CooperVision Process Improver in Costa Rica

CooperVision®, Inc., a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges; such as astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available.

Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, thereby creating real advantages for customers and wearers.

From our extensive network of facilities in 12 countries across five continents, CooperVision distributes high-quality lenses virtually everywhere contact lenses are worn.

JOB TITLE: Process Improver

DEPARTMENT: Manufacturing


Continuously improves the performance of existing manufacturing processes and equipment through a structured approach.


• Coordinating production improvements implementation.

• Creating troubleshooting guidelines and/or applicable SOPs and equipment maintenance and repair.

• Identifying possible causes of variation/ failure/ under performance for Mft.

• Document diagnostics, solution method and impact in troubleshooting for Mft.

• Measuring Process KPIs for improvement.

• Analyzing through a structured approach to identify root causes.

• Improving Process KPIs performance.

• Developing control mechanism to ensure Process KPIs consistency.

• Designing and Coordinating Engineering Tests/ Q's.

• Executing Engineering Tests/ Q's.

• Documenting and Reporting Results of Engineering Tests/ Q's.

• Assuring Readiness of Manufacturing Requirements for the Product Transfer.

• Receiving and Implementing Product and Equipment Transfer.

• Observing, Analyzing, Documenting & Recommending the Start-up of Product Transfer.

• Assuring Operator and BU's resources have the Skills and knowledge coming from change due to Optimizations.

• Implementation of Optimization Efforts.

• Defining Mft. equipment maintenance requirements.

• Developing TPM/ PM/ PDM procedures for Mft. Equipment.

• Verifying TPM/ PM/ PDM tasks effectiveness in Mft.

• Ensuring correct resources are acting upon situation for Equipment Repair.

• Correcting troubles in Mft. under performance situation using troubleshooting guidelines and/or applicable SOPs.

• Measuring Equipment Efficiency.

• Identifying Opportunities for Improvements in Equipment Performance.

• Implementing Equipments Upgrades and Optimization Changes.

• Writing Validation Documentation and Test Protocols.

• Documenting all Equipment Changes.

• Assuring Compliance with Laws & Regulations.

• Generation of Purchases Requisition.

• Submitting Scope and Approve Projects.

• Submitting Documentation for Safety Compliance, New Equipment Calibrations, Calibration extensions and Preventive Maintenance.

• Systems & Equipment PM's SOP's Revisions/ Improvements.

• Evaluating Needs for Infrastructure Projects and Start-ups.

• Submitting MSDS as Required.



• Knowledge of FDA current GMP/QSR regulation.

• Fully bilingual (Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish languages).

• Project Management Skills.

• Teamwork and service oriented.

• Effective leadership.

• Computer literate (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).

• Working knowledge of fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing.

• Willing to Travel.


• Generally works in a closed environment, in office conditions, with moderate level of noise and controllable changes of temperature.

• Needs to stand, walk and may be seated for a long period of time.

• Uses hands to feel, handle and reach.

• Works with a personal computer and programs to prepare documents or reports.

• Applies communication skills (advanced reading, writing, and technical skills) and mathematical concepts knowledge to perform work and coordinate with others.

• Needs to have high analytical capacity and level of professionalism and judgement to resolve problems.


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• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical) or related field

• Engineering-In-Training (EIT) licensed highly desirable.


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• Zero to two of experience in the industry with similar responsibilities (medical devices/pharmaceutical highly desirable).

CooperVision®, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Job: *Manufacturing

Organization: *Manufacturing

Title: Process Improver

Location: Costa Rica

Requisition ID: COS0052