Cantel Medical

  • Senior Supplier Engineer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    2018-3844
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Purchasing / Materials/ Supply Chain
    Company
    Cantel ENDO
  • Company Overview

    CANTEL MEDICAL IS A LEADING PROVIDER OF INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN THE HEALTHCARE MARKET, SPECIALIZING IN THE FOLLOWING OPERATING UNITS: 

    ENDOSCOPY

    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.

    WATER PURIFICATION AND FILTRATION

    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc.  and MEDIVATORS.

    HEALTHCARE DISPOSABLES

    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    Job Overview

    Provide supplier engineering support to purchasing and operations using 6 sigma problem solving tools to improve supplier process capabilities through specification and component performance alignment. Translate improvements into meaningful prints, specifications, and processes that are supplier agnostic. Drive cost reduction projects by partnering with Manufacturing and Sustaining Engineering teams and coordinating changes through component and product validations. Coordinate component qualification and inspection plans to meet product quality expectations and requirements.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Effectively partners with suppliers to ensure Cantel supplier capabilities are in alignment with specifications and quality standards while driving continuous improvement with vendors.
    • Systematically monitor risk in supply chain through the vendor approval process, onsite assessments, and supplier metrics.
    • Assist procurement in identifying alternate suppliers to meet overall business objectives of Cost, Quality and Delivery
    • Assist Supplier Quality Engineers in managing quality issues at suppliers using 6 sigma problem solving tools
    • Provide M&A project support for integrations through supplier capability risk assessments, on-shore-offshore strategies, and localization strategies
    • Propose, recommend, and oversee implementation of component and process improvements based on quality trends.
    • Author, review and approve Engineering Change Orders (ECO), Deviation Authorizations, Qualification/Validation Protocols, Final Qualification Protocol Reports, as well as Inspection Procedures related to supplied components.
    • Lead efforts to continuously improve product quality, while ensuring safety, efficacy and regulatory compliance.
    • Closely partner with Purchasing/Planning commodity teams and interface with personnel from all areas of the company to foster improved quality and efficiency.
    • Communicate supplier quality metrics and project status to Focus Factory leadership.

    Qualifications

    • BS in Engineering (or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years engineering work experience in the medical device industry, 7 plus years if experience is a non-life science industry.
    • Practical experience/familiarity with regulated environments, i.e. ISO 13485, FDA Quality System Regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices, ISO 14971 and other applicable standards.
    • Must have relevant experience with supplier quality systems/processes including Supplier Corrective Actions (SCAR), First Article Inspection (FAI), Incoming Inspection Plans (IP), and supplier audits.
    • Must possess practical knowledge related to the products/components that the position will support, e.g., electromechanical product components and assembly processes.
    • Must have competent PC skills and be highly proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience using Minitab statistical software is desirable.
    • Must have practical knowledge and experience in statistical analysis, problem-solving/process improvement techniques, and Root Cause Investigation/CAPA.
    • Familiar with the proper use of common inspection tools, test equipment, and visual standards.
    • Must be able to read and understand component/product specifications.

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • None    

     

    IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE:

    Personal Characteristics:

    • Driven, self-starter, and passionate about Quality
    • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
    • Strong team building and cross-functional collaboration abilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time/project management skills
    • Adept with problem solving and process improvement data-driven methodologies
    • Keen attention to detail and critical-thinking

    Minimum Qualifications

    Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.

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