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Senior Manager, Automation Engineering

Cypress, California
29 Jul 2022

About IRhythm

iRhythm is a leading digital healthcare company focused on the way cardiac arrhythmias are clinically diagnosed by combining our wearable bio sensing technology with powerful cloud-based data analytics and Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Our goal is to be the leading provider of ambulatory ECG monitoring for patients at risk for arrhythmias. iRhythm's continuous ambulatory monitoring has already put over 2 million patients and their doctors on a shorter path to what they both need - answers.

About This Role

iRhythm is seeking a highly experienced and motivated Senior Manager, Automation Engineering individual with an automation engineering background and minimum 12 years relevant industry experience to join iRhythm's engineering team. This roll is based at the manufacturing site in Cypress, CA and will have responsibility for strategizing and executing all industrial automation projects related to manufacturing production. The Senior Manager, Automation Engineering will plan and manage multiple projects with various complexity with the accountability for successful execution of all projects. This position will be key player in developing and scaling process/equipment automation group at the manufacturing site.

Our work environment is fast-paced, with a collaborative atmosphere. Most of all, we are passionate about delivering innovations that improve the quality of health care and the patient experience. We are looking for like-minded individuals to join our team today!

Responsibilities Include

  • Analyze manufacturing operations and design sophisticated industrial automation solutions in support of production growth and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Comprehensive understanding of end-to-end manufacturing processes, including assemblies, secondary packaging, and sub-assembly processes
  • Previous experience leveraging external automation integrator partners throughout the project phases, from initial selection diligence, design, reviews, buy-off, onsite commissioning.
  • Solid understanding of the available technologies, industry trends, and ability to select right designs and communicate effectively across organization.
  • Leads and coordinates cross-functional teams (both internal and external resources) to ensure meeting timely committed milestones. Actively manages cross-functional alignment and drives the resolution of issues.
  • Manages multiple, concurrent custom automation projects of various complexities (pilot to high-volume) from initiation of the projects to integration of the equipment into manufacturing with a future look towards lifecycle management and sustaining activities.
  • Experience with technical understanding of design for manufacturability/Assembly/Automation (DFM/DFA), process excellence methodologies including Six-Sigma, Lean, cGMP guidelines.
  • 10+ years hands-on experience with industrial automation including mechanical (robots, conveyors, etc.), or control system site (such as PLC/DCS design and programing). Solid experience with full integration of the equipment.
  • Understanding of Critical to Quality (CTQ) design elements and cascading CTQs to design robust manufacturing processes and process controls.
  • 10+ years solid background with developing URS, and all aspects of the equipment design and validation process, including design reviews, pre-FAT, FAT, installation, IQ/OQ, and product process validation (PPQ).
  • Acts as mentor in the engineering organization. Coaches and develops associates across a range of career levels
  • Advance project management skills and ability to explain complex concepts and strategies in understandable terms across organization.

About You

  • BS in Engineering or Science; MS and/or MBA degree preferred.
  • 12+ years of manufacturing and engineering experience in industrial automation, preferably with a focus on manufacturing.
  • Seasoned project management skills; multiple projects of high complexity and/or large-scale nature.
  • Strong record of technical achievement designing & successfully commissioning automation equipment solutions.
  • Prior Experience working in manufacturing environment is highly desirable.
  • Prefer medical device industry experience with knowledge of cGMP manufacturing.
  • Strong collaborator and communicator with a high degree of ability to understand business needs. Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Past experience managing direct report engineers and technicians preferred, but not a must. Ability to develop and upskill other engineers.
  • Past experience working at automation design and integrator companies designing custom automation preferred.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.

What's In It For You

This is a full-time position with competitive compensation package, excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance (all of which start on your first day), paid holidays, and PTO!

iRhythm also provides additional benefits including 401K (with company match), an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, paid parental leave, pet insurance discount, Cultural Committee/Charity events, and so much more!

FLSA Status: Exempt

As a part of our core values, we ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce. We welcome and celebrate people of all backgrounds, experiences, skills, and perspectives. iRhythm Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/V/D). Pursuant to San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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  • Job Reference: 671156855-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: iRhythm Technologies, Inc.
  • Location: Cypress, California
  • Salary: On Application