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Senior Process Engineer

Cantel Medical Minneapolis Full-Time
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Company Overview

At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.

Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:

Medical 

Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.

Life Sciences 

Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.

Dental 

Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

Job Overview Provide Process Engineering support to Operations through line support, continuous improvement, capacity improvements and new product transfers. Improve the overall efficiency of the manufacturing operation while optimizing human work factors, quality control, material flow, etc. by identifying areas for improvement through use of statistics and root cause analysis tools. Qualifications

Competencies

Technical and Specialized Knowledge

  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of all compliance standards and regulations in the industry, and accurately interprets applicable changes and recommends action steps.
  • Contributes to the improvement of existing engineering standards, introduction of new standards and the development of new principles and concepts.
  • Is acknowledged as a subject-matter expert on matters of engineering within own specialist field, applying advanced technical principles, theories and concepts.
  • Builds external relationships to identify technical advances, gathers feedback on standards and processes and refines them to better support end-users.
  • Resolves complex and unique engineering requirements for which there are no precedents.

Decision Making

  • Applies an effective set of decision-making processes and analytical tools to guide group and personal decision making.
  • Systematically changes variables to determine the effect on the whole.
  • Employs a data-driven approach to evaluating business opportunities or to reach business decisions.
  • Effectively deals with the sensitive, complex or significant issues within own area of expertise.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results.

Problem Solving and Change Management

  • Encourages others to value change and supports adoption of new methodologies.
  • Challenges prevailing assumptions, shares own learnings and customizes solutions to deliver results even in the face of adversity.
  • Introduces change in a manner that allows others to see the value.

Adaptability

  • Looks for long term strategic solutions rather than quick fixes to problems.
  • Recognizes and builds new approaches and strategies needed for the company to evolve.
  • Appropriately balances needs and desires with available resources and constraints.

Innovation

  • Proposes new and novel solutions that functional leaders
  • Proposes alternative ways to view or define problems; is not constrained by conventional thinking and established approaches.
  • Provides energy to continuously identify and exploit opportunities for new and innovative ways to match customer needs.
  • Shows willingness and technical expertise to pursue solutions

Quality

  • Maintains Cantel’s professional reputation, ensuring a continuously standard of quality within the engineering departments.
  • Leverages a technical understanding of quality management imperatives, principles and protocols sufficient for identification and migration of best practices.
  • Has a deep understanding of quality in our products and services, understanding how to positively impact the quality of products and services, and ability to influence others to do the same.

Project Planning and Execution

  • Independently develops project plans; executes project plans and guides/influences foundational employees to do the same.

Influencing

  • Builds on successful initiatives and best practices to gain acceptance for ideas.
  • Presents multiple solutions and explains the reasons for their primary recommendation.
  • Persuades others by drawing from experience and presenting multiple arguments in order to support a position.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS in Engineering, preferably Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years of Process Engineering experience, preferably within batch chemical manufacturing support and process equipment capacity improvement.
  • CAD experience is a plus, preferably SolidWorks
  • Familiarity with ISO 13485, FDA Design Control, CAPA, SCAR, and audit procedures.
  • Experience in structured problem solving and use of statistical tools.
  • Training and experience in Lean and Six Sigma, or equivalent.
  • Experience in Design for Manufacturing, DFMEA, PFMEA, DOE, and Validations
Responsibilities

Line Support

  • Provide general oversight and monitoring of processes – including project coordination for maintenance, upgrades, and repair when needed
  • Help with troubleshooting of problems within the manufacturing process
  • Identify and implement GMP (good manufacturing practices) that apply to specific production area(s).
  • Provide training as needed to ensure that the production team understands and follows GMP.
  • Lead/own CAPA (corrective and preventative actions) to resolve production and customer issues.
  • Lead formal failure analysis and issue resolution activities to ensure preventative action is accomplished.
  • Provide work direction to Product or Process technicians as required.
  • Create written documents, test plans and reports that demonstrate technical rationale for associated decisions(s) (e.g. qualifications, risk assessments, and work instructions).
  • Provide hands-on manufacturing equipment and process trouble shooting.
  • Provide operations department with effective technical support to meet manufacturing quality and quantity objectives.

Continuous Improvement

  • Utilize project management skills to drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize yield, quality, cycle time and/or ergonomics.
  • Own and execute cost down initiatives on manufacturing lines.
  • Initiate and lead lean transformations on manufacturing lines as well as within supporting areas.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and provide technical solutions via analysis and hands-on interaction with designated processes, including troubleshooting of manufacturing issues when they occur.

Capacity Improvement

  • Assess and monitor manufacturing capacity capabilities and reconcile with demand. Propose capacity improvement recommendations accordingly.
  • Specify process equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
  • Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing and qualifying process equipment.

New Product Transfers

  • Work with product development engineering to drive back lessons learned as new products are being developed.
  • Evaluate and provide input to product development teams to help ensure the introduction of a capable and efficient operation.
  • Create/evaluate and release process documentation for new processes.
  • Specify process equipment required to meet manufacturing capacity requirements.
  • Coordinate efforts associated with planning, procuring, installing and qualifying process equipment.
  • Train operations personnel on new processes.
Minimum Qualifications

Cantel is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status. #CB

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Cantel does not accept unsolicited resumes, CVs or applications from agencies other than preferred suppliers. Cantel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes, CVs or applications and explicitly reserve its right to contact (and hire) candidates presented in such unsolicited resumes, CVs or applications without incurring any type of a fee.

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