B. Braun

  • CFM Process Technologist I

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    2018-12316
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Manufacturing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    2PM-10:30PM
    Site
    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. 

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:


    Under the direction of the Duplex CFM Manufacturing Supervisor and/or Manufacturing Lead, the CFM 4 Process Technologist I will be responsible for all aspects of the setup and operation of the Duplex CFM Line 4. The CFM 4 Process Technologist will be required to effectively operate each segment of the manufacturing line through automations’ controls and Human Machine Interface (HMI).

     Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Set up, process, and operate the equipment and their respective support equipment utilizing the HMI.
    • Film/Foil Webbing
    • Molded Parts Loading
    • Bag Heat Sealing
    • Transportation Belts/Conveyors
    • Loading/Unloading Robots
    • Laser Printers
    • Packaging Operations
    • Ensures efficient and quality focused manufacturing operation by continuously monitoring output, identifying negative trends, and performing adjustments on manufacturing equipment as required.
    • Performs minor trouble shooting and/or works with Technical Services to resolve machine stoppages and quality issues.
    • Complete production documentation (i.e. production records) in a timely fashion and with a high degree of accuracy in accordance with company policies/procedures and cGMP’s/GDP’s.
    • Assist with RCAs related to line efficiency and quality, as well as assist in implementation of corrective and/or preventive actions.
    • Ensures manufacturing equipment has necessary supplies and materials for the operation.
    • Inspects materials and product for proper identification, acceptable quality and correct quantity.
    • Works directly with Engineering and other Technical Services resources in on-going projects.
    • Under the direction of Management, train, instruct and guide employees in the proper operation and performance of job duties, to assure that good manufacturing practices and standard production operating procedures are followed most effectively.
    • Assist in development and recommend changes to operating procedure to improve quality and efficiency.
    • Maintain area in neat and orderly condition as specified by Shift Supervisor.
    • Follows all established procedures and policies per cGMP’s/GDP’s.
    • Perform quality inspections and report quality discrepancies to lead person/supervisor and assist with resulting investigations.
    • Perform line changeovers and line clearances per standard operating procedures.
    • Performs cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting in manufacturing areas including ISO 5 manufacturing line, clean rooms, and ancillary equipment.
    • Adheres to all safety and good housekeeping regulations.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Extensive knowledge or experience with operations of automated systems.
    • Knowledge of basic computer programs (MS Excel, MS Word, etc.)
    • Soft Skills: Self Driven, Leadership / Mentorship, Accountable, High Level of Enthusiasm, Ability to work independently and in a team, Positive Attitude, Analytical Thinking, and Good Communication.

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    Required:

    • Minimum of high school diploma or GED.
    • Minimum of 3 years previous manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Desired:

    • Additional education in a technical school or college preferred.
    • Previous plastics experience preferred.

    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.

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to back-up Lead responsibilities.

    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 employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    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 clean room environment. Donning of clean room gowns and hoods required.
    • Work in a manufacturing environment, exposed to moderate degree of noise at intervals throughout the shift (ear protection required).
    • Highly automated mechanical equipment (safety glasses and safety shoes required).

    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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