B. Braun

  • Mach/Mold Maker II

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    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:

    Working with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) as well as outdated design drawings (verbal and written), produce machine parts for mechanical assemblies and for modification and repair of existing equipment. Build engineering prototypes. Fabricate required tooling and fixtures. Assemble machines components into completed tools. Write and execute programs using “G” code for CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machinery. Using a hard model, create Solid Works programs that can go into CNC “G” code and manufacture parts.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Produce machines parts from detailed prints, engineering sketches and verbal instruction.
    • Setup and operate CNC and manual lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders and related machine shop equipment. When required, design and fabricate special tools and fixtures in order to produce or handle unique parts. Setup special attachments to adapt equipment to perform special functions.
    • Plan sequence of machining and other machine shop operations to complete each job in an efficient manner.
    • Work with engineers on new designs and modifications recommending alternate designs or techniques to improve the final design or to reduce fabricating costs.
    • Apply trigonometry, geometry and other shop mathematics in the fabrication of parts, special tools and fixtures to determine proper machine setup and operation.
    • Perform bench work such as hand grinding, filing, stoning and high-end polishing.
    • Perform brazing, silver soldering, soldering, spot welding and heat-treating functions.
    • Use gage blocks, optical comparator, micrometers, bore gauges, and other precision instruments to check accuracy, wear and as an aid in troubleshooting.
    • Work with a variety of materials including but not limited to; stainless steels, tool steels, iron, brass, aluminum, plastics, phenolic resin and rubber.
    • Provide technical guidance to lower level employees as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skill Requirements

    • High level of skill in the use of all precision measuring equipment.
    • Strong computer knowledge.
    • Ability to write and execute programs of “G” code for CNC machinery.
    • Strong knowledge of Solid Works Design Programming.
    • Knowledge of GMPs, department safety, and standard operating procedures.
    • Full knowledge of machining and machine shop tools. Knowledge of all shop equipment such as mill, lathe, surface grinders, etc.
    • Proficient knowledge of shop mathematics including geometry and trigonometry.
    • Ability to independently read and understand blueprints, drawings, and sketch symbolism and notation including complicated parts and assembly relationships.
    • Familiar with relationships of welding to parts fabrication.
    • Ability to independently assess the metallurgical consequences of the selection of materials as related to machine feeds and speeds and their ability to weld, harden, anodize, plate and other secondary operations.
    • Ability to independently select and use the appropriate cutting tool geometry, grinding theory, and other related advanced shop theory currently used.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • High school education or equivalent.
    • Completed technical apprentice machinist program or completed trade school machinist curriculum, or equivalent job experience and technical training.
    • Minimum 8 years machine shop experience beyond that used to satisfy machine shop training requirements.


    • 10 years machinist work in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

    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:


    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:

    • Lifting, turning and positioning of heavy mold bases and assemblies.
    • Work in a standing position more than 50% of the time. 

    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:

    • Work in a factory building or machine shop environment with exposure to a moderate degree of noise, grease and oil.
    • Machine shop hazards such as hot, sharp chips, sharp tools, moving machinery and automated machinery.

    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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