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  • June 08, 2021 1:39 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Position Description

    The Lean Program Manager will support plant operations in the development, planning and execution of Lean strategies and metrics providing support to various levels throughout the organization in order to clearly link project metrics to strategy objectives by using the Toyota Production System tools. The incumbent will have the ability to identify and drive operational improvements at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value as the lead change facilitator for the plant’s Lean transformation.

    - Develop Lean manufacturing strategy for all site assets to ensure all NA facility’s objectives are met in the areas of safety, quality, profitability, waste reduction and team excellence

    - Responsible for identifying, planning and leading the execution Lean transformation events targeted towards improving the plant’s performance on safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity (SQDIP) as well as establishing a solid foundation around 5S in the workplace with process, metrics, and ownership at all levels

    - Ability to identify and analyze complex operational data from multiple disparate sources in order to synthesize actionable evidence of root cause or improvement opportunities

    - Improve business performance that yield zero accidents, defect free products, on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost by partnering with the plant’s process owners and champions to drive results

    - Ability to act as a key driver of change within the plant, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the plant-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s Lean transformation

    - Travel will be a maximum of 10-15%

    Position Requirements

    - Bachelors in the Biological Sciences, Engineering preferred (ME, IE, other), or Operations Management

    - Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in production management for a manufacturing company with at least 3 years applying lean tools and training others

    - Lean or Six Sigma certified

    - Expert proficiency in the use and implementation of Lean tools such as: Toyota Production System/Danaher Business System, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Business Process Reengineering, Total Quality Management, Kaizen, TAKT, Kanbans/Pull Systems, Single Piece Flow, Seven Wastes, 5S, Poka-Yoke, PDCA, Hoshin Kanri, Root Cause Analysis, Workshop Management, and KPI's

    - Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access and MS Project a plus

    Personal Requirements

    - Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills

    - Ability to grow within the operations organization worldwide

    What we offer

    At the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.

    QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person’s appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

    Apply at this linkhttps://www.qiagen.com/us/about-us/careers/jobs/details?nPostingId=3256&nPostingTargetId=9678&id=PJBFK026203BQB6879LOOB&LG=EN&mask=qiagenext



  • March 24, 2021 3:50 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Compensation $26 to $29 Hourly

    Benefits Offered 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

    Employment Type Full-Time

    Why Work Here?

    “Now in the third generation of family ownership, Tulkoff Food Products is a long time leader in the food industry.”

    Tulkoff Food Products proudly manufactures over 400 unique quality condiments, dressings and sauces for retail, food service, industrial and private label customers throughout North America.

    We have an opening for an experienced 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician to join maintenance team.

    The primary role of the Maintenance Technician is to carry out accurate and efficient production line changeovers as well as machine trouble-shooting, repairs, and critical equipment breakdown maintenance to ensure maximum asset availability.

    HOURS: 11:00 pm - 7:30 am

    Primary Responsibilities: The duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs production line changeovers according to current specifications and guidelines.
    • Improves changeover effectiveness and efficiency by developing detailed documentation and procedures.
    • Follows pre-established guidelines for making timely, consistent and accurate repairs and completes all required paperwork associated with repairs
    • Performs high quality maintenance work in accordance with written procedures and SOPs
    • Troubleshoots AC variable frequency drives, AC & DC motors, DC drives, and other motor control circuits
    • Troubleshoots discrete and analog sensors including pressure, temperature, flow, photo-electric, and inductive proximity, as well as PLCs and pLC controlled systems and machines
    • Diagnoses and repairs gearboxes, bearings, pumps and other mechanical and hydraulic systems
    • Participates in new equipment installation, validation and start up processes
    • Shares knowledge and identifies new opportunities for transferring skills to operators as needed. Actively participates in continuous processing improvements and learning opportunities

    Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, candidates should meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum of 3 years of industrial maintenance experience
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Exceptional machinery troubleshooting, root cause, and corrective action skills
    • Experience with food processing and packaging machinery preferred
    • Food manufacturing GMP experience preferred
    • Allen Bradley experience preferred (CompactLogix, SLC 500, PV+, etc.)

