Production Coordinator - Sutures 1

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 53388 
Title: Production Coordinator - Sutures - Night Shift 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC









This position will be located at the new Arthrex manufacturing facility in Pendleton, SC. The hours for this position are Night Shift (7:30pm to 6am Monday-Thursday with voluntary overtime on Friday). This position is eligible for a sign-on bonusIf you are hired after May 17th, 2021, you will be eligible for a $1000.00 sign-on bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings) paid after you complete your first 90 days and are an employee in good standing.         


This position involves the assembly and testing of medical products and related packaging.  Therefore, the work is performed in a clean room environment.  Employees who work in clean rooms have a gowning process which includes wearing a hair net, lab coat and booties over shoes.  Employees who work in clean rooms may not wear makeup, jewelry, perfumes, hair gels, fake eyelashes, fake nails, etc.


Main Objective:

To lead manufacturing teams to produce Quality Medical Instruments in accordance with Arthrex Manufacturing Inc. procedures in a Safe and Effective manner to meet and exceed the customer’s needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow our Quality System Requirements to ensure Quality is at the forefront in assembly medical instruments for patient use.  Training & enforcement of GMP practices, ensuring adequate line setups and clearances, employees use correct PPE for tasks, gowning procedures are adhered to, and correct documentation is followed.
  • Lead and supports new hires and oversees output to ensure error free assembly.
  • With the Supervisor, Coordinates Crew Scheduling, training of Operators and testing to ensure comprehension.  Provide explanation/reasons for techniques used and their cause.
  • Ensure material has traceability at all times, checks materials (lot, PN and Qty.) prior to production use.
  • Sequencing of Work Orders through computerized Oracle/MES (Manufacturing Execution System).
  • Use of bar code scanners to capture labor tracking/costing and WO component consumption.  Analytical and reasoning abilities to complete count reconciliations and WO troubleshooting during closure process.
  • Timely address issues in work order/DHF documentation, reconciliation issues, as well as quality issues.
  • Apply Continuous Improvement principles to the manufacturing process and proactively identify potential issues, and work with Engineering and Supervisors to implement fixes to ensure we assembly quality devices efficiently.
  • Material reconciliation and paperwork review.
  • Weekly Feedback Forms submitted as it relates to both positive and negative employee performance.
  • PC to ensure OJT performed, and documented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure machine set-ups, and form completion.
  • Train employees on new products, product line layouts, work instructions, packaging instructions, procedures and assembly techniques gained via experience. Provide explanations / reasons for techniques used and their cause.
  • With input from the Sr. Production Coordinators drive training, work order documentation control, line separation, and clearance for Suture Assembly Operators. 
    Incidental Duties:
    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management.
    Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Successful completion of the Lead Development Program (for FL positions only)
  • At least 1 year of prior manufacturing experience required
  • Sutures/textiles experience preferred
  • Experience in a Lean manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience with computerized manufacturing system is desirable (Oracle, SAP, etc.)
  • Train the Trainer education/certification preferred
  • Sutures experience desired.
    Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently when necessary. 
  • Able to determine materials and tools required to perform the operation.
  • Creative thinker and is able to suggest process improvements and problem solve.
  • Ability to use inspection tools and measuring devices to assure quality of product.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members, quality personnel, and supervisors as it relates to ideas, questions, and concerns.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures and computer systems such as word processing, managing files and records, Excel, Power Point, MQ1, QAD, and Microsoft Outlook.
    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 textile equipment, winding, suture attaching machines, tipping & cutting, 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:
    Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
    This position will be located at the new Arthrex manufacturing facility in Sandy Springs, SC.


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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