Goddard is an innovative and fast-growing company looking for motivated and energetic people to join our diverse team of engineers. We offer a very competitive benefits package including annual bonus program, and work hard to maintain a healthy work-life balance for our employees.
4 Year Degree
About Goddard: Founded in 1997, Goddard is a full-service product development and engineering firm specializing in the design and development of medical technology, life science and industrial products. Drawing from the collective expertise of its experienced designers and engineers, Goddard’s mission is to deliver outstanding solutions that positively impact lives.
We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate to join our Quality team. This role will provide pre-market product development Quality Engineering support to ensure delivery of highest quality products to the customer. The Senior Design Quality Engineer develops, establishes, and maintains quality engineering methodologies, systems, and practices which meet Goddard’s, customer, and regulatory requirements. It serves as a Quality representative to improve awareness, visibility, communication on quality initiatives to support departmental, functional, and corporate quality goals and priorities.
The Senior Design Quality Engineer position is responsible for various design quality engineering functions in support of product development on Medical Device Development, such as leading Risk Management activities, collaborating with development teams throughout the Software Development Life Cycle, guiding teams through Design Controls, Design Verification and Validation, Submission Strategy and ensuring compliance to the Quality Management System.
What You'll Do:
Provide support of at all stages of Product Development
Understand and help implement global processes of the QMS related to Design Controls
Work with product development teams and other QEs to assure compliance to the QMS
Responsible for the Authoring, Review and Approval of protocols and reports, SOPs and Master Documents pertaining to Research and Development activities and its compliance per product
Ensure FDA and other regulatory knowledge and experience is applied to risk assessments
Work with the Crossfunctional Product Development and Engineering teams, Quality Control, Client, and Service groups to support gathering, analyzing, and translating internal and external customer feedback to define product requirements while improving product quality and overall customer satisfaction
Support sustaining and continuous improvement projects
Risk Management planning, reporting and the development of critical risk documentation - summarize the product’s risk profile and risk acceptability
Coach and mentor cross-functional team members in the application of Design Control and Risk Management
Apply sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues. Successfully navigates in grey spaces and provides logical and creative guidance to teams
Supports Product Development and Engineering teams, Quality Control and Service groups to identify opportunities to drive efficiency and effectiveness of through production release (commercial release)
Ensuring that the language surrounding requirements are free of ambiguities and conflicting requirements
Support the team with activities to support all regulatory submissions [i.e., 510 (k), PMA, etc.]
Support Verification and Validation activities, including assisting in the development and review of V&V requirements, protocols and reports as well as other relevant DHF documentation
Collaborate with the team to review and approve Design Control documents and DHF deliverables
Develop statistically sound sampling plans and perform data analysis
What We'll Expect from You:
Highly motivated, self-starter
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Able to work independently, with minimal daily guidance
Excellent cross-functional team participation skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Proficiency with standard business tools: word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, internet software, manufacturing software, database software
Please note: Presently, Goddard does not sponsor employment visas.
Goddard believes that everyone is entitled to fair opportunities and equal employment rights. We comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and the terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, compensation, promotion, discipline, or termination. Goddard is firm on its policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants on the basis of qualification and merit and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal laws.
Skills and Qualifications: Quality assurance engineers assist in the planning, development, implementation, communication, and maintenance of a company’s quality management systems, polices, documentation, data, and customer- specific requirements.
A list of standard qualifications and skills for the role may include:
Development of inspection and work instructions
Part inspection, including layout, in process, final, and receiving using all types of mechanical inspection
Preparation of inspection reports
Basic knowledge of operating measurement equipment (CMM preferred)
Ability to read and interpret assembly and component drawings and engineering specifications
CAD Data Analysis (measurement & manipulation)
Good knowledge of manufacturing processes
Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Processes
Coordination and performance of internal process/product audits
Performance process capability studies
Education & Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree required in related field (Biomedical, Software, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent), Advanced degree is a plus (M.S. in a Life Science, or equivalent)
5 years of Design Assurance, New Product Development, Design Quality Engineering or related medical device experience
In depth familiarity with 21 CFR820, ISO 9001/ISO 13485 and the industry quality requirements associated with product design & development as well as product risk management (ISO 14971)
>5 years in a manufacturing environment preferred
5 years minimum hands-on working knowledge of the FDA QSR and ISO 13485 is required
Experience with test methods and standards for the design, verification, and validation of medical device products
Experience in risk management, and risk assessment techniques, such as FMEA, fault tree analysis, 5 Why's, Fishbone analysis, etc.
Root cause analysis experience preferred
Above average math skills (sound knowledge in both statistics and calculus)
Experience with authoring inspection plans and programming and operation of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), inspection of machine components, and performance of gage R&R studies preferred
Goddard is an engineering, industrial design, and low-volume manufacturing company that specializes in the development of medical devices, industrial automation and robotics, and consumer products. If you are looking for a career – not just a job – and you want to join a creative, talented team of engineers, Goddard is the place for you!
Project diversification: Our teams have helped to re-imagine and build products ranging from implantable heart pumps to boat monitors to flying cars.
On-site partnership model: Our engineers become a part of our clients’ team. Many of our clients opt to host our engineers on-site for the duration of their project. Every week the entire Goddard staff comes together to discuss projects. The upshot? No matter where you are, you’re always supported by the whole team.
We care about culture: From our “dress-for-your-day” policy to Happy Hour to our mentorship program, we believe in taking care of our teammates.