    Tulkoff Food Products is a family owned company offering a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with an 8% employer match, paid time off, employer paid life insurance, flexible spending account, participation in a local Credit Union and other voluntary benefits.

    About Tulkoff Food Products:

    Tulkoff is recognized for manufacturing and supplying a variety of full flavored, high quality condiments, specialty sauces and ingredients for co-pack, private label, food service, industrial and retail customers nationwide. With facilities in Maryland and Ohio, Tulkoff is known in the industry for supplying superior quality and innovative products and services.

    APPLY HERE: https://lnkd.in/dA3ETpE

    Company website: https://www.tulkoff.com/

    Company address: 2229 Van Deman Street, Baltimore MD 21224


  • March 19, 2021 11:44 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    I.    JOB SUMMARY 
    The Director, Operational Excellence (OE) - Manufacturing Operations Error Prevention and Performance applies their biotech manufacturing-related operations experience, error prevention (EP) knowledge, and EP program experience to partner in the development and management of an error prevention program. This role leads the integration of human error prevention thinking and practices into the Manufacturing Operations OE program and site roadmap. This individual works with a broad range of Emergent leadership, management, staff and stakeholders to drive ‘safety first’, quality and first-time-right operations mindsets and behaviors. This person helps to develop tools and approaches involving human error analytics, learning, controls evaluations, problem solving, error reduction, error prevention, process improvement, operations resiliency, and the development of self-sustaining EP-related OE capabilities and systems.

    The success of this role requires close collaboration and frequent interaction with Manufacturing; Human Resources; Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS); Global Quality; Engineering and other functional elements supporting plant and supply chain operations.

    II.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    •    Develop, lead and coordinate elements of the overall human error prevention (HEP) program strategy and plan.
    •    Partner with leaders and individual contributors, and lead efforts in the plants to strengthen work preparation and execution, work observations, open reporting, and post-work learning necessary to improve operational reliability and resilience.
    •    Coordinate and standardize the development of pre-job briefs, one-point lessons, and facilitation of after action reviews; Drive EP ‘learning practices’ across all areas of plant operations; incorporate adoption of error reduction and prevention tools into tiered meeting and plant management KPIs.
    •    Participate in deviation investigations and model methods that improve the abilities of investigation participants; partner with Global Quality to improve human error understanding, analytics, learning, root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions, and broadly disseminate practical application across plant operations
    •    Collaborate with members of EHS, Quality, Operational Excellence (OE), and other functional areas to ensure consistent approaches and leveraging of best practices for the improvement of operational reliability and resilience.
    •    Design and deploy sustainable systems for tracking and reporting of results from EP activities, including progress to plan and business impact.
    •    Facilitate and deliver EP learning activities; develop HEP practitioner competencies across OE staff; Act as a coach mentor on EP and continuous improvement culture, techniques and best practices.
    •    Develop methods of measuring human error performance in alignment with organizational goals. Develop and facilitate periodic HEP program maturity assessments. 
    •    Lead the design and development of effective digital technology to enable and simplify access and use of HEP tools and templates and enhance operational learning.
    •    Lead a HEP community of practice activities designed to develop, apply and learn from site HEP experiences
    •    Participates as a member of the Operational Excellence Core eam and OE business partner with EHS 
    •    Act as a change agent promoting continuous improvement, engagement, innovation and inclusion with by incorporating these Emergent principles into HEP-related staff interactions

