JOB SUMMARY Responsible for providing sterilization-engineering support to Medline Industries worldwide operations. This role will assist/direct the design, installation, commissioning and start-up of facility sterilization process, abatement equipment [EO, Radiation], where needed, and ancillary supporting systems. Moreover, this role will drive projects with existing sterilization modalities that enhance Quality/Reg. Compliance, reduce operating costs through cost reduction, improved process control or improved machine reliability. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Sterilization engineering support for greenfield and brownfield ethylene oxide sterilization facilities. This includes developing standardized URS, HAZOP/pFMEA/PHA, Risk Assessments, FAT, SAT and IQ documentation. With internal/external resources develop a sustainable model for sterilization facilities, minimizing bespoke costs.Lead stress testing of suppliers control system software and integration of controls w/process for a given sterilization modality.Engineering support for Sterility Assurance activities related to alternative sterilization methodologies, such as, but not limited: Ebeam, X-Ray, Aseptic Processing, Moist and ry Heat. This will include performing in-house engineering feasibility studies, design and qualification specifications for said methods on an industrial scale. Drive approved alternative methods to completion.Review existing in-house sterilization equipment, to include Control System Software, and ancillary systems for gaps and improvement opportunities. Prioritize improvements in accordance with business risk. Provide technically competent solutions, to include time-line for completion and budgetary considerations. Depending on site/team skill set, either marshal/oversee resources or direct internal/external resources for improvements. Provide training as necessary to improve internal skill set.Provide engineering solutions at existing sites to automate/integrate pallet conveyance throughout in-house EO facilities, collaborating w/Engineering, Quality and Operations.Standardize means/methods at internal sterilization sites, brown or greenfield. Where applicable, control system hardware and software, instrumentation, calibration and maintenance activities are primary drivers. Insure each sites%26rsquo; critical sterilization component/equipment/software has a backup to minimize risk and insure business continuity.Support Sterility Assurance team with IQ/OQ/PQ, Risk Assessments, CAPA%26rsquo;s, Audits, etc.Benchmark internal/external sterilization modalities, insuring best practices for Medline owned sterilization equipment/facilities.Working understanding of US and International regulations associated with various modes of sterilization, specifically EO.This is a high-level individual contributor role. May be involved in hiring staff, recommending pay increases, performing performance reviews, training and development of staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.COVID-19 Vaccination Please be aware that Medline requires all employees starting in this position to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by their start date. Medline is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law. EDUCATION:Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent mechanical/electrical degree. A Life Science degree with a minimum 10 years demonstrated professional engineering roles/expertise is acceptable. WORK EXPERIENCE:A minimum 10 year sterilization equipment experience required. SME in ethylene oxide sterilization equipment (primary)/processes (desirable) from an engineering perspective. Secondary expertise in other methodology is desirable, such as, but not limited to: E-beam, X-Ray, Gamma, Dry Heat, Moist Heat, Aseptic or novel sterilization methods.Preferred 10+ years hands-on-of experience in a regulated industry, with sterilization engineering, EO required, Dry or Moist Heat desirable.A Controls/Automation background is required; 8+ years%26rsquo; experience with Sterilization Software Programming & Integration.Proficiency in AutoCAD required, as well as Microsoft Suite [Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project]. Statistical analysis desirable using Minitab or equivalent.Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and priorities.Position requires travel up to 30% of the time for business purposes (domestic and international).Sterilizer equipment, and Controls Hardware and Software. Relevant standards associated with EO modality.Benchmarking and project management skills to develop scope, capital cost, and timelines in support of capital projects.
Careerbuilder • Northfield, U.S.
