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Project Engineer (33570) - Lancashire

Medical/Pharmaceutical - Operations
Ref: 274 Date Posted: Thursday 03 Jan 2019
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Job Purpose: 
The primary purpose of this job is to support manufacturing through the continuous development of manufacturing processes and projects to achieve operational targets. 
The position is part of a team within the Engineering department that contributes to the overall business metrics. This position will Provide project leadership on continuous improvement, and risk mitigation initiatives and will also include liaison with outside suppliers and other DePuy Design & Manufacturing sites to ensure all goals and targets of the manufacturing process are achieved 

Principle Accountabilities: 

• Deliver key projects to the Value Stream which will positively impact on the key metrics. 
• Drive process improvements/capacity increases through New technology/equipment introductions 
• Competent in validation requirements on new equipment introductions/processes/process changes 
• Identify capital spend budget requirements and manage budget for process improvements. 
• Preparation of all relevant manufacturing specifications. 
• Preparation and project management of all line extensions/NPI including supporting documentation as reqd. 

• Identify and lead cost and technical improvements under the departments continuous improvement program. 
• Provide key inputs and leadership into transformational process developments. 
• Determine equipment layouts for manufacturing cells using Lean Manufacturing tool as identified. 

• Project Management - provide timely and accurate reporting on project activities. 
• Lead or actively participate in cross-functional teams to ensure projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner. 

• Actively interfacing with cross-functional team members, always practicing good team work in support of day to day operating requirements. 
• Demonstrate strong leadership and a clear identifiable work ethos within the Manufacturing Engineering team. 
• Develop and maintain a Credo & Behavioural Standards based culture within the Manufacturing Engineering group. 

• Preparation and maintenance of manufacturing specifications for specific projects. 
• Ensure effective closure on Quality System documents (Audit Actions, NCR’s, CAPA’s, etc). 
• Ensure all process developments are managed in accordance with the Quality management system. 

• Ensure all production equipment meets all J&J Health & Safety requirements by the completion of required documentation. 
• Implementation of safety/environmental requirements on purchase of all new equipment. 

Key Competencies Required (To Perform The Job To Acceptable Standard) 
Personal Traits 
• Excellent proven record of Project Management skills. 
• Experienced in project budget control 
• Ability to manage multiple assignments or projects with sound analytical, troubleshooting, and problem solving skills. 
• Flexible work ethic. 
• Strong influencing skills. 
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral). 
• Problem Solving skills – to assist in maintaining project progress and on design issues. 
• Decision Making – required to make decisions on technical issues. 
• Degree of responsibility – must be capable of taking direction and taking responsibility and ownership for systems. 
• Excellent planning & organisation skills. 
• Extent of confidentiality - discretion is essential in view of contact with outside parties, product development strategies, regulatory and sales information. 

Qualifications & Experience: 

• Degree qualified in a relevant Engineering / Science discipline, with 2+ years relevant experience. 
• Experience in regulated industry, FDA, ISO, etc. 
• Demonstrated ability to lead significant projects to completion, on time and within budget 
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions

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