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Sr Prototype Model

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  22903  



Works under limited supervision, interacting with engineering, marketing, facilities, manufacturing, and I&D.  To design and develop precision parts and systems using complex machinery and design software.  Provides key inputs for enhanced iterations of prototype parts.  Assists in design and development of prototype and production tooling used in manufacturing and plastic injection molding.  




  • Advanced  skills  programming and machining with 3 axis CNC and Conventional Machine Tools.
  • Experienced in Tool Room Grinding, Tool & Die work, Sheet Metal Fabrication and Mold Making.
  • Can participate in planning work assignments in the absence of the Supervisor.
  • Discusses timelines and collaborates with customers.
  • Recommends whether work should be outsourced and helps in the selection of vendor.
  • Focuses on input into the proper care and maintenance of tools, equipment, and facilities including general housekeeping.
  • Reads and interprets routine and complex prints, sketches, drawn points, or verbal directions to direct the fabrication of precision machined parts and production tooling.
  • Communicates well on a technical level with all customers and effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Inspects work for compliance with blueprints, process sheets, and written or verbal specifications using basic inspection equipment.
  • Recommends changes to operating policy when necessary.
  • Provides input to designers or engineers on parts configuration with alternative solutions for reduction of manufacturing complexity and tooling costs.
  • Works with internal resources to resolve problems.
  • Mentors, trains, and provides input to less experienced model/mold makers and technicians in fabrication.
  • Effectively works with others to achieve organizational, department, and business goals.
  • Works closely with Supervisor to acquire tools and supplies to support department.
  • Maintains disposable tooling inventory.
  • Works closely with RQA to schedule inspection of work when necessary.
  • Manages Model Shop administrative functions in the absence of the Supervisor.





High school diploma or GED.



Minimum 10 years experience.




Other Required Skills include:


  • Ability to comprehend and effectively use the Model Shop Management System.
  • Comprehend and interpret blueprints.
  • Requires extensive and practical knowledge of different materials and their workability, such as plastic to exotic tool steels and their uses by grinding, heat treating and machining.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of shop mathematics including applicable trigonometry. 
  • Business focused to provide a high level of customer service in the area of machining/mold making.
  • Strong problem solving and root cause analysis skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Positive approach to problem solving and the ability to mentor others to that approach.
  • Understanding of capabilities of all standard/nonstandard shop tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant CAD/ CAM software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Prototype Design and Development via verbal communication and sketching related to Mold Making ,Tool & Die

    Work and Fabrication.

  • Possesses skills to inspect precision parts using CMM and related measuring equipment.



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



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


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.


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 BCT is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification checks.  To this end, all employment offers for positions in the U.S. are conditional upon successful completion of Terumo BCT's pre-employment screening process.  As of January 1, 2017 the Terumo BCT Lakewood, Colorado location will be a tobacco-free workplace. For more information about Terumo BCT, visit our website

Join Terumo BCT as we unlock the potential of blood. We are a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, and the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado, we are home to more than 2,300 associates and our products are in use in more than 125 countries and territories. Our Global footprint includes more than 5,500 associates and partners with regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our company has almost $1B in annual revenues and has been voted and recognized as:

  • Largest corporate sponsor in Rocky Mountain Region for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Winner of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award for providing exceptional employee learning and talent development (2011 & 2012)
  • One of Colorado’s Healthiest Employers by Denver Business Journal (2014 & 2015)
  • Recipient of the Way to Go Employer award through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) 2015


Our award-winning culture embraces:

  • Leading technology through innovation and R&D
  • Wellness programs
  • Commitment to quality
  • An environment that values, respects and rewards your individual contributions
  • A philosophy of intentional growth and responsiveness to world health issues


Click Here to see what our associates have to say about our culture.


Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:

  • Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve
  • Growing through professional and leadership development activities
  • Sharing company success through incentive plans


If you are the best at what you do and want to do work that is changing the delivery of healthcare globally, we invite you to work with us now to see how we can unlock your potential.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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