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  • March 04, 2022 3:26 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Rockville, MD, Maryland, United States
    Dist. Columbia, United States
    Arlington, Virginia, United States

    Ingleside is the umbrella organization of three premier, not-for-profit Life Plan Communities located within the Washington, DC, metropolitan area: Ingleside at Rock CreekWestminster at Lake Ridge, and Ingleside at King Farm.

    At Ingleside the Values of Dignity and Respect are extremely important to us and work life balance is also our desire.  We know that it is our employees that make our organization great, and we encourage you to come check us out.  Ingleside is Certified as a Great Place to Work and is SAGE Certified.  At Ingleside, our residents and employees ARE family.  Come Join our Team!

     The professional selected for this position will have primary  responsibility for two distinct applications:  Continuous Quality Improvement using LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies and CARF Accreditation. 

    Job Summary

    CARF – Ensures that all Ingleside Communities maintain CARF Accreditation.  Ensures that all Ingleside Communities meet federal and state guidelines.  Develops and implements documentation, policies, procedures, and quality standards, in compliance with CARF requirements. Provides foundational CARF training as needed.

    LEAN – Identifies, in collaboration with key Ingleside leaders, quality improvement opportunities yielding the greatest return on investment; creates user groups to achieve desired results.  Creates annual goals and objectives for each community identifying LEAN projects that achieve the greatest return on investment; meets or exceeds the criteria of reducing variation and strengthening financial performance. 

    Job Requirements

    Minimum bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, Life Science, Business Administration, or a related field.  Two to three years’ direct experience applying the principles of continuous quality improvement required.  Strong application in project management, and analytical thinking essential.  LEAN/Six Sigma Green or Yellow belt a plus.  Accreditation experience and previous CARF experience desired.  Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Project Software, Visio, and Outlook. 

    Apply here:  https://careers.leadingage.org/job/accreditation-and-quality-improvement-manager/61890465/

  • February 09, 2022 3:37 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Position Type
    Exempt employee (salary) pay

    Pay Range
    $120,000 - $140,000/year+

    Reports To


    Works to ensure high quality and high productivity output by supervising staff, introduces new/improved products, upgrades machines, and implements processes. Oversees floor supervisors who organize and monitor daily/weekly/monthly work flow, and quality control. Key role in strategic planning for company growth.

    Essential Duties, Functions & Competencies

    1. Oversees supervisors (and directly with employees, as needed) to ensure production deadlines are met.
    2. Implements processes and procedures to improve efficiency and quality of production.
    3. Trains, implements, sustains lean manufacturing principles.
    4. Works with company president and other managers for strategic planning to grow capacity and quality.
    5. Makes recommendations on capital expenditures to improve capacity and quality.
    6. Ensures CHUTES’ culture is supported throughout shop.
    7. Works with shop supervisors and HR to ensure employees are developed and trained, fully engaged and understand and align with corporate culture and goals.
    8. Ensure M1 (ERP program) is being utilized by all shop operations, data is monitored and recommendations/adjustments for improvement are made.

    Required Education and Experience

    1. ERP Experience,
    2. Manufacturing/Production management, min. of 5 years
    3. Implementing and sustaining processes, including lean manufacturing (not just management of…)

    Supervisory Responsibility/Direct Reports

    • Shop Floor Supervisor
    o Welder Supervisor
    o Door Assembly Supervisor
    • Shipping/Receiving Supervisor
    • DURACHUTE Assembly team
    • Purchasing/Manufacturing Administrator(s)

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a manufacturing plant environment. Noise levels can be moderate to loud. Eye, ear and foot protection is required. Temperature ranges can be a bit warmer or cooler than ‘room temperature.’

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, use fine motor skills to manipulate hand tools and small items. For safety must be able to see and hear. The employee is also frequently required to stand, walk and do some lifting and moving of up to 25+ pounds.

    Skills & Qualifications

    Supervision, Coaching, Managing Processes, Process Improvement, Production Planning, Strategic Planning, Dealing with Complexity. HANDS ON as well as supervisory knowledge is required.


    No regular travel is expected for this position, except for occasional training opportunities.

    Other Duties

    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Attendance at bi-weekly manager meetings (Tuesday evenings) is required.

