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Senior Project Process Engineer

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Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

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Location: Ballina 
Department: Operations 

SUMMARY

 

The engineer will be based in Ballina, and will serve Manufacturing Operations as primary customer. 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 the further development of new and existing manufacturing capacity. The position will utilize learnings from existing manufacturing technologies to aid in the development of new technologies with the overall objective of developing & implementing higher output systems. The role will include leading project engineers and providing project guidance. Further, it will include oversight of overall process development, including liaising with technology partners to achieve desired outcome.

 

RESPONSIBILTIES

 

  • New Process Implementation: Position responsible for timely implementation of new manufacturing processes in the designated Value Stream area. Projects will include Capacity, New Products, and Cost Reduction, and will involve highly automated production equipment. Position will provide leadership of cross functional team to deliver on same objectives. Scope would include: 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 Concept Development: Position will be responsible for overseeing development of concept for fully automated manufacturing systems, working with a technology partner, completing proof of principle by prototyping key bottleneck areas, and developing a high level concept that meets customer requirements.
  • 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

 

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 project

 

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 centre reporting, and other tools to understand project and departmental performance.
  • Use sound business principles to evaluate alternatives and provide technical direction.

 

Education

 

  • Primary Degree in Engineering (Masters preferred)

 

Technical Knowledge

 

Minimum

  • Project Management Training/Qualification
  • CAD skills
  • Pneumatic Circuits & Controls
  • Familiarity with DOE techniques,
  • statistical analysis tools,
  • DFM principles

 

Preferred

  • Machine Design Experience
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Plastic Welding Heat Seal Technology
  • Plastic Part assembly
  • Servo Control systems
  • ASQ Green/Black Belt Certification

 

Length of Service

 

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/ air-motive industry preferred)

3yrs+ Project Management experience.

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for ostomy care, continence care, and wound care and develops educational support for patients and healthcare professionals. We have been in business for more than 95 years. Our products are sold in more than 90 countries and we have manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents. At Hollister Incorporated, we are passionate about the work we do, and we are committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for our Associates and for the people who use our products and services. A career at Hollister Incorporated can take many paths, all of them leading to rewarding opportunities.


Job Req ID: 29146


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