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?

Production Manager – Medical Devices
Previous experience in regulated industry in leading a production team focused on complex assembly

Your tasks

  • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning staffing, work procedures and assignments, while considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
  • Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems.
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Provide information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates to adjust for changes in manufacturing conditions, including demand.
  • Responsible for metrics tracking and performance related to the manufacturing and operations of the cell or value stream.
  • Ensure that all setups are designed and ready for production and that all manufacturing processes are functioning and available for production according to the schedule.
  • Works with a sense of urgency that enables production schedules to be met while minimizing unnecessary costs related to downtime and labor and material variances; and without jeopardizing the health and safety of the general workforce and/or the quality and accuracy of production and without violating established work standards and ISO requirements.
  • Provides recognition to employees. Ensures training is provided for effective performance. Proactively addresses issues with employee with supportive documentation. Adheres to Company policies and procedures. Conducts timely performance reviews. Coordinates effective delegation of work assignments and training. Conducts shift meetings at a minimum of once per week
  • Assists in training manufacturing personnel in the operation of new and existing equipment and processes. Assists in resolving problems or concerns that arise during the manufacturing process.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area. Wears required Personal Protective Equipment. Performs duties in a safe manner and observes approved safety procedures. Communicates potential hazards immediately to supervisor.
  • Engages in providing a safe working environment for the employees by actively participating in and encouraging the employees to participate in the Safety, Ergonomics and Environmental (SEE). Committee, and other company sponsored safety programs.
  • Completes miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the larger organization and production goals
  • Participates in lean sigma and other Kaizen events to improve the methods of manufacturing, workflow, and quality of production. Drives Cell Maturity.

Our expectations

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of manufacturing management experience or equivalent in regulated industry such as medical device and/or healthcare products manufacturing in an engineering and production/assembly environment
  • FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485 and design control experience preferred.
  • Successful experience leading and developing functional teams and organizational talent
  • Experience using SAP ERP software
  • Experience in a metric driven culture specific experience in LEAN principles with an ability to be White and Green Belt certified within 12 months of start date.
  • Strong team oriented professional with good interpersonal skills who is hands-on with a high energy approach to work.
  • Trustworthy, discrete and a high degree of personal integrity to maintain sensitive and confidential information
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Leadership ability and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of PC and programs, particularly Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and associates
  • Ability to travel as required (10%)

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA degree or the educational equivalent

 

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: Jeffersonville, IN (near Louisville, KY)

We are looking for a Production Manager who is:

  • Driven and focused to manage Production/Operations, utilizing GROWTTH (Get Rid Of Waste Thru Team Harmony)/ Lean principles including interfacing with customers and managing resources.
  • A leader with a strong sense of business acumen including financial analysis focused on the success of the group along with a desire to continuously learn and develop.
  • An energetic and dependable leader who enjoys developing innovative medical device products and fostering accountable teams in production. Must have previous manufacturing supervisory experience.
  • Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, cutting-edge environment with initiative to be proactive and seek out opportunities for improvement.

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 salary 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 ∙ www.freudenbergmedical.com/MIS
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