    Contact Heidi Wood

  • February 09, 2022 3:29 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Position Type
    Exempt employee (salary) pay

    Pay Range
    $60,000 - $75,000/year

    Reports To
    Manufacturing Manager

    Works to ensure high quality and high productivity output by supervising staff; organizing and monitoring work flow, and suggesting improvements in efficiency and quality control.

    Essential Duties, Functions & Competencies

    1.    Clear communications of job expectations to employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and praising/disciplining employees.  Ensuring compliance with company policies, standards and procedures.
    2.    Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities. 
    3.    Resolves personnel problems by collecting and analyzing information; investigating specific issues; identifying solutions; recommending actions, up to and including termination to Manufacturing Manager and/or HR.
    4.    Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with policies and procedures.
    5.    Provides weekly toolbox talks and fosters a culture of safety.
    6.    Maintains work flow and efficiency by monitoring
    7.    Initiating and fostering a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
    8.    Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, reporting results of production schedule.
    9.    Maintains quality by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
    10. Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs; recommending new equipment; evaluating new equipment; recommending and reviewing techniques.
    11. Provides manufacturing information, analyzes production performance, answers questions from personnel and customers.
    12. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.
    13. Contributes directly to team effort as needed to accomplish related results.
    14. Competency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Online Searches, and ERP.
    15. Ensuring accurate input from shop floor employees into the ERP system by coaching, training and auditing use.

    Required Education and Experience

    1.    Manufacturing Experience a Plus, but not required.
    2.    Inventory Experience a Plus, but not required.

    Supervisory Responsibility/Direct Reports
    ·       Welders
    ·       Door Assemblers
    ·       Machinists

    Work Environment
    This job operates in a manufacturing plant environment.  Noise levels can be moderate to loud.  Eye, ear and foot protection is required. Temperature ranges can be a bit warmer or cooler than ‘room temperature.’

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, use fine motor skills to manipulate hand tools and small items.  For safety must be able to see and hear. The employee is also frequently required to stand, walk and do some lifting and moving of up to 25 pounds.

    Skills & Qualifications

    Supervision, Coaching, Managing Processes, Process Improvement, Production Planning, Strategic Planning, Dealing with Complexity

    No travel is expected for this position, except for occasional training opportunities.

    Other Duties
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Contact Heidi Wood

  • November 03, 2021 2:30 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Intralox in Hanover, MD is looking to hire 150 new team members in the next three months. They have the following opportunities:

    • Assembly Technician
    • R&D Assembly Technician
    • Shipping or Receiving
    • Materials Management
    • Testing
    • Quality Control
    • Purchasing
    • Supply Chain
    • Mechanical Engineers
    • Electrical Engineers
    • Industrial Engineers
    • Field Service Technicians
    • Human Resources

    Any and all types of Leadership positions

    Here's a quick list of some of their current benefits:

    • 401K dollar for dollar match up to 4% and they also give an additional 3% of the team members yearly salary (7% total)
    • Excellent and affordable health and dental insurance (quick reference for an individual policy it would cost roughly $7.65 per pay for health and $6.50 per pay for dental)
    • Life insurance worth two times annual income
    • 11 paid holidays
    • 20 PTO days that can be rolled each year or can also sell up to 80hrs back to the company
    • Disability insurance
    • Accidental Death / Dismemberment Insurance
    • Long term care
    • College reimbursement

    Here's the link: https://jobs.intralox.com/

  • September 15, 2021 5:13 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    We are looking for
    A motivated team member to provide coaching to support implementation of lean principles in our production and support functions. This includes introduction and explanation of tools, ways of working and world class methodology. This individual should be comfortable and experienced in knowledge sharing and growing peers in both a strategic and digestible way. You will be responsible to contribute to a continuous improvement culture focused on waste elimination, employee engagement and change towards a built-in-quality mindset of the entire Powertrain operation organization of Hagerstown. 

