• Production Engineer

    Posting Date 4 months ago(10/11/2018 12:37 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Vandergrift PA United States
    Shift Type
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Vandergrift
  • Overview

    The Production Engineer at Cook Vandergrift Inc. plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes for medical device products, and supports Operations in a way to assure a quality product is produced in a timely manner.  The Production Engineer works with Operations, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs to improve existing product designs and processes to increase throughput, decrease operational costs, or improve quality.


    • Lead or assist in CAPA investigations and implementations
    • Develop, maintain, improve manufacturing and inspection processes and procedures
    • Perform equipment and process validations and testing to internal procedures and/or external standards
    • Develop cleanliness and environmental control processes and procedures
    • Define equipment maintenance requirements
    • Design and improve manufacturing and inspection equipment
    • Assist with training manufacturing and QC operators
    • Assist with equipment and instrument calibrations
    • Assist with procurement
    • Assist with resolving issues with suppliers
    • Assist with repairing equipment and tooling
    • Assist with performing process failure mode effects analyses
    • Work with Operations Managers and outside Vendors to create methods/machines to help with capacity of products
    • Work with Product Development Engineers to develop processes for new products
    • Work with Operations, Accounting, and Global Product Managers to increase profit margins of current products which do not meet company requirements

    • Train all relevant personnel on new processes
    • Document cost savings
    • Assure projects follow design controls established by QSPs
    • Work with management to establish project timeliness, project justification, and budget forecasts
    • Act as resource for operational departments for materials, equipment and process upgrades
    • Work to transfer intra-Cook company products into operations
    • Must demonstrate responsibility for the quality and financial aspects of the company
    • Will actively learn and update skills needed to perform tasks using all software mandated by the corporation
    • Will actively learn and update skills needed to keep up to date on all product development projects assigned and will seek assistance if needed to solve assigned problems

    • Responsible for compliance to the company's Quality Policy Manual & Procedures.
    • Responsible for compliance to the company's safety policies.
    • Must maintain a positive and professional representation of the company in the field.
    • Must maintain confidential access to the company's new and / or existing product
      designs and plans.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Production, or Manufacturing Engineering, or related field; or experience of such kind and amount as to provide a comparable background
    • Must be able to work alone and on teams with good interpersonal and leadership qualities to get assigned tasks completed in a timely manner

    • Must possess effective and pertinent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Must possess good organizational and prioritization skills in order to maintain and
      address multiple assigned projects and expectations.
    • Must be able to focus on all details and requirements of current medical device
      product development.
    • Ability to get along with others


    Physical Requirements:

    • Good visual acuity
    • Good manual dexterity
    • Ability, on occasion, to lift a minimum of 30 pounds
    • Limited exposure to hazardous chemicals and material

    • Majority of day spent in clean, climate controlled lab requiring the use of safety glasses


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