Job SummaryUnder general supervision, serves as lead person for field crew implementation of special assignments or sub-tasks related to the construction of landfill gas collection or other environmental pollution control systems. Relocation assistance available.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesInterpret project plans and specifications.Oversees portions of larger construction projects including pipe fusion/installation, extraction well drilling and installation, construction of blower/flare station components, installation of pumps, sumps, etc.Assists in drilling operations. Assists in completing wells during drilling projects by lifting and carrying materials such as bentonite and gravel and placing or shoveling the materials into the drilled gas well.Enters excavations to fuse pipe, install gas system piping, and install leachate or condensate piping.Enters manholes, sumps, or other confined spaces to assist in the installation of new gas system or leachate/condensate system piping.Assists in the repairs of leachate and condensate lines by cutting piping and/or removing or draining leachate or condensate liquids.Operates power saws and drills to connect and cut piping and wellheads, and to cut slots into new or existing gas system piping.Applies glues and primer to gas and leachate system piping to repair or connect piping.Operates heavy machinery such as rough terrain forklifts, excavators and backhoes to excavate and move landfill waste and soil for installation of gas system and leachate piping.Receives materials, maintains material inventory, prepares receiving reports, and reviews time cards and expense reports for assigned crew.Implements health and safety requirements and generates supporting documentation. Participates in the SAFE process by making observations and providing employee feedback.Maintains daily logs of project progress.Tracks and maintains construction equipment and tools.Calls off rental equipment when no longer needed Review site checklists. Inform Project Manager of any major changes or concerns, and address the items.Participates in monthly tailgate Health and Safety meeting. Participates in monthly Health and Safety (SOP) training.Prepares daily logs and reports for work performed on sites during workday.Actively participate in the SAFE process by making observations, review and assist in the development of the project health and safety plans including the associated Job Task Safety Analyses.QualificationsMinimum of 2 years of landfill gas construction preferred or 2 years of related construction experience required.Prior successful oversight of projects as a Foreman, Senior Technician, or Operator.Comprehensive knowledge of excavation or pipe installation practices.Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.Valid driver' s license with driving record in good standing required.40 hour Health & Safety, 8 hour Supervisor, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, Confined Space Entry, and Trenching Excavation Safety training preferred.Meet physical requirements for driving (pick-up truck), lifting and carrying equipment/mechanical components (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), hand excavation/digging (using shovels/picks), carrying and climbing ladders, operating and working from man lifts, operating electric tools, (drills, saws, etc.), using hand tools, (screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, etc.), and providing services under various weather conditions.
Careerbuilder • San Diego, U.S.
The ideal Litigation Legal Secretary will have a minimum of five years’ experience supporting two or more attorneys in both State and Federal litigation matters. Well experienced Litigation Legal Secretaries should have thorough knowledge of court processes and procedures, proficiency utilizing electronic document management software’s and a proven track record of thriving in fast-paced environments.Key Responsibilities- Offer support for several attorneys across several locations- Utilize organizational skills to assist attorneys effectively and efficiently in the resolution of files- Electronic court filing in Federal and State Courts- Administer assigned files and deliver legal services under attorney supervision- Organize and prepare documents for depositions, hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and trials- Update calendars, manage litigation deadlines and billing entries- Format, proofread, edit, and maintain Legal files- Carry out administrative tasks as necessaryCompensation and Benefits:• Competitive salaries• Performance based bonus incentive program• Group Health, Vision and Dental Insurance• 401(k) • PTO/ Paid holidays• Disability and Life Insurance• Employee Wellness Assistance Programs• Hybrid remote 2-3 days per week
Robert Half • Los Angeles, U.S.
