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Principal Design Quality Engineer

Company: Cardinal Health
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Reports to: Manager, Design Quality Engineering

The Principal Design Quality Engineering is responsible for leading and managing quality assurance of medical device products and processes. This position, based in Waukegan, IL, Hazelwood, MO or Mansfield, MA, will manage quality and compliance activities for Cardinal Health which includes diverse medical devices including Electromechanical devices. Design Quality Engineers ensure that product quality and regulatory compliance goals are met for new product development projects and released products.

Provide leadership, mentoring and training to Junior Quality and R&D Engineers on design controls, risk management, verification and validation practices, and statistical methods. In collaboration with cross-functional team members, shall also provide oversight for the satisfactory resolution of any quality or compliance issues related to released products that are currently on the market.

What is the work you will be doing?

1. Quality Lead in providing quality support in design, development and changes to medical device products.

2. Drive successful execution in collaboration with leadership of quality and compliance strategies and annual Quality Goals.

3. Partner with R&D and center-led Quality Operations team to drive excellence in product quality and regulatory compliance. In collaboration with R&D and manufacturing quality, execute design transfers.

4. Represent the Quality function on cross-functional governance boardssuch as Corrective Action Board, Design Stage Review Board, Management Reviews etc.

5.C oordinate or lead design quality related product complaints investigations.

6. Meet Quality operating goals and objectives.

7. Provide training/guidance on design control, risk management,statistical methods, industry related standards, and regulatory expectations.

8. Ensure compliance to design control and risk management procedures.

9. Interact with FDA or Notified Body inspectors during audits for body of work owned.


1. Support corporate continuous improvement initiatives.

2. Project Management, special projects and initiatives.

3. Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.


  • BS in Engineering and 8+ years of progressive quality engineering/management responsibility with at 5+ years in the medical device industry, or equivalent work experience and/or professional qualifications
  • Working knowledge of, and auditing experience to, the FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485, IEC60601, and the Medical Device Directive
  • Knowledgeable in test methods and standards for the design, verification, and validation of medical device products
  • Experienced in product risk management to the requirements of ISO 14971
  • Skilled in statistical methods, statistical process control and sampling plans
  • Familiar with reliability analysis and test methods
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer preferred
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills


  • Partners closely with Quality leaders
  • Interacts with all departments and management personnel
  • Interacts with customers, suppliers, regulatory agencies and notified body representatives

Anticipated Pay Range: $71,000 to $118,000

Bonus Eligible: No

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Keywords: Cardinal Health, Fort Smith , Principal Design Quality Engineer, Other , Mansfield, Arkansas

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