Principle Engineer - Lean Six Sigma - 28037BR - EN in Carrigtohill at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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Job Description

Role Focus:
  • Mentor the New Product Introduction (NPI) team throughout the New Product Development process from a Problem Root Cause/Problem Solving perspective, ensuring best problem solving methodology is followed leading to issues being dealt with in a timely, robust & repeatable manner.
  • Co-chair the NPI Steering council team, which will provide oversight on all NPI projects as they progress through Plan – Develop – Validate - Launch phases.
  • Robustly challenge the NPI project leaders & team members especially in the development phases to identify all potential process issues/limitations at this stage of the process rather than in Validation/launch situations.
  • Play a lead role in the Lean NPI/Quality Management System (QMS) Initiative. Gather a team to review the existing NPI/QMS processes and play a lead role in the team to implement radical change to the NPI/QMS processes to improve time to market and significantly increase the number of NPI projects that can be managed simultaneously without additional resources.

Responsible for accelerating the pace and effectiveness of NPI by developing a culture of innovation within the engineering team while leveraging our GQO and divisional partnerships.
Technical oversight and leadership for programmes and for setting technical direction and competency framework for the multi-site engineering team.
Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of the assignment.

  • Develops technical solutions to complex technical problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Solutions may require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Assume the role of technical mentor for engineers in the function.
  • Will monitor and control progress of work ensuring sound application of engineering principles and the appropriate use of policies and procedures.
  • May function in a technical leadership role on major programs.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of "best practice" in product/process performance within the medical device industry.
  • Develop a support network of key divisional/corporate leaders, academic and supplier partners to enhance understanding of product manufacturing and quality.
  • Lead a culture of innovation within the function by developing and implementing engineering forums and reviews for the engineering team.
  • Drive high levels of employee engagement through a highly effective support structure developed and implemented for all engineers.
  • Ensure adherence to GMP and safety procedures.
  • Review and approval of validation documentation.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline with 10 or more years’ experience; Related masters degree with 6 or more years of experience; PhD with 2 or more years of experience may also be desirable.
  • Broad based business experience in high performance multi-national enterprise, at least 3 years of which has been spent in operations and/or technical leadership level in Medical Device or other highly regulated industries.
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills - able to express ideas and collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary teams. Be open minded with the ability to recognise good ideas.
  • Strong capability to network and influence at all organisation levels.
  • Demonstrated project management and engineering expertise associated with new product introduction (NPI) in a regulated environment.
  • Strong analytical ability with a high aptitude for understanding systems, gathering data and performing research.
  • Must be able to read and interpret complex engineering drawings and have the ability to understand geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Detailed understanding of the validation and verification process and its application relating to new products.
  • Green or Black Belt 6 Sigma qualifications an advantage.
  • High level of PC Skills required.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

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