowledge but not others, the client are happy to train in these given areas, so please still apply.

Qualifications

Degree or equivalent vocational qualification within a science/engineering or related quality discipline
Knowledge of regulatory and GXP requirements for a medical device manufacturing or related business.
Demonstrable knowledge of risk management process and the use of risk management tools such as FMEA, process mapping and hazard analysis

The Package

This role is paying:

£25 - 35 per hour - 6 Month Contract Limited (Contract ends 31st October 2017) - 35 hours per week


Job Keywords

manufacturing, quality control, quality engineer, quality systems, compliance, process validation



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