B. Braun

Materials System Monitor (Blow Molding)

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Requisition ID
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Wednesday-Saturday, 5:30PM-5:30AM
Irvine, CA


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.


Position Summary:


Under the direction of the Supervisor/Chief Operator/Process Monitor, monitor the entire Blow Molding Materials System to include rail cars, vacuum systems, resin silos and surge bins, blenders, grinders and lump grinders. Supply all raw materials to and move finished goods from assigned molding machines, observing correctness of lot numbers and other identification numbers.  Operate and monitor material handling equipment, including forklift, pallet jacks, stand up truck (Reach Truck), hoppers, grinder and vacuum system.  Assist in mold setups and related duties as assigned.


Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • Supply molding machines with materials. Follow work orders and other documents for proper procedures.
  • Perform routine scrap grinding and disposal of rejected materials.
  • Move plastic components to and from Storage (Quarantine) areas. Keep storage area organized, keep each bottle batch seperate and keep tally of batch locations.
  • Using fork lift, stand up truck (Reach Truck), and/or pallet jack, move materials on pallets. This includes all processed materials, supplies, scrap and finished product. Provide packing cartons to Inspectors/Packers.
  • Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Adhere to all safety and good housekeeping regulations.
  • Assist Plastic Processing Setup Technician in mold setup/startup and other miscellaneous duties, as required.
  • Clean "flex clean" resin cleaning system in Resin Processing Room as well as all resin vacuum filters.
  • Set up rail car vacuum pump system, pumping resin from rail cars into silo. Notify stores in writing when car is ready to be returned to vendor.
  • Keep track of containers awaiting regrinding and load bottles into grinder and shred busters.
  • Monitor the material blenders, keeping track of regrind to virgin mix ratios. This is done by measuring samples on a scale and using a calculator to determine needed data.
  • Use various dimension measuring devices to check dimensions of PIC bottles. Information is recorded on appropriate charts. Dimensions, part number, machine number, lot number, data graphs are completed. Variations are communicated to the Setup Technician, Chief Operator or Supervisor to take necessary action.
  • Perform other duties specified by Supervisor/Chief Operator.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills


Materials or Products

  • Care and attention necessary in handling and moving materials and in checking material identification information.
  • Ensure that recoverable bottles are ground in a timely fashion.

Tools and Equipment

  • While monitoring system, ensure that all parts of system are clean and functional and that they deliver a consistent blend of resin to the machine. Ensure the proper resin line hookup in order that all machines receive correct resin type.
  • Care required when operating material handling equipment.

Safety of Others

  • Care and attention necessary when operating material handling equipment around others.
  • Care and attention necessary when operating all machinery, for example grinders, blenders and vacuum systems.


Preferred Requirements

  • Fork Truck and Stand Up (Reach Truck) experience. 



Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc



  • HS Diploma 

Job Training and Experience

  • Need experience using measuring devices such as calipers, etc.
  • Able to use a calculator.

Knowledge Required

  • Qualifiable as fork truck operator.
  • Simple arithmetic.
  • Ability to read, write and understand job language in English.
  • Ability to react quickly to malfunctions.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to use simple hand tools.

Desired: 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.




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.


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.


Work Environment:



  • Work in a manufacturing environment, exposed to a high degree of noise throughout the day (ear protection is required).


  • Potential injuries consist of cuts, bruises, muscle and back strains.
  • Occasional exposure to more serious injuries when climbing silos.
  • Accidents could result in lost time.
  • Work with some moving machinery such as grinders and vacuum system. Injuries could be severe. Exposed to moving machinery.

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.


Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled


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