B. Braun

  • Craftsperson - Apprentice I (Mold Shop)

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    6:30am - 3:00pm
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • 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:


    The B. Braun Medical Craftsperson Apprenticeship Program (AP) is a two tier program designed to provide B.Braun with highly capable, technically focused employees to meet future business requirements. The AP is a corporate driven career development initiative. In order to minimize administrative oversight and maximize flexibility,  the two tiers of the AP are designed to accommodate candidates with differing levels of prior education or work experience.  Tier 1 level will consist of at least 8000 hours of on the job training and additional hours of classroom instruction. The required classroom work will be dependent on prior education and work experience. This will allow the apprentice to learn the craftsperson job to become an Intermediate level craftsperson in their department upon completion of the AP.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • All apprentices must meet and follow all Company policies and successfully meet all program requirements as defined in their departments Apprenticeship Program policy.                                               

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Able to work with limited direction and also understand department specific skills  and process knowledge of the equipment
    • Reading: Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work. 
    • Writing:  Write reports and essays with proper format punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Speaking:  Speak before and audience with poise, voice control, and confidence, using correct language and well modulated voice.
    • Industrial math skills to include but not limited to : Computation, Calculate angles, circumference, area, and volume. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.  Basic Algebra.


    Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • A new candidiate must have a minimum one year technical school and 2 years related field experience for participation in the B. Braun Apprenticeship Program for Mold Shop.This position will assist with the machining functions of production and support equipment in the assigned areas under the close supervision of a Mold Shop mentor. The work includes the manufacture of assembly machine components, tooling, fixtures, and jigs  


    • N/A

    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 50 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, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Reaching)

    • Occasionally lift or carry up to: 20-50 lbs
    • Frequently lift or carry up to: 10-20 lbs
    • Occasionally: 50-100 lbs. with lift device
    • Frequently: Reaching upward, reaching downward
    • Constantly: N/A


    • Occasionally: Kneeling, Crouching, Sitting
    • Frequently: Walking, Standing, Stooping
    • Constantly: Manual Dexterity

    (Environmental Conditions)

    • Noise Intensity: Moderate
    • Occasionally: N/A
    • Frequently: N/A
    • Constantly: Proximity to moving equipment

    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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