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Group Leader - Aligners 3rd Shift

Manufacturing & Operations
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The Group Lead will coach, develop and lead the hourly operations team for clear aligners orthodontic appliances (aligners) to ensure all products adhere to Ormco’s SQDIP goals (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity). They will collaborate with cross functional departments including materials, engineering, quality, and safety to achieve operations goals. They will drive operations to develop World Class Manufacturing processes utilizing EBS and lean manufacturing expertise. They are responsible for recruiting, training, and developing talent within the manufacturing cells to support growth, continuous improvement, and team building.

o Adhere to the Danaher corporate model: S-DQIP- Safety, Delivery, Quality, Inventory, and Productivity.
o Conduct Daily Management meetings within the department, along with area leads.
o Work collaboratively with other functions, including:
o The Quality department to reduce external and internal defects.
o The Materials/Planning department and Mexico plants to improve on-time delivery and minimize inventory.
o The R&D department to support new production launches and validations.
o The Production Engineering department to reduce cost and improve productivity.
o Responsible for the 5S of the area, equipment availability and uptime, and associate absorption
o Work continuously with the manufacturing operators and maintenance technicians to improve machine output, equipment effectiveness, and quality through Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
o Responsible for the managing and reducing the costs to manufacture product.
o Coordinate and improve flow within manufacturing area through kaizen and standard work.
o Accountable for shift/area performance and ensure production schedules are met through optimum use of resources to maximize productivity.
o Regularly use lean tools, such as daily management and kaizen (5S, Standard Work, Kanban, etc.).
o Maintain high quality standards and compliance throughout the areas while practicing GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).
o Perform employee training on GMP, MCI’s, SOP’s, Form’s, Safety, etc. and maintain training records.
o Adhere to all safety standards on the manufacturing floor. Conduct Safety Incident investigations and complete reports. Participate in EHS Committee Meetings.
o Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures in a fair and consistent manner.
o Maintain and approve attendance for hourly employees.
o Prepare work schedule for subsequent shift, including overtime schedules as required.
o Communicate with employees including distributing all company memos and pertinent information.
o Provide feedback to Manager on employee’s work performance and other situations as necessary.
o Initiate and foster a spirit of cooperation within and between departments.
o Assist with resolving personnel situations: coaching, guidance, investigating, identifying solutions and recommending action.
o Own and execute associate development plans, and complete performance reviews.
o Flexible work schedule including overtime and other shift hours as required.

o Other duties as assigned

o Well-developed analytical skills and problem solving skills; comfort with complexity and ambiguity.
o Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.
o Must possess excellent time management skills and the ability to utilize time and resources effectively and efficiently.
o Sense of urgency; ability to take action quickly in a fast-paced environment. Ability to complete tasks on time with high quality.
o Ability to set direction based on analysis and interpretation of data.
o Establish expectations, motivate, delegate; get work done through others effectively.
o Dedication to meeting/exceeding expectations of production while keeping the customer in mind.
o Lack of ego; team-first mentality.
o Unquestionably high ethical standards and attention to reputational and compliance risks
o Ability to prioritize tasks in real time and exercise judgment in high-paced, high-stakes environment
o Clear and organized communications skills (written and verbal)
o Lead and drive results from a diverse group of individuals in a fast paced environment.
o Self-motivated to identify gaps and recommend solutions
o Must have strong managerial courage – ability to make the tough decision and to not be overly sensitive (thick skinned), be able to effective play catch ball (idea/issue back and forth discussion) and think on his/her feet.
o Knowledge of Lean tools to drive process improvements and drive breakthrough thinking
o Ownership of Key Performance Indicators for Quality, Delivery and Cost.
o Ability to use successfully root cause and problem solving tools to drive continuous improvement.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                      
o Directly supervises assigned department and provide backup to other departments.

LANUGUAGE SKILLS:                                                    
o Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Must have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. The ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization is required. Spanish is a plus.
COMPUTER SKILLS:                                                             
o To perform this job successfully, an individual should have complete knowledge and practical use of Microsoft office applications.
o Advanced knowledge in Computer Aided Design programs (required)
Reasoning Ability:
o Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
o Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
o Process improvement oriented
Math Ability:
o Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to calculate rates, ration and percent to draw and interpret graphs. Ability to discern trends, and analyze operational and financial reports.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:                                                 
o Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related fields required.
o 5+ years of experience managing operational teams
o Expertise in performing validation processes, quality analysis (including CAPA)
o Experiences in FDA regulated industries, i.e. validation (IQ/OQ/PQ), internal/external audits, lot-traceability, etc.
o Basic knowledge on Operation Finances, i.e. absorptions, variances, costs accounting, etc.
o Able to read and interpret engineering prints
o Strong Excel spreadsheet skills

o 5 years of minimum experience in manufacturing of clear orthodontic appliances (aligners)
o Deep knowledge of aligners manufacturing processes (3D prototyping, thermoforming, laser marking, trimming and other)
o Familiar with Oracle; Manufacturing, Work In Process, and Shipping Modules
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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 regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Envista and all Envista Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

About Envista

Envista is a global family of three companies and more than 30 trusted dental brands, united by a shared purpose: to partner with professionals to improve lives. Envista helps its customers deliver the best possible patient care through industry-leading dental consumables, solutions, technology, and services. Our comprehensive portfolio, including dental implants and treatment options, orthodontics, and digital imaging technologies, covers an estimated 90% of dentists’ clinical needs for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental conditions as well as improving the aesthetics of the human smile. Envista companies, including KaVo Kerr, Nobel Biocare Systems, and Ormco, partner with dental professionals to help them deliver the best possible patient care.

Envista separated from Danaher as an independent company in 2019. We brought with us the proven Envista Business System (EBS) methodology, an experienced leadership team, and a strong culture grounded in continuous improvement, commitment to innovation, and deep customer focus to meet the end-to-end needs of dental professionals worldwide. Envista is now one of the largest global dental products companies, with significant market positions in some of the most attractive segments of the dental products industry. For more information, please visit www.envistaco.com.

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