The Job Responsibilities

Provides direct, day to day support for the Production lines at the site level. Drives local continuous improvement activities in Production. Introduces new products and assembly processes including all necessary documentation for production processes, process verification & validation and employee training. Ensures smooth running of production processes with the highest possible efficiency.

Production Line

  • Develops and documents manufacturing methods, material handling methods, improve efficiencies, quality and reliability of processes and / or products
  • Creates and maintains routing and time standards
  • Performs and records Process Verification and Validation activities, including FMEAs
  • Designs and/or procures work stations, machinery, fixtures and tooling required for either new product lines or for improvement of existing lines
  • Investigates and resolves production problems using root cause analysis techniques
  • Interfaces with Design Engineering during new product development or product enhancement projects, to ensure the design is acceptable for manufacturability
  • Creates / Maintain Production work area plans and lay-outs
  • Interface with SQA and suppliers to ensure corrective action or problem resolution, delivery reliability, and parts acceptability in cost & quality aspects
  • SAP Master Data maintenance

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Lead phase in / phase out of products or components into Production
  • Implement product / process changes into Production; develop, document, maintain and improve processes, workflows, and tools for existing production lines in compliance with FDA, GMP and ISO requirements
  • Investigate and resolve production problems/failures using root cause analysis techniques; Initiate Design Change Requests (DCRs); review/approve Design Change Orders (DCOs)
  • Represent Operations in Product Steering Boards (PSBs) and Cross Functional Teams (CFTs)

Innovation - New Product Introduction

  • Plan, coordinate and implement new products and processes into Production
  • Interface with R&D/LCE during new product development or product enhancement projects, to ensure the design is acceptable for manufacturability
  • Perform and document production process verification and validation

Continuous Improvement

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities; develop and implement solutions
  • Foster Lean culture and lead Lean/Kaizen Events in Production
  • Lead and manage continuous improvement projects
  • Train and mentor colleagues on Lean principles and tools
  • Act as Project Lead when larger scale Production improvements are needed for the regional site; such as new product introductions or changes, transfer of production from other Draeger plants, improvements to business processes or the Quality System, etc.
  • Act as proxy for the Production Quality Engineer in their absence for urgent production support requirements.


Your Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

Related Experience

  • 5 – 8 years related experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Prior SAP/Agile usage in a Production environment desired.
  • Experience with FMEA, 5S and Poka-yoke preferred.
  • Experience in Medical Device Industry preferred.
  • Proficiency with Minitab or other statistical software preferred.
  • MS Office proficiency required, MS Access & MS Project preferred.
  • Proven track record with continuous improvement projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated Organizational & Project Management Skills preferred.


Special Competencies or Certifications:

  • LEAN and/or Six Sigma Black Belt Certification strongly preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to management and peers; excellent interpersonal and administrative skills.
  • Stays current with new and emerging technologies and trends; learns and utilizes new knowledge quickly and effectively.
  • Performs a variety of tasks, and works independently, without appreciable direction.



The Dräger Workplace

In North America, Draeger employees over 1,400 employees working in our major sites in the United States and Canada (in the US:  Andover, MA; Telford, PA; Houston / Coppell, TX, and in Canada:  Mississauga, ON), including our Sales and Service workforce employees from coast to coast.

The design, development and manufacturing of Draeger’s Patient Monitoring product line takes place in our Andover, Massachusetts location.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran

Who we are

Draeger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Whether in clinical applications, in industry, mining or emergency services: Draeger products protect, support and save lives. That's what our more than 15,000 employees have been striving for - every day for more than 130 years.  Dräger - Technology for Life ®

What we offer

  1. Additional/Voluntary Insurance
  2. Education & Training
  3. Health center and gym
  4. Health Insurance
  5. Retirement Savings
  6. Special Assistance
  7. Time Away
  8. Workplace Wellness

Additional/Voluntary Insurance; Education & Training; Health center and gym; Health Insurance; Retirement Savings; Special Assistance; Time Away; Workplace Wellness


Please apply directly through our career portal.
We look forward to receiving your application.

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