QA Engineer I - DME

Medline Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening for a?QA Engineer 1 for our Durable Medical Equipment? (DME) Division, based in Northfield, IL headquarters. The QA Engineer will assist with routine inspections and set basic quality standards for both in-process and finished products and materials. Develop methods for testing, sampling and training. Evaluate production and recommend improvements. Qualify and conduct vendor management.? Products will include and not limited to canes, crutches, patient Lifts, stretchers, beds, among other products under the DME Division. We are seeking a dynamic, hardworking professional with a solid education and background in quality along with a desire to work for a fast-paced, large corporate organization. In addition to exceptional leadership potential and analytical skills, you must have a ?roll-up your sleeves? attitude.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Quality staff with inspections and review of production processes.

  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection to ensure that the products are free of flaws and function as designed. Design experiments to understand sources of variation affecting products and processes.

  • Design and install testing equipment and perform product testing and analysis to maintain quality levels and minimize defects and failure rates.

  • Analyze reports and defective products to determine trends and recommend corrective actions. Use concepts of probability and statistical quality control to guide decisions.

  • Collaborate with supplier representatives on quality problems, ensure that effective corrective actions are implemented and contribute to supplier quality improvement programs. Participate/lead in supplier qualifications.

  • Work with quality inspection supervisors to train and oversee inspectors in their use of control forms, procedures and correcting quality problems.

  • Participate as the Quality Representative in Product Development and Design Control activities.?

  • Participate in Risk Analysis and CAPA processes.

  • Coordinate lab testing as required.

  • First article evaluation per approved test and product evaluation SOP. Coordinate or perform inspections of new products or products from new vendors.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable domestic and international regulatory requirements associated with product lines and processes.

Medline offers a business casual, entrepreneurial work environment with strong growth potential, a competitive compensation package, and a complete benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life insurance; 401(k) with company match. And much more!

  • Bachelor?s degree in Engineering - related fields.

Relevant Work Experience

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in the Quality or Engineering field..

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master?s degree in Engineering or related field.

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