    This is us, your new colleagues
    Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Volvo Penta, Dongfeng Trucks and Arquus. We work cross-functionally and globally to exceed our customer’s expectations and reach the world class manufacturing level.  We have exciting work in front of us, and more on the horizon.  The automotive world is changing rapidly and to be part of this big change is an exciting movement.  Many growth and countless career opportunities await for leaders who are willing to join our team on this challenging journey. 
    What to learn more about Hagerstown?
    We are the Heart.  We develop and produce heavy-duty diesel engines, transmissions and axles for Volvo Group Brands.  In operation since 1961, we are a proud supportive member of the community of Washington County and its surrounding areas.
    Main activities and responsibilities for this role:

    • Support the Volvo Production Systems (VPS) Director in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) way of working
    • Secure application of standard methods and tools, in accordance with WCM and Volvo Operational Concepts (VOC), in addition to expansion across the facility
    • Facilitate and participate in internal VPS audits and internal/external benchmarking
    • Lead and support the continuous improvement/lean manufacturing mindset (Focused Improvement Pillar)
    • Lead and support the implementation of small team concept in production teams
    • Support and coach towards a “rigor” in implementation
    • Coordinate the interaction between all areas (methods, shared activities, tools, data, etc.)
    • Coach Area Managers, First Line Managers, and team leaders regarding VPS principles, methods and tools
    • Create, train and coach local team in problem solving, tools and methods.
    • Participate in improvement activities in both WCM focus areas and responsible production areas.
    Critical competencies and experience
    We are looking for a team member with a strong customer focus who will be committed to the teamwork environment through being a resourceful team player. Maintaining collaborative relationships with team members internal and external is key in creating a successful and strong team. Experience with decision making and influencing ability is key in being about to drive the implementation and necessary changes.  Excellent communication skills will ease both team and cross functional work for allowing trustworthy network building. 
    The ideal candidate for this position has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operational Management or related field with a minimum of 3 years of technical experience and 3 years of management experience. Or a minimum of 8 years of applicable experience in a heavy manufacturing environment plus 3 years of management experience. Experience working with, coaching and implement WCM and/or lean manufacturing principles is preferable.

    About us

    The Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Countless career opportunities are offered across the group’s leading brands and entities that share a culture of Trust, Passion, High Performance, Change and Customer Success. 

    A new era is here. Technologies such as big data, automation and artificial intelligence are changing the way we look at manufacturing and logistics. Volvo Group Trucks Operations is the organization responsible for truck manufacturing and logistics within the Volvo Group and is shaping future industries.

    Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions as well as the production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is also responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group’s customers and for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chains for all brands. Together, Volvo Group Trucks Operations represents 30,000 employees at 30 plants and 50 distribution centers across the globe. Our global industrial footprint offers an opportunity for an international career in a state-of-the-art industrial environment, in which continuous improvement is the foundation. Join our teams as well!

    Complete information and application link HERE

  • August 13, 2021 3:50 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

    Lonza Bioscience has an exciting opportunity for an Operational Excellence Project Manager to join our team in Walkersville, MD The role exists to provide key support for the site leadership team to deliver business results by working with teams to identify opportunities for improvement and taking accountability for rigorous execution and delivery.  The Operational Excellence Project Manager is able to influence teams across the corporation, and is expected to help generate the Operational Excellence (OE) strategy and execute to identify as well as develop systems that support the business in continuous process improvement efforts, enhancements to the daily management system and culture change.  The role supports and/or leads general OE programs and training, mentoring Yellow Belt and Green Belt trainees to certification and project completion.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Act as a subject matter expert for the site coaching others in the philosophy, methods, tools and techniques of process improvement to increase the capability of the business to respond to problems.  Plan, lead, drive and execute continuous improvement projects that increase throughput, provide favorable P&L impact, and improve organizational scalability using Lean/DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) approach.
    • Project Management:  Coordinates all aspects of project(s) having an internal focus from initiation to delivery; Planning and tracking timelines working with internal and external contacts to finalize project budgets & scope, applying lean six sigma methodologies as appropriate to harmonize efficient processes/standards; Ensures appropriate communication & participation; Responsible for coordination of project plan creation/revision and maintenance, project management documentation, and identifies issues and potential hurdles within project(s) and propose options for resolution.
    • Helps generate Operational Excellence (OE) strategy to identify and develop systems and support for ongoing site efforts:  process improvement, daily management system, and culture.  Facilitate Kaizen events and workshops.
    • Develop improvement project business cases to secure the necessary support and resources for success.  Support departmental improvement efforts in a variety of project team member roles to accelerate delivery of improvements.
    • Coach teams to establish performance measurements and process control plans to monitor project results and drive sustainability.  Communicate project progress and promote project achievements to maintain awareness of improvement activity on the site, in the network, and with corporate leadership.
    • Actively engage in problem solving at the site by identifying critical issues and providing solutions linked to root causes.  Drive creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets.  Assist/lead in complex root cause analysis/technical investigation (RCI) when needed; May provide mentorship to RCI trainees to ensure proper qualification.
    • Modify and facilitate training sessions of relevant material.  Coach Yellow and Green belts through project completion and certification.

