Medtronic Senior Quality Engineer in Galway, Ireland

Senior Quality Engineer


Galway, County Galway, Ireland

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jun 13, 2017


Together, we will change healthcare worldwide. Join us in our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life worldwide. Let’s work together to address the universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives, optimize costs and efficiencies, and expand global access. Together, we can make a real difference in the global disparity in care. By providing quality care at the lowest possible cost, we will succeed as a company, and take the future of healthcare Further, Together.


The Senior Quality Engineer position is one of creation and innovation, if you pride yourself on your problem solving skills, meticulous attention to detail and organisation skills this may be the role for you. You will be tasked to provide quality engineering support in design and development of medical device products, specifically ventilators. In addition you will facilitate the application of design controls in product development and sustaining changes, the successful application will also provide support in the rapid resolution of product complaints and/or safety issues.


As a Senior Quality Engineer you will review new and modified product designs for quality characteristics, including manufacturability, serviceability, testability, reliability, and product requirements. You will ensure design changes to existing products are conducted in compliance with the FDA Quality System Regulations Design phases. You will participate on cross-functional teams to review marketing requirements and to develop concise, unambiguous, con-conflicting and feasible product requirements that support the market needs. You will also participate on cross-functional teams to develop product risk management file (risk management plan, risk assessments, DFMEA, and risk management report). Create a risk management plan, perform product risk assessment, facilitate the failure mode effects analysis, and create a final risk management report. You will assist in the creation of verification and validation test plans. Oversee testing and analysis for standards and product requirements compliance. You will provide guidance and direction for sample size and statistical analysis of verification and validation test results. Experience Statistics stools experience an advantage e.g. Minitab. You will provide training to project teams on procedures, verification, validation, statistical methods and design controls. You will review Design History Files and Technical Files for conformance to applicable requirements. You will assist, when appropriate with internal and supplier audits.


We are looking for a qualified person to Third Level BEng/BSc Level 8 qualified with at least 5-7 years’ experience in a manufacturing organization. Strong familiarity with regulatory requirements (e.g. ISO 13485, CFR 820 EN ISO 14971), Experience in risk evaluation techniques, e.g. HHE/HHA, Product Risk Assessment, SFMEA/HHA, DFMEA, PFMEA fault tree analysis. Risk Management, ISO 14971, FTA, FMEA, HACCP. Familiarity with Hardware ME Design Development: Stack Up and Tolerance Analysis, Key Inspections Analysis Material Analysis, Design of Experiments Reliability Analysis. Preferred requirements: Medical Device/Healthcare Industry experience, Familiarity with EN ISO 60601-1, EN ISO 60601-1-8, EN ISO 80601-2-12 a distinct advantage. Comparative Statistical techniques, sampling plans, GRR, K-factor, hypothesis testing and ANOVA desired. Test plan development and root cause failure analysis. Previous Quality Auditor experience is desirable or certification is an advantage Experience in Design Quality is desirable.

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