Senior Industrial Engineer 2 - Ave Maria

Date: Jan 23, 2022

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 50918 
Title: Senior Industrial Engineer 2 - Ave Maria 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for a Senior Industrial Engineer 2 for our Sutures department. This position will assist with increasing the productivity of manufacturing and business-related processes while reducing waste by analyzing product specifications, and then use mathematical models to design systems and methods that will help the business meet production goals. Experience in lean manufacturing practices, good analytical and communication skills along with a Bachelor’s in Engineering will be essential for this position. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to accurately develop/manage capacity models and analysis results for all shop floor and critical upstream supply activities
  • Integrate individual models with other factory processes and systems, support the efforts of other Manufacturing and Engineering teams to efficiently plan, forecast and execute the factory’s capability to meet strategic goals/demands.
  • Work closely with Planning, Finance, Operations, and other stakeholders to develop, recommend, and /or execute capacity planning analysis
  • Create, maintain, and communicate capacity models including management of key assumptions, simulation modeling, and proactively drive capacity solutions with and without capital investment.
  • Extract current status information from the current Manufacturing Execution Systems (QAD) and future (MES) systems for use in analysis of factory capacity and throughput, and to feed into additional simulation and statistical analysis tools. Collect and maintain capacity and production metrics.
  • Identify and develop reporting tools to provide performance and capacity related analysis insight and business awareness. Update, validate, and evaluate with the latest information to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Facilitate kaizen events targeting key improvements to drive productivity improvement meeting stated goals.
  • Develop, Implement, and Mentor a Lean Business Process (LBP) program to drive a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Develop and implement systems and improvement strategies for direct material flow (in plant transport, warehousing, and assembly line supply, etc.)
  • Evaluate component mfg. process improvements and its impact to plant assembly operations (labor balancing, time studies, part presentation, error proofing, assembly methods, etc.) to minimize any negative impact to downstream processes.
  • Provide cost estimates to include Make/Buy decisions for rearrangements and engineering changes.
  • Coordinate equipment / process changes on assembly lines.
  • Evaluate and approve engineering changes prior to implementation on plant floor.
  • Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in transactional and operational efficiencies.
  • Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  • May supervisor other Engineering or manufacturing personnel.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology
  • 8 years of relevant experience required
  • Medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience in workflow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies.
  • Experience leading major cross functional projects


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.
  • Demonstrated Strong Project Management skills
  • Strong desire to improve upon existing processes and drive efficiencies
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting time studies, mapping value streams
  • Ability to analyze data collected as well as other process inputs to recommend changes that lead to improvements
  • Ability to educate and motivate others and the ability to manage projects to a successful and timely completion.
  • Ability to identify, recommend, and implement continuous improvement within process, equipment or systems to increase throughput and meet financial goals
  • Ability to assist in financial planning and cost analysis by estimating production 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.
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • 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, CAD, and production simulation software.
  • Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering and manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with clean room practices preferred.
  • AutoCAD or SolidWorks experience preferred


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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