    Key requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in Life Sciences and/or Engineering)
    • Significant experience in an FDA regulated Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry
    • Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt Certification, LSS Black Belt Certification preferred, Project Management Professional preferred.
    • Understanding and practitioner of Lean and Six Sigma principles and Project Management Methodology.
    • Expert level in process improvement tools and methodologies.
    • Facilitation skills; Proven facilitator with the ability to manage and lead teams.
    • Experience leading several LSS projects with detailed project plans.
    • Demonstrated experience leading large to enterprise-wide projects.
    • Computer skills (expertise with Minitab statistical software, MS Project, Excel, Visio, Access, SharePoint).
    • Diplomacy, negotiation skills, independent work skills, strong work ethic and self-starter.
    • Ability to become gown qualified.
    • Identifies organization’s strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas and leads efforts to improve upon fore mentioned issues.
    • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution.

    Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

    People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

    Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

    Reference: R36094


  • June 08, 2021 1:39 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Position Description

    The Lean Program Manager will support plant operations in the development, planning and execution of Lean strategies and metrics providing support to various levels throughout the organization in order to clearly link project metrics to strategy objectives by using the Toyota Production System tools. The incumbent will have the ability to identify and drive operational improvements at all levels utilizing a very “hands on” approach to creating value as the lead change facilitator for the plant’s Lean transformation.

    - Develop Lean manufacturing strategy for all site assets to ensure all NA facility’s objectives are met in the areas of safety, quality, profitability, waste reduction and team excellence

    - Responsible for identifying, planning and leading the execution Lean transformation events targeted towards improving the plant’s performance on safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity (SQDIP) as well as establishing a solid foundation around 5S in the workplace with process, metrics, and ownership at all levels

    - Ability to identify and analyze complex operational data from multiple disparate sources in order to synthesize actionable evidence of root cause or improvement opportunities

    - Improve business performance that yield zero accidents, defect free products, on demand and on time delivery, at the lowest cost by partnering with the plant’s process owners and champions to drive results

    - Ability to act as a key driver of change within the plant, supporting management/cross functional decisions by communicating the plant-wide changes to employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow with the business’s Lean transformation

    - Travel will be a maximum of 10-15%

    Position Requirements

    - Bachelors in the Biological Sciences, Engineering preferred (ME, IE, other), or Operations Management

    - Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in production management for a manufacturing company with at least 3 years applying lean tools and training others

    - Lean or Six Sigma certified

    - Expert proficiency in the use and implementation of Lean tools such as: Toyota Production System/Danaher Business System, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Business Process Reengineering, Total Quality Management, Kaizen, TAKT, Kanbans/Pull Systems, Single Piece Flow, Seven Wastes, 5S, Poka-Yoke, PDCA, Hoshin Kanri, Root Cause Analysis, Workshop Management, and KPI's

    - Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Access and MS Project a plus

    Personal Requirements

    - Results based Leadership style skill set with strong impact and influencing skills

    - Ability to grow within the operations organization worldwide

    What we offer

    At 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.

    Apply at this linkhttps://www.qiagen.com/us/about-us/careers/jobs/details?nPostingId=3256&nPostingTargetId=9678&id=PJBFK026203BQB6879LOOB&LG=EN&mask=qiagenext

  • March 24, 2021 3:50 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Compensation $26 to $29 Hourly

    Benefits Offered 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

    Employment Type Full-Time

    Why Work Here?

    “Now in the third generation of family ownership, Tulkoff Food Products is a long time leader in the food industry.”

    Tulkoff Food Products proudly manufactures over 400 unique quality condiments, dressings and sauces for retail, food service, industrial and private label customers throughout North America.

    We have an opening for an experienced 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician to join maintenance team.

