Edwards Lifesciences Principal Facilities Engineer - Irvine Implant in Irvine, California
This is a wonderful opportunity to be a Principal Engineer in the Facilities & Asset Management organization in our Irvine manufacturing plant. The Principal Engineer will provide expertise in the optimization of manufacturing processes.
Drive the development and manage the execution of highly complex experiments and tests (including writing and executing protocols) on a platform which includes multiple product lines to qualify and validate manufacturing processes; analyze results, make recommendations, and develop reports and collaborate with team members to drive project completion
Initiate and lead the identification and ensure implementation of opportunities to optimize/improve manufacturing processes including using engineering methods (e.g., SIX Sigma and LEAN methods) employing technical design skills to re-design/design on new products and/or processes, etc. are up to standards
Train, coach, and guide lower level employees on highly complex procedures
Lead and establish highly complex project plans to ensure deliverables are completed to customer’s expectations, using project management tools (e.g., Project Plan, Risk Analysis, etc.)
Analyze and resolve complex Manufacturing and Compliance issues (e.g., CAPA, non-conformances, audit observations)
Develop training and documentation materials (e.g., work instructions) for production to enable the seamless knowledge transfer of project and manufacturing processes
May be selected as an Independent Reviewer for design review
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Scientific field.
Minimum of 8 years of experience facilities & reliability manufacturing engineering.
Advanced degree is preferred.
Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite; CAD experience preferred.
Experience in highly regulated process that are structured in a matrix approach.
Experience in leading contractors, vendors, or suppliers.
Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills.
Ability to translate complex and technical information to all levels of the organizations.
Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization while applying broad-based technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
Expert knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering.
Expert understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work.
Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change as a change agent working with small or large groups.
Ability to do higher level math applications for data analytics.
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels along with being flexible to support off shifts as needed for projects or problem resolution.
Ability to manage projects from end to end to fully execute task or projects.
Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.