Senior Concept Modeler, Digital Product CreationYou'll be a trusted member of our Global Footwear Design Team, reporting to the DPC Director, (Newly formed Digital Product creation Team). This role will have cross-functional responsibilities. The Senior Concept Modeler is an integral part of the Design and product creation function and responsible for driving digital product creation from ideation to Delivery. You will be an expert in the use of digital tools to help visualize and enable the creation of innovative concepts and designs. You will collaborate with other members of the design team including product development, materials and merchandising. You will create and present assets that effectively communicate design intent and proof of concept. This role provides technical expertise and process support to Design, Merchandising, Engineering, Innovation and Product Creation teams.How You Will Make a Difference What you will do: Design: Initiate and provide focused, functional, and innovative footwear ideas that are appropriate for the Timberland brand in a timely manner. Leads with a Design First point of view to bring innovation and brand right product to the marketplace Use creative problem-solving skills to assist Product Management and Development teams fulfill product and calendar objectives quickly and efficiently. Travel: Trips to regional and global locations to present and execute design concepts. Focus on travel specific to business (accounts), insight (consumer and market), and inspiration (trade and trend shows). Innovation and Conceptualization: Create three-dimensional models illustrating new, unique product ideas and concepts which meet the expectations delineated in the product brief. Documentation and Communication: Maintain and provide a clear form of documentation and communication with team members in order ease the transfer of the design solutions from concept through commercialization. Ability to partner with Product Management and Development teams with an openness to feedback and a focus on collaboration to achieve the best result. How you will do it: Utilizing your 3D digital modeling skills to contribute in the creation of accurate 3D assets. Ensuring adherence to strict product creation timelines. Reducing physical prototypes and samples, reducing the calendar timelines and helping Timberland become a more sustainable company by enabling new business processes Collaborating with other team members, share best practices and methodologies, and build an innovation-minded team that can be the DPC Centre of Excellence for all of VF What success looks like: As Timberland Design evolves, we will boast an industry-leading design community and an agile, inclusive creator culture that is grounded in creativity, progressive thinking, and collaboration. You will be an essential part of this mission.Free To Be, Inclusion & Diversity As a purpose-led, performance driven company, we strive to foster a culture of belonging based on respect, connection, openness and authenticity. We are committed to building and maintaining a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our associates, allowing them to bring their authentic selves to work every day.Skills for SuccessYears of Related Professional Experience: 5-7 yearsEducational Position Requirements:Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design, Industrial Design, Fashion, or related fieldA formal education and subsequent undergraduate/graduate degrees are nice to have, but we are most interested in your total experience and professional achievements.What we expect you already know: With your skills and passion for product and 3D capabilities, you have in depth experience with efficient and advanced modelling techniques, knowledge of Digital product Creation and emerging tools. technical skills to determine aesthetic and functional design solutions and help overcome design challenges. You also have a strong aesthetic sensibility and excel at translating abstract concepts into fully realized form. in continuous improvement, information monitoring, decision making, planning and organizing and being customer focused, your talent for building partnerships with communication, gaining commitment and leveraging cultural diversity will contribute to the team’s success. You are also adaptable with innovation and innovative thinking while continuously learning and driving for results.Knowledge of CAD design applications such as Adobe creative suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Proficiency in 3D, concept and polygonal and/or surface modeling Advanced Skills in using digital Design applications (i. e. Maya, Modo, Rhino SolidWorks, Roman’s Cad, Vray, ZBrush, KEyshot,) In depth knowledge preparing 3D data for prototyping and experienced in creating conceptual prototypes Possess an in depth understanding of digital creation market trends and new technologies What we will teach you: As a member of our Global Footwear Design Team you will be a part of our inclusive creator culture, where all ideas are encouraged and expected. You will be both a teacher and a learner in all that you do.VF Guiding Principles: Live with Integrity, Act Courageously, Be Curious, Act with Empathy, and Preserve.
Timberland Company • Portsmouth, u.s.
Job SummarySupply of technical and management support for the purchase, shipment and storage of technical materials/parts required for Space Engineering.Key ResponsibilitiesManage all purchase requests related to projects.Collect all purchase requests from engineers and project leads.Provide if required, quotations and solutions to the purchase requests.Prepare all internal documentation required for purchases.Continuously monitor and follow up with all purchase requests.Manage all shipment and storage requests related to projects.Maintain the availability of all labs material, consumables, etc.QualificationsJob Requirements (Education, Qualificaiton, Skills & Expereince)Bachelor’s degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Facility Management, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Management.Excellent written and verbal communication in English / Arabic.Timely availability of required equipment, materials and parts for Space Engineering.Quality of the requested equipment, materials and parts compared to the requirements.Availability of regular materials and parts in the labs.Quality of engineering parts request process and systems.Quality of storage facilities.Quality of packing and logistical support.Documentation Level.Punctuality in delivering tasks on time.
