Production Operator (All Shifts)

DESCRIPTION

Under the director of the area Supervisor/Team Leader, the Production Operator is responsible for production work according to specifications and established policies, procedures, practices, and standards.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Follow all standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and DOIs
  • Assemble components
  • Perform bar sealing/tray sealing duties
  • May operate packaging machine
  • Box products and apply labeling materials
  • Perform pad printing duties
  • Assemble and inspect components with tight tolerances and complex miniature geometry
  • Operate laser and resistance welding equipment
  • Inspect and assemble components under magnification
  • Perform equipment-intensive assembly processes; make adjustments if required and authorized by procedures
  • Follow all safety procedures as required by internal and external guidelines and policies
  • Maintain and follows 5s principles in all work areas at all times
  • Participate in Rapid Improvement Events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • One year of work experience
  • Advanced dexterity required to work with very small/miniature components and equipment
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow specification sheets
  • Retain complex assembly process instructions once taught, without frequent retraining
  • Basic mathematical skills to understand tolerance and variation
  • Ability to use measuring devices and hand tools
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic understanding of hand tools (Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and organized
  • Ability to clearly communicate concerns or issues to support staff verbally and in writing
  • Strong communication skills with Production Supervisor/Team Leader
  • Positive attitude

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or GED

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent bending/ lifting, twisting, standing and significant use of hands
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Excellent vision and hand-eye coordination
  • Must be able and willing to wear personal protective equipment as required including:
    • Protective eyewear
    • Ear plugs
    • Hair net
    • Protective gowning (lab coat, hood, shoe covers)

VISUAL ACUITY

  • Worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as:
    • Preparing and analyzing data and figures
    • Transcribing
    • Viewing a computer screen
    • Extensive reading
    • Visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operating machines
    • Using measurement devices
    • Assembly or fabrication of parts at distance close to the eyes

CONDITIONS

Some of the Production Operator’s responsibilities and duties are performed on the production floor and/or in the warehouse of a manufacturing plant that can be hot in summer, cold in winter, hazardous, noisy, and dusty. The worker may be subject to:

  • Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature change
  • Noise: Sufficient noise to cause a worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise
  • Vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body
  • Hazards: A variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals

Position location: Grand Rapids, MI

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ABOUT VIANT

At Viant, we focus on providing end-to-end solutions for medical device OEMs. Our deep materials expertise—combined with our experience in engineering, manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and sterilization—allows us to bring our customers’ healthcare solutions to market. We have facilities across the U.S. and around the world, including low-cost facilities in Costa Rica, China, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Viant provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Viant complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.