Supervisor - Textile Manufacturing

Date: Mar 29, 2021

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 47411 
Title: Supervisor - Textile Manufacturing 
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. Due to our growth at the new Pendleton manufacturing facility, we are adding to our textile and suture manufacturing team. We offer substantial benefits and a company culture that is unmatched. 


Main Objective:

To oversee, manage and provide direction to the manufacturing department that will effectively and profitably meet or exceed the internal and /or external client’s expectations by providing superior quality products and service.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform training of manufacturing teams, test comprehension and evaluate training effectiveness
  • Monitors production plan meeting daily production schedules and reports status
  • Ensures that production goals are met consistently
  • Gives input for introduction of new products into the plant
  • Assures proper maintenance of equipment and tooling
  • Monitors employee performance through goal setting
  • Identifies and promptly tackles morale problems
  • Delegates responsibility and works with others to develop their capabilities
  • Maintains attendance records, overtime, work schedules and implements company policies.
  • Reviews, counsels, evaluates, disciplines, hires and discharges employees with the assistance of HR
  • Monitors and controls scrap
  • Recommends proper staffing levels based on production needs
  • Maintains currency with ISO/FDA and internal quality assurance policies


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 or required
  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred with at least 3 years of Supervisory experience OR equivalent of 5+ years of experience in a supervisory role required
  • Self motivated invidual, with ability to take new products and establish supporting manufacturing documentation including SOP’s, standard work instructions
  • Well versed in Lean Manufacturing / Visual management techniques, promotes them and able to apply them to manufacturing processes to optimize process and ensure Quality is built in
  • Quality Focused, active contributor to addressing Quality issues in a timely manner and able to participate in Root Cause Analsysis to ensure issues are dealt with effectively
  • Experienced in Medical Device industry, in both manual assembly process but also automation manufacturing environment a plus
  • Strong safety/environmental background, experienced in the safe handling and processing of routine chemicals A plus
  • Experienced in suture assembly and processing techniques, including needle attaching, winding techniques and packaging highly preferred


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

Demonstrates process improvement skills


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Textiles/Sutures/Braiding, CNC, Swiss Turn, Lathes, Mills.  Demonstrates good computer skills.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect 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.  To bend frequently and lift 50-70 lbs on a regular basis.


Vision Requirements:

Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this 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 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.



Benefits Arthrex Offers:

Arthrex pays 100% of employee's medical and dental coverage with voluntary participation in the wellness program. For regular, full-time and part-time employees Arthrex pays 50% of employee's dependent coverage.

The Arthrex Medical Center provides convenient, free care for employees.

Arthrex provides a 401k retirement plan option with matching contributions.

Arthrex encourages professional development with tuition reimbursement toward an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Arthrex Learning & Development department has many opportunities to expand your skills online and in classroom experiences.

Arthrex provides free lunches to save our employees time and money. Plus, it's a great opportunity to enjoy time with your coworkers.

And there is so much more!

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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