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Principal Design Assurance Quality Engineer Job in Mason, Ohio US

Principal Design Assurance Quality Engineer

Atricure, Inc. - Mason, OH

Posted: 12/6/2022 - Expires: 3/6/2023

Job ID: 250736585


Job Description

Principal Design Assurance Quality Engineer

Mason, OH, USA
Req #1297

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure's Isolator Synergy Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure's AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure's Hybrid AF Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure's cryoICE cryoSPHERE probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

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This position will be part of one or more product development teams where they will responsible for contributing to the on-time development of high-quality products and optimization of core design control business processes.



On time quality delivery of assigned product development team deliverables
Ensure assigned design control procedures are compliant with FDA, GMP, ISO and other applicable standards and regulations
Optimize existing processes to maximize efficiencies and continue to identify, plan and execute continuous improvement activities
Drive continuous improvements through observation, measurement and root cause analysis/resolution
Develop new processes which support speed, cost reductions and quality improvements
Provide subject matter expertise for assigned processes to users as necessary
Responsible for cross functional collaboration with manufacturing operations, marketing, sales, regulatory and clinical functions
Provide coaching respective to investigative methods, risk mitigation techniques, Reliability analysis, design control, testing strategies and measurement system analysis (including Six Sigma, FTA, FMEA, HALT, etc.)
Provide guidance for development of manufacturing test/evaluation methods and process validation
Provides investigative support/leadership for product quality issues
Work with product development teams to help cascade requirements from VOC through manufacturing requirements and link to production controls\Work with product development teams on timely use of Risk Management activities including supporting and leading FMEAs and essential requirements analysis including standards review and evidence of conformity
Serve as technical resource for problem investigations to guide root cause analysis and corrective action development
Provide mentorship to junior level design assurance engineers in design control and product development
Ensure commitment to functional excellence and the ability to execute positive changes



Regular and predictable work performance
Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
Ability to successfully work with others

Additional duties as assigned



Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Minimum of 7 years of experience in an engineering role in the medical device industry
Experience in development of and linking product requirements from VOC through to design output and production controls
Experience with business process development
Experience in Reliability definition, testing and assessment
High level of knowledge/experience in statistical analysis techniques
High level of knowledge/experience in test method strategies, development and validation including GR&R
High level of knowledge/experience with risk management methodology
High level of knowledge/experience of Design Controls and experience with FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485
Ability to create and manage key internal and external partnerships
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
High level of attention to detail
Familiar with product safety and standards
Ability to demonstrate proficiency in issue resolution
Ability to multi-task and work with little direction
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Familiar with product safety standards
Ability to effectively mentor and coach others
Ability to travel 10%



10 years or more experience in an engineering role in Medical Devices
7 or more years' experience working with Product Development
Experience in processes related to Design Change Control, Design Reviews, Requirements Management
Certification in ASQ, Six Sigma/Design for Six Sigma



Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as needed
Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull as needed
Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families. Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 15 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet
Insurance, and more. Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria. To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website: participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment
authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

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Design Assurance

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

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Full Time Employee
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Bachelor's degree
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