    The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 
    III. MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
    •    Bachelor’s degree required in Science or Engineering discipline. Advanced degree preferred in engineering, science, technology, social science, or management.
    •    Advanced knowledge and experience in HEP, also known as behavior-based quality, behavior-based safety, Safety-II, Safety Differently, Human Performance (HP), and / or resilience engineering.
    •    8- 10 years of experience in industrial (preferably biotech manufacturing) related operations, with 3 - 5 years of error prevention program development, implementation and/or management experience
    •    3-5 of years experience participating in, preferably leading, human performance-related analytics, error prevention/reduction efforts in technical operations in either a safety, quality or OE capacity
    •    Strong leadership presence and the ability to influence leadership practices required to improve operational reliability and resilience.
    •    A proven track record as a leader and in the application continuous improvement that achieves strong, positive results.
    •    Deep experience in the performance of causal analysis and incident investigation.
    •    Strength in data analytical methods; experience and facility with Excel, Access and statistical packages such as Minitab and/or JMP
    •    Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and advanced presentation and facilitation skills.
    •    Excellent meeting management skills, including design, preparation and facilitation.
    •    Must possess knowledge of project management and experience of collaborating cross- functionally teams.
    •    Excellent organization, time management and project management skills, able to balance multiple projects and initiatives.
    •    Self-motivating, inspiring others, and collaborative with a bias for action in the achievement of adaptive moves that nudge the organization in a positive direction. 
    •    Demonstrates courage and transparency with the ability to deal with challenge and conflicts.

    Go to link for full job description and to apply: https://careers.emergentbiosolutions.com/job/Gaithersburg-Director%2C-OE-Mfg-Ops-Error-and-Prevention-MD-20879/724258300/

  • February 15, 2021 5:36 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior Level

    Industry
    Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing 
    Medical Device  
    Hospital & Health Care

    Employment Type
    Full-time

    Job Functions
    Engineering  
    Information Technology

    At Terumo Cardiovascular, we develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-operative monitoring and vascular grafting. This includes a full-line of perfusion products, endoscopic vessel harvesting products and surgical stabilization products. Our mission is to work as a team to save one more life, today and every day. We do this by providing lifesaving technology to cardiac surgery teams around the world.
    This position is responsible for investigating, planning, and implementing improvements in and/or additions to current products and manufacturing processes that directly affect safety, quality, regulatory compliance, and/or productivity.
  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures. 2. Plan and implement specified projects to be completed including organizing and leading projects of various departments, planning and scheduling, coordinating resources (personnel, materials, time, money, suppliers), preparing proper documentation, etc. 3. Participate in cause-identification and problem-resolution for various types of production or service-related issues. 4. Provide engineering input in the design, fabrication, development, installation, validation, and qualification of equipment/processes that may include feasibility studies and/or proper documentation for justification of project and training to ensure proper operation of the equipment. 5. Provide assistance for planning and implementation of projects to develop, install, and qualify new processes for manufacturing new products or improving existing products/processes. 6. Research and implement cost reduction projects. 7. May assist in maintaining plant-wide calibration system and drawing control/document control system. 8. Gather, track, and analyze production data for meetings, business plan, etc. (yields/output/efficiencies). 9. Plan work schedules, expenditures, attend meetings, and prepare monthly reports as required. 10. Perform other duties as assigned.
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    Base pay range
    $70,000/yr - $95,000/yr

    Apply:

    https://jobs.lever.co/terumo/bd8c8eff-0bed-4f8e-9f01-37cedb1a3245

  • February 15, 2021 5:24 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    We currently have the following opening available. Qualified employees interested in applying for this position may complete an “Application for Posted Job” form and return to the Human Resources Department to apply.

    Basic Purpose:

    This position will determine and implement manufacturing technology required to operate and/or improve given processes. This includes safety, cost reduction, quality, and process improvements. This position is also responsible for the building and grounds.

    Key Job Responsibilities:

    • Plans projects and project elements as directed, including documentation.
    • Troubleshoots process problems.
    • Configures control systems for optimum efficiency.
    • Reviews design specifications for new and existing products.
    • Develops drawings and specifications.
    • Manages all project files and drawings.
    • Researches suppliers for equipment, materials, and services.
    • Purchases materials for engineering research and projects.
    • Supervises process changes, new installations, and projects.
    • Trains production and maintenance employees in equipment operation.
    • Ensures all employees are working in a safe manner and have adequate protection and necessary equipment as required.
    • Encourages constant teamwork and employee involvement.
    • Sets up contracts for building maintenance to include, cleaning, snow removal and lawn care.
    • Develops and initiates building improvements.
    • Performs any other duties as assigned or directed by Supervisor or Manager as production needs require.

