Engineer II - QA - ACT

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93110

Company: Arthrex

 Requisition ID:          58890
Title: Engineer II - QA - ACT
Division: Arthrex California Inc (US03)
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary Range:
Salary Minimum: $86,250.00
Salary Maximum $120,750.00





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 an Engineer II, QA - ACT who is responsible for various Quality Assurance functions and design development activities of Class I and II medical devices in compliance with FDA, ISO, CMDR Quality Systems and Design Control requirements. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design of medical devices and components from design initiation through design transfer by representing Quality Assurance in all design and development project teams.
  • Reports progress and status of assigned projects on a timely basis with emphasis on reporting results to Quality Assurance Management, - ACT
  • Participates with multifunctional new product project teams in developing risk assessments, design inputs, test and inspection procedures, acceptance criteria and complaint analysis.
  • Utilizes problem-solving tools and techniques and applies a risk-based approach to problem-solving.
  • Determines necessity of testing and initiates testing of assigned products by preparing test and inspection plans, and, identifying and obtaining required test fixtures and test/inspection instrumentation.
  • Approves manufacturing product and process changes and assures the change management is controlled, adequate, and documented.
  • Ensures information and documentation is consistently accurate.
  • Responsible for NCR activities for assigned products, timely resolution of nonconformities, issuing and/or monitoring corrective actions associated with nonconformance and deviations.
  • Provides input and direction to other members of the quality assurance department to assist them in their assignments and provide them with learning experience.
  • Work with manufacturing engineers to troubleshoot failures, repairs, and evaluating devices in repair and production departments. 


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required
  • 2 years’ experience in a Quality Assurance Engineering position required; preferably in a Medical Device Company.
  • Experience with medical device capital equipment and software validation preferred.


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 as they relate to their device responsibilities.
  • Manufacturing process knowledge.
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design, and project implementation, including, but not limited to GD&T, DOE, verification, and validation.
  • SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge.
  • Understanding of applicable medical device regulations for electrical safety and EMI/EMC
  • 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.
  • Quality/Design Assurance Experience with Medical Capital Equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA, ISO13485 and CMDR Quality System Requirements, ISO 14971 Risk Management Standard to medical devices, EN60601, medical equipment safety and EMC, and RoHs Directives.


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 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 is necessary to do the job safely and effectively.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


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 essential functions.





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 Lunch
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 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: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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