Sr Mfg/Ops Quality Engineer

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 241 days ago

This job is no longer available.


  • Provide quality leadership to new product development teams in the areas of design control, design verification and validation, design transfer, process validation, risk management, and specification development
  • Provide ongoing quality engineering support throughout the product life cycle
  • Provide support to development, engineering and manufacturing functions for validation planning and transfer activities. Assist teams in determining validation needs and requirements
  • Ensures adequacy of complaint, non-conformances and CAPA records, investigations, and corrective actions
  • Aides in the assessment and qualification of new supplier materials such as component specifications and inspection standards
  • Participates in supplier audits to drive process standardization and continuous improvement
  • Drive product risk management activities and ensure quality and completeness of project design history files, validation packages, and change orders
  • Provide consultation to end users and process owners with regard to data collection, analysis and creation of validation reports
  • Become familiar with the applicable technology to facilitate participation in technical discussions and risk-based decision making
  • Review verification and validation reports and identify gaps for GMP compliance
  • Develop and execute strategies to close gaps in an efficient, technical, and compliant manner
  • Coordinate issue resolution using a risk-based approach
  • Identify areas and opportunities to improve quality system processes
  • Ensure product development and validation programs meet requirements of FDA and ISO
  • Trend, analyze, and report on quality data in order to improve product and process; develop recommendations based on data analysis
  • Provide management with status updates on assigned responsibilities and goals and escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Own and/or coordinate all SCARs
  • Directly support projects/investigationsassociated with supplier quality
  • Track and trend supplier performance and recommend appropriate actions
  • Collaborate with the procurement, purchasing, and product design groups to assure compliance/quality of new vendors/materials
  • Function as a liaison between global supplier quality and operations
  • Other activities as assigned


  • 5-8+ years’ experience in quality assurance field in a regulated environment; direct experience working in in-vitro diagnostic manufacturing preferred
  • Quality Certification preferred (e.g., CQE)
  • Experienceapplying quality regulations and standards (e.g. 21CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC62304, GAMP5, IVDD, ISPE Baseline Guides, and ASTM E2500-07 Verification Guideline)
  • Practical experience in design controls, risk management, validation, change control, and supplier quality
  • Experience with CAPA and failure investigation tools and techniques
  • Appliedexperience with quality and statistical analysis tools (e.g. SPC, 6 Sigma, Risk Analysis, FMEA, DOE, and trend analysis)
  • Highly effective communication, facilitation, coaching, and negotiation skills
  • Adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environment with shifting demands
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.


Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent work experience