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Senior Engineer-Production Support

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Date: Jun 29, 2019

Location: Kirksville, MO, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

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Department: Operations 

For over 95 years, Hollister Incorporated has built a strong foundation of quality medical products, quality services, and quality employees - making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Hollister Incorporated stands strong: We are an independent and employee-owned company. Committed to our customers. Dedicated to our employees. Working towards the future with a long-term vision.

Our challenge at Hollister Incorporated is to find those who share this dedication of helping others. Those searching for a way to make a difference. To leave a legacy of achievement. Knowing it takes talent, teamwork, and sheer determination.

Hollister Incorporated is a company where dedicated professionals can channel their efforts in a worthwhile cause. A company where good work is rewarded. Where contributing selflessly is highly regarded. This growing global medical device company will make the journey...with you. So join us, and make a difference.

Senior Engineer – Production Support


The Engineer, based in Kirksville, Missouri, serves Plant Operations and provides support to Global Engineering; The engineer is responsible for supporting troubleshooting activities, leading project teams and individuals, process development, and providing technical expertise in support of and compatible with Hollister’s Mission and Vision. Other responsibilities may include the management of maintenance and or tool room personnel.


•Technical Support of production equipment and potential management of maintenance and or tool room personnel.

•Possess and frequently employ technical competence and troubleshooting abilities to deliver business results.

•Provide input, when necessary, to assure that proper procedures and preventive maintenance schedules are incorporated into the production teams to the extent practical.

•Work with internal and external resources to complete projects.

•Manage/Monitor project progress to anticipate problems and develop solutions before they become critical, and use defined metrics to report progress to Management.

•Prepare reports or financial justifications for financial authorization and effectively communicate the results to management.

•Complete process development and testing through the use of a systematic process and employing DOEs and other relevant techniques.

•Complete product or subassembly testing in support of process or product development.

•Introduce new, validated processes to support NPD, R&D, Operations, or other clients.

•Design, coordinate fabrication, and test pilot or mockup processes for proof of concept work.

•Frequently demonstrate technical and professional competencies on medium profile (size) projects

•Work with suppliers to procure key equipment in support of process / product introductions.

•Accurately complete process layouts, detailed drawings, or schematics as needed.

•Business Acumen

•Develop a familiarity with accounting principles, capital and expense planning, cost center reporting, and other tools to understand project performance.

•Perform other duties as assigned by management

Essential Functions of the Role**:

•Prolonged sitting at desk or in meetings

•Verbal communications, both talking and listening

•Significant reading and writing requirements

•Computer key board operation



•Lifting (up to 20 pounds)

Work Experience Requirements

•Number of Overall Years Necessary: 5-10

•Minimum 3 to 5 years in a related industry

Education Requirements

•BSME/EE or equivalent required

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

•CAD software proficiency

•Basic PC and MS Office proficiency

•Project management experience preferred

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

•Machine design or electrical design experience preferred

•PLC/Robot programming and knowledge of machine controls is preferred

•Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, with ISO and FDA experience in a medical device manufacturing environment preferred

•Knowledge of Injection Molding is preferred

•Heat sealing technology background a plus



Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 26957

Nearest Major Market: Missouri

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