Process Engineering Supervisor

Date: Mar 1, 2019

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 41784
Title: Process Engineering Supervisor
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02)
Location: Ave Maria, FL


Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. We are searching for a Procss Engineering Supervisor to join our team in Southwest Florida. This supervisor will provide engineering supervision, leadership, and project management to manufacturing, assembly, and packaging process improvement projects and support of new product introductions.  Also, they supervise team of direct salaried and hourly reports including Process/Manufacturing Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and validation resources. This position will be located at our manufacturing site Ave Maria, Southwest Florida.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support systems for proper design, control, and Periodic Maintenance of tooling and fixtures.
  • Provide device assembly process and equipment expertise and sustaining engineering support.
  • Evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, material fabrication and joining processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, and assembly methods.
  • Deploy Lean tools to improve production line layouts for maximum efficiency and to reduce non-value added activity.
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase, installation, and validation of equipment.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Work with project teams to identify issues and risks.
  • Measure, monitor, and execute processes and systems to reduce/eliminate scrap.
  • During new product development, coordinate with Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers, Supply Chain, and the Packaging Operations organization to ensure cost effective new product development and timely introduction into manufacturing.
  • Identify targets for improvement in operation efficiencies.  Develop action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals and selection of new production methods.
  • Monitor timelines and project deliverables to ensure adherence with approved project plans for manufacturing process development.
  • Support the Quality organization in resolving non-conformances, investigating complaints, and site audits.
  • Develop and measure department performance goals.
  • Interview and hire staff and oversee training.  Responsible for staff development and management. Provides guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance.
  • Stay current with methods used in the medical device and equipment design industries to maintain Arthrex’s status as a World Class Medical Device Manufacturer.


Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology is required preferably in the Packaging, Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation, or Industrial Engineering disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years Engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is required, some preferably in the Life Sciences industry.
  • Minimum 2 years Supervisory/Management experience managing exempt/professional level positions required experience is required.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, etc.) and PLM software (Agile, etc.) strongly preferred.


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

  • Thorough understanding of Lean principles, manufacturing process development, and automation technologies.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to present detailed project plans to senior management.
  • Experienced user of MS Office Suite and CAD software (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Familiar with FDA/ISO regulations.
  • Experience with drafting and executing tests to validate equipment and processes.
  • Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering, purchasing, and manufacturing.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills desired:

Aqueous and Solvent Cleaning Systems, Passivation; Label Printing; Barcode Verification Equipment; Pad Printing; Pneumatic Presses; Custom Tools/Fixtures - some with electro/mechanical or pneumatic activation; Robotics/Automation Equipment and Effectors; PLC/HMI Programs; Cameras/Vision Systems; Conveyance/Linear Actuation Systems; Induction Bonding Equipment; Gluing Equipment; Inspection Fixtures/Gauges; Laser Marking Equipment; Laser Welders/EDM equipment; Weigh Scales; Crimping Equipment; Tube/Wire Cutting Equipment.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.


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 to 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 30 pounds.


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 


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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