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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, Plant Operations Engineering (Draper, Utah) in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Senior Manager, Facilities Engineering will manage a team responsible for facilities and reliability engineering functions within assigned manufacturing plant.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage facilities team including managerial staff, individual contributors, external contractors, professional service firms and oversee the work of one or more areas and/or functions. Drive manufacturing culture and engage staff morale. Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department; drive culture; engage staff morale; and ensure employees' safety.

  • Development and execution of the site facilities master plan.

  • Leadership of the design and drafting team that supports the sites commercial production, transfers, and new product introduction fixture and equipment needs. Oversee the machine shop which includes reviewing requests from engineering groups, executing on plans and delivering on objectives related to plant manufacturing needs.

  • Management of the metrology and calibration team to ensure proper performance and compliance of critical site equipment.

  • Plan and direct multiple complex projects with the accountability for successful completion of all project deliverables to the facility within established schedule, scope, and quality objectives. Lead in identifying risk, developing mitigation strategies, defining alternative solutions and resolving issues in collaboration with cross-functional groups.

  • Negotiate plans, budgets and schedules relating to facility modifications, facilities or equipment maintenance, expansions, upgrades and/or new construction for multiple areas.

  • Lead efforts to optimize facilities management, maintenance, and asset management processes and systems by assessing business needs and developing, proposing and implementing technology solution options.

  • Ensure continuous execution of engineering related operations within the plant in compliance with quality, safety, and environmental standards.

  • Use performance metrics to ensure proper operations and drive continuous improvement. Drive a value stream mindset and culture of continuous improvement based on lean and Six Sigma principles and EW Production System (EPS).

  • Proactive mindset to assist Plant Manager in site improvements, reliability engineering, cost reduction, and sustainability.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific field

  • Minimum of 10 years of combined experience in facilities, reliability engineering, maintenance/equipment, and/or asset management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading large construction management projects

  • Experience developing and implementing business continuity or crisis management programs for emergencies, disaster recovery, and/or risk management preferred

  • Medical device, Biopharma and/or working in a highly regulated environment preferred.

  • Proven successful project management leadership skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including advanced Excel and manufacturing systems.

  • Expert understanding of engineering procedures while identifying applications of functional knowledge and existing methodologies to complex problems.

  • Experience in a customer service role to ensure design and drafting team meets project goals with long term manufacturing and scalability in mind

  • Expert understanding of related aspects of facilities and asset management.

  • Expert knowledge of financial acumen as it relates to facilities and asset management.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage one or more teams and provide coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations.

  • Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of facilities and asset management to the business.

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 13,000 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.