Nonin Medical

  • Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-MN-Plymouth
    # of Openings
    Quality Assurance
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Primary objective of the Quality Engineer at Nonin Medical is to plan and coordinate quality programs and activities to ensure the quality and reliability of Nonin Medical products. Assure the timely, accurate evaluation of product performance and compliance to safety and regulatory requirements prior to manufacturing and market release. Develop, execute and/or monitor quality plans and quality engineering tasks, as well as, manufacturing process validations and controls to ensure compliance with established requirements and regulatory expectations. Provide support for released products, evaluate product field performance and reliability recommend corrective actions, and plan for continuous improvements, as assigned


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Represent Quality in product development teams/projects. Work with Quality Engineers or QA Manager to develop & execute plans (quality plan, risk management plan) and requirements (safety, functionality, regulatory, usability) to ensure provisions for quality are addressed and resolved prior to release.
    • Collaborate on the development of essential design control deliverables including, but not limited to product performance analysis on similar products, PDP requirements, essential requirements checklist, design verification, design validation, design reviews, phase reviews, and product release authorization for distribution of product.
    • Work closely with Research and Development, the project team, and QA Manager to develop appropriate verifications, validations (including process validations), and qualifications (subcontractors, system and subsystem), for both new design and changes to released product.
    • Review design inputs (specifications) and design outputs (reports, prints, etc.) to assure that appropriate design requirements are specified and to evaluate/confirm quality requirements prior to successful design transfer.
    • Review, approve and develop (as needed) product verification plans and respective test methods.
    • Support validation efforts of approved testing to assure compliance.
    • Participate in CR/CO process to review and approve engineering change requests.
    • Participate in Material Review Board (MRB) to review and disposition nonconformities and to work with Supplier Quality Engineering to coordinate supplier corrective actions.
    • Work with Manufacturing to coordinate, and monitor production processes to ensure compliance to FDA QSR, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory requirements (JPAL, Canada, etc.) and to ensure that safe and effective products are produced.
    • Provide validation support by applying manufacturing quality tools including, but not limited to: FMEA, DFMEA, PFMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ, control plans, process verification/validation plans, Cpk, Cp, SPC, DOE, process data analysis, and DMAIC.
    • Lead and/or Participate in complaint investigations, failure analysis of returned products, and issues resulting in a stop ship/stop production; document findings, provide reports and analysis, & document health risk assessment.
    • Compile and institute quality metrics to trend, recommend, and implement corrective actions and appropriate follow-up, when necessary.
    • Present quality metrics and related information at various review meetings


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Required Education and Experience: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience

    Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, technical procedures, as well as, administrative procedures.
    • Ability to present proposals, data, and issues to Nonin Medical personnel at all levels.
    • Ability to independently determine and develop an approach to a wide range of issues and problems. Solutions must be thorough, practical, and consistent with organization objectives.
    • Ability to represent the department in frequent cross-functional interactions and possible customer, subcontractor, or vendor contacts.
    • Ability to determine and develop technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Knowledge of FDA QSR requirements
    • Knowledge of world class quality techniques and implementation.
    • Knowledge of ISO 13485 and other recognized international quality system standards. 
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and/or stand
    • Must be able to examine assemblies and subassemblies using a microscope.
    • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Occasionally On call or after hours support – may be required to support process and design validation efforts during weekends or after work hours.

    Nonin offers an excellent total compensation package including competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits with medical, dental, vison, company paid life, AD&D, short and long term disability, profit sharing and a 401(k) contribution.


     Nonin Medical is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.



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