Senior Quality Engineer, Operations Receiving Inspection

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Department: Quality Systems
Employment Duration: Full Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: 2019-84
Office based or Remote: Office Based


AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first and only medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of long standing persistent Afib. Additionally, our AtriClip Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Exclusion System products are the most widely used LAA management devices worldwide.  For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.



This is a technical position assuming various years of experience and different job roles.  An Engineering degree or equivalent is required. The job performance requires advanced technical abilities as well as an understanding of product design, manufacturing and quality systems. The Senior Quality Engineer, Operations works closely with AtriCure engineering, manufacturing, supplier quality, and suppliers to ensure that quality system activities are completed. This individual will have a strong technical foundation and must be able to lead and coordinate activities related to daily operations. This individual will operate regularly with a cross functional team and shall contribute to the creation of a collaborative work environment.



  • Provides Quality Engineering support for purchased (component) products and receiving inspection operations.  The products within this category will require routine collaboration with key suppliers and internal functions.    Daily tasks require the timely addressing of product line issues through correction and prevention processes.
  • With respect to direct product responsibility, the Receiving Inspection QE manages, and coordinates required activities from external (supplier) and internal functions (ie. Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, Inspection, Document Control) and processes (ie. Product qualification, process validation, NCRs, FMEA’s, Rework, Deviations)
  • Chairs the MRB for nonconforming items provided by suppliers.
  • Applies reasoning ability; supports and prioritizes projects, adapts to shifting priorities, works with minimal guidance from management, and resolves problems / conflicts.
  • Contributes to new product development and transfer by supporting Design Assurance (and NPD Teams) as required. Examples would include inspection/control plan development and the establishment of compliant production and process controls during production transfer
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of quality system processes, including regulatory requirements, as applicable.
  • Assists with 3rd party, internal, and external FDA and ISO audits, as necessary
  • Assists in the further development of quality engineers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned




  • Regular and predictable worksite attendance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree required or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent
  • Knowledge/experience working with suppliers of components.
  • Proficient in interpreting design drawings (including GD&T) and product specifications
  • Test Method Validation/Gage R&R experience
  • Problem Solving/Troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing tools such as value stream mapping, 6S, Kazan, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Verbal communication and people skills
  • FDA and ISO 13485 knowledge
  •  Strong metrology background
  • Auditing experience
  • Data analysis experience
  • Computer/data entry skills
  • Written/report writing skills
  • Experience with industrial or manufacturing statistics
  • Ability to travel 25%



  • MDD, CMDR and JPAL knowledge
  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and/or Auditor
  • Supervision experience
  • Regulatory experience
  • Engineering/design background
  • Experience training production associates, inspectors, and training/mentoring junior engineers.
  • Knowledge of EO and Gamma Sterilization



  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as required
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check





AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).


AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here


AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families.  Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 15 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more.   Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria.  To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website:

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:


Agencies that submit a resume to AtriCure must have a current Agreement in place, executed by a member of the Human Resource/Recruiting Department. In addition agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by one of our Recruiters or Recruiting Managers. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of AtriCure and AtriCure will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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