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Principal Engineer

Company: Bausch + Lomb
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world-from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future.

Objectives:

Responsible for the management of complex engineering projects including but not limited to business development projects, new machinery, machinery upgrades, systems upgrades including working with corporate IT for critical IT infrastructure. Will be responsible for leading the validation and qualification of new products, processes, machines, and systems. Will also be responsible for identifying process improvement opportunities using lean six sigma tools and techniques. Has responsibility for the management, update and qualification of production and process changes.

Responsiblities:

Manage projects effectively, ensuring we are the meeting of project scope and deadlines and costs and to ensure implementation to Company and International Standards.

Write and execute detailed validation protocols for FAT / IQ / OQ / PQ.

Evaluating manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of product design, testing, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations from operators.

Developing manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors.

Assure product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.

Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labour, and material costs.

Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.

Solve problems related to products / processes and systems using 6 sigma and trend analysis. DoE, FMEA, process risk assessment etc.

Conduct engineering elements of the contract review process as required.

Perform cost and technical evaluations and make recommendations on improvements in the production process.

Work with Corporate IT on IT infrastructure projects..

Manage all stakeholder (external & internal) relationships and expectations for smooth project delivery - identifies and takes contingency action, where required.

Requirements:

BS degree in Engineering required.

10+ years of experience with 5-7 years' experience in an engineering position within a medical device manufacturing organization.

Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and familiarity with methodologies such as Kaizen, 5S, and value stream mapping. Lean six sigma certification preferred.

Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes, methodologies, and technologies. Familiarity with lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma, project management methodologies, and quality management systems is beneficial.

Proficiency in project management leadership, methodologies, and tools, including project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and resource management. Familiarity with project management software is advantageous.

Ability to analyze complex problems, identify root causes, and develop innovative solutions. Strong analytical skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail are crucial.

Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and external suppliers. The ability to present technical information in a clear and concise manner is important.

Quality and Regulatory Compliance: Understanding of quality management systems and regulatory requirements related to manufacturing operations. Knowledge of ISO standards and regulatory frameworks applicable to the industry is advantageous.

We offer competitive salary & excellent benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Eye Health, Disability and Life Insurance begins on your hire date

401K Plan with company match and ongoing company contribution

Paid time off - vacation (3 weeks - prorated upon hire), floating holidays and sick time

Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match

Employee Incentive Bonus

Tuition Reimbursement (select degrees)

Ongoing performance feedback and annual compensation review

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Job Applicants should be aware of job offer scams perpetrated through the use of the Internet and social media platforms.

To learn more please read Bausch+Lomb's Job Offer Fraud Statement (https://hcm2preview.sapsf.eu/bauschhealT4/Bausch_job_posting_statement.docx) .

Our Benefit Programs: https://www.bausch.com/careers/benefits/

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Keywords: Bausch + Lomb, Chicago , Principal Engineer, Engineering , Chicago, Illinois

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