Zimmer Biomet is a global medical technology leader. Our team members are part of a company with a heritage of leadership, a focus on shaping the future, and a mission dedicated to alleviating pain and improving the quality of life for people around the world
This position will serve as a technical resource for activities in the manufacturability of new product designs in order to achieve user needs, production needs, and meet cost targets while investigating and implementing innovative ways to maximize total process performance.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Conducting feasibility study to estimate product cost and analyze capital equipment, capacity, and capability requirements affecting the make versus buy decision
Establishing process methods which meet performance and quality requirements
Developing a wide a variety of applications, including machining, finishing, forging, casting, and molding
Negotiating target completion dates with appropriate personnel from other departments
Developing project plans and schedules for work activities
Responsible for successful transition from R&D / pilot setting to full-scale production
Act as a technical liaison between the cross-functional development team and the production facilities, including vendors, for new products
Lead process-related risk management activities including process FMEAs, as well as support application and design FMEAs related to the new products
Interface with quality and development engineers concerning critical aspects for inspection procedures and gages on new products
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and might not necessarily comprise all of the essential functions for purposes of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Expected Areas of Competence
Skilled and knowledgeable in manufacturing and new product processing; Must have developed process expertise in two of the following areas: machining, casting, finishing, packaging, tool design, programming, fiber metal, and mastered a skill set as defined by Engineering Review Board.
Working knowledge of drafting standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Ability to balance marketing, manufacturing, and design requirements to meet customer requirements
Demonstrates ownership of and ability to manage project assignments with a broad scope and high level of complexity and able to prioritize and complete work in a timely manner.
Demonstrates advanced problem solving skills through the use of quality and statistical tools
Ability to effectively work within a team and cross functionally to expedite completion of critical project tasks
Microsoft Office Suite and Project; Statistical Process Control skills; proficient in process development, CNC programming, Computer Aided Design Systems, and Unigraphics 3-D modeling software
Should be able to perform process characterization, qualification and capability analysis
Strong root cause analysis experience with respect to manufacturing, secondary processes, and special processes, including leading such investigations
Be able to write protocols and reports for process-related testing and validations including process validations, packaging validations, and sterility validations (EO/Gamma)
B.S. in mechanical, industrial engineering, or other engineering science plus
3-5 years of manufacturing process development experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Up to 10%
At Zimmer Biomet, we believe in The Power of Us, which means that we are stronger together. We are committed to creating an environment where every team member feels included, respected, empowered, and celebrated.
As a Zimmer Biomet team member, you will share in our commitment to providing mobility and renewed life to people around the world. This is why we offer you a competitive rewards package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness incentives, employee assistance programs as well as paid time off for vacation and holidays.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment in production occupations is projected to decline 4 percent, with a loss of about 423,200 jobs from 2019 to 2029. Technological advancements are expected to continue to replace many of the manufacturing workers that make up a large share of the production occupations. Fewer workers are expected to be needed in the manufacturing sector as many processes have become computer-controlled.
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