Senior Industrial Engineer I

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59336 
Title: Senior Industrial Engineer I 
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 Senior Industrial Engineer I to support our Pendleton, SC manufacturing facility. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology along with five (5) or more years of relevant, post education working experience. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective:

Increase the productivity of inventory, material handling systems, and manufacturing operations to help the business achieve production goals, cost reduction targets, and growth strategies.  Drive scrap/waste reduction efforts across all Final Assembly, Packaging, and Labeling Operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Discover opportunities for waste reduction and capacity improvement and proactively drive solutions with and without capital investment.
  2. Act as liaison between Finance, Engineering, Facilities, and Materials/Supply Chain and to develop business case rationale for engineering projects and to coordinate the MOC (Management of Change) process for the department.
  3. Facilitate kaizen events targeting key improvements to drive productivity, data management/collection, business process, and paperwork handling improvements.
  4. Develop and implement systems and improvement strategies for direct material flow (in plant transport, inventory staging/access, and assembly line supply).
  5. Evaluate process improvements for operations (labor balancing, time studies, line setup, error proofing, assembly methods, etc.) to minimize downtime and rework.
  6. Provide financial analysis for Make/Buy decisions in support of continuous improvement projects.
  7. Coordinate equipment / process changes on assembly lines.
  8. Review product documentation for accuracy and completeness (BOMs, Routers, Work Instructions, Assembly Drawings, Packaging Instructions, Component Drawings, Inspection Process Sheets, etc.).
  9. Create and manage production routers and MRB related rework processes.
  10. Evaluate and approve engineering changes prior to implementation on plant floor.
  11. Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.
  12. Assist with annual budget preparation.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other Engineering discipline required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience required.
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing or other health sciences industry preferred.
  • Experience working in a Cleanroom or controlled environment preferred.
  • Proven experience leading process improvement projects.
  • Experience in workflow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/ Black Belt certification preferred.
  • SAP, miniTab, Solidworks experience preferred.
  • Project Management Professional training/certification preferred.


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

  • Advanced proficiency of MS Office programs required.
  • Ability to create PowerBI reports preferred.
  • Advanced ability to navigate SAP, Documentum, and Agile required.
  • Advanced ability to open, view and modify drawing specifications using a CAD program.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative procedures and computer systems.
  • Basic knowledge of ISO 13485 and FDA 21 CFR Part 820 as related to cGMP.
  • Advanced experience using Project Management software tools (Mindview, MS Project, Workfront).
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in designing and conducting time studies, work sampling studies, value stream mapping, designing Poka Yoke fixtures and capacity modeling.
  • Advanced ability to analyze data and process inputs to justify improvements and mitigate variances.
  • Ability to create a designed experiment (DOE), collect the data, and analyze the data.
  • Advanced knowledge of Statistical Analysis techniques and software (miniTab) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) preferred.
  • Advanced ability to lead/manage a large-scale process improvement project involving new capital equipment (MOC).
  • Advanced experience preparing a capital equipment budget and justification (ROI).
  • Advanced knowledge and experience applying Continuous improvement methods (Lean, Six Sigma).
  • Experience leading Kaizen events.
  • Experience leading A3 Process Improvements.
  • Advanced ability to assist in cost analysis and financial planning by estimating production labor and equipment costs.
  • Advanced ability to develop the most efficient methods of utilizing people, machines, materials, information, and energy.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Ability to communicate ideas, results, recommendations, and status effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to directly and effectively supervise junior level engineers and technicians.

Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



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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