Senior Industrial Engineer
Kalamazoo , Michigan
December 20, 2016

About the company
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Role Description
The Senior Industrial Engineer position contributes to Drug Product Operations by using data to find ways to improve performance and eliminate wastefulness in production processes. This role is directly responsible for developing and maintaining production rate standards in SAP, as well as systems to input and collect production data, while ensuring appropriate metrics exist and are in use for both shop floor and production management. This position plays a central part in the annual budget process, working closely with finance and production management to establish the basis for staffing models and product costing. The Senior Industrial Engineer is also responsible for developing colleagues' and leaders' abilities to understand and leverage production-related data; is responsible for leading continuous improvement of the systems, tools, and methods the organization uses to accomplish these deliverables, and may provide key input to master planning activities and broader the company-wide network strategy assessments.

Develop and maintain Drug Product rate standards, scheduling tools, and systems to input and collect production data. This includes the annual budget process, working closely with Finance and Production management.

Assure appropriate performance metrics exist and are in use for responsible plant area, including shop floor as well as management level metrics.

Using the typical Industrial Engineering tool set (listed above), analyze and assess shop floor related data, creating information for the plant to make sound decisions and prepare for the future.

Identify and recommend specific areas for change to meet cost, quality, supply or new product goals.

Facilitate, educate and partner with production management and colleagues to lead a culture of standard work and continuous improvement efforts within the site's lean management system.

Lead improvement projects to deliver results in cost reduction, quality, supply or safety. Serve as subject matter expert for OEE improvement teams.

Develop colleagues' and leaders' ability to understand and leverage production data to improve performance and make strategic decisions.

- 5+ yrs related experience with BA/BS in technical discipline, preferably Industrial Engineering or related field; 3+ years experience with Master's or PhD in technical discipline, preferably Industrial Engineering or related field;

- Green Belt certification recommended;

- Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment desired

Strong analytical skills required, including the ability to formulate rigorous data collection and validation plans, create standard, powerful visualizations, and collaborate with operations and management to interpret results and develop action plans.

Strong organizational skills required to ensure that both standard reporting responsibilities and project/budget deliverables are met.

Occasional support of off-shift operations as required by project or operational needs.

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
the company is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. the company also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. the company is an E-Verify employer.

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