Operational Site Excellence Engineer

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Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32207  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE: Operational Excellence Site Engineer





The Operational Excellence Site Engineer is responsible for facilitating and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives at the site level and reports to the OpEX Site Lead. This role plays a pivotal part in driving operational efficiency, implementing best practices, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Collaborates with cross-functional teams primarily at a local level, to create and revise processes and systems, and monitor progress towards the global OpEx strategy.




  • Collaborates with department heads and cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for operational improvement.  Coordinates the implementation of Lean Six Sigma projects to optimize processes and enhance efficiency.
  • Foster a culture of Operational Excellence by providing proper training and standardizing procedures, including Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, agile and any other required methodologies.
  • Develop strategies, systems, and tools to drive cost, customer service, and associate satisfaction to World-Class levels.
  • Analyzes operational data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and key performance indicators (KPIs).  Prepares regular reports on the progress and impact of operational excellence initiatives. Lean Thinker that drives the culture with a mindset of Continuous Improvement.
  • Leads and facilitate cross-functional improvement projects, ensuring adherence to timelines and objectives.  Collaborates with project teams to define project scopes, goals, and deliverables.
  • Implements change management strategies to ensure successful adoption of new processes and methodologies.  Work closely with teams to address challenges and obstacles related to change initiatives.
  • Identify areas of improvement to deliver a robust and cost-effective end-to-end process through constant continuous improvement initiatives and mindset.
  • Provide Best Practices to other global manufacturing sites to share and learn within the network.
  • Serves as a local subject matter expert to ensure visibility to local strategies to help standardize this work across the global.



  • May work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues.
  • May involve limited travel to other manufacturing plants.





  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered
  • Training or Certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, or other Continuous Improvement training preferred.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience as process, industrial, manufacturing engineer, or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years of GMP and medical devices environment.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement and, problem solving methodologies.
  • Experience participating or leading OpEx efforts to drive Continuous Improvements.


Other Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to speak, write and communicate in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong project management skills with a focus on delivering measurable results.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent organizational and public speaking skills.
  • Proven experience in coordinating operational excellence initiatives in a manufacturing or industrial setting.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to producing high-quality work. Change management experience to support the implementation of new ways of thinking.
  • Ability to manage time effectively within compressed timelines.
  • Ability to travel internationally, as required.
  • Strong level of persuasion and influencing skills.



General Labor Environment requirements include use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.



Target Pay Range:  $101,800.00 to $127,300.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health, Medical Device, Management, Healthcare

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