BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Extrusion Operator - 2ND SHIFT in Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description Summary

Job Description

BARD has now joined BD, a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes.

Vascular Access Devices, a sub-business unit of Medication Delivery Solutions, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality medical devices used by clinicians throughout the worldwide healthcare industry to access a patient’s vasculature. Our devices assist in the delivery of chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, and nutrition.

Extrusion Operator

This position sets up and adjusts production equipment in all manufacturing areas.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Completes assemble of catheter and port fabrication and packaging.

  • Follows safety, HAZCOM, and GMP guidelines. Follows applicable standard operating procedures, work instructions, test methods and drawings. Checks manufacturing procedures to verify procedures and revisions.

  • Monitors processes for product rejects or deviations from quality standards; including rework, and/or scrap.

  • Meets production goals established for each operation.

  • May be called upon to complete other tasks as needed and assigned by the supervisor.

  • May assist with training of new employees.

  • Operates manufacturing machinery at least 100% of shift.

  • Participates in fixture and tooling validation activities.

  • Meet production goals established for each operation.

  • Coordinates activities of pin setters as needed.

  • Operates one or more of the following: ink printer, silicone, and plastic molding machines.

  • May operate a multi lumen valve slitting machine.

  • Completes critical valve measurements using Vision System

  • Responsible to print and complete necessary documentation per manufacturing work order.

  • Assists with or performs equipment set-up, and during production makes adjustments to equipment, within allowable limits, to produce components and material within specifications.

  • May operate equipment of higher-level manufacturing processes such as Extrusion and IRC coating.

  • Verifies the accuracy of machine set up.

  • May have Production Lead or Coordinator responsibilities as needed.

  • Monitors and measures output of productions processes, dimensional characteristics or physical properties, for example may utilize statistical process control methods to determine product conformance.

  • Notifies manufacturing supervision, engineering and/or the maintenance department of equipment problems or issues which are beyond the scope of the employees training and responsibilities.

  • Provides material handling support to manufacturing process. This may include obtaining materials form the raw-material warehouse, preparation, transfer and storage of in-process materials, and handling and basic packing of finished sub-assemblies, prior to release to the finished sub-assembly warehouse.

  • Responsible for set up of higher level machinery for production utilization by Machine Operators.

Basic Qualification

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.

  • Competency and understanding of the English language. Conversation, reading and writing skills.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow complex written procedural instructions.

  • Ability to follow written directions in English.

  • Good hand/eye coordination and ability to handle and manufacture small and delicate parts.

  • Familiarity with microscopes.

  • Ability to accurately use the Vision System to compute critical valve measurements.

  • Understanding of control charting and basic mathematical skills.

  • Ability to set –up equipment in the department, including changing molds and making process and machine adjustments necessary to get components which meet product standards.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent.

  • Preferred - Two (2) years experience with machine operation and set up or related in the medical device industry.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to read and write and communicate in English.

  • Ability to withstand repetitive motion.

Incumbent must be able to demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities.

This position is in an office and laboratory environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform general office functions. The incumbent must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.

The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, fast paced environment. Bard Access Systems is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce

Primary Work LocationUSA UT - Salt Lake City BAS

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status