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Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly & Automation Technology

SHL Medical

SHL Medical

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, December 5, 2022
Full Time Charleston (South Carolina) US

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Assembly & Automation Technology

SHL Medical is the world-leading solution provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced drug delivery systems with more than 5000 employees worldwide. Our customers include top pharmaceutical and biotech companies from around the globe that require innovative devices such as auto-injectors or pen injectors to effectively deliver their drugs. Headquartered in Switzerland since late 2018, with sites in Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.

Job Overview

This role is embedded in the Manufacturing Engineering group within our Global Operations Engineering team at our new state-of-the-art device manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Main Responsibilities

  • Improve system & equipment reliability for the core processes to meet all customer, business & regulatory requirements
  • Together with the rest of your team you will support the production for automated assembly of our autoinjector systems
  • Lead engineering responsibility for production/product lines and corresponding assembly processes within our production system
  • Collaborate closely with shopfloor production technicians, equipment builders and maintenance, quality and process development on performance/process improvements and trouble shooting
  • Lead the development of improvement plans and requirements for capacity expansion and future assembly lines and production setups
  • Lead improvement initiatives and capacity deployment in device assembly
  • Responsible for manufacturing acceptance of new assembly lines / processes in regular production
  • Lead and perform validation activities for new equipment and processes as necessary
  • Support Design For Manufacturing (DFM) and definition of manufacturing requirements for new products

Skills and Qualification

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent education/experience in a relevant field
  • Several years of relevant hands-on experience in automated manufacturing and/or development of highly automated, high-volume production systems and processes
  • Familiar with Siemens and/or Beckhoff PLC based systems, common sensor and actuator system, and vision technologies
  • Proven expertise in planning/organization/execution of maintenance activities, following up on results, & revising the work plan for complex problems being resolved by cross functional teams
  • Knowledge of common problem-solving and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodologies
  • Six Sigma methodology knowledge and certification is a plus
  • Passionate & committed self-starter with “can do” attitude, team player and taking responsibility to get the job done
  • Ability to work independent with strong attention to detail and focus on efficiency, effectiveness and cost
  • Previous exposure to a highly regulated industry (e.g. medical, pharmaceutical) and knowledge of relevant standards (e.g. ISO13485, cGMP) is a plus
  • SCADA and MES implementation experience is a plus
  • Willingness to work from/relocate to Charleston, South Carolina is required
  • Willingness to initially spend an extended period in our facility in Taiwan for induction/training is a plus
  • Excellent intercultural and interdisciplinary communication skills

Please note: For this position we consider Senior Engineers and Principal levels.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds.

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies
  • Challenging assignments in a fast growing and innovative industry
  • Position in a dynamic, international team of highly skilled professionals
  • Various opportunities for personal and professional development within a global organization

Interested in joining SHL Medical and in supporting us with your expertise and personality? Then we look forward to receiving your application including your CV, motivation letter, and all other relevant documents to our Talent Acquisition Department at

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