• 27-Sep-2019 (PST)
  • Process Engineering
  • Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Worksite - Cornelius Pass

Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Time Off, Floating Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement Program, TriMet Pass, Costco Membership, Summer Hours and more!

About Us:

Acumed is a global leader of innovative orthopaedic and medical solutions developed to improve patient care. With over three decades of experience in the orthopaedic industry, our mission is to aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands and the compassion of our hearts. The company is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon with a global sales and distribution network supported by offices worldwide.

Process Engineering Supervisor, NPI:

The Process Engineering Supervisor is responsible for directing Process Engineering activities to support all aspects of manufacturing processes utilizing lean manufacturing principles. The Process Engineering Supervisor builds successful teams, develops and leads people to achieve continuous improvement and drive change throughout the organization.  Evaluates and recommends adjustments to organizational structure to support Acumed's operational objectives. Creates and manages department financials.


  • Creates a strong team environment based on and supporting company's mission and values.
  • Responsible for implementing strategy and achieving commitments/goals related existing product requirements, new product development/launches, and continuous improvement.
  • Ensures effective support is provided to launch new products through cross functional teams and activities.
  • Continuously improves product and service Quality, Cost, and Delivery, with a focus on manufacturing lead-time and improving inventory turns.
  • Coordinates, supports, and maintains Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma concepts within the supply chain to promote continuous process improvement activities.
  • Knows current supply chain constraints and works proactively with manufacturing and planning with actions to resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Conducts annual performance reviews, coaching them to build strong relationships and achieve results, and ensures adequate training/skills development.
  • Promotes safety to direct reports within daily tasks in a manner that encourages cooperation and improved morale.
  • Leads quality and continuous improvement activities in all processes by establishing clear vision and values, and supporting them with appropriate Process Engineering resources.
  • Ensures quality is built into all activities, and leads a culture of ownership - where processes and people are enabled to produce quality results.
  • Helps develop annual operating budget and manages activities to achieve expected results.
  • Ensures Process Engineering is working closely with Supply Chain (in-house manufacturing and outside suppliers) to continuously improve product quality, costs and throughput results.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field plus 3 or more years of experience in orthopedic industry design or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 3 years of experience in leadership or project leadership/management in manufacturing.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in implementation of Lean Manufacturing concepts and techniques.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma quality concepts.
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP/MRP systems and their applications.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with extensive knowledge of MS Office (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Self-motivated, able to work with little supervision.
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to motivate others to work as a team towards a common goal.
  • Proven history of empowering employees.
  • Comprehensive understanding of ISO 9001 required as a minimum. Experience and understanding of ISO 13485 and FDA GMP title 21 Part 820 preferred.
  • Proven success in executing improvement plans and activities which achieve expected results.
  • Ability to read and speak English sufficiently to read, understand and complete all paperwork.


Acumed and ACUTE are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acumed is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying to Acumed and need special assistance or accommodation, please contact us at

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