Director of Manufacturing Engineering
A$ A' "A' ?At the heart of QIAGEN's business is a vision to make improvements in life possible.We are on an exciting mission to make a real difference in science and healthcare. We are still the entrepreneurial company we started out as and have today achieved a size where we can bring our full power to many initiatives and to our presence across the globe.Our most valuable asset are our employees - more than 5000 in over 35 locations around the world. Our ambition is to ensure we have outstanding and passionate people working in the best teams and we are constantly looking for new talent to join us.There are few players who have shaped the world of modern science and healthcare as much as QIAGEN, and we have only just started.If you are looking to advance your career, are seeking new challenges and opportunities, enjoy working in dynamic and international, diverse teams and want to make a real impact on people's lives, then QIAGEN is where you need to be.Join us. At QIAGEN, you make a difference every day.Position DescriptionThe Director of Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for assisting the corporation in meeting gross margins requirements by providing and maintaining qualified automation solutions to manual manufacturing operations which increases capacity and lowers costs.Responsible for the design, sourcing, validation, implementation and maintenance of manufacturing equipment, resulting in increased cost effectiveness and product qualityResponsible for the development of operating equipment specifications and improvement of manufacturing techniquesResponsible for activities that streamline manufacturing process and allow for further cost efficiencies due to enhanced processResponsible for the manufacturing operations preventive maintenanceResponsible for providing manufacturing facility requirements for all manufacturing facility redesign and expansion.Takes the lead in problem solving and investigations with regards to equipment andDetermines impact and actions for equipmentKey interface in new product or process transfer, product scale up, and validationInterfaces with various departments to set direction of processes and designs so they are compatible with large scale manufacturing technology and to establish future process and equipment automation technologyResponsible for setting and implementing equipment validation strategy to satisfy relevant regulatory requirementsResponsible for ensuring on-going compliance to applicable quality and EHS regulations and standards (eg, ISO, US FDA, MOD, IVDD, EU-PSHA, OSHA).Revenue/ Budget ResponsibilityResponsible for managing a small part of a wider budget. Signing off invoices with delegated authority.Requires full understanding of cost drivers and resource implications for own work area or makes decisions that influence a significant part of othercost centers or major company expenditure.Local budget responsibility and scope of responsibility for additional resources (eg IT Systems, other departments)People ResponsibilityResponsible or managing a small part of a wider budget. Signing off invoices with delegated authority.Requires full understanding of cost drivers and resource implications for own work area or makes decisions that influence a significant part of othercost centers or major company expenditure.Local budget responsibility and scope of responsibility for additional resources (eg IT Systems, other departments)Responsible for day to day people management decisions within HR guidelines, performance management, motivation, discipline. Involvement in recruitment/exit process.Responsible for annual appraisals and objective setting for his/her team. Manages a mid-sized team of eg operational staff OR a small team of eg highly qualified experts.Position RequirementsB.S. or MS in Life Science, Engineering, or Business, plus 5- 10 years of experience in a management role in a bio-tech / medical device or a medical device instrument-related organization.Knowledge of management principles and strong leadershipUnderstanding of financial analysis to ensure decisions made and processed established are cost effective for theIntermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Windows and Office products, including Word, Excel, Access, andMust be able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, customers, and OEM vendors in writing, on the telephone and inMust be able to exercise excellent independent judgment for decision-makingMust also be able to prioritize departmental responsibilities in a multi-tasking Impact of errors is very high, and may result in production delays, backorder, regulatory citations and/or product recall.The work environment is fast-paced and involves the ability to quickly change priorities and multi-task while maintaining a professionalPersonal RequirementsMust use reason to prioritize responsibilities in a multi-taskingGood time management and planning skills.Project managementQIAGEN requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for new hires in all US states other than Montana effective as of September 1, 2021. New hires and candidates will be required to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination within three business days of start date or upon entry into the office (ie, for interviews), whichever comes first. QIAGEN complies with applicable laws regarding the confidentiality of employee health information and the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs. Candidates who require accommodation should contact Benefits@. This policy is part of QIAGEN's ongoing efforts to support public health efforts and to ensure the safety and-well-being of its employees, customers, business partners, and community.What we offerAt the heart of QIAGEN are our people who drive our success. We act with passion, always challenging the status quo to drive innovation and continuous improvement. We inspire with our leadership and make an impact with our actions. We create a collaborative, safe and engaging workplace which forms the basis for high performing individuals and teams. We drive accountability and entrepreneurial decision-making and want you to excel your growth and shape the future of QIAGEN.QIAGEN is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), sex stereotyping (including but not limited to assumptions about a person's appearance or behavior, gender roles, gender expression, or gender identity), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.