B. Braun

  • Craftsperson (Mechanic) - Mfg Maintenance - Plastics Extrusion (3rd Shift)

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    10:45pm to 6:45am
    Allentown, PA
  • 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:


    A plastics craftperson must be able to effectively engage all tasks associated with (routine maintenance, change-overs) or which arise (equipment failure) on all extrusion and ancillary equipment.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Must demonstrate ability to work in team environment.
    • Must demonstrate safe working practices.
    • Ability to follow written or verbal instruction.
    • Must show ability to perform PM on equipment in department.
    • Repair and replace parts on equipment in assigned area.
    • Be able to use basic hand tools.
    • Document all maintenance performed on equipment related to the assigned areas according to policies.
    • Understand Lean Basics and apply principles to manufacturing floor activities.
    • Be able to safely maneuver forklifts and electric jacks in department.
    • Understand Workgroup Basics and apply principle's to manufacturing floor activities.
    • Be able to complete PM's on all equipment safely within assigned department.
    • Read and understand electrical drawings, schematics, and flowcharts.
    • Provide accurate documentation of all work performed when required.
    • Knowledge of Basic Problem Solving Principles.
    • Show a defined troubleshooting logic when diagnosing equipment problems of mechanical or electrical nature.
    • Be able to use Lotus Notes e-mail software packages.
    • Ensure the continued operation of all equipment related to the assigned areas in a safe and efficient manner according to ISO/GMP
    • policies and OSHA regulations.
    • Understand Basic Plastic Processing and Extrusion Machine Theory of Operation.
    • Understand Basic Print Reading Concepts.
    • Understand and apply SDWT principles.
    • Must safely operate electric jacks.
    • Understand and apply basic mechanical principles.
    • Must perform other duties as assigned.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills      


    Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • Minimum Electro Mechanical Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two year college or technical school or equivalent experience.
    • Must show aptitude in required skill set.




    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 100 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  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:


    Strength Heavy Work - Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  


    Physical Demands (Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching)                          

                    Occasionally lift or carry up to:        50+lbs

                    Frequently lift or carry up to:            10-50lbs

                    Occasionally:       N/A

                    Frequently:           Reaching upward, reaching downward

                    Constantly:           Push/pull


    Physical Demands - Activities                        

                    Occasionally:       Sitting, crouching, crawling, balancing, smelling, talking, sit/stand option, feeling, far acuity.

                    Frequently:           Kneeling, climbing, keyboard use

                    Constantly:           Standing, walking, stooping, handling, fingering, hearing, near acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision  


    Physical Demands - Environmental Conditions                       

                    Noise Intensity:    Moderate

                    Occasionally:       Exposure to weather, extreme cold, wet and/or humid, vibration, atmospheric conditions, working in high exposed places, exposure to radiation, working with explosive material, exposure to injury from biohazards, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, other environmental conditions                   

                    Frequently:           Extreme heat

                    Constantly:           Proximity to moving parts, exposure to electrical shock


    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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