Job ID R-410484 Date posted 10/02/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Job Description Summary

Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

As Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer, you will -

• Develop and document Quality Systems
• Maintain compliance with the scheduled Supplier Audit Program
• Support hosting audits hosted at Platform/Business Unit’s BD sites.
• Resolve quality problems and improve areas of high quality costs
• Assist suppliers and subcontractors in meeting BD's quality needs
• Represent quality interests and concerns on Platform/Business Unit project teams

Job Description

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer

(Warwick, RI/ Vernon Hills, IL/Woburn, MA)

Essential Duties and Position Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-site audits of new and existing suppliers using standard ISO 13485, 9001 and 17025 checklists.

  • Plan and develop the Quality Control Program for various projects often within the context of a Platform/Business Unit project team.

  • Perform qualification studies for new suppliers or equipment by managing GR&Rs, FAIs, Capability Studies and Control plans.

  • Provide technical support to resolve quality problems in Operations or with suppliers as warranted.

  • Design and conduct Quality Engineering studies to determine causes of supplier quality non-conformances, initiate changes in process, tooling, product design, etc. to correct them.

  • Assist with the dispositioning of rejected nonconforming products; conduct MRB action when required.  Assure segregation and identification of rejected material and implementation of disposition by Production Personnel.

  • Assist with the managing of the weekly Materials Review Board (MRB) to include proper documentation.

  • Issue and manage Supplier Corrective Action Responses (SCAR) including the maintenance of the SCAR Tracking Log.

  • Organize and generate detailed quality information reports to Quality, Engineering, Operations, and Management.

  • Plan and coordinate quality activities which involve Production, Planning, Inventory & Control, Engineering, etc.

  • Support supplier Component Qualification activity as needed.

  • Conduct internal Quality System audits per schedule.

  • Support the goals of the Quality Assurance Department and Profit Improvement Projects.  Contribute ideas to these programs and work on implementation.  Serve on committees, teams, task forces as assigned.

  • Conduct other Quality Control Projects as assigned by the managers of Supplier Quality Engineering and Quality Systems.

  • Exercise control over the quality of conformance of the products generated in areas assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Technical Sciences or Bachelor Degree with 7-10 years of equivalent Quality work experience.

  • Minimum of   2 to 5 years experience in a supplier quality/supplier auditing capacity or equivalent preferred or equivalent quality function.  Experience in internal Quality System auditing (preferred).

  • Wide range of experience in different businesses:  Medical Devices, Combination Devices, Pharmaceutical/API/Polymers, Calibration, Test Laboratories, Human/Animal Grafts, Injection Molding, and Packaging/Labeling (preferred)

  • Demonstrated ability to apply statistical quality engineering tools in a supplier environment. 

  • Preferred working knowledge of medical device manufacturing systems, ISO 13485 and FDA regulations.

  • A high level of competence in Quality Technology including statistical techniques, control charts, sampling plans, Quality costs, design of experiments, correlation and regression, analysis of variance, probability, etc.  Experience with statistical packages; preference to Minitab

  • Certified Quality Engineer and/or Certified Quality Auditor certificates from American Society for Quality Control.

  • Conduct unassisted 1-3 day Supplier Quality System/Process Audits; ~40% of time devoted to local, US and international travel requirements.

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt (preferred)

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with and motivate people.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Primary Work Location

USA RI - Warwick

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US BD 1st Shift 8am-530pm (United States of America)

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Advancing the world of health™

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from.

Zakiyyah Walker
Staff Engineer

Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals.

Michael Carrano
Senior Program Manager

BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

Justyna Zielinska
Project Manager



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