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Optical Assembler II in Santa Barbara, CA ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Optical Assembler II 
Arthrex California Inc
Santa Barbara, CA

As an Optical Assembler, you will be joining a growing company that continues to invest heavily in its future and be a part of a team that is dynamic, collaborative, and results oriented. After 6 months of employment, opportunities for advancement may be available, and employees will receive a wonderful benefit package that goes into effect after 90 days of employment. This position is also eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings) paid after you complete your first 90 days and are an employee in good standing.

Main Objective:

Performs production assembly work of video cameras, requiring electrical, mechanical and optical assembly. Uses close attention to detail to following manufacturing assembly procedures of moderately high complexity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manufacture medical video camera products to specified work orders. Follows engineering drawings, manufacturing assembly instructions and standard operating procedures. Inspects own work as well as the work of others. Operate a variety of hand tools and light manufacturing equipment.
  • Perform tasks such as but not limited to cleaning, mounting and assembling intricate optical, electrical and mechanical components using mechanical fasteners and adhesives. Follow released assembly instructions and engineering drawings while adhering Good Documentation Practices. Follow strict quality requirements for material traceability and proper handling in a medical device manufacturing environment.
  • Assemble sub-assemblies and final product to specifications with the use of measuring equipment, specialized hand tools and microscopes, making decisions in proper fitment. Ability to identify and document component parts that do not conform to established requirements.
  • Perform and document work completed via a product traveler. Insures correct specifications and functional criteria are per the manufacturing instructions and good documentation practice has been accomplished prior to completion of work.
  • Work as part of a team with limited supervision. Contributes to the positive outcome, producing high yielding medical devices.
  • Proficient in ability to perform multiple different assembly operations as documented by training records.
  • Work on higher level assignments such as prototype and engineering level builds, requiring judgment and collaboration in resolving issues.
  • Strictly adheres to company policy for time and attendance for hourly workers.

    Incidental Duties:

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma or equivalent required.

2-5 years experience in an electro- mechanical manufacturing environment required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

Exceptional dexterity and hand / eye coordination required to assemble product. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and optical assembly is beneficial.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Various light duty machines and hand tools, working under a microscope as well as computer / data entry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to troubleshoot assembly problems, analyzing the variables and drawing a conclusion on the best course of action.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions or information contained within engineering drawings and work instructions.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements. 

Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members, supervisor and management.  Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

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 the 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 regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and utilize a microscope; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision work with the possible aid of a microscope and light source.

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 work environment characteristics of this job occasionally expose the employee to moving mechanical parts, high pressure air systems, airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, potentially toxic chemicals and sharp tools. The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate.  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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