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Production Equipment Manager in Arden, NC at Medical Action Industries

Date Posted: 6/1/2019

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Acts as a leader with regards to equipment and facilities maintenance related to assigned facility. Manages equipment procurement, rebuild, conditioning, improvements and operating procedures.  Ensures documentation and implementation of assigned tasks within the established quality operating system (QOS) to ensure timely error free launches of new equipment as well as existing equipment with uptime that meets established targets. Provides information, advice, designs, and recommendations relative to the procurement and on-going maintenance of equipment insuring that such equipment supports safety, quality, product, delivery, and cost objectives as established.


1.       Supports the team's efforts in meeting or exceeding key measures, as defined in the operating plan, by ensuring that equipment is working efficiently and effectively, specifically helping to improve overall equipment effectiveness, emergency breakdown rates, etc.

2.       Designs and implements manufacturing technology to automate production processes analyzing the requirements for the production process; this includes system programs and devices that measure production processes like pressure, flow and velocity. Selects or designs the equipment used and installation process to ensure safety and production speed.

3.       Defines uer requirements and conducts reviews with contracted Systems Engineers to ensure proper implementation of features.

4.       Ensures all equipment meets internal and external safety requirements.

5.       Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in the repair, maintenance and upkeep of all assigned company assets.

6.       Ensures that all equipment spares, equipment operating and maintenance procedures, documents (including prints), vendors, and support equipment are procured, maintained, and controlled in a cost effective and timely manner in accordance with the established QOS.

7.       Assures that all equipment documentation is current and accurate for product manufacturability, maintenance and costing.

8.       Acts as control point for all equipment changes; equipment prints are maintained to the current revision level.

9.       Continually works on monitoring and eliminating process non-conformances, scrap, and variances to standard performance as they relate to equipment reliability.

10.   Ensures engineering, design, layouts, supporting calculations, specifications necessary for procurement, construction, and conditioning of equipment are in accordance to approved parameters, concepts, and performance requirements. 

11.   Acts as the engineer liaison with manufacturing on introduction of equipment and processes and with outside vendors on implementation of new equipment and processes related to new equipment.

12.   Develops initial Job Safety Procedures (JSP) for all equipment coordinating implementation and training with manufacturing.

13.   Ensures that all equipment is released and maintained at the best-demonstrated levels of performance.

14.   Conducts and documents equipment design review meetings.

15.   Manages a team of maintenance mechanics providing direction to their work; mentors and coaches the maintenance team providing consistent feedback and performance evaluation.


1.       Performs additional duties as directed.



  • BA/BS degree in engineering or related discipline; BSME or BSEE degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in the automation industry
  • Programming Logic Controllers (PLC) (e.g. Allen-Bradley, Siemens)
  • Configuring and designing HMI/OIT systems (e.g. Allen Bradley, National Instruments, Maple Systems)
  • Familiar with Industry Standards UL and CE
  • Programing and troubleshooting Vision Systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence)
  • Familiar with various Motion Controllers/Actuators (e.g. IAI, Yasakawa)
  • Experience and skill in troubleshooting control system issues
  • Ten or more years of maintenance experience required preferably in a production environment
  • Five or more years of supervisory experience required
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Working knowledge of Total Productive Maintenance principles desired


  • Must have strong motivational and leadership skills to provide guidance to maintenance team to ensure production floor has resources to meet safety, quality, and production standards

  • Requires attention to detail and ability to execute to deadlines on multiple projects

  • Knowledge of the ISO concepts of document control and traceability

  • Medical device experience and working knowledge of ISO 13485 requirements, GMP and FDA regulations are a plus

  • Lean experience highly desirable

  • Expert on effective Lock out Tag out Policies, Procedures and regulatory requirements

  • Proficient in Design/Drafting Tools AutoCAD and SolidWorks


  • Ability to travel up to 10%

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