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Halyard Health hiring Sr. Process Development Engineer | CA

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Title: Senior Process Development Engineer

Company: Halyard Health Corporation, NYSE: HYH

Job# 150001HX

Location: Irvine CA

Function: Manufacturing Operations

Reports to: Manager R&D

Summary:

The incumbent will report to the Manager of Advanced Process Development R&D responsible for the medical devices business. The incumbent will be responsible for design, development, and commercialization of processes and equipment for existing products and other new medical devices. They will work with project teams and leaders to create/redefine product specifications through innovative and robust processing solutions. The incumbent will also be responsible for test development, protocols and reports related to verification and validation device testing. They will also be expected to assist in quality system compliance and regulatory filings with the FDA and other agencies outside the United States.  Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership on new medical devices, by designing and developing manufacturing processes and related fixtures and tooling that are consistent with low defect levels and low product cost.
  • Be the subject matter expert (SME) on any given project, and act as project lead to provide updates when the project leader is unavailable.
  • Conferring with vendors in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, parts, or material purchase, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Estimating staffing requirements, production times, and relative costs to provide data for operational decisions.
  • Working closely with the local manufacturing department to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for employees.
  • Creating and maintaining accurate documentation of tool drawings, design concepts, shop orders, and concepts in accordance with the R&E and quality assurance functions.
  • Supporting company policies and procedures, goals and objectives, FDA regulations, and goods manufacturing practices.
  • Research and purchase new manufacturing technology, work in collaboration with the local engineering department to better production equipment functionality.
  • Implement the transition of new technology to make sure production continues successfully without any delays.
  • Act as a mentor to junior engineers within the Process Development Group.

Interested? Please send your resume to d.beach@accenture.com to start our process. We can then have a chat in the next few business days to discuss your fit versus your career plans.

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 10+ years’ experience in a variety of technical and/or operational assignments.
  • Strong experience using manufacturing analysis tools; such as but not limited to, DOE, process capability studies, six sigma etc.
  • Familiar with writing validation protocols, execution and thereafter data analysis.
  • Performed design transfers of new products from initial concept through launch.
  • Experience with working with external service providers.
  • Knowledge of engineering principles, scientific analysis, and project management.
  • Must be a good communicator-written and verbal.
  • A second language-Spanish would be an advantage.
  • Comfortable with giving technical presentations within and outside of Halyard Health.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and meet deadlines.
  • Willing to travel.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Experience in medical device manufacturing assembly processes including but not limited to-PU balloon forming, RF tipping equipment, Pad printing, UV/Thermal adhesive dispensers, vision systems and leak testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of polymer processing techniques.
  • Strong knowledge and background in mechanical engineering, with a strong ability to translate that knowledge into execution of process capabilities in major projects.
  • Green Belt in Lean Principles-Black Belt a Plus.
  • Ability to grasp modern technologies quickly.
  • Working knowledge of solid modeling (Solid Works preferred).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft application-Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

 

 

Halyard Health [NYSE: HYH] is a medical technology company focused on preventing infection, eliminating pain and speeding recovery for healthcare providers and their patients. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Halyard is committed to addressing some of today’s most important healthcare needs, such as preventing healthcare-associated infections and reducing the use of narcotics while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Halyard’s business segments — Surgical and Infection Prevention and Medical Devices — develop, manufacture and market clinically superior solutions that improve medical outcomes and business performance in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.halyardhealth.com. 

 

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

 

 

Halyard Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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Hiring Continuous Improvement Lean Sr. Consultant | WI

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Title:  Continuous Improvement Lean Sr. Consultant

Job #150000UM , Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Location: Neenah WI just south of Green Bay

Function: Continuous Improvement

Reports to: Assoc. Director CI

Scope: global

Role Overview:
The primary purpose of this role is to lead the development and delivery of Continuous Improvement (CI) / Lean / Six Sigma strategy for transformation al thinking, be a change agent for Lean for Product and Process Development and build capability to execute projects with large potential impact to business results while inspiring CI culture change within K-C’s distinct business units and across the globe.

Key Responsibilities 

• Act as an internal (Key Thinker) expert for Lean for Product and Process Development providing guidance and consultation supporting the Kimberly-Clark CI Journey. Challenge the status quo while showing a path for K-C to realize its full potential
• Participate in the development and implementation of business and technical strategies and tactical execution to achieve advantaged capabilities in support of on-going business objectives and provide breakthrough thinking.
• Work with line and functional leaders to develop and implement actions that improve the capability of people and processes within the organizations served
• Stay current on external “best practices” and determine if/how these can be applied within the various businesses to drive revolutionary performance levels.
• Benchmark with external companies and industry experts to maintain expertise and transformational thinking
• Develop and maintain 5 year strategy A3 that sets the vision for Lean for Product and Process Development
• Collaborate with other Key Thinkers to see what connections might be made and changes to current roadmap (Meet Quarterly) to sustain change
• Ensure complete integration of CI methodology (tools/process understanding, thinking) into all areas of CI Deployment (Materials, Executive Coaching, Kaizen Office, Functional Support)
• Ensure capability is being built internally to the CI team and externally to CI/business resources as to sustain the long term objectives
• Coach, mentor and teach to all levels of the organization (Vertically and Horizontally)
• Work with global teams to deploy various aspects of the CI deployment model. These include activities involving Enterprise Alignment, Continuous Process Improvement and Cultural Enablers.

Interested? You can contact Dorothy.Beach@KCC.com to receive more information on this job.   Sending your resume would jump-start our process and allow a discussion between your career goals and what Kimberly-Clark needs.

Essential knowledge / Experience: 

Required 
§ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with 10+ years of experience
§ Interacts with the most senior levels of the Corporation and therefore must be able to effectively communicate and influence leaders and their deputies across cultures
§ Must have a broad appreciation and command of Lean, six sigma, project management, and supply chain / operations environments
§ Must have depth in Lean for Product and Process Development and a track record of delivering Business results through this type of thinking and process
§ Must have strategic thinking, collaboration and change management capabilities, as well as a vision for developing and leading the transformation plan for Continuous Improvement across K-C’s business units
§ Strong data analytics, business modelling, financial skills. Excellent understanding of P&L levers. Must have Database experience and ability to display results graphically – tell the story.

Preferred
• Advanced degree from an accredited college/university
• Ability to work in Large Complex Global organizations and at multiple levels to influence the Continuous Improvement culture
• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
• 2-3 years experience in strategy consulting preferred; experience at one of the blue chip strategy consulting firms (Bain, BCG, McKinsey, etc.) a strong plus

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 63 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world’s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

 

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.