QA Engineer I
Location:
Sinking Spring , Pennsylvania
Posted:
November 24, 2017
Reference:
226931BR
The Quality Engineer is responsible for working with the Quality and Manufacturing teams to support activities during the overall product life cycle of the assigned production area(s). The QE will support improvement projects, quality issue resolution, Non-conformances/CAPAs, process control, product transfers and validations. In some cases, the QE will be required to lead small to medium size projects.
Provide Quality Engineering support and guidance to assigned production area(s) and review/approve proposed product, process, and document changes. Supports product transfers and validations through data collection, review and approvals of protocols/reports, etc. • Ensure there are adequate product and process controls in place for identified critical or major quality attributes/process parameters within assigned production area(s). Complete GAP analysis against local, global, and industry standards, as needed, and support development/execution of actions to close gaps under minimal guidance. • Investigate and/or provide input on non-conformance events (NC) and • Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA) while providing guidance and approval. Will track and trend NC and CAPA data with guidance using various statistical and non-statistical problem-solving tools as part of analysis. • Work with Manufacturing, Engineering, and other Quality functions to create a presence on the production floor to support the production process. Evaluate production processes and systems for conformance to local, global and industry standards/requirements. • Support and promote improvement activities for production area(s). • Uses various statistical and non-statistical problem-solving tools as part of analysis of data, issues, or improvement opportunities. EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements Minimum: B.S. Engineering or Physical Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, etc.) or equivalent years of experience Preferred: M.S. Engineering or Physical Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, etc.), Cert English • 3 years' experience in regulated industry for Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals or equivalent • 1 year of experience/involvement in manufacturing environment related to Quality Systems (CAPA, etc), process controls, auditing, and/or continuous improvement initiatives. • Understanding of cGMP and ISO regulations. • Experience in supplier quality management is preferred • Experience in project management with project management certification preferred. • Understanding of validation principles, risk analysis, statistics and/or process capability • Understanding of LEAN and six sigma principles with Green Belt certification preferred.

A little about us:
As the global leader in eye care, Alcon develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs.

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