B. Braun

  • Sr PFG Quality Engineer

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    2018-13615
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Quality
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8am to 5pm
    Site
    Allentown, PA
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

     

    U.S. Facilities and Operations:

     

    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:



     

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Establishes quality standards for products and processes and suggest modifications meant to prevent defects in components or final products.
    • Works closely with cross-functional teams, including product design, product management and production, to identify and mitigate quality risks.
    • Audits production processes, raw materials or suppliers/vendors to ensure that established quality standards are met.
    • Conducts root cause analysis for defects, non-conformities or other quality failures.
    • May be responsible for ensuring compliance with formal external quality standards, such as ISO 9001.

    The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

     

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Requires full working knowledge of relevant business practices and procedures in professional field. Uses standard theories, principles and concepts and integrates them to propose a course of action.
    • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training , assigning and checking the work of lower level employees. Referring only complex problems and issues
    • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
    • Interacts with internal and/or external clients and customers to negotiate and interpret information on projects and unit operations. May consult with senior management.

     

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

     

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
    • 8-10 years related experience.
    • Frequent business travel required, Valid driver's license and passport.
    • Regular and predictable attendance.

    Desired:

    • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
     

     

    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled


    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

     

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:


    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

     

    Physical Demands:

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

    •  Light work - Exerting up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

     Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

    • Occasionally:  Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Visual Acuity with or without corrective lenses
    • Frequently:   Stand, Sit
    • Constantly:   N/A

    Activities:

    • Occasionally:   Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick
    • Frequently:  Sitting , Standing
    • Constantly:   N/A

     Environmental Conditions:

    • Occasionally:   N/A
    • Frequently:   N/A
    • Constantly:   N/A

     Work Environment:

     

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Noise Intensity:   Moderate
    • Occasionally:  Production/manufacturing environment, Warehouse environment, Lab environment
    • Frequently:   Office environment
    • Constantly N/A

     

     

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