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Lean Engineer Operational Excellence

Location: Connaght
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Lean Engineer Operational Excellence
Our client, a leading multinational healthcare company, now seek a Lean Engineer to identify and pursue value improvement and waste elimination to support manufacturing areas through the identification of opportunities initiation and completion of Lean projects in line with business goals and objectives

This is initially a 12 month contract role in Galway, with the view moving to permanency.

Responsibilities of Lean Engineer:
Drive Lean Manufacturing principles and practices across the plant / in direct area of responsibility.
Provide technical support and where necessary project management support to Manufacturing teams in their endeavours to initiate and sustain Kaizen/ continuous improvement.
Mentor ‘Lean champions' and PB III's supporting lean initiatives.
Provide support on existing Lean "tool kit", also refining and improving these tools and introducing new ones as appropriate.
Constantly promote, educate, and instill culture of identification and elimination of waste throughout the plant within manufacturing areas and also in support/ transactional area.
Identification of improvement opportunities and initiation of projects teams and plans to address, providing support & direction and facilitating the removal of barriers to ensure successful outcomes.
Generate and maintain data for managing our business e.g. method studies, time & motion studies, Work content graphs.
Maintain database of Lean projects with associated targets and metrics to be used in prioritization of key projects based on impact on VOP.
Ensure that Lean activities and projects are linked such that the entire value stream is addressed and maximum benefit is extracted from Lean activities.
Reviewing requests for changes to facility layouts and proposing summary options for review/ approval. Arising from analysis and consensus agreement work with Facilities Dept. and relevant Production Team to prepare final layout drawings and implementation plan.
Demonstrating a good working knowledge of Industrial Engineering tools & practices and using this knowledge and expertise to continually drive improvement in process/equipment design, layout and Operational performance.

Requirements for Lean Engineer:
Honours Degree (HETAC 8) in a relevant discipline.
3+ years of technical experience in related role in manufacturing environment.
Project management training and history of leading cross functional projects an advantage.
Experience is highly regulated medical or pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is desirable.
Excellent Computer literacy with experience of appropriate simulation and CAD packages an advantage.
Leadership skills and the ability to make effective decisions.
Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Please phone Larry on 012302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. www.rftgroup.ie

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