Manufacturing Engineer in Glendora, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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Job ID: ORM001721

About Us

For nearly 60 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets (Inspire ICE™, Titanium Orthos™ and Mini Diamond™) to pioneering the self-ligating appliances with the Damon™ System (including Damon™ Q2 and Damon™ Clear 2). Ormco’s Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive customized indirect bonding solution for increased clinical efficiency. From personalized service to professional education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit


The Manufacturing Engineer plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes for medical device products and supports Operations to assure a quality product is produced in a timely manner.  Works with multiple departments such as Lean, Leadership, Operations, Quality Assurance, R&D, Procurement, and Regulatory Affairs to improve existing product designs and processes to increase throughput, decrease operational costs, and improve quality.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide improvement and sustaining engineering support for existing production lines.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve manufacturing and inspection processes and procedures.
  • Support and/or perform equipment, process validations and testing to internal procedures.
  • Provide process development engineering support for new product development.
  • Initiate equipment modifications to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Work with outside vendors to coordinate the development of manufacturing equipment.
  • Work closely with maintenance department to improve machine reliability, reduce downtime, and define equipment maintenance requirements.
  • Assist with procurement
  • Assist with resolving issues with suppliers.
  • Assist with repairing equipment and tooling.
  • Assist with performing process failure mode effects analyses.
  • Work with Operations and outside vendors to create methods/process to improve production capacities.        
  • Document Cost Savings
  • Work with management to establish project timeliness, project justification, and budget forecasts.
  • Act as resource for operational departments for materials, equipment and process upgrades.
  • Must demonstrate responsibility for the quality and financial aspects of the company.
  • Pursue and participate in company LEAN initiatives.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering from a four-year college or university or combination of education and 5 years of manufacturing experience

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing
  • 5 years of Solid Works experience highly preferred
  • Experience working in manufacturing for medical devices
  • Exposure to CNC, molding, and grinding equipment
  • CNC programing and troubleshooting
  • PLC programing and troubleshooting
  • Experienced in the design, development and assembly of fixtures, automation workstations for manufacturing
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and able to interface with cross functional teams.
  • Strong technical writing skills; able to explain technical terminology in layman’s terms to Product Development groups, peers and senior management.
  • Possess critical thinking skills and able to be assertive, & challenge the process in a diplomatic manner.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques like Gage R&R Studies, Design of Experiments, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). 

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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 applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 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 #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

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