B. Braun

  • Manufacturing Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
    Requisition ID
    2018-11842
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    4
    Category
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8am-5pm
    Site
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

     

    U.S. Facilities and Operations:

     

    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

     

    Responsible for functioning as an individual contributor and subject matter expert for manufacturing processes, testing, and troubleshooting. Provide engineering expertise in a technical subject matter expert capacity supporting the design and operation of equipment and systems. Actively engaged in the installation, evaluation, startup, verification, maintenance, sustainability, and process optimization of manufacturing systems and equipment. Demonstrate expertise within the engineering field while working across a variety of functional groups that are directly involved in site operations. 


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Evaluate manufacturing systems, products, components, and applications.
    • Analyze existing operations, procedures and equipment to identify areas of improvement and recommend solutions to optimize systems.
    • Promote strategies for efficiency improvements, lead/support implementation of organization process improvement initiatives and evaluate results.
    • Define and document site standards collaborate with Engineering Technology Management to institutionalize standards.
    • Draft, edit and update SOPs as necessary to respond to resolution plans to support new processes and equipment.
    • Collect data, provide analysis and proactively identify variances to forecast to assist in developing strategies to improve performance and reduce cost.
    • Assist with training and auditing as appropriate.
    • Supervise and direct outside vendors in the performance of contracted services.
    • Collaborate with Engineer(s) and all levels of Engineering Aides/Technicians on activities related to projects.
    • Provide recommendations for capital asset purchases and expenses for projects and/or strategic initiatives involving up to $1MM (capital/expense/revenue potentials).
    • Prepare and present technical investigative reports to site leadership.
    • Moderate to high degree of both internal and external personnel interfaces.
    • Supporting/contributing role for other engineering functions.
    • Must have strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to produce results with minimal supervision.
    • Must be a team player, detail oriented and be able to function effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

     

    • Demonstrate expertise of solutions manufacturing processes.
    • Familiarity and experience with design and operation of equipment utilized in medical product manufacturing, including but not limited to; IV Bag making and filling equipment, Terminal Sterilizers, Leak Detection equipment, Automated Packaging equipment, Conveyance Systems, Robotics, Printing and Vision Systems.
    • Familiarity with specification writing, factory and site acceptance testing, and installation and operational verification.
    • Experience with process instrumentation, electromechanical and pneumatic systems.
    • Utilize engineering tools to solve problems (e.g. FMEA, Finite Element Analysis, Process Modeling, Design of Experiments, etc.).
    • Lead small project teams as needed to accomplish project objectives.
    • Study and recommend techniques to improve existing products/processes
    • Oversight of external resources implementing engineering work
    • Must have working knowledge of Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), OSHA and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements.
    • Use a broad range of software used in the manufacturing industry (e.g. MS Office applications, MS Project, MS Visio, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, SAP, etc.).
    • Ability to write capital requests, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, commensurable with dealing with senior level management.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Work independently and as a team member.
    • May be required to work or be assigned to a different shift as needed.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

     

    Required:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and 6 plus years of related experience and/or training in an applicable Engineering position in a manufacturing environment.
    • Domestic and International travel. 

    Desired:

    • Related engineering experience and/or training in a Life Sciences manufacturing environment.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

     

     

    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

     

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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