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Job Description
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How Will You Make an Impact?

The Process Engineer: Practical Process Improvement, is responsible for evaluating existing processes and configuring operational systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the business. This position liaises with business leaders to identify, assess, and analyze opportunities for continuous improvement, directly interacts with business teams to align training and improvement plans with their strategic objectives, and ensures that projects have clear ownership within the business to drive execution.

What will you do?

  • Key objectives of the position are to provide overall site process engineering support via:
    • Coaching and mentoring of the PPI Business System philosophies and tools to achieve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity improvement targets
    • Development of Current and Future State value stream maps that provide business teams with a roadmap for driving safety, quality, delivery, and cost productivity improvements.
  • Manage a structured Project Management program, including coaching and mentoring of the tools and concepts. This individual will also lead key business projects.
  • Align Business Unit (BU) PPI Steering Committee activities with business strategy to target most impactful projects and facilitates determination of the project methodology to be applied (Project Management, Formal PPI, Solo PPI, Kaizen, RCCM, Just Do It, etc.) to ensure effective execution.
  • Partner with BU leadership team in defining the overall strategies necessary to improve customer, operational, and financial performance as well as accelerate the cultural changes necessary to support the PPI-Business System program.
  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement efforts in support of corporate strategic goals; including providing lean training to departments and teams and leading kaizen events.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead utilization of the PPI Business System at the site
  • Partner with other PPI Process Managers across the group to manage and support cross-functional improvement activities
  • Deliver training in the PPI Business System such as lean leadership, value stream mapping, kaizen, daily management, waste and variation elimination, material flow, standard work, cellular flow, SMED, 5S, visual management, lean sourcing, lean office, built-in quality, etc..
  • Act as a change agent and constantly challenge the status quo.
  • Identify best practices within and outside the company, and serve as a conduit for best-practice sharing and adoption
  • Provide guidance for chartering of projects and kaizen events
  • Manage and facilitate continuous improvement projects and Kaizen events to improve productivity and accelerate growth.
  • Capture & record training and project improvements. Align projects to support business needs and targets.
  • Partner with Finance personnel to evaluate project savings estimates, validate reported PPI benefits, and ensure accurate accounting of PPI Productivity
  • Responsible to support process to close gaps in PPI Productivity goals
  • Support development of process managers and kaizen leaders within the business functional areas to support on-going process improvement.
  • Transfer PPI Lean knowledge and build internal PPI Lean bench strength to drive a sustainable PPI Business System
  • Track and control progress, schedule, and associated costs to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Design, run, test and upgrade systems and processes, evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems, and develop innovative solutions
  • Optimize existing equipment, processes, and standard work to increase yield, reduce defects, and increase production efficiency.
  • Research, acquire, and qualify equipment to alleviate manufacturing bottlenecks, and recurring issues.
  • Must have the ability to travel to offsite locations, company related training, or conferences. <10% travel

How will you get there?

  • BS in Engineering required, with a BS Industrial Engineering preferred.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in process improvement
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading process improvement processes with quantifiable results.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of Process Improvement tools and methods.
  • Self-motivated, with strong communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to establish credibility and partner with stakeholders.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.

This his position has not been approved for relocation assistance.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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