Manage projects/coordinate equipment/process/flow changes by working directly with all other Engineering functions in the department
Work with Supply Chain to develop and maintain capacity models. Analyze models to identify OpEx opportunities, identify and layout a plan with measurable goals. Assist in headcount requirements as part of the annual budgeting process related to planned projects.
Evaluate MPI’s in order to develop router data and create supporting documentation for production personnel
Review product documentation for accuracy and completeness (BOMs, Routers, Work Instructions, Assembly Drawings, Packaging Instructions, Component Drawings, Inspection Process Sheets, etc.) and provide feedback to appropriate area of responsibility
Discover opportunities for waste reduction and capacity improvement and proactively drive solutions with and without capital investment
Discover opportunities to improve processes through methods analysis (MOST, observation, time study, etc.)
Act as liaison between Finance, Engineering, Facilities, and Materials/Supply Chain and to develop business case rationale for engineering projects and to coordinate MOC (Management of Change) process for the department
Facilitate kaizen events targeting key improvements to drive productivity, data management/collection, and paperwork handling improvements
Develop and implement systems and improvement strategies for direct material flow (in plant transport, inventory staging/access, and assembly line supply)
Provide financial analysis for Make/Buy decisions in support of continuous improvement projects.
May supervise other OpEx personnel
Ability to travel up to 20%.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline is required
7 years of relevant experience required
Must be well versed in TPS.
Experience in medical device or another highly regulated industry is required
SAP experience preferred
Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma)
Knowledge and experience in conducting time studies, mapping value streams, designing Poka Yoke fixtures
Ability to analyze data and process inputs to justify improvements
Ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion
Ability to assist in financial planning and cost analysis by estimating production labor and equipment costs
Ability to develop most efficient ways to use people, machines, materials, information, and energy
Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams
SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form
Experienced user of MS Office Suite and project management software
Strong technical writing and change management experience
Solidworks experience preferred
Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
Experience in Med Device manufacturing including all aspects of metal cutting/ cleaning/ packaging.