Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

US, US, OH - West Carrollton

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: OH - West Carrollton

Ref#: 17683

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Job Description

Senior Quality Specialist at NuVasive Manufacturing is responsible for the development, implementation, and improvement of manufacturing quality plans. Participate in Production and Process Control activities and provide guidance to Process Development as well as support quality system and production processes by developing inspection /testing plans, performing risk analysis and developing process validation protocols and reports to ensure the quality of new and modified products and processes in a CNC Manufacturing environment.

Supporting Process Development & Production Transfer Activities including:

·       Quality planning: establish and implement timely risk analysis, control plans, and inspection plans for in-process and final inspection. Enlists appropriate engineering or technical assistance to develop adequate inspection criteria, if needed.

·       Performs inspections as needed, or ensures that inspections are performed by qualified personnel, and that inspection results and documentation support the recommended disposition action.

·       Identify opportunities, coordinates development of criteria and documentation, to facilitate suppliers’ performance of quality inspections

·       Designs and procures production gaging when appropriate.

·       Evaluate and qualify manufacturing processes to ensure technical requirements can be met. (MSA, Cpk, assembly validation, etc.)

·       Provide process development and operations with inspection criteria prior to manufacturing. Manage process validations and process improvements.

·       Planning, execution and responding to QMS documents & problem resolution.

·       Manage corrective actions, rework plans, deviations, and   non-conformances.

·       Issues corrective actions and drives root cause investigation and corrective action implementation.

·       Assist & support CAPA Program with analysis and efforts relative to product quality issues including analysis of CAPA program data and identify/trend quality issues.

·       Planning, execution and ensuring department goals are met.

·       Train, guide, influence and mentor Jr. or new members of the Quality team.

·       Participate in resource planning, recruiting, and budgeting. Attend project meetings and establish activity timelines to meet department and company Goals and Objectives.

·       Duties to be performed in compliance with applicable regulations and standards including FDA Quality System Regulation 21: CFR 820, ISO 13485, and the European Medical Device Directive.

·       Effectively teach, train, and mentor others across all functions

·       Ability to effectively influence others, develop consensus, and create support throughout the organization.

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor degree or equivalent experience. Five to eight years of experience in a regulated environment in Quality Assurance and/or Quality Engineering in a Manufacturing environment required (QSR, ISO 13485, and the MDD). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and /or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) desirable. 
  • Working knowledge of metal machining processes and secondary operations is highly desirable
NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes.The Company’s portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With $962 million in revenues (2016), NuVasive has an approximate 2,300 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit www.nuvasive.com.
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