B. Braun

  • Project Engineer - Maintenance Reliability

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    2018-13090
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8:00am to 4:30pm
    Site
    Allentown, PA
  • 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:

     

    Provide Engineering technical expertise in the form of project identification, development, and management. Provide a high level of technical expertise within the specialty field of Maintenance Reliability.

    The position will lead and implement our Maintenance Excellence project program. The position will develop structure based around Maintenance Reliability concepts. 

    The Maintenance Reliability Project Engineer position is responsible for establishing new and improving existing systems as they relate to Maintenance Excellence. The position will support B. Braun to continue our maintenance maturity and achieve maintenance excellence criteria based on industry practices. The position will be responsible for establishing optimum work processes, administrative controls and deployment to the key functions.

    The Maintenance Reliability Project Engineer will work with the Reliability Engineers, Process Engineers, Mechanics and Operations personnel to implement our initiatives.

     

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Research, develop, and prepare specifications for new products, processes, equipment, and technology.
    • Manage projects by developing a project schedule and team, tracking costs, preparing status reports, conducting team meetings, and communicating issues and progress to management.
    • Prepare Request for Capital Investments including project description, schedule, budget and resource requirements.
    • Supervise and direct contract personnel and outside vendors in the performance of contracted services.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to subordinates within the Engineering organization.
    • Supervise daily activities of subordinate Engineer(s) and all levels of Engineering Aides/Technicians
    • Provide direction and technical decision making for management involving capital asset purchases and expenses for projects and/or strategic initiatives involving up to $5MM (capital/expense/revenue potentials).
    • Prepare and present technical investigative reports to middle level management.
    • Moderate to high degree of both internal and external personnel interfaces.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write 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.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • Maintenance Reliability engineering background and experience.
    • Understanding and working knowledge base around Maintenance Reliability engineering is required.
    • Understanding of SAP PM and SAP CMMS system is a plus

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

     

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree (B.S. Engineering) from four-year college or university and 8-10 years of related experience and/or training.
    • Domestic and International travel.

    Desired:

    • N/A

    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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