Team Leader, R&D Quality in Portsmouth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job ID: PAL003512

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


The R&D team develops products and systems to be used in the Biotech industry, which may include hardware, control systems and disposable products associated with our portfolio of bio-containers, mixers, bioreactors and supporting devices such as sterile connectors.

The purpose of this role is to work very closely with R&D and Manufacturing teams to drive product quality and reliability from the initial design stages through to full manufacturing transfer, product launch and early sales. The role will also support quality improvement initiatives for legacy products when required. 

Team Leader responsibilities:

• Functional leadership of R&D quality engineers;

• Provide practical and technical assistance to team in design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance tasks;

• First point of contact for quality and reliability;

• Make the bridge between other R&D groups on site and within entire biotech R&D organization;

• Coordinate and distribute the work load within the team;

• Step in where necessary to support tasks;

• Lead your own swim lane in projects as required;

• Reporting on team progress, escalating where required;

• Follow-up with team on actions, making sure to meet set goals.

Responsibilities of R&D Quality Engineers

•     Gain deep technical / hands-on understanding of the products within the R&D portfolio;
• Work within R&D teams to assist in developing high quality and reliable products;
• Run and participate in design risk assessments (both internally within project teams and with key suppliers);
• Develop and implement test plans (representative of end-user applications) to reduce reliability risks of systems and components;
• Problem solving to determine root cause of any design-related reliability issues and manage, plan and implement corrective actions; 
• Participate in process mapping and production readiness reviews, both internally and with suppliers;
• Feed-back any lessons learnt into new product designs;
• Assist in quality evaluation of new technologies and suppliers;
• Perform supplier audits and risk assess reliability of bought-in components;
• Support transfer of new products from R&D to manufacturing;
• Provide practical and technical assistance to other engineers in design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance tasks;
•       Work with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality groups to help resolve customer complaints / manufacturing issues during early commercial stages.

Hardware roles will also include:

•      Work with maintenance and service personnel to produce documentation packs prior to product launch; 

•      Participate in change management and life cycle management activities.

Disposable Systems roles:

•      Work with design teams on plastic components and interact with suppliers on quality improvements as required.

Job Requirements


•    Bachelor or Masters degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical or design) or equivalent (e.g. engineering experience and training such as Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC);

•    Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience, preferably as a Quality Engineer or in a role supporting quality and quality improvement disciplines.

Position Competencies:
• Strong technical problem solving skills;
• Be solution driven with strong sense of urgency;
• Fluency in written and spoken English (company language);
• Very good reporting skills (written and spoken), adjusted to your audience;
• Be autonomous whilst also being a team player;
• Willingness to occasionally travel to visit other Pall sites, suppliers and customers.

In addition, the following are assets
• Knowledge of regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry;
• Knowledge of process, equipment and component validation;
• Experience of continuous improvement initiatives.

Diversity & Inclusion
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Danaher Corporation Overview

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