Edwards Lifesciences Lead Sewer in Singapore

Job Functions

  • Effectively provide coaching and training to employees, monitor training performance including accountability for certification output and yield achievement, evaluate and demonstrate correct approach on work of other employees

  • Use tools – needles, scissors, forceps, specialized tooling, microscope, magnifying lamps – to perform assigned steps, in rotation, in the sewing assembly of stents/valves, certified in and mastery of at least two models while working independently at the highest levels of quality and productivity

  • Perform verifications, against specifications, of completed steps, and successive checks on steps completed by work team colleagues

  • Review, follow and perform job functions in compliance with established work instructions and adherence with SOPs, including recording traceable information on device history records in JDE and other automated production systems

  • Assign operators to process steps based on ability, to ensure production targets are met; ensure line materials, jigs, and tools are prepared in advance for operators to use in their device assembly

  • Develop techniques and conduct training as deemed necessary, as confirmed with supervisor. Ensure assemblers on team are fully trained to perform assigned tasks, including those associated with revisions

  • Develop techniques and conduct training as deemed necessary, as confirmed with supervisor. Ensure assemblers on team are fully trained to perform assigned tasks, including those associated with revisions

  • Partner with Quality to align on product defect determinations


Required Education/Skills/Experience:

  • Secondary education level, strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, coach others, and transfer knowledge with 2 years previous sewing, GMP, clean room, medical device experience, required

  • Ability to use small hand tools, hand eye coordination, and high manual dexterity

  • Advanced level of understanding of manufacturing procedures

  • Proficient in all operations for multiple models and other production areas (model/operation)

  • Ability to guide other workers/colleagues in understanding operations and quality standards and provide performance feedback, confirm understanding, and have a positive impact on output of sewers

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office Suite and/or manufacturing system (e.g., JDE) required

  • Good hand eye coordination, required

  • Good English language skills, including reading, comprehending, speaking and writing, and effective communication skills

  • Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing

  • Must be able to work in a team environment and other departments, with minimum supervision by following detailed manufacturing instructions

  • Successful completion of ongoing job training of manufacturing process steps

  • Proven ability to coach and mentor

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Department -THV

  • Shift – 2nd

About Edwards

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 10,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Title: Lead Sewer Location: Singapore-Singapore Job Number: 011400