Industrial Engineer II - Sutures

Date: Jan 27, 2022

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 50901 
Title: Industrial Engineer II - Sutures 
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 an Industrial Engineer II for our Sutures department. This position will assist with increasing the productivity of manufacturing and business-related processes while reducing waste 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. This position will be working at our Ave Maria, FL manufacturing site. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Discover opportunities for waste reduction and capacity improvement and proactively drive solutions with and without capital investment.
  • 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)
  • Evaluate process improvements for operations (labor balancing, time studies, line setup, error proofing, assembly methods, etc.) to minimize downtime and rework.
  • Provide financial analysis for Make/Buy decisions in support of continuous improvement projects.
  • Coordinate equipment / process changes on assembly lines.
  • Review product documentation for accuracy and completeness (BOMs, Routers, Work Instructions, Assembly Drawings, Packaging Instructions, Component Drawings, Inspection Process Sheets, etc.).
  • Create and manage production routers and MRB related rework processes.
  • Evaluate and approve engineering changes prior to implementation on plant floor.
  • Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  • Assist with annual budget preparation.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other Engineering discipline required.
  • 2 years of relevant experience required.
  • Medical Device/FDA regulated industry experience preferred.


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

  • Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting time studies, mapping value streams, designing Poke 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.
  • SAP experience preferred.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Label printing and application equipment, pouch and blister sealing equipment, ultrasonic welders, automated gluing systems, laser markers, automated/robotic assembly machines, indexing conveyance systems, industrial printing equipment, and custom fixturing.


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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