    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    • Education:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution

    • Experience Required:

    • Experience in process control.
    • Experience in an automated manufacturing facility.
    • Experience with microprocessor-based control equipment.
    • Experience with computer aided design and other software.
    • Metal forming experience (i.e., stamping, punching, sheet metal fabrication).
    • Experience with machine shop practices.

    • Knowledge Required:

    • Thorough knowledge of common manufacturing procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of drafting and machine shop practices.

    • Skills Required:

    • Must have excellent organizational skills and follow through.
    • Must be computer literate and be proficient in computer aided design.
    • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills (for report writing, interactions with internal and external suppliers, etc.)
    • Ability to locate and utilize resources.
    • Ability to grasp new concepts and think creatively.


    Tate Access Floors, Inc.
    7510 Montevideo Road
    Jessup, MD 20794

    Tel: 410-799-4200
    Fax: 410-799-4207

    www.tateinc.com

  • January 21, 2021 2:17 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Title:  Plant Manager

    Responsible for the overall performance of the Plant operation.  Works with upper level management to help devise strategies and formulate policies that ensure all Company objectives and values are being met.  Directs and coordinates a multi-shift operation through supervisory personnel, activities concerned with production of Company products, utilizing knowledge of production methods and procedures, machine and equipment capabilities, as well as available labor resources.  Oversees all safety, quality, training, and continuous improvement programs.  Develops a highly trained and efficient organization for the achievement of world class customer service and factory performance. Reports to the VP of Manufacturing.

    Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities

    • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, including worker safety, as well as meeting all OSHA, local, state, and federal requirements.

    • Works closely with Marketing and Sales to ensure that operations meets and exceeds all customer needs and requirements.

    • Works closely with Engineering and Marketing to aid in the development of new products and processes.

    • Works closely with accounting to ensure accurate tracking of all costs and expenses.

    • Supports Materials Management, Planning and Logistics team.

    • Provides coaching, mentoring and training for all plant supervisory employees, including those in production, material control, and office functions.

    • Provides leadership for promoting and sustaining continuous improvement initiatives in all areas of the facility.

    • Performs administrative supervision of personnel activities ensuring all Company policies are applied consistently and fairly to all plant employees.

    • Responsible for overall product quality.

    • Analyzes short and long-term production and manpower capabilities and provides strategies and makes recommendations to meet the anticipated requirements.

    • Generates and monitors efficiency and productivity measures. Provides financial information including cost analysis and cost justifications for expenditures.

    • Interacts effectively with employees at all levels of the Company and has the ability to create and maintain a cohesive and unified work force.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Working operations knowledge of Assembly processes (automation and manual) and a high mix manufacturing environment

    • Working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques such as 6S, Kaizen, Kan Ban, and Continuous improvement

    • Candidate must have ability to work independently, be a self-starter and self-managed

    • A flexible and adaptable leader in highly fluid environment (comfortably handles rapid and repeated changes in priority and focus); can manage processes effectively and uses interpersonal savvy to relate to others

    • Proven track record of strong operational leadership and demonstrated business acumen

    • A penchant for being proactive

    • Ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies

    • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating a wide variety of activities; developing implementing and communicating policies and procedures for organization; analyzing data, making sound recommendations and adopting effective causes of action; working persuasively and tactfully with all levels of the organization

    • Supervision of professional staff; communicating effectively both in oral and written form

    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook

    • Familiar with Project Management and the use of project management tools

    • Familiar with the use of DMAIC or PDCA problem solving tools and processes

    Educational & Certification

    • B.S. Degree in Management/Engineering or another related field, MBA a plus
    • Minimum of 10 years Plant Management/Operations Management experience
    • Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred
    • Green Belt/Black Belt certification a plus

