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Associate Engineer

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Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Stuarts Draft, VA, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

Summary:

Contribute to the profitability, continuity and growth of Hollister through a focus on managing process changes, the execution of capital projects including the purchase of new equipment, and providing production support compatible with Hollister’s Mission and Vision.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management
    • Participate in the scheduling and budgeting of global projects (cost savings, NPD, process improvement), support other engineers as assigned to meet or exceed the established timeline, budget, and key project deliverables.
    • Coordinate and manage process change projects through the Change Control (CC) process. Work closely with Quality Engineers and Value Stream Engineers to ensure products meet established quality standards, and processes meet established regulatory requirements (FDA, ISO, OSHA).
  • Process Improvement
    • Conduct detailed technical evaluations to drive process development and DFx, reduce production costs through cycle time reduction, scrap reduction, and technical improvements. Provide justification based on data analysis.
    • Reduce potential for injury through safety guarding, safety reviews, and ergonomic considerations.
    • Work with mechanics to determine root cause of production problems. Develop means to reduce or eliminate root causes.
    • Create initial documentation (including product and tooling drawings, equipment recipes) for new manufacturing processes.
  • Maintenance Support
    • Work closely with mechanics to troubleshoot machine failures.
    • Support the development of Preventive Maintencance procedures on new equipment.
  • Communication
    • Provide periodic status updates on projects to management, project stakeholders, and production teams. This includes meetings, e-mail, teleconference, and PowerPoint presentations.
    • Interact with internal support groups,(Facilities, IT, Lab, NPC, etc.) and external suppliers (machine shops, equipment suppliers) in the execution of projects.
  • Responsible for achieving competency in all identified skill requirements outlined in associated training profile for position.
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned.

Essential Functions of the Role**:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting
  • Ability to interface with a computer for long periods of time
  • Prolonged work on mechanical equipment
  • Frequent movement over large manufacturing floor areas
  • Travel requirements
  • Flexible work schedule with varying start/stop times across all shifts as needed
  • Strong communication

Work Experience Requirements

  • Number of Overall Years Necessary: 0-4 years
  • Relevant experience specific to manufacturing or machine design – 0 years with Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree in engineering with at least 2 years of manufacturing or machine design experience

Education Requirements

  • BS in Engineering preferred
  • Associates Degree with applicable technical work experience required, continuing education towards BS strongly preferred

Specialized Skills/Technical Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • CAD Skills, utilization of 3D modeling software with ability to create drawings desired
  • Experience with electro-mechanical maintenance of assembly and/or continuous process manufacturing equipment utilizing robotics, preferably in a web/film handling or converting operation desired
  • Heat sealing technology background a plus
  • Pneumatics experience desired

Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops,manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services.  www.Hollister.com 

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


Job Req ID: 29581


Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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