Supervisor - Textile Manufacturing

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 40240
Title: Supervisor - Textile Manufacturing
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02)
Location: Ave Maria, FL


This is a 2nd-shift position (approx. 3:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m., Mon.-Fri.) that will be located at the Arthrex manufacturing facility in Ave Maria, FL  Prior supervisory experience in medical device manufacturing is strongly preferred.  Prior Sutures experience strongly preferred.


Main Objective:

To oversee, manage and provide direction to the manufacturing department that will effectively and profitably meet or exceed the internal and /or external client’s expectations by providing superior quality products and service.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform training of manufacturing teams, test comprehension and evaluate training effectiveness
  • Monitors production plan meeting daily production schedules and reports status
  • Ensures that production goals are met consistently
  • Gives input for introduction of new products into the plant
  • Assures proper maintenance of equipment and tooling
  • Monitors employee performance through goal setting
  • Identifies and promptly tackles morale problems
  • Delegates responsibility and works with others to develop their capabilities
  • Maintains attendance records, overtime, work schedules and implements company policies.
  • Reviews, counsels, evaluates, disciplines, hires and discharges employees with the assistance of HR
  • Monitors and controls scrap
  • Recommends proper staffing levels based on production needs
  • Maintains currency with ISO/FDA and internal quality assurance policies


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent or required
  • EITHER a Bachelor's Degree in a related field and three years of supervisory experience OR at least five years of supervisory experience required.
  • Should be a self-motivated invidual, with ability to take new products and establish supporting manufacturing documentation including SOP’s and standard work instructions.
  • Should be well versed in Lean Manufacturing / Visual management techniques, promotes these techniques and be able to apply them to manufacturing processes
  • Must be quality focused, active contributor to addressing quality issues in a timely manner and must be able to participate in Root Cause Analysis to ensure that issues are dealt with effectively
  • Experienced in Medical Device industry, in both manual assembly process but also automation manufacturing environment a plus
  • Strong safety/environmental background, experienced in the safe handling and processing of routine chemicals would be a plus
  • Experienced in suture assembly and processing techniques, including needle attachment, winding techniques and packaging highly preferred


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

Demonstrates process improvement skills


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Textiles/Sutures/Braiding, CNC, Swiss Turn, Lathes, Mills.  Demonstrates good computer skills.


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.


*** This position will likely start at the Arthrex manufacturing facility in Naples, FL., however the work location is expected to change to Ave Maria, FL in 2017. ***

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.

Nearest Major Market: Naples

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