    Submission Process:
    Qualified applicants are asked to submit cover letter and resume, including salary requirements to:

    Beth Taylor, SPHR
    Human Resource Manager/Safety Coordinator

    Caldwell Manufacturing Company
    Website: www.caldwellmfgco.com
    9850 Prosperity Lane
    Williamsport, MD 21795

    Caldwell Manufacturing Company NA, LLC is committed to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

  • December 03, 2020 3:29 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Position Reports to General Manager
    Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm
    Salary Range: $70,000 to $75,000

    Essential Functions:

    1. Plan, direct, and coordinate all quality assurance programs

    Responsibilities

    1. Manage Quality Assurance staff

    2. Maintain and enhance the quality management system per ISO

    3. Represents Marlin Steel in all ISO Audits

    4. Conducts annual management reviews per ISO

    5. Develop quality systems with vendors and suppliers

    6. Maintain quality database and reporting

    7. Analyze quality results and provide feedback or support to production management or staff

    8. Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments, outside vendors, or contractors

    9. Facilitate organization’s continuous improvement activities

    Qualifications

    1. 7-10 years of experience working in a Quality role in a manufacturing environment

    2. Strong problem-solving skills, teamwork, and leadership skills to overcome obstacles

    3. Ability to work in a dynamic environment and under the pressure of deadlines

    4. Must possess strong attention to detail

    5. Strong written and verbal communication skills

    6. Proficient in Microsoft Office Products

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Production and processing – knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods

    2. ISO 9001

    3. Experience with QuickBooks and ERP systems

    4. Access Database experience

    5. Leadership experience, role will have at least 1 direct report to start.


    2648 Merchant Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21230-3307

    Phone (410) 644-7456
    Fax (410) 644-7457

    www.marlinsteel.com

    Gabrielle Silgalis, HR Manager
    GSilgalis@MarlinWire.com



  • December 02, 2020 11:31 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Full-time
    Salary: $46,000.00 /year

    Tulkoff Food Products proudly manufactures over 400 unique quality condiments, dressings and sauces for retail, food service, industrial and private label customers throughout North America.

    We have an opening for an experienced Food Technologist to join our team! The Food Technologist is responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal objectives and focuses on the development of mayonnaise, sauces and condiments as well as technical advice in developing minor ethnic food products.

    This position is responsible for conceptual development, formulation, process, implementation, validation, continuous management and improvement, and delivering the required margin for customers and the business.

    HOURS: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

    The Food Technologist will be responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal objectives and focuses on the development of mayonnaise, sauces and condiments as well as technical advice in developing minor ethnic food products.

    The Food Technologist is responsible for conceptual development, formulation, process, implementation, validation, continuous management and improvement, and delivering the required margin for customers and the business.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • The Technologist will be responsible for innovating and developing new product concepts, prototypes, and processes in response to customer or internal briefs and manages focused development of new products to deliver the required margin for customers and the business.
    • This position creates formulas/recipes for commercialization and costing; adapts formulas to production.
    • Creates samples for external customers in a timely manner and will maintain concise documentation of formulas and work papers.
    • Provides formulas and batching information for costing and material sourcing.
    • The Technologist presents new product and process facts and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively to customers internally and externally and cross-functionally.
    • Plans, organizes and controls resources to deliver products and processes to an agreed quality and timescale.
    • Tests products shelf life and sensory evaluation.
    • Tests products and develops specific processing methods, leads product scale-up and start-ups as necessary.
    • Works with operations on initial production runs and as needed to maintain product quality levels and conducts core ingredient research, development of new products, cost and quality improvements to current products, shelf life improvement and new product research.
    • Confers with vendors, process engineers, chefs, flavor experts, packaging and marketing specialists to understand available technology and provide ideas, solutions, and alternatives to meet food safety, quality, costs, and customer requirements.
    • Maintains an awareness of market food trends and comparative products from all major retailers/competitors and recommends product development ideas in line with those trends and coordinates interdepartmental activities; seeks mutual agreement on problems involving coordination.
    • Provides technical support to production including co-packer to achieve quality and productivity goal.
    • Maintains filing system updates and validations, facilitating quality assurance, operation optimization and technical advice.
    • Supports QA&QC groups.
    • Works cross functionally with QC, marketing, sales, operations, maintenance, business development, ROSS system control, etc.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • BS degree in food science, food technology or equivalent major.
    • Required a vast knowledge of food science and formulation as well as manufacturing process.
    • 3 – 5 years experience in the food industry, specializing in condiments.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Fluent in Microsoft, nutrition labeling software.
    • FDA regulations, 21 CFR, food labeling, acidified food and thermal processing
    • Critical thinking and fast adaption skills
    • Passion for food

