Staff Engineer Business Transformation (Industrial Engineer) - 27899BR - EN in Limerick at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/28/2018

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Job Description

This is a 12 month maternity leave backfill contract based in our Limerick site.

The successful candidate:

Is the Subject Matter Expert across a number of engineering and continuous Improvement competencies including lean, six sigma, manufacturing, automation and industrial engineering.
The staff engineer will provide technical leadership in the Stryker facility. They will possess and apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization and deliver complex assignments and facilitate strategic initiatives.

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Engage and provide leadership to the business in the investigation, analysis and implementation of optimized lean / six sigma methodologies such as; lead-time, productivity, first pass yield, inventory reduction, cost reduction, space utilisation
  • Management of significant projects through PMO
  • Train, Accredit and mentor engineers in work measurement and methods and verify through review process.
  • Lead VSM and lean lighthouse projects in line with the business strategy to deliver quantitative and qualitative improvement for operations and functional customers.
  • Create and maintain engineering standards; standard times to be established in line with International guidelines and standards (ILO & BSI).
  • Develop and implement best practices and procedures for Industrial Engineering.
  • Support and lead value improvement and waste elimination projects (Kai-Zen) that drive plant and company performance improvements while promoting the development and advancement of the lean culture.
  • Support process improvement and cost reduction activities within business units and functions, focussing on increasing the ratio of value-add to non-value add activities, promoting flow and eliminating waste
  • Provide coaching to team members in lean / six sigma principles and the application of lean tools including ensuring sustainability of the industrial engineering system
  • Contribute to the development of measures for the Business & Manufacturing Process Improvement function to measure progress of implementation and performance.
  • Support the delivery of BU and Functional KPI’s
  • Coach and mentor engineering staff in the application of lean and 6 sigma methodologies e.g. Work measurement techniques, lean fundamentals, VSM, Kaizen and SMED.
  • Communicate and participate in system and process troubleshooting with team members and with external agents where appropriate
  • Support any operations activity that proposes changes to the workplace layout to ensure compatibility with lean principles.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional and cross divisional process improvement initiatives.

Job Requirements

Qualifications Knowledge Skills

• Level 8 Degree in Engineering or relevant discipline or equivalent technical experience is required.

The individual must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an engineering, process improvement, lean or operations excellence type role.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the principles of lean as applied to manufacturing and transactional areas
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills and a proven ability to achieve results through people
  • Capable of providing technical leadership and influencing and providing technical direction to engineers, coop students, technicians and operators as required.
  • Excellent presentation and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated efficient work methods, analytical & problem solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • The individual should enjoy working in an aggressive, dynamic and results motivated team environment.
  • Confident and effective decision maker, with a proven technical leadership ability to negotiate and influence others.

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