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DNV GL Technical Assessor & Lead Auditor - Active Devices - Remote in Katy, Texas

DNV Product Assurance is an accredited Certification Body and MDR approved Notified Body for Medical Devices. We provide global market access by testing and certifying the safety and quality of products and systems to international safety and quality standards and regulations. Our high professional standards and our sustainable approach guarantee you a forward-thinking work environment, within an organisation that invests in its employees, and is committed to providing you with continued development.

We are looking to recruit technical and experienced Active Medical Device Assessors and Lead Auditors throughout North America. The successful candidates will be responsible for planning and conducting audits / assessments against the manufacturing of medical devices, in accordance with ISO 13485, MDD 93/42/EEC, MDR 745/2017 and MDSAP standards, enabling the delivery of assessment and certification services that meet customer requirements and appropriate accreditation standards.

This position can be remote from anywhere in the Continental U.S. (except Colorado and Connecticut)

What You’ll Do

  • On- and off-site quality system assessments of Medical Devices against Medical Device Regulation

  • Perform 3rd party onsite ISO 13485 (Medical Device) audits for North America customers

  • Schedule and plan audit activity with customers

  • Interact directly with customers at all levels of management in developing timely, complete and accurate reports of their current level of compliance or implementation of their management system

  • Document and report audit activities and results

  • Provide timely and accurate reviews of customer corrective action and closure

  • Maintains appropriate audit credentials and pursues advancement of those credentials and other related credentials as needed.

  • Conduct assessments (either desk-based or on client’s sites) in accordance with established procedures, maintaining a high standard of service delivery that ensures effective customer relationships.

  • Conduct Technical File reviews specific for products being authorized.

  • Complete all chargeable work within the required budget and timeframes to ensure customer satisfaction and efficiency of the business.

  • Project manage auditing teams, as appropriate, to maximize efficiencies, enhance client satisfaction and ensure compliance with standards.

What is Required

  • Technical college degree in a relevant product or medical area such in Computer and Software Technology, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical or Bioengineering or Medical Technology

  • A PhD in a relevant area for medical devices can substitute 3 years of work experience provided it includes 2 years’ experience in design, manufacture or testing.

  • Must have a minimum 4 years’ work experience (full time) in a medical device related industry, with at least 2 of these years in the design, manufacturing, testing or use of the device in which they are qualified to Audit / Assess, and/or experience as an assessor in a notified body (full five technical documentation assessments).

  • Practical experience in conducting pre-clinical testing or assessing preclinical data with medical devices in one or more of the following areas such as biological safety, physical, chemical and microbiological characterization, stability, shelf life, performance and safety

  • We conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen.

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 80% of the time

  • Must have a valid Drivers License

To be considered for this role, you will have professional experience in a relevant field of healthcare products or related activities, for example:

  • Work in medical devices industry or closely related industries (e.g. pharmaceutical industry) in a research and development, manufacturing, quality management or regulatory affairs capacity

  • Work in health services, universities, foundations or other institutions carrying out inspections, audits, clinical evaluations, experimental and/or clinical research, including notified bodies

  • Work in the application of device technology and its use in health care services and with patients

  • Testing devices for compliance in accordance to the relevant national or international standards

  • Conducting performance testing, evaluation studies or clinical trials of devices

  • Programming (Software) experience would be beneficial

In addition to the above you’ll also need to demonstrate the following;

  • An excellent working knowledge of medical device management systems, standards and medical device compliance/auditing techniques

  • Work experience in positions with significant QA Regulatory or management systems responsibility

  • Experience with Harmonized medical device standards for active & non active medical devices

  • Experience with Risk Management EN ISO 14971

  • Experience with Sterilization techniques (such as ETO, Gamma, Steam, Dry Heat) and formal qualification desirable

  • Medical device experience from auditing/work

  • Experience auditing against recognize standards

Experience with Active Devices may include: (Must have one or more)

  • Active non-implantable imaging devices utilizing ionizing radiation

  • Active non-implantable imaging devices utilizing non-ionizing radiation

  • Active non-implantable device for monitoring of vital physiological parameters

  • Other active non-implantable devices for monitoring and/or diagnosis

  • Active non-implantable devices utilizing ionizing radiation

  • Active non-implantable devices utilizing non-ionizing radiation – Therapeutic

  • Active non-implantable devices utilizing non-ionizing radiation – Surgical

  • Active non-implantable devices for stimulation or inhibition

  • Active non-implantable respiratory devices

  • Active non-implantable dental devices

  • Other active non-implantable surgical devices

  • Standalone software

  • Active non-implantable devices for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization

  • Active (non-implantable) medical devices other than specified above

  • Devices incorporating software / utilizing software / controlled by software, including devices intended for controlling, monitoring or directly influencing the performance of active or active implantable devices

  • High intensity electromagnetic radiation (e.g. infra-red, visible light and ultra-violet) emitting equipment intended for use on the human body, including coherent and non-coherent sources, monochromatic and broad spectrum, such as lasers and intense pulsed light equipment, for skin resurfacing, tattoo or hair removal or other skin treatment

Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position

DNV offers exceptional benefits including health, vision and dental insurances, FSA/HSA, 401K, life insurance, paid time off, sick time, short- and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), education assistance, ID theft protection, consumers’ discounts and rewards.

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here:

Diversity at DNV

Meet our Employees

About DNV

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migratedfiles/employers/eeocselfprintposter.pdf

Please visit our website at www.dnv.com

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

We are one of the world’s leading certification, assurance and risk management providers. Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, providing training, or assessing supply chains, and digital assets, we enable customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. We are committed to support our customers to transition and realize their long-term strategic goals sustainably, and collectively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

Requisition ID: 2021-16838

Posting Position Type: Permanent Employee

External Company URL: http://www.dnvgl.com/

Street: 1400 Ravello Dr

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