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Senior Manufacturing Equipment Engineer

Full Time
Burnaby, BC     

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LIVANOVA is a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The Company develops, manufactures and markets medical technologies for cardiac surgery and for the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders.


Essential Functions:


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading engineering activities associated with the design and validation of manufacturing equipment used to process and sterilizes heart valve products. In addition, the successful candidate will implement operational initiatives that enhance efficiency and compliance of manufacturing and engineering operations:


Equipment Development:


  • Provide engineering services to the manufacturing plant including detailed drawings for the development and manufacturing of several prototype systems: rotating equipment, pressure vessels , hydraulic design for piping systems, modular pumps and chemical processing systems
  • Work with the manufacturing equipment department on design through hands on assembly of PLC control cabinets for autonomous industrial facility operations
  • Engineer and implement highly capable & effective manufacturing processes
  • Collaborate with R&D teams developing new processes, providing primary DFM analysis and guidance

Continuous Improvement

  • Experience with DFMA and Lean development of tooling and equipment including equipment concept selection, specification, procurement and acceptance.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to enhance yield and performance of equipment and processes.
  • Works with multi-functional teams to identify and resolve production / engineering issues 
  • Create equipment specifications to procure and integrate systems that will deliver highly capable processes, cost effective lean tooling and equipment that enable cost savings

Equipment Validation

  • Manages the planning and execution of process and equipment validations. 
  • Process development and validation from concept to production including knowledge and use of FMEA, TMV, Software Validation, IQ, OQ, PQ.

Hands on:

  • Working hands on - on the manufacturing floor to facilitate the setup of machining, assembly and achieving high yield productivity
  • Collaborate and provide interaction and hands on support with other departments to ensure the solutions for product assembly meet organization objectives for metrics such as product cost, labor time, yield, lead time. 


Further Requirements:

  • Degree or Masters in relevant Engineering discipline (Mechanical , Biomedical or Chemical Processing background)
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in a team based regulated manufacturing environment, and ideally 2+ years’ experience at a senior level.
  • Preference  for a working knowledge of process control ideally by PLC and NI LabView
  • P.Eng designation is preferred
  • Experience in ProE is desirable 
  • Background experience in successful project completion, product introduction and transfer of prototypes design into production
  • Good knowledge of GMP / FDA regulatory requirements and current Health and Safety Regulations legislation.
  • Demonstrable analytical & problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable project Management skills. 
  • Strong leadership skills, a confident and effective decision maker
  • Excellent written / verbal communication and presentation skills 

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Posted: October 28, 2016
Closes:December 27, 2016
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