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Sr Prototype Model/Mold Maker -1st Shift

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Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29217  


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:  Sr. Prototype Model - Mold Maker




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.


Target Pay Range:  $30.00 to $38.00 -  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. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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