Engineering Molding Manager
Alajuela, Coyol, CR
hace 5 días

Role Overview :

Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the engineering molding area, this includes all needs of internal products and molding supplier tooling management.

Manages feasibility studies of new mold designs, mold maintenance and production parts. Support all the documentation needed for process validations and mold maintenance.

Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure business goals. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Responsibilities :

  • Support the Manufacturing Process and perform real time root cause failure analysis. If the problem is design related, drive the solution with R&D.
  • Use a systematic problem-solving method (PDCA, DMAIC) to drive continuous improvement in the product line. (15%)

  • Perform molding process development by Scientific Molding techniques (15%)
  • Identify process deficiencies, conduct Business Case Analysis on possible corrective actions and provide a prioritized list of recommendations to ensure the right priorities are being set and resources are being used effectively. (10%)
  • Develop and lea Technical Reviews on change process, material or tooling to ensure changes meant to address a specific problem do not produce additional unnecessary adverse effects or other type of problems (5 %)
  • Conduct and complete equipment, fixtures and process validations (IQ / OQ / PQ) as needed to ensure proper qualification and to ensure that the fixtures, tooling and machines accomplish desired outcome. (15%)
  • Write MPIs, BOMs, MCOs, NCs, Deviations, Routers and release documentation into the quality system. Own CAPA investigations and issues related to the products. (15%)
  • Resolve problems with raw materials as needed. Work with IQA and drive vendor technical solutions to resolve material issues.
  • Update part drawings and part specification as needed to clarify information being communicated to vendors to prevent future raw material issues. (10%)

  • Work with counterpart process engineers in US to support DOE and lab notebook studies as for new product development. (10%)
  • Formulate department annual budget process. Execute annual objectives within established financial resources approval within the budget. (5%)
  • Respect Human Integrity of every associate related with Smith & Nephew (continuous)
  • Comply with all requirements, duties and obligations under the Quality Management System. This includes the proper action program Management well as corrective and preventive strict adherence and compliance to all regulations, policies and quality procedures. (continuous)
  • Location : Coyol Costa Rica

    Education : Bachelor / Master degree in Engineering Sciences

    Licenses / Certifications : Experience with ISO 9001 : 1994, Lean Six Sigma preferred, RGJ or equivalent certification preferred

    Experience : 3-5 years of relevant engineering experience required, including people management

    Competences :

  • Strong analytical, organization, decision making and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills to effectively drive results across teams and in different levels of the organization.
  • Professional experience in complex problem solving
  • Demonstrated teamwork and team building skills
  • Strong time-management skills to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and that requires transformational results.
  • Able to work independently and solve complex problems, apply expertise, best practices and data analysis.
  • Experience people manager to facilitate the work of the team under his responsibility.
  • Understand regulatory, Quality Management System, HSE and GMP requirements to ensure compliance and risk management.
  • Identify improvement opportunities and perform under minimal supervision to obtain results as well as process enhancements.
  • Resilient and able to lead change
  • Physical Demands : The role requires desk-based work, visiting production areas, attending frequent meetings and potential travel.

    Travel Requirements : 10 25

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