Argon Medical Devices
Manufacturing Engineer
Full-time
Argon Medical Devices
Argon Medical Devices
1445 Flat Creek Rd.
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Lead and participate in creating, finding and evaluating better and more efficient ways to manufacture product and provide ongoing production support for Argon Medical products and manufacturing sites.  Effectively manage and communicate progress towards project goals to management.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Provide engineering support for the development and manufacture of Argon Medical Device products.
  • Evaluate proposed designs for manufacturability
  • Recommend, develop and implement manufacturing related cost saving initiatives (Value Improvement Projects).
  • Develop and implement process qualification protocols and reports.
  • Perform root cause analysis of product/process issues and implement short and long-term corrective actions to improve product quality and reliability.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confer with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials or parts and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding production capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Apply statistical methods to estimate future production requirements and potential.
  • Execute problem solving, efficiency studies, and the identification of process improvement opportunities.
  • Provide assistance in troubleshooting manufacturing areas.
  • Work in conjunction with Maintenance Department to identify, recommend and implement the upgrade and automation of current equipment and the purchase of new equipment within regulatory requirements.
  • Lead functional and cross-functional teams to achieve project goals
  • Mentor junior manufacturing engineers in project management activities
Education/Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Minitab, Word, Excel and Project
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems
  • Minimum of one to two years (1-2) related experience in a FDA/GMP regulated industry
  • Experience in product production planning and working knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and cost reduction/yield improvement techniques
  • Experience in the application of statistical techniques such as statistical process control, design of experiments, and problem-solving techniques is required
  • Experience with design, review, execution, and approval of Installation, Operation and Process Qualification protocols and reports (IQ/OQ/PQ)
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
  • Ability to drive change
  • Ability to lead cross-functional/department teams
  • Ability to prioritize for maximum results (multi-task management)
  • Effective multi-channel communicator
  • Function successfully in a high paced results-oriented environment
  • Function well within a team environment
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