|Description Main Objective:
To oversee, manage and provide direction to the manufacturing department that will effectively and profitably meet or exceed the internal and /or external clients expectations by providing superior quality products and service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform training of manufacturing teams, test comprehension and evaluate training effectiveness
Monitors production plan meeting daily production schedules and reports status
Ensures that production goals are met consistently
Gives input for introduction of new products into the plant
Assures proper maintenance of equipment and tooling
Monitors employee performance through goal setting
Identifies and promptly tackles morale problems
Delegates responsibility and works with others to develop their capabilities
Maintains attendance records, overtime, work schedules and implements company policies.
Reviews, counsels, evaluates, disciplines, hires and discharges employees with the assistance of HR
Monitors and controls scrap
Recommends proper staffing levels based on production needs
Maintains currency with ISO/FDA and internal quality assurance policies
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.
Requirements Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent years of experience.
Six months or less of related work experience is necessary to perform this job.
Self motivated individual, with ability to take new products and establish supporting manufacturing documentation including SOPs, standard work instructions.
Well versed in Lean Manufacturing / Visual management techniques, promotes them and able to apply them to manufacturing processes to optimize process and ensure Quality is built in.
Quality focused, active contributor to addressing Quality issues in a timely manner and able to participate in Root Cause Analysis to ensure issues are dealt with effectively.
Experienced in Medical Device industry, in both manual assembly process but also automation manufacturing environment.
Strong safety/environmental background, experienced in the safe handling and processing of routine chemicals.
Experienced in suture assembly and processing techniques, including needle attaching, winding techniques and packaging.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training: Demonstrates process improvement skills. Textile background a plus.
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