Integra LifeSciences

  • Engineer, Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement

    Vacancy ID
    CH-NE-Le Locle
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.


    Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery.  In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.

    Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 4,500 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."


    Engineer, Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement is responsible for leading and deploying the best practices in the manufacturing organization by taking initiative to support continuous improvement. He/she works towards achieving the manufacturing goals and objectives of the organization. The role's focus is to lead, facilitate, execute and manage projects to reduce the costs significantly by implementing Lean tools and methodologies. The person will use his/her expertise to identify and recommend improvements. Engineer, Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement establishes Lean transformation roadmap for the next 5 years, set vision and leads projects to reach the new goals. He/she reviews the manufacturing areas for potential safety hazards and makes sure that all the safety practices are being followed while implementing the new processes.


    Other activities:

    • Create value analysis to look out for ways to reduce various costs
    • Improve the flow of material through end to end value stream without compromising quality standards
    • Eliminate all sources of wastes and activities without value added
    • Update existing value stream and establish flow for integration of new products
    • Constantly identify improvements opportunities that needs to be done
    • Interact with management, peers as well as operators
    • Help to establish new layout on the production shop floor
    • Teach others with the principles of lean
    • Lead the lean program with 5S, Kaizen, VSM, etc.

    Engineer, Lean Manufacturing & Continuous Improvement is involved in preparing the documentation for the improved processes and ensures that the product designs manufactured are up to the standard levels.


    Essential Skills and Abilities

    To make a successful career in the field of lean engineering, an individual should be adaptable to accept new changes in the field of lean manufacturing and should remain abreast with the latest developments happening in that field. He/she should be extremely well organized and should have the ability to identify problems and resolve them quickly. Strong oral and written communication skills with excellent organization, planning and implementation skills would definitely prove to be an advantage. He/she be self driven with positive attitude and should be result oriented. Excellent analytical skills combined with good negotiation and conflict management skills with proficiency in computers would be beneficial.

    Educational Background

    To qualify for this position, it is necessary that a person should have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering. A demonstrated working knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma in the manufacturing field with good project management skills would prove to be a huge plus. The individual who has completed a formal training in Lean/Six Sigma will definitely be preferred and have an edge over the rest of the candidates.


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