Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. This position is location in the heart of Southern Delaware; located just 25 miles north of Rehoboth Beach and only 20 miles south of the state's capital, Dover. Also, we are centrally located east and south of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Whether standing at a scenic point along the downtown River walk, or spending the day at one of Delaware's beautiful beaches, know that underneath the calm tranquility is the energy of a community on the move!
Bringing out the best in people
As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we're looking for the best to join us.
Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:
Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.
Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.
Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.
Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.
The Chemical Process Engineer Lead (Plant Support) is the primary resource to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems and enable safe production. The Process engineering lead works as a member of the plant support team ensuring excellence in safety, quality, operations, and maintenance. The role provides a technical direction to assist process engineering teams on daily performance improvements, equipment modifications, and upgrades, and new product qualifications and trials. The position requires that the Engineer be available to assist whenever unexpected downtime or yield losses occur.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in engineering leadership as well as the ability to develop standard engineering practices and provide detailed documentation upon work completion. This person will be site chemical process technical lead and provide project management activities, as required.
This position requires a high degree of technical skill level and chemical background. Participation in all aspects of process support will be required: new process implementation; value improvement optimization; safety evaluation; in-depth troubleshooting; formal Corrective Action Preventative Action (CAPA) evaluation and implementation; and process control planning. The Process Engineering team works with an extremely varied chemical portfolio including specialty organic chemicals; organic resins and adhesives; polymer materials; inorganic glasses, minerals, and composites; and pharmaceuticals. Production scale is small to moderate, allowing for rapid product introduction and frequent innovation. Work will be performed within an FDA/ISO regulated facility requiring the development and execution of appropriate validation/qualification protocols.
The Plant Support Process Engineering team is responsible for the efficient operation of all chemical products in two manufacturing plants. We evaluate existing manufacturing operations; establish procedures to gain optimum utilization of equipment; review production requirements; and recommend process improvements.
Provides leadership and direction in the day to day decision making for the operating area of responsibility, and monitors and intervenes with plant operators to meet quality and production targets.
Able to effectively lead optimization activities and ongoing process improvement initiatives, including projects for EH&S compliance, reliability, capacity, process consistency, quality and cost reduction.
Work closely with all disciplines, troubleshooting problems, to ensure plant processes are aligned to provide maximum output levels and efficiencies.
Continuously evaluate equipment, process operations and controls to ensure personnel safety, environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.
Optimize production by conducting tests, monitoring performances, and compiling de-bottleneck studies to identify cost-saving opportunities.
Has expert knowledge of the manufacturing process, products and technology, and works with Process Engineers and the Technology Transfer Center to ensure that equipment is performing to design specification.
Participates in root cause investigations and advanced troubleshooting and coaches others to learn these skills.
Initiate, develop and execute validation/qualification protocols to support business/operational initiatives including customer backorder minimization, cost reduction, non-conformance reduction, complaint reduction, yield/process reliability improvement, and FDA/ISO compliance requirements.
Investigate and implement corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) to meet business and compliance requirements.
Develop Value Stream Maps or Process Maps to identify improvement opportunities for Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost
Apply a wide range of Lean, Six Sigma methods and tools to develop and implement process improvements
Other duties as assigned.
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Education and Experience:
Position requires a four-year degree in Chemical Engineering.
5-10 years of chemical process engineering experience is required.
Prior experience in medical device, chemical or pharmaceutical industry preferred.
Prior experience in an active plant support/operational chemical process engineering role highly preferred.
Experience in project and team leadership is required.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt with demonstrated successes desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong Value Stream Mapping and process analysis skills
Familiar with Structured problem solving (DMAIC, PDCA, etc) to effectively lead problem investigation and resolution
Understands manufacturing metrics as they align to Process Improvement initiatives
Able to use statistical analysis software in Excel, Minitab
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Good written and verbal communication, as well as solid presentation and facilitation skills
Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.
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