Mfg Technician I

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:
  • This position is a Manufacturing Technician that operates the area equipment and performs autonomous maintenance activities.
Responsibilities: Essential Duties
  • Operate all assigned equipment.
  • Perform and oversee the standard work according to department SOP's.
  • Work with the Mfg Lead and management to establish, implement, maintain, and enhance the standard work in the area
  • Conduct training for operators on standard work and trouble-shooting techniques, and evaluate the effectiveness of training.
  • Recommend changes to operating procedures in order to improved quality and efficiency.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to cGMP's.
  • Contribute and participate in continuous improvement programs including LPMS, 5S, KATA, and Kaizen events.
  • Participate in the daily shift startup meeting.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve line stoppages
  • Perform preventive maintenance
  • During machine downtime, assist mechanic and/or engineers on maintenance activities.
  • Perform visual and functional tests on the product.
  • Monitor production quality and take action according to the standard work / SOP.
  • Perform equipment setup and adjustment
  • Perform line clearance per SOP
  • Complete appropriate documentation including batch records, log books, PM and DM as required, following good documentation practices.
  • Perform cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of designated areas.
  • Maintain work area to the 5S standard.
  • Adhere to all safety and good housekeeping regulations.
Expertise: Knowledge & Skills
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and effectively communicate job related information in English.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel, and the ability to send/receive email.
  • Knowledge of company policies, procedures, cGMP's, and OSHA regulations.

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

  • AA degree or equivalent from a 2-year college or technical school or equivalent education/experience.
  • Minimum 2 years previous experience in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry or highly automated manufacturing plant.
  • 3 years prior experience in a manufacturing environment with automated production assembly.
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 100 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 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:
  • Perform related duties in other areas as needed.
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 frequently lift or carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or carry 50 - 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Exertion of 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequency, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (ear protection required).
  • Highly automated mechanical equipment (safety glasses and safety shoes required). Personal Protective Equipment will be 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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