Senior Enterprise Excellence Engineer

Date: 27-Dec-2021

Location: Kulim, 02, MY

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 5112


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Global Operations - Global Operations is a complex and diverse organization within the company which is responsible for product fulfilment to all our customers from end to end. We pride ourselves on being totally Customer Centric in our unrelenting focus on Improving Quality, Service and Value as perceived by our customers. Our employees are dedicated to the Global Operations Enterprise Excellence journey. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

Principal Responsibilities

•    To be a key member of the regional/site manufacturing team with specific responsibility for supporting and advancing Quality Excellence. 
•    Perform structured assessments of all manufacturing processes to identify and evaluate (i) the most critical processes, (ii) the effectiveness of current controls, (iii) the selection of appropriate control measures to minimize risk and optimize process and measurement capability indices. 
•    Complete or assist with completion of process improvement projects in collaboration with site/regional manufacturing team.
•    Actively support implementation of the Regional and Site Operations transformation roadmap.
•    Actively develop, coach, facilitate and utilize process improvement methodologies including, but not limited to :

  • Job Instruction and Standard Work through Training Within Industry (TWI)
  • 8-Step (A3) Problem Solving & Kaizen
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • 5S and Visual Management
  • Error Proofing (Poka Yoke)
  • Process and Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Evaluation/Risk Assessment (pFMEA)
  • Data Collection/Statistical Analysis
  • Sampling plans and method
  • Lean Office 
  • Six Sigma methodology adoption 

•    Facilitate Kaizen event to move the organization towards enterprise excellence. 
•    Support company policies and procedures, goals and objectives, FDA regulations, and good manufacturing practices.
•    Perform any other relevant and related responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time as required by superior.

Education / Experience Requirements

•    Must possess a degree in Engineering, Business or related field.
•    Desirable Certifications:  Lean Practitioner, Six Sigma, Trained Trainer, Project Management Professional (PMP), and related certifications.
•    Must have a minimum 5+ years of combined practical experience in process improvement, managing projects, and lean implementation within a manufacturing environment.
•    Must be fluent in local spoken (primary) language.  English fluency is desirable.
•    Working knowledge of International Quality and Regulatory requirements is preferred (FDA’s 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, Council Directive 93/42/EEC, MEDDEV, MDD/MDR, Canadian Medical Device Regulations, Japanese JPAL requirements.)
•    Proven track record of successful process improvements resulting in improved safety, quality, productivity, and cost.

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Process-focused / Results -driven and displays high energy and enthusiasm in challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement.
•    Team player with good interpersonal skills.
•    Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•    Evaluates facts and solutions, comprehensively.
•    Experience in process validations and statistical analysis
•    Process modeling
•    Root cause analysis and statistical methods
•    Project scheduling and risk management.
•    Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
•    Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive behavior.
•    Creative & analytical thinker
•    Interdependent, fast paced and able to work under pressure 
•    Strong leadership and team player 
•    Must be able to communicate fluently (written and verbal) in English and Malay Language.
•    Exposed to Quality Engineering tools and techniques, e.g. SPC and Minitab
•    Knowledge in Process design, assembly line layout and efficiency models and validation of new manufacturing lines.
•    Kaizen Event facilitation 
•    Six Sigma Knowledge will be Prioritized
•    Work in a matrixed organization, across international regions
•    Able to travel as required to complete tasks and training.

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Teleflex Medical business, key responsibilities may evolve and change over time. 

Teleflex is an equal opportunities employer

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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