B. Braun

Sr Continuous Improvement Specialist (2nd Shift - 2:45 PM - 10:45 PM)

Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
Requisition ID
2020-16102
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
2:45 PM - 10:45 PM
Site
Allentown, PA

Overview

About B. Braun 

 

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

 

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

Responsibilities

Position Summary  (2nd Shift):

Contributes and support goals of Operations to continuously improve productivity, improve quality of products and services and reduce lead time.  Provide technical and training assistance to the business units in the implementation of CORE initiatives.  Acts as a champion of Lean Manufacturing to increase product quality, reduce waste/errors, and decrease the cost of operation.

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Analyzes current work methods and processes and identifies opportunities to implement common processes & best demonstrated practices
  • Serves as a change agent.  Provides leadership, coaching, and training in Lean thinking, Lean production.  Helps disseminate lean thinking and industry information throughout the organization.  Attends Lean seminars and Lean events to promote personal and organizational development.  Recognizes Lean contributors throughout the organization.
  • Supports process integration of continuous improvement, improves the manufacturing process by understanding, measuring, charting and reducing the variations in the process that have a negative impact on the process and the product.  Drive standardization and consistency of approach.
  • Facilitates Continuous Improvement interventions Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Projects, Kaizen events, activities and employee involvement teams throughout the organization.  
  • Measures and analyzes current state and the results of changes made, with the objective of sustaining and continually building upon improvement.
  • Assures that predicted savings and other financial benefits are tracked, validated, reported, and applied to organization’s operating results.  
  • Creates and maintains visual management to sustain gains for stakeholders.
  • Coordinates training of personnel in Lean philosophy, Lean tools and other improvement approaches aligned to CORE -  Communicates project status and issues to all levels of management.
  • Assists Business Units to eliminate waste and improve processes with targets, objectives and schedules consistent with strategic analysis and plans; coordinates Business Unit Lean savings plans, goals and objectives.   
  • Analyzes and plans workforce utilization, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of workspace based on lean principles.
The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
 
General: It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other person.

 

Required:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • 4-6 years experience in engineering and/or operations position within cGMP environment
  • 1-3 years leading application of Lean tools

 

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Lean methods/tools such as; 6S, Kaizen, Standard Work, Setup Reduction, Shop Floor Management, Visual Management, Daily Accountability, Gemba Walks, Root Cause Analysis, Kanban / Pull Systems
  • Advanced Lean methods/tools such as; Cellular Manufacturing Principles, Lean Leadership and Line Balancing
  • Knowledge and expertise of FMEA and TPM
  • Expertise in the use of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt tool set and basic stat applications
  • Ability to work independently, team player, and team leader.
  • Effective Communicator. Ability to communicate with all audiences from shop floor to executive management in various Lean roles such as specialist, trainer, Kaizen leader, and coach.  Excellent listener.  Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Business Acumen / Results Oriented. Ability to link projects with desired business results. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and define solutions. . 
  • Ability to teach and train Lean concepts. Strong capability to coach and mentor.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment and handle multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to use software packages such as MS Suite and Minitab
  • Requires advanced knowledge of professional field and industry. Influences the development of and drives the application of principles, theories, concepts. Determines best course of action.
  •  Work hours may include dayshift, swing, and graveyard shifts, weekends, and holidays to coincide with business unit shift schedules**

  • Work under minimal supervision. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish assigned goals. May periodically assist in orienting, training, and/or reviewing the work of peers.
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Contacts are primarily with department supervisors, leads, subordinates, and peers. Occasional contact with external contractors/vendors.

 

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc

 

Required:

  • Associate's or technical degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • 04-06 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification required.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional business travel required, Valid driver's license and passport

 

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.

 

 

B. 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.

 

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:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

  • Moderate work – Exerting up to 40 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequently, and/or 10 lbs force constantly to move objects.

Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

  • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Stand
  • Frequently:Sit
  • Constantly:N/A

Activities:

  • Occasionally:Finger feeling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward, Standing, Walking
  • Frequently:Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Sitting , Talking - ordinary, loud/quick
  • Constantly:N/A

Environmental Conditions:

  • Occasionally:Proximity to moving parts
  • Frequently:N/A
  • Constantly:N/A

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.

  • Noise Intensity:Moderate
  • Occasionally:N/A
  • Frequently:N/A
  • Constantly:Office environment

 

Notices

Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

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