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Production Manager

Company Name:
Helix Medical
MedVenture Technology, a Helix Medical company is a global leader in medical device development and contract manufacturing. We offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide: product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.
For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Helix Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Helix Medical Companies maintain design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, and China.
MedVenture manufactures minimally invasive, handheld and catheter-based devices out of our 93,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, strategically and centrally located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. MedVentures culture is positive and team oriented. In our environment we like to have fun while helping others with our cutting edge medical devices. Our company is very driven to lead in the medical device industry to improve the quality of life of the patients we serve.
MedVenture Technology is a local, innovative, high growth company with a collaborative, high performance work environment. We develop and manufacture minimally invasive, single use medical devices in the endoscopy, cardiovascular, neurovascular, and urology markets. The products we develop and manufacture are typically market disruptive and displace higher cost procedures. We currently have 250+ employees and are looking for a Production Manager to help us grow the business. Our engineers work on multiple products and product platforms and ensure that or products meet or exceed quality guidelines and expectations.
We are currently hiring for a Production Manager who:
Develop and manage professional staff
Manage customers
Continuously improve manufacturing
Basic Responsibilities
Develop direct reports
Determine employees career goals and required development areas using a succession planning process.
Communicate the vision of the Operations department and its role in the company vision.
Ensure Safety and Emergency Response policies are followed and metrics posted.
Work with Product Development to improve the transition of projects into production. Help identify the proper cell or if a new cell is required for the product in manufacturing. As required, work with Product Development to establish goals in their charter before the PD team is released back into PD to include: Provide overall leadership for the manufacturing cell(s) and the associated supporting operations.
Create a culture in the manufacturing organization that centers on: Ensure all productions lines are managed in a lean manner and employees understand that and act accordingly. Unless specifically prohibited by a client, specific lean actions include: Improve Quality.
Focus on product, process, and paperwork quality
Ensure materials are managed in a lean manner.
Establish metrics and ensure that the buyer/planner drives the organization and our suppliers towards an increased number of components on a kanban system.
Work with the Strategic Procurement Planner to minimize the number of suppliers on the Approved Supplier List to help maximize the benefits to the supply chain.
Assist the Director of Operations with plans to handle expansion of manufacturing capacities.
Work with the Director of Operations to ensure the quotation process for ongoing production engineering changes is functioning.
Use appropriate metrics to ensure the organization is performing at the highest level.
Required Qualifications
4 year technical degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 10 years of manufacturing management experience or equivalent.
Well-rounded technical experience in medical product development and manufacturing disciplines.
FDA Quality System Regulation, ISO 13485 and design control experience preferred.
Experience with MS Word, Excel, Visio
Growtth Lean Systems Green Belt certification is required.
Physical Demands
Periodic traveling may be required
Able to work in controlled environment as required
Physical Activity may include: Standing, Walking, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting, Grasping, Feeling, Repetitive motions
Physical Requirements; Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move objects
Visual Requirements; Close visual acuity to perform activity exp. Small parts, operation of machines, viewing a computer
Its an exciting time to work at MedVenture Technology. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make MedVenture Technology the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match. Learn more at http://medventure.com/careers/ and http://www.helixmedical.com/careers
To Apply:
Candidates meeting these qualifications should complete the online application: https://freudenberg-jobs.dvinci.de/cgi-bin/appl/selfservice.pl?action=startapp;job_pub_nr=E0CDB3F4-4DE4-4511-B99E-F9F50DE61BBE;p=homepage_com;job_pub_type=extern
Helix Medical is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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