Careers that make a difference! Freudenberg Medical designs and manufactures medical devices and components for clients worldwide.  We are focused on innovative processing technologies, lean manufacturing, waste reduction, and high quality product solutions for our Fortune 100 medical device customers.  Join our fast growing team with 11 manufacturing operations around the world. 


Ready to make a difference?

Lean Technician I – 2nd Shift
Monday – Thursday (5:30 PM TO 4:00 AM)

Your tasks

  • Plan, organize, and execute Kaizen events. Ensure full and timely closure of Kaizen event action list(s).
  • Guide teams and individuals in application of lean tools to support business needs.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing areas to ensure that GROWTTH (Get Rid of Waste Through Team Harmony) is used in a manner that supports and enhances other company programs and systems, such as the Quality System, Theory of Constraints, safety programs, etc.
  • Attend daily meetings on the line with manufacturing teams to review the previous day’s production output, production issues, and action items.
  • Routinely review the attainment charts and other MDI (Managing Daily Improvement) metrics.
  • Troubleshoot items related to productivity, downtime, equipment, and scrap.
  • Pareto the scrap and work with the cell team to develop action plans to reduce and/or eliminate scrap.
  • Support the GROWTTH Manager’s and Manufacturing Engineer’s continuous improvement efforts to improve processes, line flow, line balance, equipment effectiveness, etc.
  • Track, execute, and take accountability for continuous improvement savings and results.
  • Communicate effectively with manufacturing and management regarding lean initiatives and results.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement through the use of Kaizen, 5s, and root cause analysis.
  • Drive continuous and measureable improvement in manufacturing operations by leading individuals and teams in the use of appropriate Lean tools and methods.
  • Train other staff in Lean systems (White belt) and continuous improvement methodology (Kaizen, 5S, etc). Training will be performed in conjunction with real practical projects / Kaizen events to reinforce theoretical principles.

Our expectations

Job Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a role involving training, leadership, and facilitation of teams.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience executing/implementing lean systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with disposable medical device processes, or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement methodology (Kaizen, 5s, A3).
  • Experience in medical quality systems, product development, and manufacturing disciplines and understanding of required standards/regulations impacting medical devices is preferred.
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Minitab experience is preferred.


  • High school education.  Good math skills a must.
  • Technical degree or equivalent desirable.
  • Blueprint reading preferred.


Freudenberg Medical, part of the Freudenberg Group, is a global partner for the design, development and manufacture of innovative medical devices and components. With 11 manufacturing operations and more than 1,500 associates worldwide, Freudenberg Medical offers a wide range of manufacturing capabilities from high precision molding and extrusion to drug coatings, finished devices, and subassemblies for catheters and minimally invasive devices.

For over 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies have trust Freudenberg Medical to manufacture their custom components and devices. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Design and manufacturing operations are located in the United States (California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota), Germany, Ireland, Costa Rica, and China.

Freudenberg Medical manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Freudenberg Medical’s culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.

Freudenberg Medical is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures.

Location: Facility in Jeffersonville, IN

We are currently hiring for a Lean Technician who:

  • Is passionate about lean systems and root cause analysis
  • Takes ownership
  • Can move around all day
  • Enjoys working with operators
  • Data analysis is a plus

It’s an exciting time to work at Freudenberg Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Freudenberg Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive pay plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match. #LI-FM2020

Do you have any questions?

Freudenberg Medical Minimally Invasive Solutions
Rachel Peterson ∙ Human Resources ∙ 2301 Centennial Blvd. ∙ 47130 Jeffersonville, IN ∙
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