Cantel Medical

  • Sr Manufacturing Engineer

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    # Positions
    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:
    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.
    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 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
     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
     Lead formal failure analysis and issue resolution activities to ensure preventative action is
     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.
    Technical and Specialized Knowledge
     Demonstrates in-depth understanding of all compliance standards and regulations in the
    industry, and accurately interprets applicable changes and recommends action steps.
     Contributes to the improvement of existing engineering standards, introduction of new standards
    and the development of new principles and concepts.
     Is acknowledged as a subject-matter expert on matters of engineering within own specialist
    field, applying advanced technical principles, theories and concepts.
     Builds external relationships to identify technical advances, gathers feedback on standards and
    processes and refines them to better support end-users.
     Resolves complex and unique engineering requirements for which there are no precedents.
    Decision Making
     Applies an effective set of decision-making processes and analytical tools to guide group and
    personal decision making.
     Systematically changes variables to determine the effect on the whole.
     Employs a data-driven approach to evaluating business opportunities or to reach business
     Effectively deals with the sensitive, complex or significant issues within own area of expertise.
     Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining
    technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term
    perspective for desired results.
    Problem Solving and Change Management
     Encourages others to value change and supports adoption of new methodologies.
     Challenges prevailing assumptions, shares own learnings and customizes solutions to deliver
    results even in the face of adversity.
     Introduces change in a manner that allows others to see the value.
     Looks for long term strategic solutions rather than quick fixes to problems.
     Recognizes and builds new approaches and strategies needed for the company to evolve.
     Appropriately balances needs and desires with available resources and constraints.
     Proposes new and novel solutions that functional leaders
     Proposes alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by conventional
    thinking and established approaches.
     Provides energy to continuously identify and exploit opportunities for new and innovative ways
    to match customer needs.
     Shows willingness and technical expertise to pursue solutions
     Maintains Cantel’s professional reputation, ensuring a continuously standard of quality within
    the engineering departments.
     Leverages a technical understanding of quality management imperatives, principles and
    protocols sufficient for identification and migration of best practices.
     Has a deep understanding of quality in our products and services, understanding how to
    positively impact the quality of products and services, and ability to influence others to do the
    Project Planning and Execution
     Independently develops project plans; executes project plans and guides/influences
    foundational employees to do the same.
     Builds on successful initiatives and best practices to gain acceptance for ideas.
     Presents multiple solutions and explains the reasons for their primary recommendation.
     Persuades others by drawing from experience and presenting multiple arguments in order to
    support a position.


    BS in Engineering, preferably Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering.
     Minimum of 5 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience, preferably within the medical
    device manufacturing industry.
     CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks
     Familiarity with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures.
     Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools.
     Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent.
     Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations


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