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Mfg Machine Operator Spec Indirect -Littleton/Shift 1

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Date: Jul 23, 2022

Location: Littleton, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29015  


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.

Machine Operator Specialist, Littleton

Shift 1 : Sunday through Tuesday and every other Wednesday 5 am to 5:30 pm.



  • General
    • Pick parts from supermarket and efficiently load machines (with lift).
    • Maintain record traceability with available tools.
    • Operates automated equipment along with associated work cells, including start up and shut down.
    • Conducts thorough practices with inspecting, packaging, and labeling of product.
    • Read HMIs, troubleshoot (read alarms, find location of failure)
    • Clean machines and support Category II Preventative Maintenance. 
    • Assist w/ lot open/close
    • Responsible for line clearance at lot change
    • Proactively communicates issues related to product quality/efficacy, machine performance, and employee safety.
    • Assists engineers in prototyping, specialty builds, testing, validations, and implementing new materials, designs and process improvements; must record data as necessary.
    • Work overtime to meet business needs.
    • Interface frequently with computer and understands navigational functions with HMI's (Human Machine Interface).
    • Previous SAP/ERP experience desirable
  • Contribute to your team achieving operational excellence.
    • Take ownership of your assigned machine and/or manufacturing process.
    • Possess a continuous improvement and problem-solving mindset.
    • Embrace lean manufacturing tools intended to monitor critical metrics and drive continuous improvement.
    • Be accountable for ensuring machines hit target output and efficiency (OEE)
    • Participate cross functionally in problem solving, root cause analysis, and continuous improvement related to safety, quality, production processes, and raw material issues.
    • Take the imitative to capture and communicate production/quality issues and partner with Quality, the technician team and floor leadership to diagnose the issue and recommend possible solutions. 
  • Facilitate your team’s goal of delivering high quality supply.
    • Maintain GMP, GDP and quality standards
    • Perform off-line sampling for SPC
    • Inspect, measure, test, record, interpret SPC data and subassembly testing
    • Assists with process verifications and initiates work orders for automated processes.
    • Partner with your supervisor to ensure required training is completed on time. 
    • Contributes to identification, resolution and sorting of non-conforming products and processes.
  • Help foster a culture of safety, accountability, and engagement.
    • Adhere to safety and cleanliness policies, live and maintain the 6S environment
    • Proactively identify safety concerns in your area of responsibility and report to floor leadership.
    • Recommend solutions related to safety concerns and ergonomics. 
    • Work regularly with your supervisor to maintain positive and productive culture by
    • Cultivate team relationships to maintain


  • May assist with covering areas in material handling.
  • May be required to assist leadership with floor coverage and coordination.



High school diploma or GED.


  • Experience in Process Control (PC) testing and recording preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of automated machines with HMI interactions; 3 years preferred.


  • English fluency in comprehension and writing
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety protocols required for operating automated and semi-automated equipment.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing operating procedures that apply to technical, automated, and semi-automated operating systems.
  • Require extensive knowledge and understanding of process control activities and functions.
  • Strong team cooperation and ability to prioritize workload to meet schedule requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.

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


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.
  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds and transport up to 500 pounds via carts/racks, up to 1,500 pounds by pallet jack and up to 5,000 pounds by electric pallet jack.
  • Requires good manual dexterity and visual acuity including ability to distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to maintain pace with the area assigned. 
  • Requires the ability to regularly perform repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to work under fluorescent lighting.
  • Requires the ability to stand or walk throughout the duration of a shift.
  • Pass hearing acuity and vision test with corrected vision.

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 essent


Target Pay Range:  $21.00 to $21.00 -  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:  5.0%


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.

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