EDARABIA • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AxL spa, Business Unit Filiale di Roma, seleziona per importante azienda italiana una/unSEGRETARIA/O ORGANIZZATIVALa risorsa si occuperà di: Gestione delle comunicazioni e dei documenti indirizzati ai vari membri del team e/o responsabili;Gestione di archivi di documenti, schedari e catalogazione di bolle e fatture; Accoglienza delle persone e dei clienti che si recano presso l'ufficio (attività di reception);Coordinamento riunioni in presenza e organizzazione degli spazi;Gestione delle pratiche routinarie da ufficio (coordinamento dhl, prenotazioni, smistamento materiale in entrata);Gestione note spese di sede e utilizzo della prepagata per acquisti di natura aziendale; Organizzazione trasferte;Gestione delle e-mail e della posta in entrata e in uscita presso casella info aziendale;Gestione dei contatti con i fornitori per i fabbisogni di sede; Competenze Richieste:Si richiede: Buona conoscenza della lingua inglese Diploma superiore o Laurea Esperienza pregressa nel ruolo
AXL Spa • Roma, Italia
Job SummaryManage & Support the In-Store Goods Flow operations for existing & new IKEA Store’s by constantly improving excellence in logistical operations in the area of Goods Flow. Ensure all operational metrics for Commercial Build up are achieved as per the project timelines for new stores.Contribute to securing availability of our offer through all sales channels thereby strengthening the customer’s perceived availability with high merchandising quality and at the lowest possible cost.Strengthen the main objectives of IKEA to be leader in life at home in our local market and achieve growth and sustained long term profitability.Review the running stores Goods Flow operational performance by measuring the parameters in Navision and analysing the deviations in the stores monthly KPI’s.Monitor the new stores KPI post the opening, follow up 3 to 6 months into the new stores operations to secure that all ISL parameters are secured as per commercial brief agreements.Conduct ISL – 7 Steps trainings and competency workshops to enhance the knowledge of the Goods Flow team along with the Commercial Team partners thereby raising awareness of the Logistical operations carried out within an IKEA store.Existing IKEA StoresMatrix with the Goods Flow managers across the IKEA stores and secure excellence in the planning and execution of the goods flow process in co-operation with the ISL manager & business partners.Lead and inspire the Goods Flow Managers by providing support with the necessary tools and methods to enhance their functional competency development in order to secure succession planning.Actively support in planning, developing and improving logistics supply operations within the stores.Play and active role in ensuring that all the Goods Flow logistical KPIs are delivered as per the agreed business plan.Support the stores in securing efficient goods flow operations in a cost effective manner while maximizing overall commercial results.Support in analysing stock development with SSS partners and Goods flow managers to ensure a smooth flow of goods from external partners, ensure there is a healthy stock situation for all strategic articles.Ensure there is adequate emphases given for securing a safe working environment for the Good Flow teams, especially during the night replenishment operations with regards to health and safety in goods handling.Work together with partners in the supply chain to achieve a high and stable level of product availability for customers at all times.Live the IKEA and Al-Futtaim values and nurture a strong and living culture within the teams.New IKEA Store Project Support:Support the Expansion/Logistics strategy by ensuring the In – store logistic prerequisites are delivered in a timely manner as per the expansion project time plan, thereby ensuring a smooth Goods Flow during the build-up process for CBU 1 & CBU 2.Mentor, coach and support with recruitment for new stores as per the recruitment process in order to secure competency within the ISL team.Secure the right quantity of MHE for the logistics department by working with the Volume Based Resource Planning tool.Carry out project evaluation regarding the construction of the store for logistic areas.Secure all logistics areas Retail/ Back areas by working with the Dimensioning tool in order to ensure the store is built in order to secure 5 year sold volume capacity in store.Ensure the store warehouse racking is dimensioned in the most optimal (IKEA & EURO PALLET SPLIT) manner taking into consideration the construction aspects in order to secure a safe working environment for the ISL team.Ensure all checklists during CBU 1 & CBU 2 stage are worked with aggressively in order to tighten in store routines for goods handling and store safety.Ensure volumes sold split of 80/20 in terms of pieces sold through the Self-Serve / Full Serve area during commercial brief stage is secured.Secure the Goods Receiving Handover Checklist along with Customer Relations in order to ensure the store is ready for CBU 2 phase from a safety and security aspect.Secure