Instrument Maker - 1st Shift
Instrument Maker Job in Trego, WI
The person in this position will operate various surface finishing machine tools (i.e. drill presses, welding/brazing, abrasive wheels/belts, bead blasting, etc…) and hand finish metal devices with various craft tools (i.e. files, hammers, anvils, vises, etc…), and complete and inspect reusable medical devices.
Prepares and selects the required wheels, bench operations, to polish and finish to produce the finished product.
Rough and fine polishes all the components as needed (polishing, grinding).
Processes instruments to clean, electropolish, and passivate as needed.
Performs the oakite process for cleaning instruments.
Powder coats instruments which includes use of prime heat furnace, dipping in color coating tank and placing in curing furnace.
Receives product, review paperwork and stage instruments as appropriate.
Packages instruments for shipping which includes verifying work orders, instruments, label identification and line clearance.
Performs preventive maintenance and equipment upkeep including replacing worn components as necessary.
Actively participates in continuous improvement efforts and teamwork.
Identifies areas of cost savings, waste reduction, and methods to improve processes, quality, and efficiencies.
Performs special projects and assists in other areas of plant production as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Workmanship consists of an ability to hand fabricate with machine assistance finished medical devices within standard times. Quality is a must and proficiency is a requirement.
Working knowledge and use of calipers, micrometers, indicators, wrenches and multiple other tools to perform repairs, alignments and preventative maintenance of machine shop equipment and periphery equipment.
Experienced in a manufacturing facility.
Has ability to complete work in a safe manner and without generating excessive scrap.
Detail-oriented and efficient.
Able to multi-task.
Able to work under general supervision and follow instructions.
Able to do repetitive motions and inspections without losing focus.
Good eye-hand coordination and ability to do fine hand-work is essential.
Good mechanical aptitude is essential.
Ability to read and interpret prints required.
Able to work independently.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum two years of experience in performing secondary operations preferred.
Technical school preferred.
Experience in Polishing preferred.
Math aptitude with the ability to add and subtract decimals.
Ability to read blue prints and measurement tools
Computer skills with Microsoft Office knowledge highly preferred
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.
This position requires walking, sitting, communicating with others at least 1/3 of scheduled hours.
It also involves reaching and using hands and fingers to operate measuring instruments and machinery. Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds (under 1/3 of the time). Must have adequate dexterity with hands and able to work in small areas.
Must be able to read small print (6-12 font) with or without vision aides. The operator is occasionally required to view items at 20 inches or less, with or without vision aides.
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 individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Less than 90 decibels (TWA).
Requires wearing safety glasses, earplugs (optional) and safety shoes.
Requires using machine safety guards and switches.
Work near moving mechanical parts over 2/3 of the time.
Exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals under 1/3 of the time.
Exposed to potential hazard from possible projectiles.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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