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(Senior) Manufacturing Process Technician - Automation and Assembly

SHL Medical

SHL Medical

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

(Senior) Manufacturing Process Technician - Automation and Assembly

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 Production/Device assembly of our new state-of-the-art device manufacturing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina. For interested candidates there will be an opportunity to initially spend an extended period in our facility in Taiwan for induction/training.

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
  • Lead execution of production schedule to achieve production goals
  • Maintain controlled areas and environmental monitoring in production / device assembly
  • 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
  • Support and implement system/equipment reliability improvement projects
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required (AAS degree in related field preferred, or equivalent military training or industrial training or an equivalent combination of education experience
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge/experience in the following areas: Compressed Air/Pneumatic actuators and systems, Electro-Mechanical controls, Electrical, Mechanical, Robotics, Optical sensor systems
  • Production (Assembly and/or Packaging) experience
  • 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:
  • Experience in an FDA regulated environment (medical, pharmaceutical, food)
  • Ability and 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

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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