Engineer Technician - Extrusion - SC

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 51712 
Title: Engineer Technician - Extrusion - SC 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC 









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for an Engineer Technician – Extrusion. 4 years of manufacturing experience is required, with ideal candidates having extensive experience with single and twin screw extrusion machines. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


This position is eligible for a $1,000.00 retention bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings). You will be paid the first $500.00 after completing your first 90 days and the second $500.00 after completing your first 180 days, if you are an employee in good standing.


Main Objective:

To provide technical manufacturing support for production, new product development, and training of new personnel in extrusion processes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical input on manufacturing techniques that could be used to produce new products
  • Manufacture the finished product to specifications with the use of measuring equipment, specialized hand tools, making decisions in equipment setup parameters within established guidelines to achieve the required specifications
  • Assumes responsibility for proper documentation of techniques and materials utilized to produce prototypes and development trials
  • Adhere to EHS requirements for safe work practices including wearing PPE, maintaining orderly work environment, and awareness of process risks
  • Work primarily unassisted or with minimal supervision and instruction, with the ability to self-identify priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Identify in-process defects and troubleshoot related equipment to ensure quality of materials produced
  • Read manufacturing BOMs, routers, and drawings/blueprints to establish work order requirements
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the concepts and process inputs resulting in equipment functionality, including specialty and high-complexity processes like solution-dyed yarn, and bi-component filaments
  • Assist with the development of standard operational procedures for extrusion processes (i.e. spinneret and screw cleaning, and single screw extruder assembly and start-up)


Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • At least 4 years of manufacturing experience required. Extrusion and medical device manufacturing experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing environment is desirable


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

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently when necessary 
  • Ability to determine materials and tools required to perform the operation
  • Can perform different tasks/operation required to manufacture the product
  • Creative thinker and can suggest effective process improvements
  • Ability to use yarn testing equipment and measuring devices to assure quality of product
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and computer systems such as word processing, managing files and records, Excel, Power Point, Documentum, SAP, and Microsoft Outlook is preferred


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

The technology and the frequency of the technology required to perform this job are as follows, Occasional operation of multifilament godets, water quench baths, chillers, convection ovens, single and twin-screw extruders, take-up winders, and standard yarn testing equipment


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, 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 sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Greenville
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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