Integra LifeSciences, founded in 1989 in New Jersey, is a leader in the medical technology market with more than 4'300 associates worldwide. This company supports many health professionals in their work by helping them to improve the quality of patient’s life. Integra offers innovative solutions in several fields of surgery: orthopedics, neurosurgery, general and reconstruction surgery.
Integra LifeSciences Switzerland in Le Locle, specialized in neurosurgery, manufactures a wide selection of medical implants for the treatment of nervous system disorders. Nearly 200 associates work there.
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.
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.
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.