Supplier Quality Engineer II

Date: May 9, 2023

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29607

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 58102 
Title: Supplier Quality Engineer II 
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. We are actively seeking a Supplier Quality Engineer for our rapidly expanding Pendleton, SC location. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline and 2-5 years’ experience in a Quality role is required. As a Supplier Quality Engineer, you will work collaboratively with suppliers and cross-functionally with the Arthrex team. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a regulated industry, strong capabilities in reviewing of design drawings and data mining. Experience with ISO-9001 and/or ISO-1345 standards, auditing, and use of SAP software is preferred. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.   


Main Objective:

To manage and maintain supplier base to assure products and processes internally and externally meet specifications, improve supplier product quality performance, and determine adequate receiving inspection plan.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing design drawings and processes with suppliers to assure inspectability and compliance.
  • Work with suppliers to improve product and process quality and assist with correlations studies and inspection plans.
  • Review supplier processes and process validations to assure internal and external processes are adequate to meet specification.
  • Work with suppliers to assist, where necessary, writing and executing protocols and conducting validations as needed.
  • Gather and review supplier Maintenance Repair or Operating (MRO) material list to assure product risk is mitigated.
  • Responsible for assisting in compiling and reporting on supplier performance statistics.
  • Evaluate and determine reduced or increased inspection plans based on supplier performance and controls.
  • Initiate and assist suppliers with Corrective and Preventive Actions and assure actions are adequately closed.
  • Train and/or assist supplier quality personnel in inspection techniques and the use of new equipment.
  • Assist in the design and development of methods and tooling for the test and inspection of articles.
  • Work with supplier to ensure that suppliers operate in accordance with established requirements.
  • Write and/or assisting in writing of work instructions in conjunction with suppliers.
  • Responsible for assisting in complaint investigations as related to product quality from suppliers.
  • This role requires travel up to 25% of the time.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required preferably in an Engineering or Science discipline.
  • 2-5 years’ experience required, preferably in a Quality Control or Quality Assurance position in a Medical Device Company.


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

Knowledge of testing equipment, statistical methods, control plans.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

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


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision using a microscope and light source.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



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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