Principal Manufacturing Value Engineer


The Principal Value Engineer is responsible for includes identifying, analyzing, and leading  engineering projects, manufacturing process improvements, and product line transfers, with a focus on cost savings for medical device manufacturing.

The Principal Value Engineer will lead project teams of engineers and technicians in the development, and troubleshooting of challenging processes and production lines. Manage capital asset development projects for process improvements, capacity expansions, and cost reductions, with appropriate focus on safety, and quality. Actively participate in, and support, an empowered team culture including significant autonomous interaction with manufacturing site operations, quality, and engineering groups.    

The Principal Value Engineer works in the corporate Process Engineering group to support manufacturing sites across the globe. Will act as lead engineer for assigned projects, and will be accountable for project success to budget, timeline and operational performance goals.  Responsible for developing a work structure, directing team activities, and evaluating team member performance.

What Manufacturing Engineering contributes to Cardinal Health

Manufacturing Engineering is responsible for developing manufacturing processes, production floor layouts and associated tools. Review new designs for manufacturability. Design process improvements to reduce product cost, process cycle time and improved product quality.


  • Work with manufacturing facilities to identify opportunities for process/equipment efficiency improvements and cost savings.
  • Provide expert services to manufacturing facilities to evaluate current and new processes.  These services include debug, upgrade recommendations, and planning for equipment acquisition.
  • Manage outside vendors to ensure compliance with the developed machine specifications and schedules for automation projects of significant size and scope.
  • Assist plant personnel for the commissioning and validation of new or modified production lines.
  • Ensure FDA/ISO/EN compliance in areas of responsibility.
  • Mentor and coach junior engineers.
  • Utilize strong analytical/statistical problem solving tools – including basic manufacturing plant financial operations
  • Apply highly developed project management skills, and the ability to support multiple projects, including excellent time management, planning and organization
  • Demonstrate proven leadership skills and a track record of building and inspiring high-performing teams
  • Communicate effectively at all levels with strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Solid PC skills including knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Familiarity with process controls, equipment design, and AutoCADLean and Six Sigma experience/certification preferred and will aid in success
  • Up to 50% travel may be required, including unanticipated requests


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • A minimum of 4+ years related work experience required
  • Ability to train and coach others from technical expertise

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
  • May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
  • Works on complex projects of large scope
  • Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
  • Completes work independently receives general guidance on new projects
  • Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
  • May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues