Job type full-time
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The director of engineering / opex, medical device solutions will have the responsibility to establish and implement best practices to improve cost, delivery, and qualityThis role will interact with multiple sites to provide guidance and support regarding capacity, product placement, leveraged spend, standardization, new technology implementation, operational excellence implementation and technical supportThis will be a remote based position.
Main job responsibilities:
Develop process to continuously monitor, update and sustain capacity data including accurate routers in oracle.
Provide analysis of footprint and equipment capacity and develop an investment strategy to ensure future demand coverage while balancing the competing benefits of standardization and specialization.
In conjunction with vp operations engineering, vp operations mds and vp operations pm and opex, drive opex culture, key project execution, facilities strategy and capital needs in order to support business growth and development.
Assess new business opportunities to assist in site selection with consideration to available resources, competitive advantages, and business continuity.
Develop cost savings plan including insourcing outside operations, leveraging spend, and process standardization.
Investigate methods to improve machine uptime including predictive maintenance, real time monitoring, quick / reduced changeovers, etc.
Help guide the investment in critical skills by determining capability gaps.
Assist in the professional development of high potential engineers in mds.
Research, develop, and assist in implementation of new technologies.
Support and provide guidance as needed to medical devices solutions sites in terms of, thermo-plastic injection molding, silicon molding, assembly and packaging.
Partner and build relationships with key suppliers and customers by collaborating on our top challenges providing technical expertise and problem solving support while integrating their input where appropriate.
Give critical input in all aspects of projects including: design for manufacturability, developing timelines, identifying critical paths, meeting customer expectations, resource planning, budget development, capital acquisition requests, and quoting.
The ability to gain support for multi-site initiatives
Key staff member on mds leadership team with dotted line reporting to vp of mds operations
10+ years of program management: strong project management skills and working across a global business
10+ years working in the medical device industry
10+ years working in operations and manufacturing
Experience in fast growing medical device industry, molding and assembly, new product introduction, managing engineering teams and equipment purchasing required.
Desired technological experience of ultra-sonic welding, heat – staking, solvent bonding, extrusion, leak testing, rf welding, laser marking.
Experience implementing lean manufacturing processes preferred.
Able to create and maintain enthusiasm for new and challenging goalsServe as a role model by promoting new ideas and positive change by mindful servant leadership
Demonstrate strong influence management skills to enable effectiveness in a matrix operating structure
Change management competence to facilitate organizational agility
Strong personal and professional judgment, which are invaluable skills for a role that makes hiring decisions as well as in finding the best solution to manufacturing process issues.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Engineering or bachelor’s degree in a technical fieldMba preferred but not required
Light work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects.
Close vision, distance vision, color vision, etcTo inspect parts, blue prints
Some of the responsibilities and duties are performed on the production floor, in a final clean environment, and/or in the warehouse of a manufacturing plant that can be hazardous and noisyThe worker may be subject to:
OInside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change
PNoise: sufficient noise to cause a worker to speak loudly in order to be heard above ambient noise
QHazards: a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to sharp metals and exposure to chemicals, oils and coolants.
Travel – the candidate should have the ability to travel 2-3 weeks per month or as business needs require.
Viant is a global medical device design and manufacturing services provider that partners and innovates with customers to provide the highest quality, life enhancing medical devicesWe do this through our depth and breadth of capabilities, end-to-end integration, technical expertise, and relentless focus on our customers and on operational excellenceWith nearly 6,000 associates across 24 locations worldwide, we offer a unique combination of small-company service and attention with big-company resourcesFor more information, visit viantmedical.com or follow us on linkedinViant 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 lawsViant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Posted 11 days ago