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Senior Quality Engineer

Company: Nordson Corporation
Location: Loveland
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Collaboration drives Nordson's success as a market leader in Industrial Precision Solutions and Advanced Technology. Our employees thrive in an environment where we help each other reach our personal best and enable our company to continuously improve and grow, and our customers to succeed. You will find Nordson employees sharing our success by giving back in the communities around the world where we live and work. Nordson MEDICAL designs, engineers and manufactures complex devices and components with applications in wound healing, surgical and minimally invasive, fluid management, pulmonology and interventional and structural heart. Our pioneering Advanced Polymers team was the first to manufacture and supply medical balloons to the medical device industry. Nordson MEDICAL works with doctors, start-ups and large medical companies around the world at any point in the product lifecycle, from concept to launch and beyond. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Development and Technical Support to ensure high quality products and processes are developed and deployed. The activities include product design verification, process validation, risk assessment, and FMEA.
  • Apply structured problem-solving methods (5Why, Ishikawa diagrams, DMAIC, Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiment).
  • Support complaint investigations and work with appropriate parties in providing corrective and preventative actions based on sound engineering analysis.
  • Monitor and report on necessary Quality metrics to ensure high product quality and process improvement opportunities are identified.
  • Review and ensure all process, material and procedural changes are engineering sound and in compliance to all FDA, QMS, and ISO Quality Procedures.
  • Provide statistical support and expertise and analytical problem solving for product development and manufacturing.
  • Supplier Management including auditing and Supplier Corrective Action Requests.
  • Implements quality training programs to key personnel in conjunction with manager including Quality integration of our business framework.
  • Identifies areas requiring quality improvement and initiates cross-department projects and investigations targeting correction and prevention of issues in support of business objectives including product safety and performance, COPQ reduction, and system upgrades and follows through plans of action.
  • Drive 6S update projects related to Quality and Quality processes.
  • CMM programming, FAIR Measurements, custom gage creation for developing products/projects.
  • Support QMS SOP development for effective, efficient compliance and in support of high-quality product
  • Lead Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Test Method Development and Inspections - use knowledge of inspection methodologies to evaluate the design and performance incoming, in-process, and final inspections.
  • Participate in internal quality audits.
  • Provides detailed and data driven input based on observations, experience, and feedback in support of business objectives.
  • All other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
    • Certified Quality Engineer or Reliability Engineer.
    • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
    • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills, strong decision-making skills.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Ability to work proactively and independently.
    • Working knowledge of Injection Molding equipment and processes.
    • Working knowledge of machined part equipment and processes.
    • Working knowledge of part inspection techniques.
    • CMM programing. Education and Experience Requirements
      • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering required
      • 6 - 9 years' Quality Engineering experience in a regulated fast paced industry required
      • Comfortable working in a clean room environment frequently; partnering with production.
      • Hands-on experience in statistical analysis.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
      • Experience working in ISO13485 manufacturing environment or equivalent preferred
      • Good written and verbal communication skills.
      • Must be able to demonstrate basic problem-solving skills-Root Cause Analysis/Problem Solving Methods.
      • Must be able to follow all safety policies and guidelines and work in a safe manner. Base Salary Range for this position is: $100,000 to $122,000, and bonus target is 3%; shift premium may be available depending on shift associated with the specific job opportunity. Benefits including Medical, Rx, Vision, Dental, and Health Savings Account (HSA), Retirement and Security benefits including 401k and Life Insurance. In addition to Paid Time Off and paid Holidays, each employee receives 16 hours paid time each calendar year to perform volunteer services for Nordson-sponsored events. Ample opportunities for giving exist at Nordson including our Matching Gifts Program. The base salary pay range for this job level is a general guideline and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, business considerations, and local market conditions, as well as candidate qualifications, such as education, experience, and skills. Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.Third party recruiters and agencies should not contact employees of Nordson or its subsidiaries directly. Any resumes sent to a hiring manager or submitted to Nordson employees are considered unsolicited and property of Nordson. Nordson will not pay a placement fee unless the agency or recruiter has a signed contract with Nordson's Human Resources department in advance of submitting a candidate for consideration. Verbal and written approvals will not be considered a valid contract for service.

Keywords: Nordson Corporation, Loveland , Senior Quality Engineer, Engineering , Loveland, Colorado

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