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Senior Production Engineer

Apply now Job no: 612176
Work type: Permanent
Location: Chengdu
Categories: Asia Pacific, Individual Contributor, Engineering

Location: Chengdu, China

The Role

In order to help Cochlear bring new products to market that help people with hearing loss, we are recruiting for a Production Engineer to support our new manufacturing site in Chengdu China

To be successful in this role you'll be able to perform production engineering activities on manufacturing equipment in line with business quality systems and regulatory requirements. You'll work collaboratively within the production engineering team and with cross-functional teams from across the business to ensure business requirements are met in an effective and timely manner. 

In this role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of production engineering.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide the first point of contact for production on yield, quality and throughput issues.
  • Provide solutions to identified production problems with particular reference to the day-to-day running of the line.
  • Analyse production rejects as required to reclaim where possible, identify, and rectify root causes of rejects.
  • Ensure MRN’s, Concessions and Change Notes are processed in a timely manner.
  • Create plans to coordinate activities and mentoring other engineers and technicians when required to progress plan.
  • Execute projects to maximise production efficiencies on existing production processes to include the selection of appropriate equipments.
  • Work with production and engineering to ensure work instructions result in the manufacture of compliant product.
  • Ensure that Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is followed.
  • Ensure all documentation is to quality system.
  • Prepare V&V Plans
  • Assist in the development of strategic improvements for production including factory layout.
  • Review product, process and equipment designs from other departments to ensure they meet production requirements with regard to execution time, maintainability, OH&S, reliability and are adequately documented.
  • Immediately reporting all incidents, accidents, hazards or unsafe work conditions to management
  • Key Requirements

  • To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience in your application and at interview:

    1. Tertiary qualifications in Engineering. Prefer Mechanical, Manufacturing, Aeronautical, Biomedical or Mechatronics.
    2. 10 years+ experience in a similar production role within a highly regulated industry
    3. Experience in working within a Quality Management system
    4. Experience in working within Production Management system (e.g. LEAN)
    5. Proven competencies in problem solving, design, manufacturing / business process development and personal influence


    1. Experience with project management tools
    2. Medical device industry experience and an understanding of GMP
    3. Process knowledge and experience

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