21 days old

Associate Director, Automation Engineering

Allentown Mfg Facility
Allentown, PA 18109
  • Job Code
    120817628

Overview

About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap and CAPS.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.



Responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Automation Engineering will lead a team of technical engineering subject matter experts in support of engineering projects and day to day manufacturing support for parenteral pharmaceutical products. This position will involve managing the activities of multi-disciplined engineers in a team environment. Incumbent will own the lifecycle management of control systems, strategy for replacing or upgrading systems plus disaster recovery and remediation program. Responsible for Systems Implementation (SCADA, Data Collection, etc.), Automation, Controls, and Robotics. Responsible for integration of equipment components to ensure efficient productivity of manufacturing lines. Ensures that equipment engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in compliance with established policies and objectives. Assists in the development and execution of the strategic plan to achieve short and long term business objectives. Establishes specifications for new equipment or modifications associated with improvement of existing equipment. Supports operations in establishing the equipment requirements needed to deliver against the site operational goals and objectives including process validation. Responsible for approximately 8 - 10 direct reports.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in support of manufacturing to establish user requirements associated with new equipment purchases and/or modifications.
  • Partner with stakeholders, team members, equipment design vendors and various internal resources in support of sustaining and growing the business model. This includes product, facilities, equipment, supply chain, services, staffing, operating procedures, policies and standards.
  • Establishes all user requirements associated with the design of new production lines including individual pieces of manufacturing equipment.
  • Responsible for FAT, SAT, IQ/OQ/PQ and Commissioning of new equipment and processes.
  • Responsible for integrating production lines.
  • Works collaboratively with R&D in the establishment of equipment required for the production of new products.
  • Contribute to the development of company engineering priorities, long term strategies and goals.
  • Establish metrics associated with OEE and other metrics to drive business objectives related to new equipment purchases.
  • Establishes all specifications associated with new equipment.
  • Oversees change control associated with modifications to existing equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with FDA, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with Human Resources, oversees and directs all performance management, training, development, job descriptions, and safety procedures for all Process/Controls Engineering personnel.
  • Review project activities and provide technical expertise and guidance.
  • Supervise and direct contract personnel and outside vendors in the performance of contracted services.
  • Establishes specifications for all manufacturing equipment.
  • Perform high degree of both internal and external personnel interfaces.
  • Develop and execute multi-year plan for lifecycle management of controls systems
  • Leads a team of technical engineering subject matter experts in support of engineering projects and day to day manufacturing support for medical device or pharma products.
  • Manages the activities of multi disciplined engineers in a team environment. Incumbent will own the lifecycle management of control systems, strategy for replacing or upgrading systems plus disaster recovery and remediation program.
  • Responsible for Systems Implementation (SCADA, Data Collection, etc.), Automation, Controls, and Robotics.
  • Responsible for integration of equipment components to ensure efficient productivity of manufacturing lines.
  • Ensures that equipment engineering projects, initiatives and processes are in compliance with established policies and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and execution of the strategic plan to achieve short and long term business objectives.
  • Establishes specifications for new equipment or modifications associated with improvement of existing equipment.
  • Supports operations in establishing the equipment requirements needed to deliver against the site operational goals and objectives including process validation.
  • Responsible for approximately 8-10 direct reports.

Required:

  • BS degree in an Engineering, Controls or Automation with 10-12 years experience in Engineering position with at least 5 - 7 years demonstrated successful performance/experience in an applicable Engineering supervisory or management position.
The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
General:
It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care for safety and health of himself/herself and other persons.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Requires breadth of organizational, professional field, and industry knowledge. Ability to integrate critical information from several diverse areas. Champions advanced strategies and concepts.
  • Manages activities of a functional area which has at least 2 departments or major functions through managers and/or experienced employees. Responsible for cost, method, and employee results.
  • Judgement is required in resolving complex problems based on experience.
  • Represents the organization as a prime contact on projects and departmental operations. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on issues often requiring coordination across organizational lines.




Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications -Education/Experience/Training/Etc

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 10-12 years related experience required.
  • Applicable industry/professional certification preferred.
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional business travel required

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com.

Through its Sharing Expertise initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.



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Posted: 2020-06-12 Expires: 2020-07-13

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