Supervisor - Suture Engineering

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 41881 
Title: Supervisor - Suture Engineering 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL 









Arthrex Manufacturing is recruiting for an Engineering Supervisor for our Ave Maria FL location. Working as Engineering Supervisor for the Sutures Department, you will work in conjunction with Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and Product Managers to recommend alterations and enhancements to improve on the quality of product and procedures. The role will focus on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of sutures engineering operations by utilizing lean methodology, driving the business to improve performance. Excellent communication and analytical skills along with experience in process improvement projects and medical device manufacturing and a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering will be essential for this position. This position will be located in Southwest Florida. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises Manufacturing Engineers
  • Investigates and test in time reliability and quality improvements
  • Drives automation to replace the manual process as much as possible
  • Develops and reviews process improvements by achieving efficiency and savings
  • Demonstrates quality processes by reducing or maintaining scrap on or below 5%
  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods, utilizing knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
  • 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.
  • Works very close with the Design Engineers and research team and develops ideas.
  • Ability to work well on a team and alone
  • Develops and measures department performance goals
  • Develops full understanding of all New Product Development
  • Relays design ideas to team and Manufacturing Engineer Manager
  • Interviews staff, hires and oversees staff training, responsible for staff development and management
  • Manages / Executes projects to support innovation / continuous improvement and growth of Operations.
  • Technical expert in manufacturing related processes and able to define, conceptualize and develop manufacturing processes to meet the needs of the business.
  • Supervises, assigns, and coordinates the work of manufacturing engineering and technicians and others on project and assignments as appropriate.
  • Works within the Quality Systems and manage Engineering task required to qualify and validate processes.


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 degree in Engineering required; Preferably Biomedical, Industrial, Mechanical or Manufacturing
  • 7+ years of Medical Device manufacturing experience required.
  • 3+ years’experience managing exempt/professional level positions required.
  • Textile Engineering or Textile Sciences background preferred.
  • Experience with fabric design & manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience with medical textiles manufacturing preferred.
  • Proven experience in leading process improvement projects required.
  • Medical device manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Experience in work flow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies required.
  • Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.


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

  • 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.
  • 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.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Twisting, winding, braiding weaving, dyeing, knitting, embroidery, laser cutting and needle attaching equipment experience desired.


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 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. To bend frequently and lift 50-70 lbs. on a regular basis.


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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