Project Engineer (Transportation)
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
JOB TITLE: Project Engineer
DEPARTMENT: Continuous Improvement
Leads and/or assists with engineering projects focused on improving new or existing equipment and processes to reduce costs, improve quality, increase capacity, and increase customer satisfaction. Oversees project budget and timeline, securing necessary resources and driving projects to completion. Organizes and oversees the collection and analysis of pertinent data. Leads and participates in process and product validations to assure all processes comply with company specifications to include internal quality systems and external regulations(FDA/ISO). Provides input to management to support the development and application of current/new business processes.
1.Obtains and maintains knowledge on all appropriate equipment and processes
2.Develops, evaluates, and improves packaging and distribution methods
3.Leads process/quality optimization/re-engineering efforts to address specific business requirements
4.Leads and assists on projects and initiatives with a focus on reducing costs, improving quality and improving customer satisfaction
5.Manages all aspects of a project, scope, and budget
6.Performs engineering studies and process improvements
7.Leads engineering changes, writes Engineering Change Orders (ECOs), and documents changes appropriately in eQMS system
8.Works with cross functional teams to develop best practice solutions
9.Leads and assists on equipment purchases and redesigns, including developing User Requirements Specifications (URS), conducting Factory and Site Acceptance Testing (FAT and SAT), and coordinating activities with vendors
10.Reviews and provides recommendations contractor bids, capabilities and engineering feasibility of project proposals.
11.Analyzes project return on investment (ROI)
12.Participates in FMEA activities and process mapping activities
13.Conducts time studies and methods analyses
14.Utilizes a wide range of Industrial Engineering, Lean, and Six Sigma tools and techniques to make process improvements
15.Executes engineering studies and performs accompanying data analysis
16.Implements mistake-proofing controls to maintain or improve process quality
17.Conducts root causes analysis to address specific process or quality problems
18.Troubleshoots root causes of material failures and recommends changes to equipment, materials, and/or processes
19.Assists in investigating instances of nonconformance and facilitates the determination of root cause and corrective/preventative action.
20.Works with operations teams to identify potential improvement projects, assess feasibility, and implement solutions
21.Designs facility layout alternatives
22.Develops SOP's, work instructions, and other quick reference material as needed
23.Assists in defining and measuring “Key Performance Indicators” for the facility
CooperVision's management team is committed to the development of and implementation of the quality management system and maintaining its effectiveness by communicating to the organization the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
•Strong project management skills with proven ability to lead cross-functional teams
•Strong analytical skills coupled with a creative and open mind towards alternative methods
•Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills
•Able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
•Technical competencies in Lean, Kaizen, and process management
•Working knowledge of eQMS (Quality Systems) and FDA regulation
•Follows Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
•Proficiency with AutoCAD
•Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Project and Visio
•Present a professional and positive presence and interface with multiple roles within the CooperVision organization.