B. Braun

  • Supervisor I Manufacturing Maintenance/Facilities

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Irvine, CA
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


    Position Summary:

    Under the direction of the Manufacturing/Facilities Maintenance Manager, supervise functions of a manufacturing or facilities maintenance area to ensure timely and efficient maintenance of production and/or facility equipment or area. Main responsibilities include efficient use of material, equipment, tools and human resources.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Supervise all hourly and SNE personnel in the unit for proper application of company policies and procedures. Resolve payroll issues and approve employee vacations as well as providing manpower coverage for vacations, absentees, preventive maintenance and projects.
    • Responsible for performing/supporting quality investigations in a timely and thorough manner per applicable investigation procedures.
    • Provide performance appraisals. Resolve conflicts and implement disciplinary action, when required.
    • Provide and/or coordinate training on company policies, emergency response, quality and safety in accordance with company training guidelines.
    • Review maintenance work orders. Provide resources and inspect work in progress and after completion for accuracy and timeliness.
    • Coordinate daily maintenance work to ensure maximum equipment up-time while utilizing the available equipment, tools, materials and manpower.
    • Monitor maintenance tasks to ensure compliance with quality and GMP requirements.
    • Initiate preventive maintenance tasks for equipment and/or facility in accordance with manufacturer’s and/or engineering guidelines. Ensure proper maintenance of department’s records on all equipment and company property.
    • Prepare preventive maintenance parts/packages in accordance with the planned preventive maintenance documents. Coordinate the PM with Production, Quality Control and Engineering groups. Initiate necessary changes to PM tasks. Ensure proper documentation of the PM and changes.
    • Develop and maintain equipment hierarchy and maintain adequate spare parts, in the centralized spare parts store, to ensure maximum up-time for production.
    • Interface with outside vendors for parts purchases.
    • Develop downtime tracking programs and propose methods and projects to reduce equipment downtime.
    • Provide and/or coordinate on the job training for hourly and SNE personnel.
    • Examine daily expenses (salary, parts, supplies, benefits). Track equipment/facilities maintenance costs.
    • Recommend methods to reduce cost by improving equipment efficiency and facility operations.
    • Work with other groups (Production and Purchasing) to implement process and cost improvement projects.
    • Lead special maintenance/engineering projects to ensure highest level of workmanship in his/her maintenance group. Assist in preparation and completion of technical and non-technical documents, training, production and maintenance procedures, drawing packages and other related documentation for the project.
    • Ensure adequate staffing (headcount) for day-to-day operation.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Company policies and procedures, GMP, FDA and OSHA regulations.
    • World Class Manufacturing principles
    • Computer applications programs.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, schematics and documents.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Time and project management skills.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    • Educational attainment equivalent to a 2 year degree from a technical school.
    • Minimum 3 years experience in maintenance or technical field, supplemented by courses in Supervisory and Communication Skills, GMPs and general computer knowledge.
    • Limited domestic and/or international travel may be required


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.




    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    • Other duties as assigned.

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.







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