B. Braun

  • Craftsperson (Mechanic) - Facilities (Advanced) - 2nd shift

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    3:00pm - 11:30pm
    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:

    Performs all maintenance functions of production and support equipment in the assigned areas. Work includes routine inspection and repair or replacement of defective or faulty parts on machines and related equipment. All work is to be performed in such a manner as to ensure good workmanship with a minimum of delay.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties  

    • Must show aptitude in required skill set.
    • 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.
    • Able to assist with preventive maintenance activities.
    • Must know how to use personal computer for facility PC software.
    • Able to assist with basic construction and facility repairs.
    • Must be able to use maintenance management system
    • Demonstrate the knowledge of basic carpentry skills (OJT)
    • Demonstrate the knowledge of basic plumbing skills (OJT)
    • Understand rigging principles and apply in a safe manner.
    • Must be able order material and use search techniques to obtain parts, using part numbers or manufacturers information.
    • Knowledge of basic electricity and electrical testing equipment
    • Must participate in Department specific Training
    • Understand and apply SDWT principles
    • Must be able to read basic construction drawings.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Reasoning:Apply priciples of rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.                    
    • Mathematics: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure. Perform the four operations with like common and decimals fractions. Compute ratio, rate, and percent. Draw and interpret bar graphs. Perform arithmetic operations involving monetary units.   
    • Language: Reading, Writing and/or Speaking: Reading: Recognize meanis of 2,500 two or three syllable words. Read at rate of 190-215 words per minute. Compare similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Writing: Print simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and series of numbers, names, and addresses. Speaking: Speak simple sentences, using normal word order, and present and past tenses.           


    Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    • Must have High School Diploma and two year related experience
    • Must have knowledge of basic carpentry such as interior wall framing, hanging framing, and installing doors, Sheetrock installation and finishing techniques, Installation of suspended ceilings. Basic floor repairs for carpet and tile type flooring.
    • Knowledge of basic plumbing repair for facility fixtures and drains.
    • Must be able to install conduit and pull content wire.
    • Must be able to measure and interpret line and phase voltages and currents.
    • Must be able to operate power snake and other drain cleaning devices.
    • Understand basic mechanical blueprint reading principles.
    • Understand motor controls ,sensors and electrical control devices.
    • Understand basic fluids principles and apply to equipment.
    • Must be able to read basic construction drawings.
    • Must participate in Department specific training.
    • Understand refrigeration and air conditioning principles of operation.
    • Knowledge of facility roof types and basic repair techniques.
    • Knowledge of boiler operation and controls.
    • Knowledge of boiler heat source.
    • Knowledge of boiler supply systems.
    • Understand and apply SDWT principles
    • Must be able to maintain electric water heating systems
    • Understanding of humidification and dehumidification equipment.
    • Must be able to perform preventive maintenance on facility support equipment
    • Knowledge of company change control process.
    • Must have a good understanding of positive pressure requirements in controlled environments
    • Must have knowledge refrigerant types, condensers, pumps, evaporators, expansion devices, and safety control devices.
    • Must have knowledge of Hazwoper, confined spaces, lockout / tagout and protective clothing requirements.
    • Must participate in Department specific training.
    • Must be able to recover and charge refrigeration systems.
    • Ability to maintain facility lighting circuits, troubleshoot / replacing fixture, bulbs and ballast. (Electrician path)
    • Knowledge of facility power distribution system. (Electrician path)
    • Must be able to install black iron pipe and fittings. (Pipefitter path)
    • Must be able to install copper pipe, tubing and related fittings. (Pipefitter path)
    • Must be able to solder and braze . (Pipefitter path)
    • Must be able to identify gage types, cut, and bend sheet metals. (Pipefitter path)
    • Must have knowledge of operating principles of air handling systems. (Pipefitter path)
    • Understand and apply SDWT principles
    • Must be able to maintain chiller systems.
    • Must be able to maintain cooling tower systems
    • Must participate in Department specific Training.
    • Must perform on the job training of co-workers.
    • Ability to coordinate project assignments.
    • Ability to perform welding as trained.
    • Must have working knowledge of heat exchangers and their operations . (Pipefitter path)
    • Must have working knowledge of U.V filtering systems. (Pipefitter path)
    • Must have working knowledge of reverse osmosis process systems. (Pipefitter path)
    • Knowledge of backflow presenters. (Pipefitter path)
    • Must be able to maintain steam system traps, regulators, and control valves. (Pipefitter path).
    • Must be able to balance HVAC systems. (Electrician path)
    • Must be able to read electrical schematics. (Electrician path)
    • Must be able to troubleshoot PLC controlled equipment. (Electrician path)
    • Must be able to maintain emergency backup power generators. (Electrician path)
    • Must be able to trouble shoot transformers. (Electrician path)


    • 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 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 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:

    • Occasionally lift or carry up to:10-20 lbs
    • Frequently lift or carry up to:Less than 10 lbs
    • Occasionally:N/A
    • Frequently:Push/pull, reaching upward, reaching downward
    • Constantly:N/A
    • Strength Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 lbs of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.    
    • Occasionally:Sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, smelling, keyboard use
    • Frequently:Standing, talking, sit/stand option, handling, fingering, feeling
    • Constantly:Walking, hearing, near acuity, far acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision

    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:

    • Noise Intensity:Moderate
    • Occasionally:Exposure to weather, extreme cold, extreme heat, wet &/or humid, vibration, atmospheric conditions, exposure to electrical shock, working in high places
    • Frequently:Proximity to moving parts
    • Constantly:N/A

    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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