Lubrizol Senior Engineering Leader in Franklin, Wisconsin

Senior Engineering Leader

Req ID: 43886

Vesta, part of Lubrizol LifeSciences, offers custom medical manufacturing services, including precision thermoplastic and silicone extrusion as well as comprehensive silicone fabrication from its ISO 13485 certified facilities. Vesta capitalizes on more than 40 years’ experience, leveraging expertise in design assistance, material selection and quality compliance to enable our customer’s success.

Vesta has served as a trusted medical device outsourcing partner for four decades, delivering innovative solutions in molding, extrusion and assembly. Our Franklin, Wisconsin location includes ISO 7 certified clean room, ISO 8 controlled environment, 116,000 ft2 (10,700 m2), 17 extruders with 12 lines, 75 molding presses and a dedicated R&D laboratory. Every one of our medical device manufacturing, assembly and support services has quality at its core. Our highly collaborative, end-to-end, medical device process validation ensures quality without sacrificing product performance.

Vesta is hiring a Senior Engineering Leader that will be responsible for all technical support operations across our implantable device operations. You will have responsibility for lading multiple aspects of Engineering which include: new products and process commercialization, materials science, technical transfers, process development and validation.

Why would you want this role?

  • Full responsibility for standardizing processes and capabilities to drive technical training efficiency and effectiveness to support capacity and meet demand.

  • Oversee existing product families as well as development and operational commercialization of the anatomical shaped platform.

  • Creating an innovative and compliant culture while incorporating Six Sigma, Lean and Design for Manufacturability methodologies will be key deliverables for this position.

  • You will provide leadership, talent development and technical direction to engineers, supervisors and managers in order to meet growing business demand.

What will you do?

  • Creates a culture for lean new product development and commercialization through collaboration with cross-functional partners and through new product lifecycle driving product design requirements, design for manufacturability, robust process capability and integration or new technologies as needed.

  • Assess and grow the Engineering team, Supplier Management/Materials and Technical Training resources and talent with the goal of supporting a growing Sientra business platform. Creates a motivating environment where professional/technical team members experience personal and professional growth.

  • Drives the development of new and or improved systems, processes, methods, equipment, and technologies which include semi-automation and capacity expansion. Provide leadership and champion strategies for continuous improvement, in order to position plant operations for growth, compliance and efficiency.

  • Drive improvement and standardization of processes and capabilities for the training, certification and re-certification and transitioning or production operators into the manufacturing environment.

  • Uses proven and methodical approaches to problem solving to address complex technical issues across multiple disciplines; provide direct support to QMS systems applications for remediation of quality and compliance related issues including but not limited to NCR/CAPA, Supplier quality issues, documentation requirements, facility compliance, etc.

  • Provide updates, strategy recommendations and plans to site management as needed. Anticipates budget needs for capital and expense spending, support and managed departmental budget.

  • Expected to serve in a contributing role in supporting periodic strategic initiatives and sustaining deliverables that ultimately serve the success of Lubrizol and its clients (Sientra).

What do you need?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other relevant technical degree is required.

  • Advanced degree such as a Master’s or PhD in Engineering or skill equivalent preferred.

  • Professional technical certification(s) preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years of technical management and leadership experience.

  • Candidate will have the experience and management maturity through which s/he can influence an organizations outcome through best practices in commercialization of new products while transformatively innovating Manufacturing operations activities.

Lubrizol Benefits

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Competitive salary with performance based bonus plans

401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution Plan

Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings

Health Savings Account

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Vesta is located in Franklin WI, a growing community of 35,000 people that is located in the Southeastern portion of Wisconsin, approximately 15 miles south of Milwaukee, WI and about 60 miles north of Chicago, Il. The Southeastern portion of Wisconsin is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan, a Great Lake that has fantastic fishing and boating opportunities. The City of Milwaukee is a diverse community with many ethnic festivals that occur almost every weekend from June until September. Starting with the last week in June until the second weekend in July, the Henry Maier Festival Park, hosts Summerfest, one of the largest outdoor music festivals, highlighted by the Marcus Amphitheater, which hosts Main Stage concerts every evening. Milwaukee is also the home to Harley Davidson, the Harley Museum and Harley Davidson Bike fest every 5 years. If you are into professional sports, Milwaukee is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, who play at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Bucks who are building a new area and the Green Bay Packers are within 2 hours driving distance from Milwaukee.

Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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