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One Allentown Parkway, Allen Texas 75002, USA
Allen, TX
Posted 1 month ago

As a part of the team, you will be contributing to each of our core beliefs: Empowerment, Innovation, Speed & Purpose, Teamwork & Collaboration, Growth, and Fun. You will be empowered to ensure we are producing high quality products that meet the standards of our regulatory bodies and our customers.


Quest Medical, Inc. is a US based manufacturer that develops and manufactures sterile medical devices for a variety of medical markets. Those markets include cardiac surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oncology, IV fluid, and anesthesia delivery. Our company culture is very diverse and the average tenure for our employee population is 7+ years. If you are looking for a stable and successful company where your voice will be heard, Quest is the place to be.


Position Title:

Vice President of Operations


Reports to:







Allen, TX 75002



Lead and direct manufacturing, sustaining engineering, maintenance/facilities and supply chain operations in the achievement of the Company’s long-term operational and strategic growth objectives while facilitating a continuous improvement environment. Provide effective leadership to management personnel and achieve employee growth and development.  Advance technology within the manufacturing facility and maintain a LEAN culture to stay competitive in the medical device market.  Lead team to achieve Operating efficiency goals and manage long-term Operational profitability initiatives for the company. Ensure Operational commitment to new product development projects and provide cross-functional leadership on a R&D steering committee. Oversee the company facility.  Key member of the Company’s Senior Leadership Team.



  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline, preferably in Engineering or Operations Management.
  • A minimum of 15 years total of experience in a regulated industry (preferably the medical device industry), including a minimum of 10 years of department management experience. Experience in both Operations and Engineering needed.
  • Strong technical problem solving skills and experience with manufacturing system/process development
  • Significant experience with computerized manufacturing management systems, methods, and philosophies, an in-depth knowledge of computer-based MRP systems, controls and capabilities.
  • Experience, awareness and understanding of contemporary manufacturing concepts and philosophies including LEAN
  • Strong planning, budgeting and cost management systems experience.
  • Experience in planning and introduction of new products from various sources into the manufacturing line. Experience in managing effective Sustaining Engineering teams.
  • Excellent technical writing experience preferably within a medical device environment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Quality System Regulations and preferably Medical Device Directive



  • Provide leadership, supervision, mentoring, and development of department managers and support staff in the following areas: Manufacturing, Sustaining Engineering, Supply Chain, Facilities, and Maintenance.
  • Identify and develop department talent to support effective performance management and continuous employee development. Strive to develop strong cross-functional leaders within department.  Foster an atmosphere of teamwork through employee collaboration and involvement.
  • Maintain front-line responsibility for operating efficiency and excellence. Manage, improve, and achieve operating profitability as part of manufacturing operations.   Use a data and results focused approach to managing daily operations.
  • Identify and implement long-term cost reduction and containment initiatives to ensure long-term success in highly competitive markets. Collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and R&D personnel to focus on reduction of standard costs of key products to improve potential for long-term growth.
  • Work closely with the President and management team to plan and achieve the current and long-term strategic objectives of the Company. Apply strong operations management techniques and implement long-term business improvements through strategic thinking and positioning.
  • Develop and maintain annual and future manufacturing plans that support the Company’s overall long-term strategic plan. Focus on understanding future needs for manufacturing processes, technology, and capacity.  Anticipate future obstacles, generate and implement strategic plans to align with Company goals.
  • Develop annual Department Goals in all key areas. Achieve goals by reviewing performance expectations regularly and providing informal/formal feedback continuously.  Ensure goals are communicated throughout all levels of the company.
  • Develops and manages budgets for all assigned departments.
  • Continuously manage, develop and apply key metrics to reduce/minimize variances, reduce/control standard costs, provide periodic reports, and collaborate with senior management team to identify areas of cost reduction/containment focus.
  • Lead and promote emphasis on quality in all aspects of manufacturing, training, manufacturing engineering and facilities/maintenance processes. Demonstrate through leadership consistent involvement and by using the key processes of problem solving and continuous system improvement.
  • Lead Lean implementation and transformation to ensure that the concept of Lean Principles are deployed and reinforced throughout manufacturing to support the Company’s goals.
  • Provide leadership and direction to implement SMART Factory and Industry 4.0 initiatives to ensure company maintains its position as a successful, competitive US Manufacturer.
  • Provide strategic leadership to Engineering teams to ensure selection of impactful projects, efficient productivity, and implementation of strong Engineering principles during all projects. Provides management and oversight for planning, organization, and attainment of performance goals, priorities, and objectives.  Serve as management liaison between Production and Engineering when needed.
  • Establish and implement effective metrics to analyze and make decisions on key metrics on a real-time basis. Publish metrics on a frequent basis.
  • Collaborate with Sales and Marketing, R&D, and Quality to support new product development efforts from a manufacturing and sustaining engineering perspective. Provide cross-functional leadership on a R&D Steering Committee.
  • Ensure that manufacturing processes meet compliance requirements (FDA, EU, etc.) and are consistent with company’s Quality Management System requirements.
  • Provide department representation to the Product Improvement Teams with the overall goal of effective problem resolution resulting in improvement of key quality metrics for complaints and NCMRs
  • Provide oversight and key management for Buildings and Grounds, including long-term expansion and capacity resolution.


Notables / Benefits:

  • Mid-size company with great company culture that is well diverse
  • Have a voice in the company
  • Average tenure for employee population is 7+ years
  • 401k with employee matching available
  • Paid vacation, health/dental/vision, and other excellent benefits


An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Engineer, Manufacturing, Operations

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