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Quality Engineer/Sr. Quality Engineer

Teva Pharmaceuticals
West Chester, PA
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Careers - Teva Pharmaceuticals in the US -Quality Engineer/Sr. Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer/Sr. Quality Engineer

Location US-PA-West Chester
Requisition #
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Experience (Years)
Quality - Quality Assurance


Position Summary:  


The Quality Engineer works with local and international R&D product development teams to ensure compliance to the Quality System for drug injection delivery system product concept through industrialization and commercialization.  The position has review and approval authority on project documentation in coordination with internal business partners and external business partners.  This includes, but is not limited to: project design specifications, drawings, plans/protocols/reports related to design verification/validation, method validation, risk management activities, change controls and other documentation). The incumbent assures that project output meets combination product regulatory requirements.  This position assists in the development and implementation of site/worldwide quality system GMP policies and procedures for management of drug injection system design control processes.  Additional responsibilities will ensure departmental compliance in generating and maintaining design control files (DHF’s, DMR’s).  The incumbent will conduct audits as needed on files generated as well as represent the company in external audits of CMO’s, CDO’s, and other external business partners.  The position supports device design projects at multiple international sites as required.  Ability to adapt to product market trends is expected


Travel Requirements: 



5 – 10%.  Must have ability to travel internationally.  Ability to travel long distances, including extensive air travel could be intermittently required.  


Essential Duties & Responsibilities


Provide quality compliance support for local and satellite design and development teams as required.  Review and approve project documentation in partnership with internal business partners and external business partners (product design specifications, drawings, plans/protocols/reports related to design verification/validation, method validation, change controls, non-conformances and other applicable documentation) to confirm that the output meets combination product regulatory requirements. 

Actively participates in the development of the West Chester site Quality Management System (QMS) in support of design control development of drug injection devices

Participate in IQ/OQ/PQ activities including the drafting or review of protocols and validation reports.

Assist in selection and qualification of device CMOs.  Negotiate quality agreements with CMO’s as needed. Execution and follow up of CMO audits.  Travel as required

Work with project leaders and both internal and external team members to ensure that all development work meets applicable ISO and CFR QMS requirements

Actively participate in the compilation, review and auditing of Design History Files – both internal and external to Teva

Liaise as needed with Teva sites to assure compliance with combination product regulations. Gap analysis activities both internal and external with CMO’s

Participate in Corrective Action / Preventive Action (CAPA) initiatives

Compile training material and conducting training sessions on quality protocols internally/externally

Assist in tabulation and evaluation of data concerning quality and reliability


Examine industry quality compliance strategies and assures that industry best practice is utilized


Position Requirements

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or technical field. 


Education Pred

Background in mechanical engineering highly desirable


Experience Required:

Experience in the medical device and/or combination products field. 


Working experience of medical device GMP Quality Systems and related requirements (FDA 21 CFR820, ISO 13485) is required.


Medical device/combination product industrial and /or design control experience.


Well-developed and proven organizational skills


Experience Pred:

Working knowledge of device regulations relating to drug injection systems is highly desirable (FDA 21 CFR820, FDA 21 CFR Part 4, ISO 13485 and other ISO standards, EU Medical Device Directive, ASTM, ANSI)


FMEA / risk analysis experience highly desirable.


Injection molding experience highly desirable


Previous experience on multi-site and multi-design device/combination product development teams is highly desirable.


Previous experience with drug injection devices (syringes, auto-injectors) is highly desirable


ISO 11608 series - Needle-based injection systems for medical use is highly desirable

Specialized or Technical Knowledge Licenses, Certifications needed:

21 CFR Part 820 – Quality System Regulation – Medical Devices

21 CFR Part 4 – cGMP Requirements for Combination Products

ISO 13485 – Medical Devices – Quality management systems

ISO 14971 - Medical devices — Application of risk management to medical devices

ASQC Certification(s) highly desirable


Functional Knowledge:

Understanding of the pharmaceutical regulations is 21 CFR Part 210/211/600 is highly desirable

Company/Industry Related Knowledge:

Working knowledge of Device regulations (FDA 21 CFR820, ISO 13485 and other ISO standards relating to medical devices)

EU Medical Device Directive knowledge is desirable

ASTM, ANSI standards


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