Cantel Medical

Manufacturing Engineer & CI Champion

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Cantel Italy

Company Overview

Cantel Medical is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention and control products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. 

Job Overview

Plan, direct, and coordinate all manufacturing engineering processes and CI activities for CMI.
The primary responsibilities include leading and developing our current and future manufacturing processes by coordinating the engineering activities in support of the manufacturing organization. This position will play an instrumental role in support of our manufacturing through Lean/6-Sigma improvement program and product cost reduction programs.
The position will be responsible for delivering assigned projects on time and will also support the mentoring/training of fellow Manufacturing staff in the proper application of advanced engineering concepts and techniques.
This position will possess a senior level understanding of manufacturing engineering and will be able to effectively work with limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations.
The role will also lead Cantel Business Excellence system (CBES) and continuous improvement (CI) deployment in all business functions across the Cantel Medical Italy organization. Provides technical support/coaching in CBES processes to the business leadership teams to grow the process improvement capabilities of the Business. Promotes continuous learning and ensures ongoing training and development of all resources in the principles, techniques and methodologies of CBES driving excellence in to the company culture.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide senior-level technical support
  • Provide technical support to all manufacturing departments and assigned new-product development projects
  • Write, and or, update work instructions/part specifications, validation protocols, test reports, routine engineering reports, proof read and update technical documents (ECOs, MPs, QCs, rework instruction and cost)
  • Interface with Internal and external resources in the review of the design changes and product line enhancements
  • Engineering Project Management: develop/plan, manage and lead assigned engineering projects (cost savings/Six Sigma improvement projects)
  • Perform detailed engineering assessments including, Process Capability (CPK), line layouts and line rebalancing initiatives, flow optimization and automation projects
  • Actively lead the CBES program and provide the training and guidance required to support our associate’s growth in the understanding and application of Lean improvement process
  • Analyze and review current requirements, workflow, design layout of equipment, and workspace for maximum efficiency
  • Share in the coordination of the development and control of the company capital expense budgets
  • Identifies and eliminates process waste by continually driving a cultural shift in the organization with sustainable results.
  • Improves performance relative to safety, quality, delivery, flow, cycle time, cost and customer satisfaction by delivering business results through enabling our functional groups.
  • Work with the business leadership to lead and guide all initiatives within the organization; facilitates weekly/monthly & quarterly operational performance reviews of results achieved
  • Establishes and monitors an effective continuous improvement project list to ensure we deliver our commitments.
  • Ensures business targets are consistently met or exceeded by using CBES principles, Lean and/or Six Sigma methods and practices.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Strong understanding of Six Sigma and Process Excellence tools/methodologies
  • Knowledge of electronic equipment troubleshooting and PCBA design
  • Production equipment troubleshooting/adjustment knowledge
  • Solid Process Validation Experience (IQ/OQ & PQs)
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate and work in a fast paced manufacturing work environment
  • Assembly Fixture Design Experience and PLC Programming
  • Advanced Engineering Project Management Experience
  • Capital Budgeting Experience
  • Experience training others in the use of Lean and/or Six Sigma tools, and experience with lean approaches to improvement such as value stream mapping, kaizen, 5S, pull systems, visual management, work leveling, and A-3 thinking


Minimum Qualifications

 A minimum of 3 years medical device manufacturing required (class II/III) and a minimum of 3 of engineering/Continuous improvement experience


Preferred Qualifications

 Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications are preferred.


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