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Senior Operations Manager in Ave Maria, FL ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Ave Maria, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2018

Job Description


Requisition ID:
41452
Title:
Senior Operations Manager
Division:
Arthrex Manufacturing Inc
Location:
Ave Maria, FL

Arthrex, Inc is the world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of cutting edge surgical technologies for sports and other orthopedic applications. Arthrex Manufacturing is actively seeking a Senior Operations Manager to join the team at our facility in Ave Maria, FL. The successful candidate will need a strong manufacturing management background with experience in Lead Manufacturing methods and Kanban systems. Excellent communication and analytical skills along with Bachelor’s degree are required for the role.


Main Objective:

Plans, directs and coordinates all site manufacturing operations to effectively and profitably produce superior quality products ensuring on-time delivery.  Leads cross functional teams and provides project management to improve quality, process efficiency, labor deployment, and equipment utilization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides analysis and proposed plans regarding workforce utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and suggests improvements to plant/equipment layout, labor deployment, inventory management, and workspace design for maximum efficiency.
  • Evaluates production workflow and performs detailed capacity analysis to determine production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Provides input to improve manufacturing methods and labor resources, utilizing lean principles, knowledge of product design, materials and parts, fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment capabilities, assembly methods, and quality control standards.
  • Leads new equipment acquisitions as they pertain to capacity expansion and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Develops manpower requirements and sets priorities for production schedules based on new product introductions, equipment efficiency and materials supply.
  • Manages component manufacturing, cleaning, cleanroom device assembly, and packaging managers and supervisors.
  • Manages and tracks the receipt, staging, lot/quantity control, lot traceability, and issuance of materials.
  • Assumes responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of manufacturing methods.
  • Accountable for managing, meeting, and reporting Key Performance Indicators (metrics) on production operations and developing continuous improvement plans accordingly.
  • Reviews master production schedule to ensure demand requirements are in line with available capacities and makes recommendations for schedule changes that optimize equipment, personnel, and materials.
  • Manages process improvement engineering resources to improve capacities, product costs, quality, and ensure rapid new product introductions.
  • Interviews staff, hires and oversees staff training, responsible for staff development and management.
  • Maintains and/or implements programs, policies, and procedures to support to AMI as a world class medical device manufacturer.
  • Monitors personnel training & ensures documentation of required training activities is completed.
  • Implements Corporate and Safety initiatives.

Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s degree in Engineering, Operations Management or Business is desired.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing exempt/professional level positions required including engineering and manufacturing support managers.
  • A Minimum of 10 years of experience in operations or production management required; preferrably, in metal machining, forming and cutting manufacturing, laser marking, EDM and laser welding and/or industrial cleaning and passivation.
  • Strong preference for experience with Medical Device manufacturing.  Knowledge of clean room packaging and sterilization operations preferred.
  • Must be well versed in all FDA, ISO, and OSHA compliance issues. 
  • Experience in a high volume medical device manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing methods and Kanban systems required.
  • Experience with SAP (or equivalent) desired.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Excellent organizational, leadership/decision making, and communication skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from subordinates, peers, and upper management.
  • Strong strategic leadership and decision making skills needed.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines & production demands in a complex and dynamic manufacturing environment.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

PC, Microsoft Office, and knowledge of all machines in component, device assembly, and packaging production areas.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office or open cubicle/workstation environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.