a Service Level Agreement for the MHE and Racking audit is in place as soon as the store is handed over by construction to the In-store Logistics manager.Secure the Density in MH, Children’s IKEA & Kitchen accessories as per the IKEA benchmark figure.Ensure all logistics shortcuts, hotspots are secured and worked with during the commercial brief stage by liaising with the expansion commercial team on the same, as per the initial request from the in-store logistics manager of the store.Secure optimum service level at each step of the CBU 1 & 2 and ensure efficient build up stock to target highest service level at each step of the project and at opening time.Sales Supply Support & InventorySupport with ensuring the right service level of articles is ordered as per the range file and GPS input.Secure system integrity during the build-up phase in CBU 2 by ensuring all the relevant system parameters are in place i.e. Sales Space Management, RTS, Fill rate, Flexi sales to secure Common Planning Concept is worked with in the beginning. Organizational Readiness document to be tracked pre/post opening.Ensure the KPI’s for SSS are tracked right from the beginning in order to detect any deviation in the Service Level per HFB by securing a healthy stock on hand, on invoice and on order in the pipeline for the strategic articles in SL 1 & 2.Ensure the inventory team has an inventory cycle plan in place and the same is followed by securing a complete count for the store before store opening. (Displays, Room sets, fixed assets, buffer & picking locations, Sales support areas).Liaise with the import specialist to ensure all containers are received as per the agreed time plan and the flow of goods receiving is secured in order to reduce any demurrage at port.Plan and review the in-store logistics stock control system in order to ensure system accuracy and minimize discrepancies.Store Operating ProceduresEnsure the In-store logistics team has two set of SOP’s one for the build-up stage and one for operating a running store.Proof read and support with drafting the SOP of the ISL dept for both situations build up & post opening.Conduct an SOP test as per the expansion process to secure the ISL co-workers are well versed with the department SOP as well as the common SOP required to be learnt by all co-workers in store.Training & WorkshopsSupport the ISL manager by securing the transfer of know how during the expansion/build up process.Secure that the ISL co-workers are aware of the IKEA Concept, Safety routines, ISL process, Transfer Types, inventory process before store opening.Ensure the ISL 7 steps are touched upon for the Line Managers/ senior in ISL pre/post opening.Ensure the ISL Line Managers are aware of the contributions they have on the P & L and what lines they impact directly.Ensure the Recovery senior is taken through the Casey claim process along with the goods flow Manager.Ensure Navision training is given to all the ISL Line Manages & Seniors/Co-workers based on their job roles.Ensure the ISL Line managers/ seniors along with sales shopkeepers are taken through the Sales Space Management training.Ensure all the commercial team members are aware of the Transfer Types and the tracking of the same.Secure a Stock Loss Group post opening with the Recovery manager leading the team comprising of co-workers from the different areas of the store to secure knowledge and competences within the ISL organization.
EDARABIA • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AxL Spa - Business Unit di Bonate Sotto - seleziona per azienda cliente settore logistica e GDO sita in Bergamo un/una: RECEPTIONIST/ADDETTO/A ALLA SEGRETERIALa Risorsa si occuperà del centralino, accoglienza e registro visitatori, smistamento chiamate e centralino. Sarà, inoltre, di supporto all'ufficio personale per quanto riguarda formazione e documentazione dei dipendenti.Ricerchiamo candidati con preferibile esperienza nella mansione e con disponibilità immediata. Orario: part time 20 o 30 ore settimanali da lunedì a venerdìSi offre contratto iniziale in somministrazione
AXL Spa • Bergamo, Italia
Position Summary:In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing essential services and support for our interdisciplinary medical teams and patients. They will work directly with patients and their families to schedule patient visits, treatments, and procedures in collaboration with other areas within the Health System. With pleasant and professional service, our Medical Secretaries have the opportunity to make a positive impact each day by creating connections with our patients; making them feel comfortable and putting them at ease. Join our team and play an important role in the fight against cancer.Job Responsibilities:Provides reception assistance (i.e. greet patients, answer calls, requests for assistance are directed to proper individual, etc.) Screens telephone callers in pleasant and a professional manner; handles call; take messages or directs caller to appropriate person or area.Schedules routine appointments and follow ups for visits and procedures that do not require/or have already been pre-authorized. Prepares