We power pharmacies to help people lead healthy lives. We are a nimble company who makes cool robots. We’re a strong team of driven problem solvers. And even though we take our roles seriously, we laugh — a lot. There are some big projects in the works and many more we can’t wait to tackle. We celebrate moving things from the To-Do to the Ta-Done column.
You’re an innovative quality engineer with a toolbox loaded with methods to help you evaluate, measure, and monitor just about anything. You also have a healthy dose of reality to remember you can’t tackle everything. You’re drawn to a laid-back environment where smart people enjoy solving interesting problems. You know guiding a team through a kaizen event without ever using the word “kaizen” makes perfect sense; after all, the big win is uncovering the little things a person can do to make a positive impact. And last but not least, you geek out over the seemingly small but critical details — not because you’re a slave to the process, but because you have a sense of pride to deliver products our customers can count on.
One more thing — change is inevitable and it happens often in our world. A flexible perspective and willingness to do what’s needed to get the job done is how we roll. If this last part didn’t deflate your interest or cause you to cringe, then you should keep reading!
You’ll see the old-school job description a little farther down, but here's the thing: we aren't old-school. We want you to be a great fit because our company culture is very important to us. So we're gonna do things a bit differently. Don’t send a resume. Just consider and thoughtfully answer these four questions:
1. How do you fit the job?
2. How do you fit the company?
3. What do you bring to the office?
4. What’s your superpower?
Your answers to these four questions will be used to make our first picks for interviews. We'll give your answers the careful consideration they — and you — deserve. Go on, give it a go.
Now, here’s the part you were expecting to see:
The Quality Engineer evaluates suppliers' operations and products for compliance with company quality standards. S/he writes reports, and rates and makes suggestions regarding supplier selection; compiles data for documentation of test procedures and may prepare reports for presentation to management; is familiar with a variety of the engineering and quality assurance concepts, practices, and procedures; relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; and performs a variety of tasks to include directing the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Duties / Responsibilities:
· Assist in manufacturing process inspections and part approval processes.
· Address field escalations to drive root cause solutions.
· Participate in quality and reliability planning at early stages of new product development (APQP).
· Collaborate with a variety of teams to prepare quality plans for incoming inspections prior to releasing components to the manufacturing processes.
· Review and report in-process data from manufacturing processes.
· Responsible for ECO validation and sign-off.
· Cross-train on other functions within Quality team – metrology, incoming inspection, etc.
· Initiate quality standards and inspection techniques. Support the implementation of measurement and evaluation methods for electro-mechanical devices and Make to Spec components. Validate and approve test methods and equipment prior to production release.
· Support the RMA and MRB processes. Support the development and implementation of methods to evaluate RMA products. Ensure that RMA dispositions satisfy specifications and control plan requirements. Ensure MRB disposition vendor issues are properly address. Determine ownership of defective material. Determine and track all costs associated with defective material.
· Conduct structured team problem solving when necessary. Manage problem containment at supply base. Ensure and validate the implementation of effective corrective actions.
Experience & Education Requirements
4-year degree in technical discipline, B.S. Mechanical Engineer / B.S. Electrical Engineer or related field.
Candidates should have a strong quality background with lean discipline and process improvement experience.
· Ability to apply principles of GD&T, Process Capability (Cpk), and Statistical Process Control (SPC) to receiving incoming inspections (external suppliers), internal (suppliers) manufacturing operations.
· Train operators on new quality procedures.
· Part approval, supplier score cards, corrective actions, MRB-RTV disposition, Field Failure Analysis follow up with suppliers
· Experience implementing lean disciplines and 5-S to internal processes, particularly in the area of inventory management and handling of expensive components into storage or kitting to production line.
Additional Preferred Competencies:
· Certified Quality Engineer
· Lean Manufacturing
· SMED, TPM, One Piece Flow
· Plan Work Layout
· AQL RII Sampling plan
· Project Management
· Problem Solving
· ISO-9001 QMS understanding
· GMP understanding
**Please note: Relocation is not available for this opportunity.**
Parata is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status.
About Parata Systems
Parata is the leading provider of automations solutions for pharmacies, offering complete vial dispensing and pouch packaging solutions. Parata Max® and the Parata PASS® solution suite support business growth, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs.
What makes Parata so special is our people. We communicate openly with our employees and frequently share the current state of the business. We believe in treating employees with respect, which includes sharing and soliciting ideas about the future of the business. This team approach has fostered our business success and our daily work.
We continue to ask for and respond to our team’s suggestions for an improved workplace. We also continue recognizing excellence through our employee recognition program, which encourages cross-functional participation. This program is both an engine for individual and team recognition and a venue to share new ideas that have proven results.
At Parata, we get to use our talents and learn through new opportunities every day. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun together.
Discover more at parata.com.