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Manager, Equipment Technology at Nordson Corporation

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Huntington Beach, California

Job Description:
Job Summary
The Equipment Technology Manager is responsible for managing the design, development, manufacture and sustaining engineering support for technology associated with the proprietary equipment which serves as the linchpin for the Nordson MEDICAL Advanced Components business.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and manages an organization which designs and develops proprietary manufacturing equipment used in the manufacture of Advanced Components for the medical device market.
  • Brings best practices in the development of engineering controls, documentation and change management to the equipment design organization.
  • Manages the manufacture of this proprietary equipment. Provides sustaining engineering support for the installed base of equipment across the Company ensuring overall productive targets are met.
  • Responsible for managing a technology roadmap for the continued development of next generation proprietary equipment used to manufacture the tubing, cannula, and balloons products and film cast production platforms within the Advanced Components business of Nordson MEDICAL.
  • Works with the product development teams to understand and document next generation equipment needs.
  • Manages and analyzes the testing and feasibility studies of mechanical products, instruments, subassemblies, processes, and packages for new and existing equipment.
  • Responsible for developing AVL with preferred supply partners and works with the sourcing team to develop cost effective solutions to design and build equipment.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives. Supports multiple business units and has direct reports located in various geographic locations.
  • Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors, customers and/or functional peer group managers, along with suppliers.
  • Manages through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of activities of a department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
  • In some instances, this manager may be responsible for a functional area and may not have subordinate supervisors.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience Requirements
  • Must have experience in equipment development and engineering, research and development and project management.
  • Requires a BS in Engineering, plus 5-10 years experience.
Preferred Skills and Abilities
  • Proven ability to manage large value 3rd party equipment suppliers / integrators.
  • Familiarity with regulatory environments and the impact of machine design and changes that can impact validation processes and validated states of equipment.
  • Strong knowledge of motion control methods, equipment, and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of control system architectures including PC-based programming, PLC and discrete control methods.
  • Experience with process control systems and related sensor technology for controlling flow, pressure, temperature, and motion.
  • Ability to look across multiple control platforms to understand similarities and opportunities for consolidation and harmonization.
  • Strong project management skills to manage and communicate multiple projects across multiple businesses.
  • Proven knowledge with OSHA regulations.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands
Office environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear, occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; requires close vision ability. Noise level is usually moderate, cubicle environment.
Travel Required
Estimated 25-50%

Nordson Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. No person is to be discriminated against in any aspect of the employment relationship due to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check, consistent with applicable laws.