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(Senior) Manufacturing Technician - Packaging Production/Vacuum Forming

SHL Medical

SHL Medical

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Monday, December 5, 2022
Full Time Charleston (South Carolina) US

(Senior) Manufacturing Technician - Packaging Production/Vacuum Forming

SHL Medical is the world-leading solution provider in the design, development, and manufacturing of advanced drug delivery systems with more than 5000 employees worldwide. Our customers include top pharmaceutical and biotech companies from around the globe that require innovative devices such as auto-injectors or pen injectors to effectively deliver their drugs. Headquartered in Switzerland since late 2018, with sites in Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States.

Job Overview

This role is embedded in Packaging and Metal component production of our new state-of-the-art device manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Main Responsibilities

  • Operate and maintain Assembly/Packaging manufacturing equipment to achieve production goals.
  • Set up, operate, monitor and control equipment, systems and processes associated with SHL autoinjector platform Assembly/Packaging lines
  • Improve systems & equipment reliability in production; reduce system/equipment downtime associated with assigned process/equipment & support operation of assigned process/equipment.
  • Perform product changeovers, setups and run established tooling to the manufacturing specification
  • Restore function to equipment in an effective & technically correct manner
  • Perform corrective & preventative maintenance on assigned equipment/process
  • Lead execution of production schedule to achieve production goals
  • Lead and actively participate in event response in production
  • Lead review and author SOP’s and other documents, as required
  • Assist during equipment maintenance, including restoration of lost function, predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Ensure all event response and production operations activities are correctly documented in SAP
  • Lead the growth & development of the device assembly process team by training fellow technicians in areas of expertise as well as learning new systems
  • Lead teams in Systematic Problem Solving tools to establish Root Cause Analysis & resolve equipment issues
  • Partner with Process Owners on practical changes or improvements to equipment & department work practices
  • Record/review production data and activities per SHL work instructions
  • Follow all safety and environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Operating the assigned work cell as required
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in relevant field or equivalent military/industry training, which includes a thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical & control systems
  • 6+ years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems: Compressed Air/Pneumatic actuators and systems, Electro-Mechanical controls, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Production experience with vacuum thermoforming processes and equipment is highly preferred; Experience working with Illig machines would be advantageous
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a systematic approach to problem solving & troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated ability to support & actively participate in event response activities in highly automated / 24/7 production settings
  • Able to document problems & works to bring them rapidly to solution

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability and experience with automated records systems such as SAP, schematics, wiring diagrams and other technical documents
  • Experience with automated records systems such as SAP
  • Proficiency in reading schematics, wiring diagrams & other technical documents. Computer literacy
  • Experience in planning/organizing work, managing execution, checking results & revising the work plan in accordance with the daily work plan
  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment (medical, pharmaceutical, food)

Physical Demands

  • Ability to move equipment and/or supplies weighing up to 50 pounds within the facility using various body positions
  • Routinely operates and inspects manufacturing equipment using hands
  • Ability to be on feet for up to a 12-hour shift
  • Corrected vision to 20/30
  • Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service equipment; ability to work atop elevated positions
  • Occasionally works around odorous and/or hazardous materials. May be required to wear latex gloves
  • Occasionally positions self within confined spaces for inspection, repair and maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to work in loud noise environments with hearing protection
  • (Ability to attain clean room gowning certification and work with hazardous materials, including sanitants)
  • Frequent bending, stooping and prolonged working overhead
  • Ability to work the hours necessary to support a 24/7 continuous manufacturing operation

We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies
  • Challenging assignments in a fast growing and innovative industry
  • Position in a dynamic, international team of highly skilled professionals
  • Various opportunities for personal and professional development within a global organization

Interested in joining SHL Medical and in supporting us with your expertise and personality? Then we look forward to receiving your application including your CV, motivation letter, and all other relevant documents to our Talent Acquisition Department at RecruitUS@shl-group.com.

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