The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48,000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. Freudenberg & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, with its Headquarter in Weinheim, is the strategic parent company of the broadly diversified Group. Freudenberg Medical is a leading global manufacturer of components for medical devices, complex catheter systems for minimally-invasive surgery and total solutions for the biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Engineer
Previous experience in manufacturing leading and implement LEAN techniques and solutions in production of medical devices (Silicone/Plastic Injection Molding)

Your tasks

  • Enhance and improve manufacturing processes through application of Lean practices.
  • Develop optimal workflow and cell designs for shop throughput and process time reduction with conducting time studies and process flow mapping.
  • Assist team with the automation of production equipment/processes (i.e. Starview, EAM)
  • Working with Engineering/NPI and Production, develops lean manufacturing processes for new and existing business opportunities, which may include new and/or modified plant, equipment and process needs
  • Assure compliance with the requirements of all regulatory needs including ISO 13485, OSHA, etc.
  • Documentation of processes within the company’s documentation procedures.
  • Lead GROWTTH (Get, Rid of Waste, Through, Team, Harmony) initiatives including monthly meetings, facilitation of Kaizen events, White Belt training and others as planned.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Documentation Practices, FDA and ISO regulations.

Our expectations

  • Bachelor of Science preferably Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree or years of experience
  • 2+ years of experience working as an engineer in a manufacturing environment in the medical device industry.
  • Experience in a structured regulatory environment with advanced quality systems such as ISO13485 or equivalent.
  • Experience implementing lean principles in a manufacturing environment. Strong applied knowledge with Lean manufacturing techniques, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships across the organization.
  • Able to plan and organize daily activities, analyze data and react to changes and challenges in the business.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced, results oriented environment
  • Familiarity with statistical problem solving techniques to make educated decisions based on data.
  • Attention to detail and able to work independently and on a team with little supervision
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, customers and suppliers
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Green Belt certification in Lean or Six Sigma desired.
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks and AutoCAD software, 2D& 3D.
  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

Freudenberg Medical is a global leader in medical contract manufacturing; we offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide − product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.

For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Freudenberg Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms.

Location: Beverly, MA 01915

We are currently hiring for a Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Engineer who is:

  • Driven and focused with a positive attitude with emphasize on continuous improvement driving change throughout the manufacturing processes for medical devices.
  • Responsible to integrate and improves manufacturing systems or related processes relative to Injection Mold processing/ production/ validation with an ability to influence and teach others through education and training in Lean systems.
  • Self-motivated and thrives in a fast –paced, team-driven, “Lean” systems environment, where every day brings new projects and challenges.

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.

Do you have any questions?

Freudenberg Medical
Rachel Peterson ∙ Human Resources ∙ 1110 Mark Ave ∙ 93013 Carpinteria, CA ∙ www.freudenbergmedical.com
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