Pelham Plastics is dedicated to hiring talented people who bring diverse and new work experience, skills and perspectives. This is the foundation to our team success. We offer a flexible work schedule of 4 day/10 hour work week and opportunity to work on projects, products and processes that result in life saving devices.  If we do not have a job posted at this time or in your particular area of interest, we encourage you to apply anytime.


JOB TITLE:              Senior Quality Engineer
DEPARTMENT:       Quality Assurance/Quality Control
REPORTS TO:         QA/QC Manager
DATE:                      September 27, 2017

The Senior Quality Engineer applies quality engineering principles and performs a wide variety of engineering tasks that often require greater levels of technical knowledge and expertise to support the company’s Quality System, product maintenance and new product development.  Supports and leads activities in process validation, process capability and customer/vendor issues.   Provides quality guidance utilizing statistical problem solving techniques; initiates corrective and preventative actions and makes recommendations regarding product resolution decisions.  Leads teams, provides direction and guidance to others and acts as a back-up in the manager’s absence.


  • Leads the implementation, compliance and maintenance of the company’s ISO quality system.  Coordinates and leads audits, assesses standards and creates/revises documentation to ensure compliance.
  • Provides product team support that often requires a greater level of technical knowledge and expertise to include:  problem solving, customer complaint activities, statistical analysis, validation support, inspection plans, metrology, quality metrics and report functions.
  • Participates in new product development, often requiring higher levels of skill and knowledge to assure quality considerations are adequately addressed.  Technical expert for problem resolution, customer complaints, statistical analysis, validation support, inspection plans, metrology, quality metrics and reports.
  • Investigates and contributes to the close out of internal product non-conformances (NC), Corrective/Preventative Actions (CAPA), customer complaints and vendor returns.  Reviews documentation, makes assessments to identify root cause and recommends and implements corrective actions.
  • In conjunction with the customer and R&D, develops technical process documents that fit the business needs and maintain compliance with the regulatory requirements of ISO.
  • Initiates/Reviews Engineering Change Order (ECO) requests, as needed.
  • Coordinates and oversees the company’s internal audit program including:  scheduling audits, auditor training, reporting on findings and issuing corrective actions to ensure the compliance with the company’s quality system.
  • Participates in and represents the company during supplier and vendor audits.  Interfaces with external customers and suppliers to address complaints and resolves issues.  Evaluates corrective action requests for root cause and corrective actions.
  • Oversees and provides guidance and direction on document control systems, databases and procedures. Ensures compliance with the company’s Quality Management System; drives process improvements for effectiveness.
  • Identifies areas for continual improvement and leads continuous improvement team initiatives and activities.
  • Coaches and mentors and provides direction and guidance to others on the team relative to supporting efforts, tasks and activities that are happening within the department.
  • Acts as back up in the manager’s absence.
  • Maintains compliance to the Pelham Plastics Quality Management System procedures.  Adheres to the company’s policies & procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as required or assigned

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline or the equivalent plus 5-8 years of experience in a quality assurance, or related position in a plastics manufacturing environment and/or medical devices industry. Understanding of engineering principles, theories, concepts, practices and techniques; able to read blueprints and schematics; understanding of Quality Control principles; process validation; advanced knowledge of Minitab, PC proficiency; analytical and problem solving capabilities; effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; mentoring and leadership.  Able to lift up to 20 lbs; sit, stand, bend and stoop; good visual acuity and capable of fine motor skills.


You may use any of these convenient options to apply:

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  • Mail:  Pelham Plastics, Inc., 42 Dick Tracy Drive, PO Box 997, Pelham, NH  03076
  • Fax:  603-886-3311
Pelham Plastics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.