Manager, Quality Engineering

    • Johnson & Johnson
  • Woburn, MA
  • Posted 56 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Standard operating procedure
Quality assurance
Medical devices
Effective communication
Product QA
Change control
Corrective and preventive action
Technology transfer
Quality management
Team management
Professional development
Employee engagement
Technical Support
Process improvement
Manufacturing engineering
Performance management
Process optimization
ANOVA gauge R&R
Problem solving
Mergers and acquisitions
Health care
Regulatory Compliance
Statistical process control
ISO 9000

Job Details


Abiomed, a part of Johnson& Johnson MedTech, is currently recruiting for a Manager, Quality Engineering. This position is based in Woburn, MA

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Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory and respiratory support, with a mission of recovering hearts & saving lives. Abiomed's "Patients First!" culture drives our skilled workforce and strong relationships with clinicians. Our innovative product portfolio and robust pipeline provide us the incredible opportunity to bring lifesaving technology to more patients around the world than ever before. Founded in 1981, Abiomed has a proven track record for growth, integrity and innovation.

Manages the day-to-day operations of the Quality Engineering staff at the Woburn facility of Abiomed (a Johnson & Johnson company). Oversees the development and implementation of processes, procedures, audits and corrective actions for the manufacture of medical device components. Ensures effective communication and training are deployed throughout the business.

Job Description
Maintains quality records on product testing, nonconformance, project outcomes, and stakeholder input filed in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates change control documentation and approval process. Makes proposals and in the development of corrective action plans and monitors implementation. Follows up on closure of corrective and preventive actions. Provides quality support for technology transfer and improvement of existing manufacturing processes. Conducts investigations, collects data, analyzes trends and prepares reports for assigned quality processes. Assesses current quality systems and recommends improvements in order to enhance quality and reduce cycle time. Prepares for and facilitates audits and inspections. Monitors trends, identifies issues, recommends and implements appropriate actions. Assists in the development, implementation and review of standard operating procedures.

Leadership and Team Management:
Provide leadership and direction to the quality engineering team. Coach and mentor team members, lead professional development discussions, drive employee engagement.
Advise multi-functional managers on high-level initiatives for Quality Engineering, employing industry best practices to ensure optimal results.
Integrates Johnson & Johnson's Credo and Leadership Imperatives into team goals and decision making.
Responsible for the operational aspects of their team (e.g., workflow, performance, and compliance), as well as ensuring achievement of team goals within established timelines and budgets.

Quality Assurance:
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish and maintain quality assurance processes throughout the manufacturing lifecycle (NPI through end of life)
Own the manufacturing MRB Process through sustaining and improvement activities. Use data generated from MRB to drive improvements to the manufacturing and quality system process.
Audit technical support activity to production areas in evaluating process improvement opportunities and subsequent modifications, to produce timely and effective Quality Engineering solutions.
Examine results from management reviews, third party inspections and internal audits and approves proposed corrective actions.
Evaluating and implementing improved manufacturing engineering performance management systems and tracking tools, as well as facilitating resolution of complex technical, quality and operational problems.
Ensure adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other relevant quality standards through document reviews, Gemba walks, and influencing other functions to embrace a quality culture and mindset.
Lead process validation efforts, ensuring that manufacturing processes are validated according to Abiomed's SOP's and industry best practices.
Implement statistical tools and methodologies for process optimization and control (IQ, OQ, PQ, PPQ, TMV, Gauge RR, Cpk, SPC).

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field required; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum of 8 years of experience in quality engineering within the medical device or a similar highly regulated industry.
Strong understanding of FDA regulations (Medical Device), ISO standards.
Proven experience in leading and managing cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
International travel 10%-25% required
Experience in SAP, ETQ and Minitab desired

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