Molding Extrusion Technician II

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Date: Jun 13, 2024

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  32177  

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

 

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

 

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.

JOB TITLE: Molding Extrusion Technician II (1st Shift)

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Works independently to perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, repair and improve injection molding and plastic extrusion equipment. Daily activities to maintain the injection molding and plastic extrusion equipment include performing PM’s and monitoring equipment performance.  Job duties also include troubleshooting and repair on mechanical, pneumatic; hydraulic, electrical, and controls systems with regards to the injection molding and plastic extrusion equipment. Identifies opportunities to improve equipment performance and ability to manage small/large projects on the equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Independently performs repairs, preventive maintenance, and troubleshooting on all plastic molding and extrusion equipment.
  • Performs mold setups and mold insert changes.
  • Performs final mold fitting for insert shutoffs.
  • Performs extrusion line setup and startup as well as shut down and cleaning.  Makes process changes as needed.
  • Ensures the calibrations are current on all machines and ensure proper operations after calibration.
  • Applies aptitude for mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical repairs and knows when to consult with engineers on any technical problems beyond ability. 
  • Implements permanent corrective actions to eliminate recurrent problems by developing the concept, prototype, design, documentation and modification of engineering control documents.
  • Comprehends and performs all engineering changes on which trained.
  • Performs documentation and regulatory recordkeeping responsibilities.
  • Designs and builds special tools and instruments for use in maintenance of equipment.  May oversee others in the design and building of tools and instruments.
  • Analyzes process information to refine maintenance procedures or initiate equipment modifications.
  • Works with engineers and others during the building and installation of new equipment to ensure attention to maintenance of new equipment.  Responsible for the preparation of maintenance documentation for new equipment.
  • Prepares proposals for expenditures on equipment repairs and replacements.
  • Coordinates work of outside mold makers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Continues to develop technical skills and knowledge (e.g. additional schooling, self-study, online training, and from more knowledgeable team members)
  • Responds and executes work with a sense of urgency and utilizes support systems to minimize downtime.
  • Provides operation training on the systems to maintenance techs and production operations.
  • Works to support dept. KPI’s/Metrics/Objectives
  • Performs tasks in accordance with company policies, procedures, and guidelines including safety, GMP and cleanroom requirements.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May be required to work on other shifts and/or willing to be “on call” as needed or schedules.
  • May lead special projects and assist supervisor with audits and/or recordkeeping.
  • May handle, collect, label and transfer hazardous waste following established procedures and guidelines.
  • May function as a lead for a group of technicians including scheduling, work direction, resource information, and/or training.
  • Must successfully complete training on biohazards.
  • Must be able to use lifting equipment such as bridge cranes, jib cranes to lift molds and equipment in excess of 5000 pounds.
  • Assists with spare parts inventory including purchasing spare parts, equipment and/or services, ordering parts, and tracking material and parts usage.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

High school diploma or GED.

 

Experience

Minimum 7-years’ experience with direct plastic processing experience.

  • Substitution of degree with relevant experience is evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to relevancy to the specific electronic and mechanical maintenance required in the work area to be assigned.

 

Skills

  1. Technical Skills
    1. Experienced with injection molding, plastics processing, plastic extrusion, tooling and assembly and awareness of polymer behaviors.
    2. Hands-on injection molding set-up experience and knowledge of mold design and construction.
    3. Hands-on plastic extrusion set-up experience and knowledge of die design and construction.
    4. Capable of doing mold maintenance including mold configurations without error.
    5. Capable of performing extrusion maintenance, cleanings, and configuration without error.
    6. Skilled in cleanroom and automated processes
    7. Ability to read and understand complex mechanical, electrical drawings, flowcharts, and/or other drawings of a technical nature.
    8. Demonstrated understanding and compliance with all safety requirements.
    9. Advanced Electrical/ Mechanical/ Hydraulic knowledge concerning machines and tools including design, uses, repair, and maintenance.

 

  1. Advanced Troubleshooting/ Demonstrated Ability
    1. Electrical
    2. Mechanical
    3. Hydraulic
    4. Pneumatic
    5. Networking
    6. Demonstrated analytical nature and excellent problem diagnostic skills.
    7. Critical thinking ability which requires using logic and reasoning in order to identify the strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems in both technical and non-technical areas.

 

  1. Communication/ Collaboration
    1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    2. Interpersonal skills to collaborate and communicate with peers.
    3. Maintain communication with different levels of departments and peers about findings, upgrades, and troubleshooting through e-mail, texts, and voice calls.
    4. Proficient with, and effective use of Microsoft office applications
    5. Ability to manage time effectively and in accordance with priorities.
    6. Action oriented and takes initiative to resolve emerging issues.
    7. Adaptable and flexible.
    8. Works effectively and professionally with operations, and technical team members.

 

 

-Or-

An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Manufacturing Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, and hand/finger dexterity.

  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment, adhere to associated policies, and perform gowning of clean room attire in the allotted time prior to start up.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds and transport up to 6000 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.
  • Requires good manual dexterity and visual acuity including ability to distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to maintain pace with the assembly line.
  • Requires the ability to regularly perform repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to work under florescent lighting.
  • Requires the ability to bond using repetitive moderate force gripping.
  • Requires the ability to sit or stand through the duration of a shift.
  • Requires the ability to use hand tools to sufficiently meet torque requirements on bolts.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to operate within tight spaces.
  • Strength, agility, dexterity to climb ladders, move in/out/on the equipment to perform set-ups and maintenance.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 

 

 

 

Target Pay Range:  $31.00 to $39.00 -  Hourly pay rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

 

  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.


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