Senior Engineer I-Manufacturing
Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Working as Senior Manufacturing Engineer I for the Sutures Department, you will design, develop, implement, and improve manufacturing processes to produce cost effective quality medical device products and systems. Also, provide manufacturing engineering expertise to create, document and implement required procedures and documents. This position will be working with new product development including process for machines and equipment. Excellent analytical and communication skills, 5 years relevant work experience and a Bachelors' degree in Engineering will be required for this position. Strong technical writing skills are essential. Textile knowledge a plus. This position will be located in our manufacturing facility in Ave Maria Southwest Florida. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better .
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Engineering Change control Work with project teams to identify issues and risks. During new product development integrate with Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and the Packaging Department/and or Production Department to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
Develop a continuous improvement culture, skills set and tools to enhance quality and operational excellence.
Lead/support process improvement initiative.
Introduce new equipment, products, and processes. Utilizing industry standard project management tools and techniques.
Present process and equipment recommendations to Leadership Team with regular and timely reviews that will define team roles, responsibilities, and accountability to project plans for implementation.
Initiate new projects and be the Project Leader for key improvement initiatives, identifying best practices.
Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in transactional and operational efficiencies.
Develop manufacturing Work Instructions.
Provide process support on manufacturing technical issues.
Develop action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies.
Lead and/or assist with implementation of packaging design/and or production specifications into manufacturing.
Monitor timelines and project deliverables to ensure adherence with approved project plans for manufacturing process development.
Develop protocols and coordinate validation of equipment and processes.
Stay current with methods used in the medical device industry to advance technologies.
Investigates and test in time reliability and quality improvements
Drives automation to replace the manual process as much as possible
Ensure Information and documentation is consistently accurate
Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.
Provide process and equipment expertise and support.
Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
May supervise other Engineering personnel.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology required
5 years of Manufacturing Engineering or related experience
Proven experience in leading major projects
Suture or textile experience preferred
Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:
Medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
Experience in workflow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies.
Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.
Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.
Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.
SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge.
Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
Experienced user of MS Office Suite and CAD.
Experience with planning and conducting tests to validate equipment and processes.
Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering and manufacturing.
Familiarity with clean room practices preferred.
Project management skills preferred.