    The primary role of the Maintenance Technician is to carry out accurate and efficient production line changeovers as well as machine trouble-shooting, repairs, and critical equipment breakdown maintenance to ensure maximum asset availability.

    HOURS: 11:00 pm - 7:30 am

    Primary Responsibilities: The duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:

    • Performs production line changeovers according to current specifications and guidelines.
    • Improves changeover effectiveness and efficiency by developing detailed documentation and procedures.
    • Follows pre-established guidelines for making timely, consistent and accurate repairs and completes all required paperwork associated with repairs
    • Performs high quality maintenance work in accordance with written procedures and SOPs
    • Troubleshoots AC variable frequency drives, AC & DC motors, DC drives, and other motor control circuits
    • Troubleshoots discrete and analog sensors including pressure, temperature, flow, photo-electric, and inductive proximity, as well as PLCs and pLC controlled systems and machines
    • Diagnoses and repairs gearboxes, bearings, pumps and other mechanical and hydraulic systems
    • Participates in new equipment installation, validation and start up processes
    • Shares knowledge and identifies new opportunities for transferring skills to operators as needed. Actively participates in continuous processing improvements and learning opportunities

    Qualifications: To be eligible for this position, candidates should meet the following requirements:

    • Minimum of 3 years of industrial maintenance experience
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
    • Exceptional machinery troubleshooting, root cause, and corrective action skills
    • Experience with food processing and packaging machinery preferred
    • Food manufacturing GMP experience preferred
    • Allen Bradley experience preferred (CompactLogix, SLC 500, PV+, etc.)

    Tulkoff Food Products is a family owned company offering a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with an 8% employer match, paid time off, employer paid life insurance, flexible spending account, participation in a local Credit Union and other voluntary benefits.

    About Tulkoff Food Products:

    Tulkoff is recognized for manufacturing and supplying a variety of full flavored, high quality condiments, specialty sauces and ingredients for co-pack, private label, food service, industrial and retail customers nationwide. With facilities in Maryland and Ohio, Tulkoff is known in the industry for supplying superior quality and innovative products and services.

    APPLY HERE: https://lnkd.in/dA3ETpE

    Company website: https://www.tulkoff.com/

    Company address: 2229 Van Deman Street, Baltimore MD 21224

  • March 19, 2021 11:44 AM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    I.    JOB SUMMARY 
    The Director, Operational Excellence (OE) - Manufacturing Operations Error Prevention and Performance applies their biotech manufacturing-related operations experience, error prevention (EP) knowledge, and EP program experience to partner in the development and management of an error prevention program. This role leads the integration of human error prevention thinking and practices into the Manufacturing Operations OE program and site roadmap. This individual works with a broad range of Emergent leadership, management, staff and stakeholders to drive ‘safety first’, quality and first-time-right operations mindsets and behaviors. This person helps to develop tools and approaches involving human error analytics, learning, controls evaluations, problem solving, error reduction, error prevention, process improvement, operations resiliency, and the development of self-sustaining EP-related OE capabilities and systems.

    The success of this role requires close collaboration and frequent interaction with Manufacturing; Human Resources; Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS); Global Quality; Engineering and other functional elements supporting plant and supply chain operations.

    Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    •    Develop, lead and coordinate elements of the overall human error prevention (HEP) program strategy and plan.
    •    Partner with leaders and individual contributors, and lead efforts in the plants to strengthen work preparation and execution, work observations, open reporting, and post-work learning necessary to improve operational reliability and resilience.
    •    Coordinate and standardize the development of pre-job briefs, one-point lessons, and facilitation of after action reviews; Drive EP ‘learning practices’ across all areas of plant operations; incorporate adoption of error reduction and prevention tools into tiered meeting and plant management KPIs.
    •    Participate in deviation investigations and model methods that improve the abilities of investigation participants; partner with Global Quality to improve human error understanding, analytics, learning, root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions, and broadly disseminate practical application across plant operations
    •    Collaborate with members of EHS, Quality, Operational Excellence (OE), and other functional areas to ensure consistent approaches and leveraging of best practices for the improvement of operational reliability and resilience.
    •    Design and deploy sustainable systems for tracking and reporting of results from EP activities, including progress to plan and business impact.
    •    Facilitate and deliver EP learning activities; develop HEP practitioner competencies across OE staff; Act as a coach mentor on EP and continuous improvement culture, techniques and best practices.
    •    Develop methods of measuring human error performance in alignment with organizational goals. Develop and facilitate periodic HEP program maturity assessments. 
    •    Lead the design and development of effective digital technology to enable and simplify access and use of HEP tools and templates and enhance operational learning.
    •    Lead a HEP community of practice activities designed to develop, apply and learn from site HEP experiences
    •    Participates as a member of the Operational Excellence Core eam and OE business partner with EHS 
    •    Act as a change agent promoting continuous improvement, engagement, innovation and inclusion with by incorporating these Emergent principles into HEP-related staff interactions

