Sustaining Process Engineer

Rhode Island | Engineering

Sustaining Process Engineer


Our client is a successful Contract Manufacturing concern that, taking advantage of their exceptional background in material science, supplies the Medical Device space with unique products and services.  This location is experiencing continued double-digit growth and they are looking for hands-on, Process Engineering talent. 


What’s the upside?  Where’s the opportunity?  Contrary to the large corporate environment, this position will NOT pigeonhole you.  You’ll be involved in the breadth of the manufacturing process, using your skills to implement Lean practices every day; directing Continuous Improvement projects and interacting with Quality to resolve issues from Root Cause to Preventative Action.  You’ll work independently with little supervision, and be part of critically important development teams.  This is the kind of position that gives you the chance to show how Continuous Improvement contributes to the top and bottom line of the business and rewards for those efforts. 



  • Champions Lean & Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives to increase yields, improve efficiencies, and reduce scrap
  • Uses statistical tools to identify Root Cause as well as identify CI opportunities
  • Uses and coaches the use of Risk Analysis tools like FMEA, DOE, Process Control Charting, to ensure Sustainable Process
  • Works closely with Quality Assurance to ‘build-in’ versus ‘inspect-in’ high quality product
  • Manages multiple projects and leads improvement teams from identification through implementation and to completion
  • Identifies KPI’s that ensure success and lead to the reduction of product variation; implements methods for tracking and reporting of results
  • Uses IQ/OQ/PQ validation to implement new equipment installations
  • Is customer-facing, interacting with medical device engineering teams, quality, and regulatory
  • Works with Quality to define effective interactions with outside vendors and consultants


  1. BS in Textile Science/Engineering, ME, ChE, or equivalent
  2. Minimum of 5 years of hands-on engineering experience where at least 2 of those include demonstrable experience in Lean Manufacturing including the implementation of Visual Factory
  3. Experienced in the use of CAD, SolidWorks preferred
  4. Knowledge of PLC programming
  5. Lean/Six Sigma certification with an in-depth understanding of SPC
  6. Experience with Knitting, Weaving, Braiding, or Non-Woven product development preferred
  7. In-depth knowledge of the requirements of a well-defined QS, especially ISO and with ISO 13485 being highly valued
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