NPD Design Assurance Engineer

Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota Salary: competitive
Sector: Pharma & Biotech, Medical Devices, Engineering, Engineering & Validation, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance (QA) Type: Contract


  • Fulfill design assurance role on new product development (conception to launch) and sustaining projects
  • Lead planning and execution of Design Controls, Risk Management, Test Method Development and Validation, Design Verification/Validation for new and existing products.
  • Support Regulatory Affairs with creating submissions and responding to submission questions.
  • Primary responsibility is New Product Development; secondary responsibility is Sustaining Engineering.
  • Continued support and optimization of New Product Development deliverables and processes, accounting for cross functional system interactions.


    • Participate and lead New Product Development Phase Reviews and Design Reviews.
    • Partner with R&D to determine and define design inputs, design outputs, and design input/output relationships.
    • Create and support the development and validation of new test methods.
    • Determine and document risks associated with the product (Hazard Analysis, DFMEA, PFMEA, UFMEA).
    • Develop the strategy and manage the execution of design verification and validation.
    • Generate test protocols, manage test execution, investigate test issues, analyze data, and create reports for design verification and validation testing.
    • Develop, execute, and manage First Article inspections.
    • Support regulatory approvals and responses to regulatory questions.
    • Support Sustaining Engineering for design and process changes to commercialized product.
    • Manage a team of design assurance engineering technicians - including mentoring, training, assigning tasks, and providing work direction.
    • Provide direction to design assurance engineering technicians supporting assigned projects.
    • Review and improve design assurance specific quality system deliverables and processes to increase effectivity and efficiency.
    • Support the transfer of new product development projects from development to production.
  • Support internal and external audits - including preparation and direct interaction with auditors.

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