Suture Assembly Operator (Weekends)

Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59907 
Title: Suture Assembly Operator (Weekends) 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Pendleton, SC





Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex Manufacturing is actively searching for a Suture Assembly Operator. This position will be located at the new Arthrex manufacturing facility in Pendleton, SC. The hours for this position are weekends (6:000am to 6:00pm Friday - Sunday).       


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.


This Position Includes:

$2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus (minus appropriate tax withholdings), You will be paid the first $1,000.00 after completion of 90 days and the remaining $1,000.00 after completion of 180 days, as an employee in good standing.


Main Objective:

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:

· 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

· Manufacturing experience related to technical and mechanical aspect of manufacturing including operation of packaging equipment a plus

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:

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.


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. Work is primarily performed in a cleanroom/controlled environment. A cleanroom is a controlled environment where products are manufactured, in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled to specified limits. These contaminants are generated by people, processes, facilities, and equipment and must be continually removed from the air. Strict rules and procedures are followed to prevent contamination of the product. The only way to control contamination is to control the total environment- air flow rates and direction, pressurization, temperature, humidity, specialized filtration and the sources of these particles all need to be tightly controlled. Temperature ranges from 69F-73F. Hearing protection will be required.

Arthrex 2024 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



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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Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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