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Manufacturing Engineer

2900 College Dr, Kettering, OH 45420, USA Req #461
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Solvita comes from “sol” meaning sun and “vita” meaning life. As sunlight nurtures new life, we take the donor gift and transform it into new hope, bringing the light of healing to patients in our local hospitals through blood donations and to patients around the globe in need of tissue transplants. 

Because we believe that everyone deserves more time to live life to its fullest.

The Manufacturing Engineer:

  • Identify and implement opportunities for process improvements and/or equipment related to safety, quality, and productivity improvements in conjunction with quality and manufacturing personnel.
  • Select, design, and specify new manufacturing or manufacturing support equipment.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as requested.
  • Responsible for leading projects from initial development through implementation into production
  • Collect and analyze data using appropriate tools.
  • Create operating instructions for new equipment developed.
  • Prepare reports for review.
  • Assist in developing process validations for new/improved processes and equipment.
  • Assist in transitioning new/improved processes into full scale production.
  • Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and associated Work Instructions
  • Create Change Orders and Planned deviations.
  • Assist the Quality team as needed to identify the root cause of any non-conformances and help identify preventative actions.
  • Assist with the training of production staff on new processes/equipment.
  • Prepare cost justifications and proposals for new equipment
  • Oversee the installation, including infrastructure, of new equipment in conjunction with quality, facilities, and manufacturing personnel.
  • Support the design of new/improved fixtures for allograft machining as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Those that display conscientiousness, personal accountability, dependability, team work, a safety mindset, and kindness are encouraged to apply!

We offer:

  • A highly competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life and supplemental insurance
  • 401(k) with employer contribution and match
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) - up to 5 weeks in your first year!
  • Opportunities to participate in recreational activities such as Battle of the Businesses, special events such as Kings Island Day, Dayton Air Show and opportunities to give back.
  • Opportunities to join various employee committee.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher required from an accredited university in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • 3-5 years of engineering related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in process development/improvement using appropriate tools (design/process FMEA, Safety, process flow, Risk Analysis, etc.).
  • Strong ability to analyze and solve technical problems and give recommendations. 
  • Knowledge of basic computer-based control systems and PLC/HMI programming experience.
  • Experience with parametric 3D solid modeling (SolidWorks) as well as part detailing/dimensioning to support the 3D modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience in the medical device, biotechnology, or other related quality-regulated industry.
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment design, development, and fabrication is an asset.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong PC skills including Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point).
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across functional organizations.
  • Professional development will be continued through training, courses, seminars, conferences, and networking/mentoring.
  • Experience with LEAN mfg concepts.
  • Must have experience in cGMP.
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and capable of accurately documenting work. 

Work Environment/Physical Activities:

  • Position requires exposure to gross anatomy.
  • Some overnight travel required.
  • Must be able to meet the required physical demands with or without reasonable accommodation.
About Solvita
  • We began in Dayton in 1964 as the region’s first centralized blood bank. Solvita collects and provides all blood products for hospitals in our 15-county region and beyond.
  • The tissue bank was born in 1986 and is now one of the nation’s largest tissue banks. Solvita recovers, processes, and distributes human tissue grafts and is the nation’s largest non-profit provider of skin grafts for burn patients.
Solvita is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Drug Free Workplace

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligible Employer 

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  • 2900 College Dr, Kettering, OH 45420, USA