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Sr CAPA Engineer


Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job ID R0041690

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Senior Engineer, CAPA is responsible for coaching CAPA Engineers to ensure CAPAs (corrective and preventive action) and Non-Conformance (NC) investigations are executed in compliance with company procedures and FDA Regulations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilizes Quality System to ensure CAPA system is successful and compliant. Partners with Quality Systems personnel and responsible for driving continuous improvement on effective CAPAs as a core Quality Business process/function(s).
  • Responsible for assigned CAPAs and will act as CAPA lead to CAPA Owner/Team providing project direction throughout CAPA stages. Performs Quality Approver functions for CAPA and NCs to ensure compliance to applicable procedures.
  • Applies sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying root cause, corrective action(s) and monitoring plan(s) for resolution of CAPA and NC issues.
  • Applies technical/compliance information to guide and influence CAPA/NC/Compliance strategies.
  • Ensures compliance to requirements and consistency/quality of CAPA and NC execution.
  • Drives timely execution of CAPA and NC deliverables through monitoring and reporting status to CAPA Review Board and management.
  • Supports the rollout of any new CAPA solutions (tools, techniques, and/or process enhancements).
  • Interfaces with management and peers to assess and improve the adequacy of the processes. This includes but is not limited to the remediation of CAPA and NC deficiencies noted in audits and/or inspections. Provide support/responses during audits/inspections relating to the CAPA and NC system as required.
  • Develops and delivers CAPA and NC process training as required to ensure the appropriate level of the process knowledge is maintained. Remain conversant with the appropriate regulations, laws and standards to maintain CAPA and NC process compliance and provide up to date guidance and training. Ensure effective CAPA and NC data analysis and investigation, and evaluate their trending.
  • Participates in weekly CAPA Review Board meetings.
  • May escalate issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary.
  • Mentor other staff as applicable.
  • Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations.  See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The physical demands and 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. Travel up to 10% as required. 

EDUCATION:

Bachelors Degree required; Advanced Degree desirable 

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Utilizes Quality System to ensure CAPA system is successful and compliant. Partners with Quality Systems personnel and responsible for driving continuous improvement on effective CAPAs as a core Quality Business process/function(s).
  • Responsible for assigned CAPAs and will act as CAPA lead to CAPA Owner/Team providing project direction throughout CAPA stages. Performs Quality Approver functions for CAPA and NCs to ensure compliance to applicable procedures.
  • Applies sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying root cause, corrective action(s) and monitoring plan(s) for resolution of CAPA and NC issues.
  • Applies technical/compliance information to guide and influence CAPA/NC/Compliance strategies.
  • Ensures compliance to requirements and consistency/quality of CAPA and NC execution.
  • Drives timely execution of CAPA and NC deliverables through monitoring and reporting status to CAPA Review Board and management.
  • Supports the rollout of any new CAPA solutions (tools, techniques, and/or process enhancements).
  • Interfaces with management and peers to assess and improve the adequacy of the processes. This includes but is not limited to the remediation of CAPA and NC deficiencies noted in audits and/or inspections. Provide support/responses during audits/inspections relating to the CAPA and NC system as required.
  • Develops and delivers CAPA and NC process training as required to ensure the appropriate level of the process knowledge is maintained. Remain conversant with the appropriate regulations, laws and standards to maintain CAPA and NC process compliance and provide up to date guidance and training. Ensure effective CAPA and NC data analysis and investigation, and evaluate their trending.
  • Participates in weekly CAPA Review Board meetings.
  • May escalate issues to supervisor/manager for resolution, as deemed necessary.
  • Mentor other staff as applicable.
  • Review and comply with the Code of Business Conduct and all applicable company policies and procedures, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assist with various projects as assigned by a direct supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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