    Tulkoff Food Products is a family owned company offering a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with an 8% employer match, paid time off, employer paid life insurance, flexible spending account, participation in a local Credit Union and other voluntary benefits.

    Click here to apply: https://www.indeedjobs.com/tulkoff-food-products/jobs/841e5cd5721a5e9302db

  • August 27, 2020 2:12 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Title:  Plant Manufacturing Engineer
    Department:  Manufacturing
    Reports To: Manufacturing Engineering Manager
    Classification:   Exempt, Full Time
    Date Opened: 8/17/20

    Position Summary

    Support automation equipment runoff and ensure successful transfer of plant automation from engineering commissioning to operational ownership.  Deploys strong technical systems processes and programs to ensure ongoing excellence without deterioration.  Design, develops, recommends, implements production tooling and fixtures, equipment upgrades and replacements for automated equipment and systems.  Analyzes current manufacturing processes to identify continuous improvement opportunities.  Works with manufacturing on facility layouts to accommodate new and upgraded equipment and production lines to ensure the most efficient systems in throughput, material flow, etc.  Assists in assembly, testing, debugging, and commissioning of models, prototypes, and production units.

    Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities

    • Investigates improvement potential in design, manufacturing and assembly of components or products
    • Recommends and implements changes to improve performance (i.e. machine throughput, quality levels, delivery lead times, line takt time, etc.) and reduce overall plant costs
    • Specifies and coordinates the development and fabrication of tooling, equipment, etc. to support continuous improvement initiatives
    • Expedites design, system, and component delivery to meet project requirements
    • Identifies and reports deviations from specifications, timing issues, and difficulties with meeting performance objectives
    • Produces accurate documentation, operating procedures, and provides operator training for production tooling and equipment
    • Conducts pre-installation site assessments and manages equipment utility installations
    • Engages and provides constructive input during all design phases of automation and manufacturing equipment
    • Heavily involved in commissioning of automation and manufacturing equipment, including debug, root cause analysis, problem solving and implementing sound solutions
    • Reviews and understands detailed specifications and plans
    • Prepares detailed designs according to specifications
    • Produces project supportive documentation, i.e. drawings, schematics, layouts, etc. which comply with drawing procedures and other engineering controls
    • Works closely with manufacturing staff and product engineering
    • Generates project justification documentation
    • Produces and manages project timelines, schedules, etc.
    • Supports maintenance with information regarding installation, troubleshooting, and adjustments
    • Calculates performance, outputs, limits, energy usage, etc.
    • Always conscious of safety in all activities
    • Estimated 5-10% travel to other facilities

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • A minimum of 5 years experience successfully implementing automated equipment and continuous improvement projects within a hands-on manufacturing environment
    • Demonstrated ability and “hands-on” experience with troubleshooting automated assembly systems
    • Knowledge of implementing pneumatic, hydraulic, motorized, and/or robotic systems for the use of in-house automated manufacturing and assembly systems
    • Effective communication skills including technical writing
    • Sound mechanical/manufacturing design capability (GD&T, CTF, CTP, DFM, etc.)
    • Strong problem-solving capabilities using root cause analysis, etc.
    • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing and SPC ideologies
    • Knowledge of metal working, forming, stamping, etc. a plus
    • Understanding the implementation of control systems, i.e. PLC’s, Servos, etc., in automation systems a plus

