C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Engineer I

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 9:46 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bards’ Technology Center of Excellence. The plant has been in the Queensbury/Glens Falls area since the 1940s. It’s Bard’s largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 people in a three shift operation. The plant is only 15 minutes north of Saratoga off I-87, conveniently located near lots of shopping and amenities. For those out of the area, the site is approximately 50 miles north of Albany, in close proximity to the Adirondack Mountains, the resort town of Lake George, and historic Saratoga Springs, famous for its health, history and horses. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 product lines serving all Bard divisions and serving OEM customers. 

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    Knowledgeable engineering resource to improve the competitiveness of the organization in a performance based team environment.   Lead the full scope of project responsibilities to completion.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Support facility’s transfer projects and quality system’s tactical plans.
    • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Design, develop, qualify, and validate manufacturing processes and tooling/equipment.
    • Drive continuous improvement, improved safety and cost reductions.
    • Participate in cross functional project teams and execute individual project tasks.
    • Perform mechanical/electrical testing and gauge R&R studies.
    • Statistically analyze data (eg: process capability, Design of Experiments).
    • Apply logic to problem solving. May include trouble-shoot processes, equipment and quality systems and develop/implement corrective and preventive actions.
    • Exercise independent judgment to perform job responsibilities, including taking the lead in managing projects.
    • Provide sound engineering judgment and decisions.
    • Knowledgeable on materials for GFO product designs in areas of responsibility
    • Qualify and validate new material and suppliers.
    • Effectively train manufacturing employees on specifications and processes.
    • Author CRs, protocols, technical reports and AFEs.
    • Technical interface with manufacturing teams.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Ability to translate technical documents to manufacturing operators.
    • Ability to be flexible and deal with changing priorities.
    • Demonstrates strong communication skills across all levels of the organization, both internal and external.
    • Demonstrates leadership potential.
    • Take initiative in learning new technologies and materials.
    • Able to travel as needed.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

    • 6-sigma certification
    • Experience in lean manufacturing.
    • Experience in a regulated environment.
    • Customer focus, innovative, results oriented.
    • Ability to solve problems and conflicts, work well with others and demonstrate team work.
    • Demonstrates a solid work ethic and positive demeanor/attitude.

    Education and/or Experience

    • B.S. Degree OR 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing setting

    Physical Demands

    Occasionally requires light physical effort as in periods of prolonged standing, sitting at files or work tables or bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items (i.e. up to 30 lbs).  May require some exposure to chemicals used in manufacturing processes.

    Work Environment

    Some minor physical inconvenience or discomfort occasionally present in the work situation (moderate noise, disagreeable odors, etc.). OR occasional exposure to minor injury or other health hazard requiring some precaution.

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