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Suture Engineer Technician in Ave Maria, FL ,  at Arthrex

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description


Requisition ID:
41948 
Title:
Suture Engineer Technician
Division:
Arthrex Manufacturing Inc  
Location:
Ave Maria, FL

Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. We are actively seeking a Suture Engineering Tech to join our expanding engineering team. Excellent communications and analytical skills along with manufacturing experience will be ideal for this position. The position will be located at our site in Ave Maria, FL. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better!

Main Objective:

To provide technical manufacturing support for new product development / trials, online training of new personnel in assembly and packaging processes.  Along with fosters an environment continuous improvement to develop more robust procedures and improvements within existing processes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical input on manufacturing techniques that could be used to produce new products
  • Execute requests for new product development trials utilizing manufacturing teams and processes
  • Train existing manufacturing teams to carry out request for new product
  • Assist Engineering as directed in tasks needed to be executed to start new manufacturing codes.  Understanding of BOM’s and Routings would be beneficial.
  • Establish a process to support orientation and training of new team members on detailed hand assembly techniques, as well other operations in the department to insure comprehension of the task along with the ability to perform is demonstrated
  • Review existing procedure and improve where necessary
  • Develop and maintain training / flexibility matrices to track and identify who is trained vs. certified on tasks.
  • Possesses the ability to effectively communicate to all operational groups including manufacturing, quality personnel, and supervisors as it relates to ideas, questions, and concerns.
  • Work with Engineering on the continuous improvement of assembly processes
  • Identify opportunities to improve process robustness to reduce scrap and increase efficiency.
  • Follow the Quality System Requirements to ensure Quality is at the forefront in assembling medical instruments for patient use.  Training & enforcement of GMP practices, line setups and clearances and ensuring correct documentation is followed.
  • Notify Supervisor of any training issues as they arise.
  • Support all aspects of Visual Factory, and continuous improvement.  Support all aspects of the Operations by producing signs and labels, floor markings, and any other activities that support GMP and Continuous Improvement.
  • Assist Engineering as directed in tasks needed to be executed to start new manufacturing codes.  Understanding of BOM’s and Routings would be beneficial.

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
  • At least 4 years of manufacturing experience related to technical and mechanical aspect of manufacturing.
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Experience with computerized manufacturing system is desirable (Oracle, SAP, etc.)

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • A thorough knowledge of packaging processes, product assembly, visual inspection, packaging, and labeling requirements.
  • Must have the ability to perform tasks by reading, understanding and following work instruction/documents provided. .
  • Knowledge and ability to interpret/comprehend blue prints and packaging/work instructions.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and computer systems such as word processing, managing files and records, Excel, Power Point, MQ1, SAP, and Microsoft Outlook.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

The technology and the frequency of the technology required to perform this job are as follows; the occasional operation of some textile equipment, weighing scale, label dispenser machine, sealers, manual sealers, cleaning machine, crimping machine, arbor press, figure 8 winder, Skeining machine, and other textile processing equipment. Suture assembly fixtures, suture attaching machines, micrometer, calipers, tappi chart and other related inspection gauges and machines.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, problem solve and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Mathematical Skills

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

Language 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 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 stand, use hands and fingers to handle and feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and/or move up to 20 lbs on a regular basis.  The employee must also be able to bend frequently and lift 30-50lbs occasionally.

Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Requires frequently working in clean room and controlled environment utilizing specified cleaning agents. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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.