Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.
The Senior Process Engineer will make decisions related to achieving production objectives, and GMP compliance and will create and maintain Visual Management boards detailing performance vs. key metrics and progress vs. active projects and initiatives. This person will monitor and trend Overall Equipment Effectiveness of machines in MFG to identify opportunities for improvement.
This position reports to the Senior Manager, Engineering. Incumbent will make decisions related to achieving production objectives, and GMP compliance.
Required to maintain a portfolio of cost saving/process improvement projects which will consist of (a) active projects, (b) projects in the pipeline, and (c) projects at conceptual stage.
Responsible for optimizing personnel and SGV (self-guided vehicle) flow in GMP area to ensure the safety of our employees and high quality of our products.
Perform time studies and calculate Task times to reduce non-value added work.
Champion Kaizen activities to identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve performance in the following areas: safety, quality, cost, delivery.
Understand Lean manufacturing concepts like Value Stream mapping, 5S and Visual Workplace to improve quality, labor efficiency, and throughput.
Monitor and trend Overall Equipment Effectiveness of machines in MFG to identify opportunities for improvement.
Reengineer processes to optimize product flow, reduce variation, streamline operations and support cost cutting initiatives.
Participate and/or lead Root Cause Corrective Action activities to permanently eliminate defects. Utilize DMAIC approach to problem solving and non-conformances.
Responsible for working with various groups (e.g. customers, tech service, quality, production, maintenance) to resolve quality and production issues.
Generate technical work instructions and SOP’s that will serve as a platform to train manufacturing colleagues.
Serve as a positive ambassador of change in the organization to motivate work force to produce short and long term demand forecast volumes.
Participate in Site Environmental efforts/projects and special plant safety activities as needed.
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering.
Ability to make sound business decisions in dynamic work environment.
Proven track record implementing continuous improvement initiatives.
Experience working in FDA regulated environment is preferred.
Experience managing a small technical team is a plus.
Substantial experience in a lean manufacturing environment.
Six Sigma Green Belt and/or Black Belt is a plus.
Internal Number: R17279
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