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Supplier Quality Engineer 3

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Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  30428  

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

 

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

 

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Supplier Quality Engineer Level 3

 

JOB SUMMARY

Terumo BCT is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Supplier Quality Engineer III, which is responsible for working coloboratively with Suppliers and R&D on new product development.  This individual will work cross functionally to incorporate design for manufacturing/assembly, perform tolerance analysis, development & validate manufacturing processes, provide tool design input, develop measurement systems and select qualified suppliers.  The position will focus on single use medical device assemblies that will leverage knowledge of injection molding, extrusion, ultrasonic welding, and plastic joining assembly processes.  Seeking candidates with excellent technical skills and communication skills

Work requires originality and judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.  Performs work which requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and a good knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties.  Duties are assigned to provide experience and familiarization with engineering methods, independent thinking, and company practices and policies.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Responsible for driving quality through design by working cross functionally with Terumo BCT R&D and suppliers on component and device designs.
  • Responsible for establishing relationship with key suppliers and acts as Point of Contact for technical issues and concerns during product development.
  • Conducts product design reviews with suppliers to solicit manufacturing, dimensioning, and test input.
  • Qualifies manufacturing processes and performs test method validations in collaboration with suppliers.
  • Develops supplier requirements and performs assessment of suppliers for selection of new suppliers.
  • Review and approve product specifications and requirements.
  • Implements and understands FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.
  • Applies technology principles to multiple tasks. Working knowledge of cross-functional and related technical areas.
  • Highlights risks and understands how to approach and complete tasks, avoiding serious delays and considerable expenditure of time and resources.                  
  • Advises team members pro-actively on technical ideas and promotes skill development of team work.
  • Interacts with peers across projects to secure resources and commitments.
  • Handles frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.  Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Follows technical specification requirements and provides feedback on various technical processes and procedures.
  • Presents effectively complex technical information/analysis, and responds to questions from technical staff members and management.   
  • Works cooperatively and effectively within a team environment to achieve common goals and results, often influencing the outcome of the team(s).

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work direction responsibility may include technicians and junior engineers.
  • Works with R&D, manufacturing and other functional groups on design, manufacturing, and regulatory compliance issues.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering.  Mechanical, Industrial, or Biomedical preferred.
  • Masters of Science Degree in Engineering, optional.

 

Experience

  • Minimum 6 years experience, with medical device experience preferred.
  • Two years of GMP manufacturing experience required.

 

Skills

  • Requires demonstrated skills in technical innovation, technical leadership, mechanical and or chemical engineering, fluids engineering, and cellular biology.
  • Strong interactive skills in general communication, cross-functional participation and influence, mentoring and acceptance of guidance, technical leadership, project management, coordination with cross-functional team member, team behavior, and support for subordinates, junior engineers, technicians, and management.
  • Strong technical problem solving skills.
  • Mechanical and electronic ability aptitude to assist with equipment trouble-shooting.
  • Understanding of and adherence to GMP practices and FDA regulations.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement FDA or regulatory requirements as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively. 

 

-Or-

An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

 

Additional Physical Requirements

Requires travel based on business needs.

 

 

 

Target Pay Range:  $95,900.00 to $119,800.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

 

  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.


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