Sr Quality Engineer I

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 52838 
Title: Engineer Sr I - Quality 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC 












Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for a Senior Quality Engineer I. Successful candidates must have a Bachelors degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with 5 years of applicable experience. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective:

Responsible for various Quality Assurance functions for manufacturing development of medical devices in achievement of company goals.  Design, develop, implement, and improve manufacturing processes to quality medical device products and systems.  This position requires leadership skills, the willingness and ability to mentor Quality Assurance team members and contributions beyond objectives and expected performance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Participates in the development of medical devices and components from design initiation through design transfer and by representing Quality Assurance for manufacturability in all design and development project teams.
  2. Participates in all manufacturing activities to assure compliance of design specifications.
  3. Leads development of quality plans of new product introductions based on design specifications, PFMEA, and control plans.
  4. Works with design team and assist/provide feedback on design specifications and improvements.
  5. Evaluates and develops effective and efficient methods of testing and inspection of products.
  6. Utilizes problem solving tools and techniques and apply risk based approach to problem solving.
  7. Determines necessity of testing and initiates testing by preparing test and inspection plans and identifying and obtaining required test fixtures and test/inspection instrumentation.
  8. Initiates new projects and acts as the project leader for key initiatives, identifies best practices.
  9. Provides technical support on manufacturing technical issues.
  10. Performs quality trending and leads/supports process improvement initiatives.
  11. Approves manufacturing product and process changes and assures the change management is controlled, adequate, and documented.
  12. Ensures information and documentation is consistently accurate.
  13. Responsible for MRB activities for assigned products, timely resolution of nonconformities, issuing and/or monitoring corrective actions associated with nonconformance and deviations.
  14. Provides input and direction to other members of the quality assurance department to assist them in their assignments and provide them with learning experience.
  15. Supports manufacturing suppliers with assistance in on-site resolution of quality and process related issues and corrective and preventive actions.
  16. May supervise other engineers, technicians, and support personnel.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology required.
  • 5 years experience in a Quality Control or Quality Assurance position required, preferably in a medical device company.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Working knowledge of risk assessments, design control requirements, PFMEAs, control plans, quality plans, testing and inspection equipment and techniques. 
  • Manufacturing process knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, project implementation, including, but not limited to GD&T, DOE, verification, and validation.
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
  • Project management skills preferred.
  • Recognized process improvement (i.e.: Lean, Six Sigma) and problem solving (i.e.: RCA, DMAIC, 5 Whys) training preferred.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Excel, Word (or equivalents if changed by the Company), QAD or similar inventory software.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements.


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management. Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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