Advanced Quality Engineer (Columbia, MO)

3M Companies Columbia , MO 65201

Posted 5 months ago

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Job Description:
3M is seeking an Advanced Quality 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 work with multiple medical device products in Medical Solutions Division including Press On Lens, Microcard and Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing quality and product assurance and control support for FDA regulated medical device products including specification and design control, change and risk management, incoming and final release testing.

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

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

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

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • Minimum of one (1) year quality engineering experience (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 University

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

  • 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, SAP, PLM, 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 10% domestic and international

Relocation: Is authorized

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

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