the daily schedule. Refers all inquiries regarding pre-authorizations/certifications to the Medical Secretary.Responsible for patient check-in and check-out. Gathers all patient demographic related data and materials from patients and/or their representatives. Obtains insurance information (ID card, member/group #s, etc.), verifies insurance eligibility electronically, takes their picture and asks them to use Patient Secure. On subsequent visits, asks them to verify demographic info and makes any necessary edits. Collect and ask patients to sign patient related documents including HIPAA, MSPQ, ABN, etc. Follow up with patients and/or their representatives, physician offices, etc to gather missing data and materials in order to complete the intake process, or refers to more senior level staff.Scan all necessary documents (insurance cards, lab requisitions, etc) into the intake system.Monitors intake work queue for timely intake completion.Refers patients who have a question regarding insurance coverage or are in need of counsel on financial matters based on established criteria (e.g., denial of electronic insurance eligibility, ABN questions/concerns, questions regarding insurance or pay-or restrictions, making payment, multi plan determinations, any and all issues/questions/concerns relating to financial matters) to the Business Office Associate.Maintains cooperative and professional relationships with physicians, nurses and office and clinical staff.Types routine material such as forms and letters, envelopes, etc. Types materials neatly, accurately and according to instructions. Writes materials clearly and legibly.Answers patient questions to ensure understanding and patient satisfaction, or refers them to more senior level staff. Maintains confidentiality on matters to which they are privileged.Maintains and receives files for area. Maintains files in organized and up-to-date manner in order to facilitate their retrieval. Completes filing in accordance with departmental procedures. Sorts and distributes documents and forms for area section. Distributes materials according to content of communications and departmental procedures. Logs in materials with respect to time and data when applicable. Processes incoming and outgoing documents. Completes forms neatly. Secures appropriate signatures and forwards documents/forms to correct destination based on pertinent Medical Center procedures. Maintains copy for files. Faxes documents in accordance with departmental procedures.Maintains supplies and cleanliness of space, restocks supplies as needed. Notifies supervisor of any shortage of supplies.May assist, provide guidance and/or train less senior staff with completing intake related duties.Prepares simple, routine memoranda letters, labels, routine manuscripts, correspondence and other documents as needed. Reviews work for accuracy and completeness. May maintain routine calendar, assist in basic preparing for conferences and the related duties.Maintains workload statistics and other data for departmental records. Records statistics in established time intervals designated by supervisor. Follows instructions given by supervisor and prepares information neatly.Primarily responsible for taking patient phone calls and scheduling over the phone. Greets and screens telephone calls in a pleasant and professional manner. Schedules appointments for visits, procedures and follow-ups. Collects patient demographic related data, electronically verifies insurance eligibility, coordinates pre-authorizations as appropriate, takes medical history, and assigns appointment to Physician based on procedure and insurance coverage. Refers Surgical and Infusion scheduling to Senior Medical Secretary.Post patient-appointment, coordinates inter-departmental scheduling for specialist visits, scans and procedures in accordance with insurance coverage, in compliance with physician directives. Collaborates with other areas of the Medical Center as well as Insurance providers to obtain pre-authorizations/certifications for treatments and diagnostic procedures, and ensures patient is eligible at the time of their appointment. Refers to Senior Medical Secretary for scheduling related to Surgery and Infusion.Responsible for Pre-Authorizations and Certifications with the exception of surgical procedures. Ensures that appropriate procedure and diagnosis coding is utilized in the pre-certification and verification process and questions physicians, if appropriate, to ensure accuracy and completeness of information.Performs other related duties as needed by providers and supervisors.Minimum Qualifications:To qualify you must have a High School diploma. One year of relevant medical clerical experience. Must include prior physician practice experience and knowledge of medical terminology. Background in computer literacy preferred. Light, accurate keyboarding skills required. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills required.Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge of computer-based scheduling and appointment programs. Excellent telephone skills.
Careerbuilder • New York, U.S.