Manufacturing Engineer II in Thousand Oaks, California at Implant Direct

Date Posted: 4/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: IMP000558

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. 


JOB SUMMARY: Plans and designs
manufacturing processes to meet cGMP requirements.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 limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. 

  • Create and update the manufacturing documentation (i.e. assembly instructions, routers, rework travelers, etc.) 
  • Identify, procure and validate production equipment and provide necessary training.
  • Identify, evaluate and procure new tools and fixtures. 
  • Evaluate and validate vendors’ processes, develop specifications, and resolve quality issues. Troubleshoot manufacturing problems and make recommendations based on thorough analysis. Disposition non-conforming material. 
  • Develop and implement lean manufacturing processes, while ensuring efficient methods are utilized. 
  • Identify new technology and equipment to support process improvements. 
  • Specify layout of equipment for maximum efficiency (i.e. cell mfg concept). 
  • Develop and implement
    lean manufacturing processes, while ensuring efficient methods are utilized and
    cGMP requirements are meet.
  • Support team environment.

Job Requirements



-Bachelors degree in engineering, manufacturing, industrial, mechanical engineering or related fields and 
-4+ years of related experience in a manufacturing environment required.
-Must be familiar with CAD software and a good understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
Preferred Skills :

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to write reports and business correspondence in English. Communicate clearly with staff and other key members in the company while maintaining a high level of professionalism.  

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions. Being able to quickly assess large amounts of information and data. The ability to consider and evaluate the interrelationships of numerous factors. The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

  • Must be able to fully interpret engineering drawings or blueprints. 
  • Familiar with commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a manufacturing and engineering environment.
  • Good MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience with statistical or six sigma tools such as gage R&R, hypothesis testing, pareto charts, cause and effect diagram, and FMEA.
  • Experience with lean methodologies such as single piece flow, SMED, 5S, visual management, Gemba walk, and quality at the source.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.

Implant Direct offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Benefits include: Medical and dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, group term life & AD&D, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, and paid vacation and holidays. Please visit our website at for more information about our innovative company. 

Implant Direct is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.



Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial solutions. Our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #144 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.