Cantel Medical

  • Manufacturing Engineer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    2019-5145
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Engineering
    Company
    Cantel Medical
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.

    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention 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. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:

    Medical 

    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.

    Life Sciences 

    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.

    Dental 

    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.

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    Job Overview

    Provide Manufacturing Engineering support to Operations through line support, continuous
    improvement, capacity improvements and new product transfers. Improve the overall efficiency of
    the manufacturing operation while optimizing human work factors, quality control, material flow, etc.
    by identifying areas for improvement through use of statistics and root cause analysis tools

    Main Responsibilities

    Line Support
     Provide general oversight and monitoring of machinery – including project coordination for
    maintenance, upgrades, and repair when needed
     Help with troubleshooting of problems within the manufacturing process
     Identify and implement GMP (good manufacturing practices) that apply to specific production
    area(s).
     Provide training as needed to ensure that the production team understands and follows GMP.
     Lead/own CAPA (corrective and preventative actions) to resolve production and customer
    issues.
     Lead formal failure analysis and issue resolution activities to ensure preventative action is
    accomplished.
     Provide work direction to Product or Process technicians as required.
     Create written documents, test plans and reports that demonstrate technical rationale for
    associated decisions(s) (e.g. qualifications, risk assessments, and work instructions).
     Provide hands-on manufacturing equipment and process trouble shooting.
     Provide operations department with effective technical support to meet manufacturing quality and
    quantity objectives.
    Continuous Improvement
     Utilize project management skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize yield,
    quality, cycle time and/or ergonomics.
     Own and execute cost down initiatives on manufacturing lines.
     Initiate and lead lean transformations on manufacturing lines as well as within supporting areas.
     Identify process improvement opportunities and provide technical solutions via analysis and
    hands-on interaction with designated processes, including troubleshooting of manufacturing
    issues when they occur.
    Capacity Improvement
     Assess and monitor manufacturing capacity capabilities and reconcile with demand. Propose
    capacity improvement recommendations accordingly.
     Specify tooling, fixtures and equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
     Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing and qualifying tooling, fixtures
    and equipment.
    New Product Transfers
     Work with product development engineering to drive back lessons learned as new products are
    being developed.
     Evaluate and provide input to product development teams to help ensure the introduction of a
    capable and efficient operation.
     Create/evaluate and release process documentation for new processes.
     Specify tooling, fixtures and equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
     Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing and qualifying tooling, fixtures
    and equipment.
     Train operations personnel on new processes.

     

    Qualifications

    Competencies
    Technical and Specialized Knowledge
     Understands and applies strong knowledge of industry compliance standards / regulations and
    guides team to the applicable compliance requirements specific to work situations.
     Accepts established engineering standards as the minimum requirement, striving to go beyond
    these whenever possible. Makes recommendations for the improvement of existing or
    introduction of new standards.
     Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of engineering principles and practices.
     Establishes cause of failure to take corrective actions and prevent recurrence of such
    equipment failures.
    Decision Making
     Sees connections or patterns that are not obvious to others, anticipating both positive outcomes
    and negative consequences of decisions.
     Finds ways to condense a large amount of information to a useful form and doesn’t act as
    gatekeeper.
     Gets input from internal/external contacts who are closest to the problem.
     Anticipates potential obstacles and develops contingency plans to overcome them.
     Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for
    soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.
    Problem Solving and Change Management
     Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances.
     Thinks and acts effectively under pressure.
     Adjusts timelines, results and expectations appropriately to changing needs.
     Takes proactive action to develop new approaches and methods when necessary/helpful.
    Adaptability
     Makes decisions authoritatively and wisely, after adequately contemplating various available
    courses of action.
     Considers alternative available actions, resources, and constraints before selecting a method
    for accomplishing a task or project.
     Refrains from "jumping to conclusions" based on no, or minimal, evidence; takes time to collect
    facts before decision-making.
    Innovation
     Shares new ideas with team members and direct manager
     Explores new ideas, methodologies, different positions, and alternatives to reach outcomes.
     Combines ideas in unique ways or makes connections between disparate ideas; explores
    different lines of thought; views situations from multiple perspectives; brainstorms multiple
    approaches/solutions.
    Quality
     Demonstrates strong understanding of Quality Management methods, taking this approach at all
    times to establish a consistent and accurate quality control mechanism.
     Has a good knowledge of engineering standards and checks quality based on predetermined
    processes in order to ensure outputs meet or exceed customer expectations.
     Understands how to positively impact the quality of products and services.
    Project Planning and Execution
     Contributes to the development of project plans and executes them effectively.
    Influencing
     Anticipates the effects of a specified approach or chosen rationale on the emotions and
    sensitivities of others.
     Adapts discussions and presentations to appeal to the needs or interests of others.
     Uses the process of give-and-take to gain support.
     Builds relationships through fair, honest and consistent behavior. BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
    PREFERRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

     Minimum of 2 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience, preferably within the medical
    device manufacturing industry.
     CAD experience, preferably SolidWorks
     Familiarity with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures preferred
     Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools preferred
     Training and experience in Lean preferred
     Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations preferred

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