The Senior Extrusion Engineer is responsible for the management of new extrusion components, component iterations. As a Senior Extrusion Engineer you also will be responsible for identifying, developing and introducing new extrusion technology. Liaising with sales, customers and suppliers and internal product design engineers to specify customer requirements with regards to dimensions, performance criteria and materials. Liaising with production to ensure extrusion equipment and processes are in place and capable. The position also involves leading cross functional teams with responsibility for the introduction of new equipment/technologies or new processes into the extrusion area or other assigned projects.
Principal Duties and responsibilities:
Manage, develop and validate new extrusion process including running extrusion trials for new product /product iterations and new technology to demonstrate capability and meet KPI’s.
Identify, specify, introduce, manage and validate new equipment and technologies in the extrusion area. Provide technical input and leadership on problem solving, resolve technical processing issues and implement process improvements in the extrusion dept.
Provide product line support for the engineering & production extrusion dept. creates documentation for extrusion equipment and process. Plan, write and execute validations for extrusion component process and technology. Control new product/process/technology introductions or changes and maintain records in accordance with the Nordson Medical quality systems to the requirements of ISO 13485 and FDC 21 CFR
Continually attain technical expertise in extrusion technologies and new materials and communicate and train extrusion personnel. Support the development of new business by working with internal design engineers, sales and customers on product and process development including costing review, feasibility studies, project timelines and technical capability assessments.
Drive the Nordson medical centre of extrusion excellence by relentlessly focusing on continuous improvement in processes, capability, equipment and business processes as well as identification of advancements in materials or equipment appropriate to be introduced to Nordson Medical.
Lead improvement initiatives as assigned including investigations, trouble shooting, driving effective determination of root cause and championing a structured approach to problem solving using lean tools and 6 sigma principals.
Specific responsibilities include:Deliver trials and new component introductions to agreed delivery dates and KPI’s Ensure new components meet specification, performance and quality criteria Communicate with production to schedule required trials, equipment and resources Work with extrusion team to ensure successful transfer of new product into production Provide technical input on all new products, customer queries and customer trials Generate reports/data for customers, validations or technical records as required Communicate/visit with customers as required Lead cross functional teams to introduce and validate new equipment/technology/processes Train/Mentor other extrusion personnel as required Support production and quality on resolution of extrusion technical or quality issues inc NC, CAPA , Root cause investigations Support extrusion team to identify and specify new technology/tooling/materials required Maintain work areas, equipment and processes to Nordson Medical H&S requirements.
Person Specification:Primary degree or equivalent in Polymer, manufacturing or mechanical engineering; 8 to 10 years Extrusion process experience; 3 to 5 years Medical device or manufacturing experience is essential; Hands on experience in extrusion and plastics material knowledge are essential; Needs strong communication and influencing skills; Have the ability to effectively manage a simultaneous range of diverse activities; Be a self-starter with good motivational and inter-personal skills; A Practical level-headed individual with strong technical ability.
Travel: Less than 5% (other Nordson divisions and customers)
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