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Manufacturing Engineer I in Thousand Oaks, California at Implant Direct

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: IMP000754

About Us

Implant Direct is one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies in the world today. We’re one of the many operating companies within Danaher Corporation’s dynamic portfolio of dental companies.  
Implant Direct operates a state of the art manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, California. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of value priced surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions to dental professionals in the US, Canada, and around the globe. We design and develop products which make high quality implants more accessible to patients around the world. We educate dentists on how to place implants and improve their patient care.
If you are interested in working in a lean, fast moving, entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, grow and make a difference, join us at Implant Direct. 


Plans and designs manufacturing processes. Maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, and work force utilization. Determines parts and tools needed in order to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. 
  • Develop and implement lean manufacturing processes, while ensuring efficient methods are utilized.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and make recommendations, relying on limited experience, work colleagues, and other resources (i.e. vendors, universities, internet, etc).
  • Evaluate vendor process, develop specifications, and resolve quality issues.
  • Select production equipment for procurement, validate, and conduct training.
  • Specify layout of equipment for maximum efficiency (i.e. cell mfg concept).
  • Support team environment.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Minimum one (1) year relevant experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of experience in continuous improvement initiatives (value-stream mapping, kaizen, etc.)
  • 2+ years of experience in project management experience with consideration of cost, policy, Company directives and talent
  • Minimum six (6) months experience with CAD software
  • Ability to fully interpret engineering drawings or blueprints.  
  • Strong communication and organization skills i.e. a well-organized and structured individual
  • Strong computer skill including experience using MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead others
  • Knowledgeable in DBS skills including Kanban, Standard Work and Value Stream Mapping
  • Experience in cross functional environment between engineering, quality and operations
  • Experience with statistical or six sigma tools such as gage R&R, hypothesis testing, pareto charts, cause and effect diagram, and FMEA.
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 use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects. The employees frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee generally works in an air-conditioned, office environment, but will also be required to work on the shop floor to investigate problems and/or develop processes.  
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.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher's Dental Platform is a $3B global business focused on all aspects of dental care.  With the intention to spin-off the Dental Platform to become its own public company in the second half of 2019, “Dental Co” will become one of the largest and most innovative dental companies in the world.  We are changing the face of dentistry with our differentiated portfolio of products designed to serve every dental professional’s need. It is our mission to make our dentist's work simpler and better connected so more patients are cared for in a shorter time. Our dental brands include traditional consumables and equipment (KaVo Kerr) and specialty products (Ormco, Implant Direct and Nobel Biocare).