B. Braun

  • Extrusion Technician

    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:


    Under the direction of area leader, performs operator maintenance, make minor adjustments and clean blockages on material handling systems and equipment. Performs medium to heavy material handling functions.  Works in the Compounding Area.  Fills in for Process Technologist as needed.


    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • The extrusion technician extrudes various tubing, rod, shapes and profiles used in manufacturing finished medical devices.\
    • The extrusion technician must be able to adjust extrusion line to meet size specifications, resize jobs and operate extrusion machinery and ancillary equipment in a safe and effective manner, following cGMP, quality and regulatory requirements.
    • Technicians must understand and perform tasks such as finished part inspection, material identification and handling data collection while meeting all related requirements for documentation and traceability.
    • Higher level technicians will mentor and train subordinates when requested and assist maintenance with simple maintenance tasks/work orders.

    The job function listed is not exhaustive and shall also include any responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Assignments are routine and repetitious in nature. Work performed within narrowly defined parameters. Follows established procedures and guidelines.
    • Works under direct supervision and from detailed verbal and/or written instructions. Uses established procedures to accomplish assigned task.
    • May require some limited judgement in resolving problems
    • Contacts are primarily with direct supervisor, peers and subordinates.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc



    • High school diploma/G.E.D or equivalent required
    • 02-05 years related experience required.
    • Ability to work non-stand schedule as needed


    • N/A





    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:


    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.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is expected to:

    • Moderate work - Exerting up to 40 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequenlty, and/or 10 lbs of force constantly to move objects.

    Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling and Reaching:

    • Occasionally:Reaching upward and downward, Push/pull, Stand, Sit
    • Frequently: N/A
    • Constantly: N/A



    • Occasionally: Climbing stairs/ladders, Hearing - ordinary, fine distinction, loud (hearing protection required), Sitting , Standing, Stooping/squatting, Talking - ordinary, loud/quick, Walking
    • Frequently: Handling, Push/pull, Reaching upward and downward
    • Constantly: N/A


    Environmental Conditions:

    • Occasionally: N/A
    • Frequently: N/A
    • Constantly: Proximity to moving parts


    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. 

    • Noise Intensity: High
    • Occasionally: N/A
    • Frequently: N/A
    • Constantly: Production/manufacturing environment


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