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Project Engineer - Redesign

39 days ago: jobs2web

Job Description

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina Office 
Department: Operations 

SUMMARY

The engineer will be based in Ballina, and will serve Manufacturing Operations as primary customer with a key focus on Product Redesign for cost reduction. The position will liaise with Global Engineering (GE), New Product Development (NPD), Research and Development (R&D), Quality Assurance (QA) & Supply Chain (SCM) in order to effectively carry out its responsibilities. 

This person will lead and coordinate the project engineering activities associated with all product redesign projects within Ballina. The role will include leading project engineers and providing project guidance to all functions within the organisation. Further, it will include oversight of overall process development, including liaising with technology partners to achieve desired outcome.

 III.       RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Product Redesign: Position responsible for timely implementation of product redesign projects within Ostomy area. Responsibility will include providing technical support to the redesign team, definition and development of redesign opportunities within Ostomy. Position will provide technical leadership as part of the cross functional team to deliver on same objectives. Scope would include: Concept Development, Concept Evaluation, User Evaluations, User Requirements (URS), Functional Design Specifications (FDS), Capital Approval, conducting Design reviews (FMEA tools).
  • Project Planning & Tracking: Position will be responsible for developing & tracking project plans, and formally communicating same. Also, position will be responsible for maintaining project budgetary control.
  • New Process Implementation: Position responsible for timely implementation of new manufacturing processes in the designated Value Stream area. Projects will primerally be focused on Product Redesign but may include Capacity , New Products, and Cost Reduction, and will involve highly automated production equipment.
  • Process Improvements: Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing process & product improvements in the area.
  • New Product introduction: support timely introduction on any new products or product upgrades in the designated Value Stream area; including development of product costs (COGS)
  • Process Qualification: support qualification of new products / processes, and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of protocols.
  • Safety/ Risk Assessments: position will be responsible for ensuring safety compliance in the area, and supporting both conduction and timely closeout of risk assessments

    IV.       SKILLS

    Leadership

  • Lead teams or individuals, using direct or indirect influence techniques, to support clients' needs.
  • Coordinate project activities across multi-functional and cross-geographical teams to meet project deliverables.
  • Mentor others by providing guidance, direction, or other (technical) expertise.
  • Frequently demonstrate highly technical and professional competencies on medium to high profile projects

Project Management

  • Use systematic techniques to break technical projects into fundamental task requirements.
  • Obtain (negotiate for) resources as needed, communicate direction to team members, assign tasks as appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met.
  • Monitor project progress to anticipate problems and develop solutions before they become critical, and use clearly understood metrics to report progress to management.

Process Development

  • Develop process concepts and alternatives and prepare formal written justifications for financial authorization.
  • Lead or coordinate the design and testing of prototype processes for proof of concept work.  
  • Create process specifications, request for quotations, factory acceptance plans, validation plans, and other relevant documentation to support process introductions.
  • Foster and manage vendor partner relationships to support process introductions.

Business Acumen

  • Understand accounting principles, capital and expense planning, cost center reporting, and other tools to understand project and departmental performance.
  • Use sound business principles to evaluate alternatives and provide technical direction.

V.        QUALIFICATIONS 

I

II

Minimum

Desirable

1. Education

Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Plastics , Chemical / Pharma or Electrical/Controls Engineering

1. Education

Masters in Project Management or Manufacturing Systems or equivalent

2. Specialized or Technical Knowledge

2. Specialized or Technical Knowledge

Project Management Training/Qualification

2D/3D CAD skills

Pneumatic Circuits & Controls

Familiarity with DOE techniques, statistical analysis tools, and/or DFM principles.

Knowledge of Materials Characteristics & test method development.

Extrusion and Web Handling Process

Machine design experience

Occupational Health and Safety

Plastic Welding Heat Seal Technology

Plastic Part assembly

Servo Control systems

ASQ Green/Black Belt Certification

3. Kind and Length of Experience

3. Kind and Length of Experience

7 to 10 years post qualification experience in general project engineering, with a focus on mechanical systems & their application in a manufacturing environment (batch type process for the medical devices / healthcare / pharmaceutical/ food industry –mixing/processing or air-motive industry preferred)

3yrs+ Project Management experience.

FDA, ISO experience preferred

Process back ground desirable with medical, chemical or plastics experience preferred;

Experience in developing innovative manufacturing processes;

Preferable to have previous people management experience and management of substantial budgetary responsibilities

Job Req ID: 26971

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified Location: Ballina Office Department: Operations SUMMARY The engineer will be based in Ballina, and will serve Manufacturing Operations as primary customer with a key focus on Product Redesign for cost reduction. The position will liaise with Global Engineering (GE), New Product Development (NPD), Research and Development (R&D), Quality Assurance (QA) & Supply Chain (SCM) in order to effectively carry out its responsibilities. This person will lead and coordinate the project engineering activities associated with all product redesign projects within Ballina. The role will include leading project engineers and providing project guidance to all functions within the organisation. Further,...