    The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 
    •    Bachelor’s degree required in Science or Engineering discipline. Advanced degree preferred in engineering, science, technology, social science, or management.
    •    Advanced knowledge and experience in HEP, also known as behavior-based quality, behavior-based safety, Safety-II, Safety Differently, Human Performance (HP), and / or resilience engineering.
    •    8- 10 years of experience in industrial (preferably biotech manufacturing) related operations, with 3 - 5 years of error prevention program development, implementation and/or management experience
    •    3-5 of years experience participating in, preferably leading, human performance-related analytics, error prevention/reduction efforts in technical operations in either a safety, quality or OE capacity
    •    Strong leadership presence and the ability to influence leadership practices required to improve operational reliability and resilience.
    •    A proven track record as a leader and in the application continuous improvement that achieves strong, positive results.
    •    Deep experience in the performance of causal analysis and incident investigation.
    •    Strength in data analytical methods; experience and facility with Excel, Access and statistical packages such as Minitab and/or JMP
    •    Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and advanced presentation and facilitation skills.
    •    Excellent meeting management skills, including design, preparation and facilitation.
    •    Must possess knowledge of project management and experience of collaborating cross- functionally teams.
    •    Excellent organization, time management and project management skills, able to balance multiple projects and initiatives.
    •    Self-motivating, inspiring others, and collaborative with a bias for action in the achievement of adaptive moves that nudge the organization in a positive direction. 
    •    Demonstrates courage and transparency with the ability to deal with challenge and conflicts.

    Go to link for full job description and to apply: https://careers.emergentbiosolutions.com/job/Gaithersburg-Director%2C-OE-Mfg-Ops-Error-and-Prevention-MD-20879/724258300/

  • February 15, 2021 5:36 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior Level

    Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing 
    Medical Device  
    Hospital & Health Care

    Employment Type

    Job Functions
    Information Technology

    At Terumo Cardiovascular, we develop, manufacture and distribute medical devices for cardiac and vascular surgery with an emphasis on cardiopulmonary bypass, intra-operative monitoring and vascular grafting. This includes a full-line of perfusion products, endoscopic vessel harvesting products and surgical stabilization products. Our mission is to work as a team to save one more life, today and every day. We do this by providing lifesaving technology to cardiac surgery teams around the world.
    This position is responsible for investigating, planning, and implementing improvements in and/or additions to current products and manufacturing processes that directly affect safety, quality, regulatory compliance, and/or productivity.
  • In all actions, demonstrates a primary commitment to patient safety and product quality by maintaining compliance to the Quality Policy and all other documented quality processes and procedures. 2. Plan and implement specified projects to be completed including organizing and leading projects of various departments, planning and scheduling, coordinating resources (personnel, materials, time, money, suppliers), preparing proper documentation, etc. 3. Participate in cause-identification and problem-resolution for various types of production or service-related issues. 4. Provide engineering input in the design, fabrication, development, installation, validation, and qualification of equipment/processes that may include feasibility studies and/or proper documentation for justification of project and training to ensure proper operation of the equipment. 5. Provide assistance for planning and implementation of projects to develop, install, and qualify new processes for manufacturing new products or improving existing products/processes. 6. Research and implement cost reduction projects. 7. May assist in maintaining plant-wide calibration system and drawing control/document control system. 8. Gather, track, and analyze production data for meetings, business plan, etc. (yields/output/efficiencies). 9. Plan work schedules, expenditures, attend meetings, and prepare monthly reports as required. 10. Perform other duties as assigned.
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    Base pay range
    $70,000/yr - $95,000/yr



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