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Engineering Manager

Posting date: 25/04/2016
Salary: 110 000 - 135 000 USD
Job Location: USA
Industry: Healthcare / Medical
Contact Phone Number: +31 20 4919874


  • -Plan and direct overall engineering activities.
  • -Coordinate the creation, development, design and improvement of corporate products in conformance with established programs and objectives.
  • -Provide engineering advice and assistance to other departments.
  • -Provide effective management of subordinates to achieve desired results.
  • -Utilize excellent communication, motivation, team building, employee involvement, diplomacy and delegating skills.
  • -Coordinate cross functional teams to drive business and organizational results.
  • -Set business metrics for the team and provide performance feedback to employees.
  • -Plan, schedule, conduct and manage various engineering projects, ensuring all projects adhere to acceptable engineering practices and compliance regulations, are appropriately staffed, and are run within budget.
  • -Assist with troubleshooting problems, discrepancies and investigations of non-conformance and develop standard operating procedures.
  • -Provide engineering expertise and maintain a high level of competency and business development acumen.
  • -Have Technical/Engineering (50%) responsibilities as well as Management/Leadership (50%) of a defined group of Technical Associates and will provide day-to-day tactical guidance to group.
  • -Coordinate continuous improvement, equipment reliability and productivity improvement activities in a matrix organization.
  • -Identify resource gaps and help resolve issues across the plant.
  • -Convert data to actionable projects to produce results to improve process performance.
  • -Prepare/review capital and expense forecasts and address variance issues.
  • -Receive strategic guidance from Business Unit Manager and keep management well informed of all major problems, improvement activities and potential barriers.
  • -Perform Engineering/Operation functions and manage projects of own as well as mentor others on active projects.
  • -Develop staff (salary and wage), discuss, set and document goals and measure performance as part of the review process.
  • -Act as mentor to associates in group and other engineers in the plant.
  • -Interface directly with Business Unit Manager/Staff Manager to ensure that manufacturing operations and projects receive superior technical support.
  • -Interface with other local municipal and external functional groups to ensure that the facility's goals and requirements are met.
  • -Maintain signature authority for Quality Systems (i.e. CAPA, NCR, etc.).


  • -A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline is required.
  • -A minimum of 8 years of overall professional experience working in a manufacturing/design engineering function is required.
  • -Ethylene Oxide Sterilization knowledge and/or experience is preferred.
  • -Experience/knowledge in the Maintenance and Reliability of Automated Equipment is preferred
  • -Medical Device or Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.
  • -Experience with people management is required.
  • -Knowledge of Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is preferred.
  • -Experience with one or more of the following is required: Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Vision Systems, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Robotics.
  • -Experience with high speed automation assembly equipment is preferred.
  • -Knowledge of Quality Systems (e.g. CAPA, Non Conformance Report) is required.
  • -Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required.
  • -Knowledge of statistical data analysis tools (e.g. Minitab) preferred.
  • -Knowledge of FDA, ISO and GMP regulatory requirements required.
  • -Knowledge of BSI (European) regulatory requirements preferred.
  • -Knowledge of Process Excellence/Six Sigma tools and methodologies preferred.
  • -Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing is preferred.
  • -Process Excellence/Six Sigma (Green or Black Belt) Certification is preferred.
  • -Project management is preferred.
  • -The ability to make effective management level presentations and write formal reports dealing with both technical and business implications is required.
  • -Project management is preferred.
  • -The ability to collaborate with direct reports and all levels of management in a cross-functional team environment is required.
  • -This position may require up to 10% travel.

Job conditions:

  • Dynamic, "blue chip", technical industry leading global manufacturer has a challenging opportunity for an Engineering Manager. This position plans and leads the engineering functions at a modern, highly-automated manufacturing facility.You'll have the opportunity to influence, create, and develop various engineering improvements and developments while leading cross-functional teams within the plant and division.You'll also interact with equipment suppliers, contractors, and customers in a strategic manner.