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Manufacturing Engineer – Pharma
Lancaster, SC

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We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer who will be responsible for identifying, development, and execution of projects necessary for process improvements geared towards company goals and objectives. This operations support role will be deemed successful by overall plant productivity, cost reduction projects, adhering to safety rules and on-time delivery of Quality results. This includes identifying manufacturing needs, defining scope, measuring and reporting progress on all active projects. Must also be a hands-on, proactive leader who works well in a constantly evolving FDA regulated manufacturing environment.

 

Manufacturing Engineer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will learn and understand all company products, systems and Manufacturing operations in all facilities
  • Devise and establish new solutions to existing manufacturing problems
  • Perform research, design and development of manufacturing processes, including production flow, assembly methods, and production equipment
  • Identify, and lead continuous improvement processes and projects with a focus on improving safety, quality, productivity, cost reduction and employee engagement.
  • Create processes and procedures to help the company meet budgetary goals as well as performance objectives.
  • Serve as liaison between personnel on projects and the engineering department.
  • Develop standards for each work center through time studies measuring Utilization and Efficiency.
  • Justify equipment purchases and capital investments to management with rationale and supporting data.
  • Apply fundamental Lean principles and tools including waste elimination, daily management, problem solving, 5S, visual management, standard work, and value stream mapping.
  • Work with Marketing, Packaging Engineers, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Product Development to develop and launch New Products.
  • Perform other assigned duties as may be required in meeting company objectives
  • Communicate effectively with other departments within the organization and function within a team environment.
  • Manage, lead and execute Lean, continuous improvement, work cell and equipment design that optimizes floor space plus other special projects.
  • Lead cross functional teams to drive projects from conception to completion.
  • Consult, coach, develop and train team members to excel in continuous improvement tools.
  • Identify and prepare business cases for Capital Investments
  • Prepare key performance indicators (KPI’s) and continuous improvement projects.
  • Work with all departments and employees to coordinate improvement activities and encourage process ownership.

Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, preferably Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical. 
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a cGMP facility, including experience with Continuous Improvement and Project Management.  Strong problem solving and applied statistics skills are required
  • Certification in Lean manufacturing
  • Six Sigma certification ‘ green/black belt
  • Expert in CAD / SPC / Gantt Charts
  • ERP experience is a plus, preferably design, testing, and implementation related to manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated worker with the ability to identify priorities and work independently. 

 



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