B. Braun

  • Manager I, Packaging Engineering

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    2018-13602
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8am to 5pm
    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:


    Under the direction of the Department Director, supervises all the functions of one or more of the Engineering departments. Main responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing the work of Engineers in designated areas.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Manage the research, development, and preparation of specifications for improvements to existing and/or 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 senior level management.
    • Manage cost savings and expansion projects.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to subordinates within the Engineering organization.
    • Manage the daily activities of all levels of Engineers and Engineering Aides/Technicians.
    • Prepare department budget.
    • Provide direction and technical decision making for management involving capital asset purchases and expenses for projects and/or strategic activities involving up to and in excess of $10MM (capital/expense/revenue potentials).
    • Prepare and present technical investigative reports including recommendations to senior level management.
    • Supervise all personnel in the unit for proper application of company policies and procedures and job performance.
    • Provides performance appraisal, employee coaching and counseling. Resolves conflicts and initiates disciplinary action when needed. Approves employee change status such as promotion, demotion, termination, etc.
    • Ensure adequate staffing (head count) and coordinates tasks for hiring of additional personnel. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and overseeing training of employees.
    • Supervise and direct contract personnel and outside vendors in the performance of contracted services.
    • 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.
    • Manages one or more Engineering department(s). Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing prospective employees; training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
    • Experience with the following is a plus

      • Standards: ISO 11607, ASTM D4169-16, F88 and F2096-11
      • Equipment: form/fill/seal and thermoforming
      • Materials: blisters, Tyvek, pouches, HIPS and corrugated
    • Package Engineering degree preferred.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree (B.S. Engineering) from a four-year college or university and 5-10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    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:

    • Domestic and international travel.

     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 employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50lbs.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

     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:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.

    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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