3M Sr. Quality Product Assurance Engineer (Columbia, MO) in Columbia, Missouri

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Sr. Quality Product Assurance Engineer for the Health Care Business Group located in Columbia, MO. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for this position will support Medical Solution Division’s Pharmaceutical products.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing product assurance engineering support for commercialized pharmaceutical products including specification and design control, change and risk management, investigations, and continuous improvement.

  • Providing quality assurance and control for FDA regulated products including incoming materials and final release testing.

  • Leading investigations, corrective action responses, trending and monitoring for nonconforming materials, complaints, and supplier issues.

  • Interacting with other 3M facilities and outside suppliers to ensure product quality and performance.

  • Driving quality improvement using engineering best practice, statistical techniques, and Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of three (3) years of quality engineering experience (an Internship or Co-Op experience is considered qualifying)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics/Mathematics or related discipline from an accredited institution

  • Solid knowledge of quality systems such as Quality Manuals, ISO-13485, 21 CFR Part 210, 211 and 820, metrology, calibration, auditing, supplier management

  • Working knowledge of root cause analysis tools and techniques

  • American Society for Quality, Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certification or willingness to obtain

  • Significant experience in successfully leading teams and projects

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of statistical and quality engineering tools such as exploratory data analysis, basic statistics, Gage R&R, Analysis of Variance, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Statistical Process Control and Capability, acceptance sampling, correlation and regression, and experimental design

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of systems, such as CFRS, ISM, e1M, eMatrix, QPID, DPQ, etc. (applies to internal applicants only)

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and writing/using data queries, extracts and analysis

Location: Columbia, Missouri

Travel: May include up to 25% domestic and international

Relocation: Is authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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