Engineering Leader

Equipment Engineering Manager

Ref: 245| Posted: 5th Jul 2024

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Position: Equipment Engineering Manager
Location: Renfrew On-site
Company: Terumo Aortic

About Us: At Terumo Aortic, we are dedicated to developing advanced medical devices that improve patient outcomes. As part of our commitment to excellence, we are currently seeking a skilled and experienced Equipment Engineering Manager to join our team.

Purpose of the Job:

  • Support engineering improvements to deliver improved yield, equipment reliability, and cost of ownership.
  • Develop equipment performance metrics and KPIs.
  • Provide direct line management of shift-based technicians and equipment engineers, including PMs, training, development, and attendance.
  • Schedule workload and tasks, both planned and unplanned, to ensure optimum utilization of personnel.
  • Act as the primary link and point of contact between shift-based technicians and the day shift organization for communications and prioritizations.
  • Maintain awareness of the relevance and importance of activities performed and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the safe installation of new equipment.
  • Contribute to the design and development of new equipment.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities in materials and equipment parts, and validate changes to capitalize on these opportunities.
  • Support equipment and process validations in collaboration with the manufacturing engineering team.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve equipment performance-related KPIs.
  • Participate in required QMS audits and ensure appropriate actions are taken in response to audit findings.
  • Establish and monitor group and individual goals and objectives, periodically reviewing performance versus objectives.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team, manage resource loading, and maintain schedules for engineering operations.
  • Ensure key customers, internal and external, are provided the required service level; maintain close collaborative relations with all internal functional teams.
  • Identify, delegate, and oversee the creation and implementation of competency assessments for Facilities Technicians and Equipment Engineers.
  • Minimize equipment and asset downtime through reactive breakdown intervention and management.
  • Manage key Engineering KPIs and hold the team accountable for results.
  • Drive cost-saving initiatives through direct/indirect sources, parts lifetime improvement, and PM optimizations.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for effectively identifying root causes to equipment issues, driving troubleshooting and taskforces as needed.
  • Report and provide feedback to the organization on a real-time basis regarding issues impacting facilities, equipment, and assets across the site.
  • Drive and maintain procedural compliance and ensure teams work within the confines of the organization’s EH&S and QMS policies.
  • Contribute to CAPEX and CI projects through direct involvement of personnel on key allocated tasks.
  • Coach and mentor teams to ensure areas of development are highlighted and progressed.
  • Perform all activities in a safe and responsible manner.

Skills Required:

  • Minimum Degree in Electronics, Mechanical, or Mechatronics Engineering discipline or relevant industry experience.
  • Experience in maintaining a wide range of process equipment.
  • Competence in the use of CMMS systems.
  • Knowledge of statistical tools and MS Office applications.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Why Terumo Aortic? At Terumo Aortic, we believe in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities for professional growth and development.