Sr Process Technician

Helix Medical is making a world of difference all around the world.
As a global leader in medical contract manufacturing we offer the following services for medical device, pharmaceutical and IVD clients worldwide: product design and development, silicone and thermoplastic molding and extrusion, complex catheter systems, assembly, packaging, and engineering services.
For nearly 30 years, medical device and healthcare companies around the world have looked to Helix Medical to make a difference as the custom manufacturer medical industry leaders can trust. We operate FDA-registered, ISO 13485 certified medical device facilities with Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms. Helix Medical maintains design and manufacturing centers in California, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, and China.
We are currently hiring for a Senior Process Technician who is:
o Hands-on in a dynamic small shop environment where everyone is challenged by rolling up their sleeves to develop and implement solutions for our customer.
o Driven and takes a strong "business partner" approach and attitude providing creative and innovative solutions that meet our high quality standards.
o Responsible for the production mold and machine activities to ensure compliance with internal procedures.
o Self-motivated and thrives in a fast -paced, cutting-edge, "lean" systems environment, where priorities can often change on a daily basis.
Basic Responsibilities
o Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance of all machinery, equipment, and systems
o Monitors and corrects efficiencies of processes
o Trains employees on jobs and performs machine/mold setups
o Trouble shoots process and machine issues and repairs/corrects findings
o Participates in kaizen events
o Ensures all documentation is complete and accurate
o Implement and maintain SIM (scientific Injection Molding) where appropriate
o Initiates or suggests plans to motivate employees to achieve goals
o Performs daily, weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance of all machinery, equipment, and systems
o Sets-up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs, or fixtures and tools - and/or coordinates external design/fabrication.
o Clean, lubricate, measure, and prepare molds for production including changing tools when required - maintain last shots and tool history.
o Implements and leads Predictive Maintenance Program for the facility
o Pulls, cleans, measures screws and barrels as required - maintaining updated/accurate database.
o Ensure accuracy, completeness, and updates all related documentation
o Ensures proper safety and company policies/guidelines
o Supports ISO-9001/2000 QMS
o Overtime and weekends may be required and are considered to be part of job.
o Other duties as assigned by Production Supervisor or Manufacturing Manager.
Required Qualifications
o 5-10 years of experience with setting up molds and processes for injection molding machines and automated assembly equipment.
o 6-8 years of experience with equipment maintenance for molding machines, auxiliary and automated assembly equipment
o 3-5 years mold set-up experience
o Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills to effectively work in a team environment; high customer empathy and desire to enthusiastically serve.
o Ability to take initiative and be persistent with disciplined follow-up regarding customers and internal departments.
o Technical experience troubleshooting injection molding equipment issues with respect to mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, electronic, and pneumatic systems along with experience assembling/disassembling injection molding tooling
o Scientific Injection Molding Background
o DOE/Validation Experience
o Ability to read and analyze hydraulic, electric, and pneumatic blueprints
o Experience assembling/disassembling injection molding equipment and tooling
o Must have full comprehension of all injection molding equipment controls and their effect on processing/tooling
o Ability to use basic metrology tools such as gauge pins, micrometers, tool scope, dial indicators, calipers, bore gauges, etc
o Previous experience working in a related manufacturing environment
o Ability to work overtime as needed
Physical Requirements:
o Involves sitting, standing and/or walking, with frequent ability to exert up to 10 pounds of force to move subjects and occasionally exert up to 40 pounds of force to move objects.
o Grasping, ability to apply pressure to an object with fingers and palm hand.
o Hearing, ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make discriminations in sound perceiving their nature with no less than 40 db loss @ 500 Hz, 100 Hz, and 2000 Hz.
o Reaching, extending hands or arms in any direction.
o Relative motions, physical ability to sustain movements of the fingers, wrists, hands, or arms.
o Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including safety glasses, ear plugs, steel toed shoes, etc.
o Exposed to various packaging materials, cleaning chemicals, lubricants, etc.
It's an exciting time to work at Helix Medical. We know our ability to succeed depends upon the people we employ. Leading-edge technology, the highest standards, and outstanding people make Helix Medical the employer of choice in this industry. We offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as 401K Match. Learn more at www.helixmedical.com/careers.
To Apply:
Candidates meeting these qualifications should complete the online application: https://freudenberg-jobs.dvinci.de/cgi-bin/appl/selfservice.pl?action=startapp;job_pub_nr=98FA48B9-2016-4807-943E-CDB8093F6483;p=homepage_com;job_pub_type=extern
Helix Medical is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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