Edwards Lifesciences Associate Quality Inspector in Shannon, Ireland
Innovation. Relationships. Passion. Caring. It’s who we are. It’s personal.
Edwards thrive on discovery and expand the boundaries of medical technology. We are passionate about providing innovative solutions for people fighting cardiovascular disease. It's our Credo. It takes integrity, collaboration, innovation, and focus.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world’s leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.
Edwards Lifesciences have been established in Ireland since 2018. With the opening of our state-of-the-art facility in Castletroy, Edwards are now going through a period of significant growth.
The Associate Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector assesses devices in-process and upon completion, reviews accompanying documentation, and conduct audits to ensure all comply with regulatory and company guidelines, and that devices meet operational standards as designed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform visual, dimensional, and functional inspection on a wider variety of components and/or finished medical device products using a wide variety of tools and equipment such as magnifying lamp, microscope, vision inspection system, etc. to ensure conformance with design specifications while working at a level of greater independence with a higher level of productivity; Utilize a microscope in the inspection of equipment, in keeping with associated SOP; may also operate automated inspection equipment to verify dimensional requirements
Perform functional testing of more complex finished medical device products using both automated and manual valve testing equipment to ensure conformance with design specifications.
Conduct operational audits and documentation reviews to ensure compliance with applicable procedures and documentation standards.
Review, follow and perform job functions in compliance with established work instructions and adherence with SOPs, including recording traceable information on device history records and utilize a variety of computer programs to perform and/or document specific job tasks.
Provide constructive team feedback, including escalating work issues and changes in the final devices to supervisor for assessment and correction.
Perform line clearance and verification of inspection.
Perform verification of manufacturing documents with component and device drawings.
On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period.
Good communication skills
Able to read, comprehend, speak, and write English.
Basic computer skills, required, including working knowledge of manufacturing software.
Strict attention to detail
Adhere to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing.
Ability to use applicable tools and equipment, hand-eye coordination, and high manual dexterity.
Full understanding of applicable inspection procedures
Continuously expands proficiency in inspection techniques.
Ability to clearly describe and convey nonconformance issues, and enter them into QMS (Quality Management System)
Must be able to work in a team environment and with minimum supervision by following detailed work instructions.
Ability to effectively provide and accept feedback from colleagues.
Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent
1-2 years of related quality experience required.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.