Manufacturing Engineer I - Sutures

Date: Jan 8, 2023

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 55883 
Title: Engineer I - Manufacturing - Sutures 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC 









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 Manufacturing Engineer I in Sutures Manufacturing. Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective:  

Design, develop, implement and improve manufacturing processes to produce cost effective quality medical device products and systems.  Provide manufacturing engineering expertise to create, document and implement required procedures and documents. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work with project teams to identify issues and risks. During new product development integrate with Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and the Packaging Department/and or Production Department to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing. 
  • Develop a continuous improvement culture, skills set and tools to enhance quality and operational excellence. 
  • Lead/support process improvement initiative. 
  • Introduce new equipment, products, and processes. Present process and equipment recommendations to Leadership Team with equipment reviews and plans for implementation. 
  • Initiate new projects and be the Project Leader for key improvement initiatives, identifying best practices. 
  • Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in operation efficiencies. 
  • Develop manufacturing Work Instructions. 
  • Provide process support on manufacturing technical issues. 
  • Provide process and equipment expertise and support for daily clean-room sterile packaging efforts/and or production efforts. 
  • Develop action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies. 
  • Lead and/or assist with implementation of packaging design/and or production specifications into manufacturing. 
  • Monitor timelines and project deliverables to ensure adherence with approved project plans for manufacturing process development. 
  • Develop protocols and coordinate validation of equipment and processes. 
  • Stay current with methods used in the medical device industry to advance technologies. 
  • Participate in defining Preventive Maintenance programs for clean room equipment/ and or production equipment associated with packaging or production activities. 
  • Investigates and test in time reliability and quality improvements 
  • Drives automation to replace the manual process as much as possible 
  • Ensure Information and documentation is consistently accurate 
  • 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. 
  • Provide process and equipment expertise and support. 
  • Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing. 


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology required. 
  • Knowledge of suture assembly processes or techniques 


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

Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams. 

Basic understanding of manufacturing processes. 

Detail oriented with strong analytical skills. 

Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff. 

Experienced user of MS Office Suite and CAD.  

SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge preferred 

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: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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