    Educational & Certification Requirements

    • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering or related technical discipline
    • Green and/or Black Belt certified in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing a plus

    Software Skills

    • 3D CAD Skills, preferably SolidWorks
    • 2D CAD Skills, preferably DraftSight and/or AutoCAD
    • Proficient in use of MS Office Suite
    • Project Management Tools, Smartsheets, MS Project or equivalent

    Submission Process:
    Qualified applicants are asked to submit cover letter and resume, including salary requirements to:

    Beth Taylor, SPHR
    Human Resource Manager/Safety Coordinator

    Caldwell Manufacturing Company
    Website: www.caldwellmfgco.com
    9850 Prosperity Lane
    Williamsport, MD 21795

    Caldwell Manufacturing Company NA, LLC is committed to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.


  • August 17, 2020 11:00 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    At Terumo Cardiovascular, we develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-operative monitoring and vascular grafting. This includes a full-line of perfusion products, endoscopic vessel harvesting products and surgical stabilization products.

    Our mission is to work as a team to save one more life, today and every day. We do this by providing lifesaving technology to cardiac surgery teams around the world.

    This position will have responsibility for Operational Excellence work streams and will help lead the organizationÕs capability in knowledge and understanding of metrics and measurements which impact the total performance of the organization. This position is responsible for leading the investigation, planning, and implementation of the more complex improvements in and/or additions to current products and manufacturing processes that directly affects safety, quality and productivity. As the scope of this initiative is plant-wide, you will collaborate with all functions and departments, at all levels, as well as other sites.

    1. In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures.

    2. Ensure that the Operational Excellence methodology is utilized to drive sustainable manufacturing and business process improvements that optimize capacity, reduce lead-time, minimize inventories, maximize fill-rates, process flow, and productivity.

    3. Monitor and control programs, identify issues and ensure they are resolved.

    4. Initiate lead and champion lean projects, i.e., Lean Production, Lean Support, with the Production, Process Development, Manufacturing Engineering and support functions, and work with local management to help create the Lean Vision for the plant.

    5. Lead facility layout and design projects with the Process development, Engineering and the Production, Facilities and Manufacturing Teams. This includes creating designs, updating drawings, process flows, & Value Stream Maps that clarify and/or resolve relevant operational issues.

    6. Provide engineering expertise to identify and lead value improvement and waste elimination projects for the manufacturing and overhead areas that drive plant and company performance improvements while championing the development and advancement of the lean culture within the organization.

    7. In conjunction with the Site/functional staff and change management teams, translate these strategic imperatives into specific projects, measures, and timelines that will drive execution.

    8. Develops an implementation plan, conducts risk assessments and develops contingency plans to accommodate unforeseen events. Recognizes and removes barriers to project completion. Recognizes the broader implications of actions and proposals on the overall business. Support production in the creation of visual staffing plans, lean deployment, and standard work sequencing and production task time adherence.

    9. Assign, delegate and assist in the completion of engineering tasks or projects to engineers.

    10. Responsible for leading projects of varied scope, which include overseeing the department Associates in the implementation of new or modified equipment, products, or processes.

    11. Participates in project performance team meetings in order to provide ideas, methods, or processes for performance improvement.

    12. Utilizes the systems and processes in place to attract, develop, engage, train and retain talented Associates; creating a work environment where Associates can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet business needs.

    13. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Requires a four-year college degree in Industrial or Process Engineering or related field and eight years of experience in medical device Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and/or Sustaining Engineering with a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Advanced degree (MS) is preferred with a minimum of six years of experience in medical device Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering and/or Sustaining Engineering with a minimum of three years supervisory experience.

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