Principal Process Engineer, Manufacturing Excellence

in Chicopee, MA

Principal Process Engineer, Manufacturing Excellence Job

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    2 Ludlow Park
    Chicopee, MA 01022, US

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    Full time

What Manufacturing Excellence contributes to Cardinal Health

Global Manufacturing Excellence is responsible for executing the strategic goals for operational excellence within the Global Manufacturing and Global Technical Services organizations including the selection and development of resources, managing the project pipeline, and ensuring ongoing communication about progress against goals. Works with multiple cross functional teams, business practitioners, and/or senior leaders and pursues independent actions to synthesize findings, develop improvement recommendations, and lead initiatives


Work with manufacturing excellence team to identify, plan, and execute hands on continuous improvement projects within internal MFG facilitiesIdentify, develop, and execute short-term (10 weeks) projects to support process optimizations and cost-savings projects.Make assessments of current business and/or functional performance within the enterprise, using fact-based research techniques and maintaining performance improvement scorecards and industry benchmarking.Provide technical support and guidance to Manufacturing Plant for engineering issues.Support and guide test method validations, create test specifications.Responsible for aligning with site leadership and other key stakeholders to develop and implement performance improvement recommendations.


Bachelors in related field, or equivalent work experience, preferred3+ years of experience working in medical device manufacturing setting preferredExperience working with FDA Quality Systems Regulations and ISO Quality Systems preferredLean Six Sigma certifications preferredExperience in Kaizen processes, implementations, and continuous improvement recommendationsAbility to lead team toward operational objectivesStrong leadership, coaching, communication, and implementation skills requiredExperience with change management and influencing, negotiating, and communicating across multiple organizational levelsTravel expectations: 33%

What is expected of you and others at this level

Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projectsMay contribute to the development of policies and proceduresWorks on complex projects of large scopeDevelops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problemsSolutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectivesCompletes work; independently receives general guidance on new projectsWork reviewed for purpose of meeting objectivesMay act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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