Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quality Development Program Engineer with Zimmer

Job Function:

Job Summary
The Zimmer Quality Development Program provides broad, on-the-job experience in key functional areas at Zimmer. This program also provides opportunities for action learning and exposure to key business issues through targeted events.  The program consists of three eight –month rotations through various departments within Quality.  Upon successful completion, program graduates will be placed into full-time position in a business segment.  Career development tools will be provided to support development into more senior and more critical roles in future.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities


Formulates procedures, specifications, and standards for Zimmer products and processes.
Develops and implements corrective/preventative action plans. 
Collects and analyzes data for gauge and product evaluation.
Identifies critical personnel, gauges, procedures, and materials needed for the completion of new products.
Ensures that suppliers have necessary information and facilities to deliver quality products to Zimmer.

Total Percent (not to exceed 100%)
*Individual percents should be greater than or equal to 5%.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA.

Expected Areas of Competence (i.e. KSAs)
§  Ability to work within a team environment and build relationships outside of the department as well as outside the company (suppliers, regulatory agencies, etc.).
§  Ability to deliver, meet deadlines and have results orientation.
§  Able to communicate both orally and in written form to multiple levels of the company.
§  Demonstrates characteristics of high potential for future development opportunities.
§  Microsoft Office Suite
§  Basic knowledge of blueprint reading and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic understanding of QSR/ISO regulations, design assurance, FMEA, and product testing methods, and are able to use optical comparators and CMMs.

Education/ Experience Requirements
§  B.S. in engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial preferred)
§  Certification as a quality engineer (e.g. CQE) preferred
§  Previous experience (internships/co-op) in Engineering; Medical Device preferred 

Travel Requirements
§  Up to 20%

   Contact: Heather Miller  heather.miller@zimmer.com

Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2009 sales were approximately $4.1 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of approximately 8,500 employees worldwide.