Manufacturing Engineer

Reports To:                       Director of Engineering

Job Classification:         Salary Exempt

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB:

Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, this position is responsible for the design, implementation, workings and methodology to support the Value Stream team’s production and efficiencies. The Manufacturing Engineer analyzes the value stream and identifies opportunities to eliminate non-value added steps in the process. Will discern when and how to implement the following lean techniques: 6S, waste identification and elimination, value stream mapping, Kaizen, error proofing, one piece flow, set-up time reduction, Kanban, balanced work flow, and other concepts. The Manufacturing Engineer will provide team leadership support for process improvement projects; quality, productivity, cost reductions and lead process mapping exercises.

MAIN JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follows all personal and manufacturing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) as defined by Viant Medical’s practices, policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to insure that FDA regulations are met
  • Authorized to represent the Engineering Department in signing off on Specification Change Orders
  • Performs project management responsibilities for assigned manufacturing changes or new product launch
  • Monitors and improves recommendations of fixtures, tools and methods to meet productivity and specifications quality standards
  • Recommends new tools and methodologies including costing and cost estimates for design or product process changes
  • Evaluates existing machinery and processes to recommend improvements that enhance both operator performance and ergonomics/safety of overall production
  • Optimizes floor layout, material flow, along with implementation of lean concepts; document improvements to manufacturing efficiencies, takt time, floor space utilization and overhead
  • Develops or revises technical documentation to specify manufacturing processes; including documentation of equipment qualification, setup and maintenance procedure
  • Repairs and trouble shoots machinery used in the manufacturing process
  • Conducts research and development testing and validation to determine effectiveness and compliance to quality standards for the manufacturing processes
  • Confirms conformance to engineering designs and methodologies and verify overall safety and prepares reports on these activities
  • Utilizes proven lean manufacturing based analytical and troubleshooting/problem solving abilities to identify opportunities for cost reduction, lead-time reduction, inventory reduction and quality improvement through defect reduction

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge/Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering preferred
  • Knowledge of FDAQSR, ISO13485, ISO14971 Risk Assessment

Job Experience:

  • 3-5 years engineering experience

Skills/Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software, AutoCad and Pro Engineer
  • Project Management and Lean Manufacturing experience
  • Good knowledge of statistical tools, ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Must be flexible and adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent process skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate amounts of bending and twisting
  • Lifting 50 lb.

All Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be working in current role for at least 6 months to allow for adequate training
  • An employee must have a clean discipline record; that is no Step Two Warnings for attendance, conduct, quality etc. within the 6 months prior to the date of posting
  • An employee that submits an internal job posting application is required to go through the interview process
  • Any unique qualifications for the job will be considered, such as previous experience and specific applicable training
  • In the event that one employee meets the above criteria for a job, seniority may be used as the tie breaker at the discretion of management

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.