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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Sutures at Arthrex Manufacturing, Inc. in Ave Maria, Florida

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 41688 
Title: Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Sutures 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL 





Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. We are actively seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer in our Sutures department to join our expanding engineering team. Excellent communications and analytical skills, strong textiles manufacturing and design background along with a Bachelor’s degree will be necessary for this position. The position will be located at our site in Ave Maria, FL. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™



Main Objective:

Responsible for supporting Engineering Manager with all support for the life cycle development of Class I, II and III medical devices, including new product development and maintenance of released products.  This includes design, develop, implement and improve manufacturing processes to produce cost effective quality medical device products and systems.  Provide manufacturing engineering expertise to create, document and implement required procedures and documents.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with project teams to identify issues and risks. During new product development integrate with Engineers, Design Engineers, Quality Engineers and the Packaging Department/and or Production Department to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.

  • Develop a continuous improvement culture, skills sets and tools to enhance quality and operational excellence.

  • Lead/support process improvement initiative.

  • Introduce new equipment, products, and processes. Utilizing industry standard project management tools and techniques.

  • Present process and equipment recommendations to Leadership Team with regular and timely reviews that will define team roles, responsibilities, and accountability to project plans for implementation.

  • Initiate new projects and be the Project Leader for key improvement initiatives, identifying best practices.

  • Develop an understanding of the current manufacturing processes and identify targets for improvement in transactional and operational efficiencies.

  • Develop manufacturing Work Instructions.

  • Provide process support on manufacturing technical issues.

  • Develop action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies.

  • Lead and/or assist with implementation of packaging design/and or production specifications into manufacturing.

  • Monitor timelines and project deliverables to ensure adherence with approved project plans for manufacturing process development.

  • Develop protocols and coordinate validation of equipment and processes.

  • Stay current with methods used in the medical device industry to advance technologies.

  • Investigates and test in time reliability and quality improvements

  • Drives automation to replace the manual process as much as possible

  • Ensure Information and documentation is consistently accurate

  • Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.

  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential.

  • Provide process and equipment expertise and support.

  • Identify issues and risks to ensure cost effective new product development and introduction into manufacturing.


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Science or Mathematics required.

7+ years of manufacturing process improvement experience required.

Textile Engineering or Textile Sciences background preferred.

Experience with fabric design & manufacturing preferred.

Experience with medical textiles manufacturing preferred.

Proven experience in leading process improvement projects required.

Medical device manufacturing environment preferred.

Experience in work flow optimization, work measurement, efficiencies required.

Recognized process improvement training (Lean, Six Sigma) preferred.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Ability to work independently and effectively with cross functional teams.

Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes.

Detail oriented with strong analytical skills.

SPC (Statistical Process Control) knowledge.

Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.

Experienced user of MS Office Suite.

Experience with planning and conducting tests to validate equipment and processes.

Experience in completing technical documentation for engineering and manufacturing.

Familiarity with clean room practices preferred.

Project management skills preferred.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Twisting, winding, braiding weaving, dyeing, knitting, embroidery and laser cutting equipment experience desired.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.