Senior Materials Engineer

Hobson Prior
Blackpool, UK
17 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Hobson Prior are looking for a Senior Materials Engineer to join a medical device organisation who offer pioneering medical devices and solutions to help patients live better lives. You will be responsible for providing a lead role in the project & validation engineering of Materials Development projects.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Consolidation and validation of Project Plans and deliverables.
  • Facilitate technical problem resolution through the application of best practice tools such as 8-D, DMAIC, etc.
  • Manage communication and work commitments with teams' external to the core team.
  • Define process outputs, transfer functions, process inputs. Understand sources of variation and inference spaces. Implement process characterization and input control to attain true process validation.
  • Define Material Characterization using advanced analytical techniques. Partner with key functions to understand test analysis and next specs.
  • Understand Validation, Process and Project engineering related to job function/projects and lead the Engineering Team through these areas effectively.
  • Characterize product and process, including identification of CQA's and CPP's, performing DOE's to define relationship models, documenting design space, creation of control plan.
  • Facilitate process FMEA and ensure action follow-up and revisions as required. Utilize other QA risk analysis techniques as required to minimize potential risk during development/implementation activity.
  • You will ensure that all changes and activities conform to local and corporate, statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements for GMP, HSE and Quality.
  • Ensure project changes are tracked and actioned appropriately.
  • Implement Engineering Change Control throughout Design / Commissioning and Site Change Control during validation / production.

Key Skills:
  • Dtrong mentoring & coaching skills demonstrated in a business environment.
  • Excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills.
  • Previously worked with rigorous project management methodology.
  • Good organizational skills and orientation to detail.

  • Bachelor Degree level qualification in Science/Engineering or Equivalent.
  • Masters in Engineering and/or Business Administration.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a Technical role.
  • Proven Project Management experience (min 2 years' experience).
  • Materials characterization experience - microscopy, chemical-physical analysis, advanced analytical techniques.
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of medical device / pharmaceutical regulated industry including FDA and GMP requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Quality Management Standards.
  • Working Knowledge of Equipment and Process Validation.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a Technical Environment - Experience in the areas of polymers, coatings, biomaterials.
  • Experience in Material Characterization (chemical/physical) and in advanced analytical techniques.
  • 2 years' min experience in Project Management.

Apply now:

If you are interested in learning more or applying to this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below and attach a copy of your CV. Alternatively, for further details or to talk directly to a life sciences recruitment specialist, please request a call back at the top of this page.

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