Suture Assembly Operator - 3rd Shift

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 58065 
Title: Suture Assembly Operator - 3rd Shift 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL 









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education. Arthrex Manufacturing is expanding the Sutures department and adding a 3rd shift. The hours will be Sunday-Thursday 10:00pm-6:30am. We are actively searching for Suture Assembly Operators for 3rd Shift (Sunday-Thursday 10:00pm-6:30am) to produce quality medical instruments in accordance with Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. procedures in a safe and effective manner in order to exceed the customers' needs. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail and fine motor skills. A High School Diploma or equivalent is required for this position. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. 


This position will start at $16.00 per hour with an additional $2.00 shift differential for working the 3rd shift. You will also be eligible for a $2,000.00 retention bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings). You will be paid the first $100.00 after completing your first 90 days and the second $100.00 after completing your first 180 days, if you are an employee in good standing.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support current processes related to existing suture assembly.
  • Operate suture attaching process to crimp needles to nitonol wire and braided suture, wire cutting machine, arbor press machine to assemble sub-assembly work orders.
  • Perform dimensional checks on the product where necessary.
  • Package suture in support cards using a variety of winding techniques. Performs pouch loading, pouch sealing, supplemental label application, pouch labeling and folding carton labeling.
  • Training successfully completed to one of the outside areas of the department to include Boxing
  • Complete batch records with any required information from the processes.
  • Escalate assembly issues to Production Coordinator
  • Responsible for proper storage, control, and identification of tooling and fixtures.
  • Perform terminal cleaning and daily housekeeping utilizing various cleaning and disinfecting agents.


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous manufacturing experience highly preferred.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently when necessary. 
  • Able to determine materials and tools required to perform the operation(s).
  • Can perform different tasks/operation required to manufacture the product.
  • Creative thinker and is able to suggest process improvements and problem solve.
  • Able to use inspection tools and measuring devices to assure quality of product.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Outlook is a plus.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

The technology and the frequency of the technology required to perform this job are as follows; the occasional operation of some automated equipment, winding, attaching machines, label printing, weigh scales, label dispenser machine, manual sealers, cleaning machine, and general test equipment.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, problem solve and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements.


Language and Communication Skills:

Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above.  Ability to verbally communicate ideas and issues effectively to other team members and management. Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit and stand, use hands and fingers to handle and feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. on a regular basis.  The employee must also be able to bend frequently and lift 30-50lbs occasionally.


Keywords: Manufacturing, Entry Level, Arthrex, SWFL, Ave Maria, Benefit Eligible, Free Lunch, Sign-on Bonus, Assembly, Operator, Technical, Production, Medical Device, Fulltime


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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