B. Braun

Lead Process Technologist (Excel Injection Molding)

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Requisition ID
2021-18764
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Manufacturing
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
Monday-Friday, 6:30AM-3:00PM
Site
Irvine, CA

Overview

About B. Braun 

 

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

 

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Under the direction of the Supervisor, monitor employees, material and equipment and perform or coordinate the production process and Quality Control activities in the injection molding operation.

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Lead all hourly personnel in the unit for proper application of company policies and procedures, on the job performance and implements first step of disciplinary action.
  • Perform equipment set-up and continuously monitor production, making adjustments necessary to maintain high quality with minimum material waste.
  • Coordinate shift production schedules to ensure optimum product flow and maximize equipment, materials and manpower utilization.
  • Monitor manufacturing processes for compliance with quality and GMP requirements.
  • Responsible for performing/supporting quality investigations in a timely and thorough manner per applicable investigation procedures
  • Provide on the job training for personnel including safety and emergency response.
  • Work with support groups (Quality Control, Engineering) on Process, Quality and Cost improvement projects.
  • Ensure that all areas and equipment are maintained in Good Housekeeping condition.
  • Set up and operate all machines and all related equipment as well as all auxiliary equipment and systems associated with Plastic Injection Molding.
  • Operate, control and maintain resin and raw materials, including conveying systems, vacuum loaders, etc., to prevent material loss and contamination.
  • Review production paperwork including shift logs, machine operator reports and work orders at the beginning of each shift to keep abreast of production and maintenance activity in assigned area.
  • Maintain on a daily basis an up-to-date log, summarizing shift activities, including equipment performance, tooling conditions, location, quality problems, equipment downtime, or conditions contributing to lower efficiency.
  • Work directly with plastic specialists or other technical personnel in modification of tooling and equipment to eliminate defects or deviations in the product. Observe and evaluate tooling performance regularly throughout the shift to detect any conditions contributing to tooling or equipment damage.  Report to the Supervisor any situation whereby current quality standards are not being met and cannot be corrected through process adjustments or routine repair.
  • Perform adjustments and minor repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems on plastic molding line and support equipment. Recommend changes to operating procedure to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Work in other areas as assigned.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skill

  • Knowledge of plastics manufacturing
  • Leadership ability
  • Good communication skills.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 years or more experience in a manufacturing environment supplemented by courses in Good Manufacturing Practices, safety and on the job training.
  • General computer knowledge.
  • 1 or more years of previous leadership experience

Desired:

  • Formal vocational or technical training preferred
  • 3 years experience in mechanical, hydraulics and/or electrical and solid state electronics, including a minimum of 5 years experience in plastics processing and completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent training or experience.
  • Experience with SPC and computer based monitoring and control systems

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.

 

B. 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.

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

  • Materials or Products
  • Care and attention necessary to recognize deviations in the process and to take immediate action to avoid loss of product.
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Care necessary when operating power hand tools.
  • Safety of Others
  • Care and attention required in ensuring that safety rules are adhered to and to recognize and report unsafe conditions.
  • Care necessary when performing maintenance on equipment, especially when guards are removed, adhering to lock out/tag out or when working in a position above others.

 

 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:

  • 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 frequently required to stand and walk or bend and twist.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Surroundings
    • Work in a clean room manufacturing environment, exposed to a moderate degree of noise at intervals throughout the day (ear protection required).
  • Hazards
    • Accidents could result in lost time. Work with moving machinery where caution must be exercised.

 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.

  • Materials or Products
  • Care and attention necessary to recognize deviations in the process and to take immediate action to avoid loss of product.
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Care necessary when operating power hand tools.
  • Safety of Others
  • Care and attention required in ensuring that safety rules are adhered to and to recognize and report unsafe conditions.
  • Care necessary when performing maintenance on equipment, especially when guards are removed, adhering to lock out/tag out or when working in a position above others.

 

Notices

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