CIVCO Medical Instrument Co Inc Production Associate in Kalona, Iowa
The Team specialist will work as part of a team responsible for basic production in accordance with applicable SOPs, quality standards, CIVCO Values and safety programs. The associate will be expected to advance their training into other functional work areas and rotate throughout all or most the functional areas in order to increase their flexibility and impact on workload. Rotational training opportunities will occur at least quarterly; with the intended outcome being rotated as needed to maximize the production schedule and account for absenteeism.
Skills important in this role include: ability to handle multiple tasks, have a high sense of detail and quality, ability to learn and apply learning, and ability to work with a variety of individuals. This position will have reporting duties to the department supervisor and ultimately to the Operations Manager.
Primary Responsibilities include the following. (Other duties may be assigned.)
Complete department specific workload as directed by the department supervisor
Effectively respond to production and quality needs
Ensure proper paperwork and/or documentation is being maintained at all times
Follow safe work habits and instructions
Perform quality control inspections for all products and equipment, document results, and communicate defects as necessary.
Perform routine cleaning activities on production equipment and workspaces.
Follows SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) that govern all workload as well as those specific to each department and procedure.
Actively participate in problem solving and process improvement activities
Perform all work activities in observance of the CIVCO Values and in an effort to achieve the CIVCO Imperatives and create a successful work environment.
Associates will be required to earn and retain qualification by completing training assignments annually
Basic duties by Department (Job Specifications)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position will be hired into our Labeling department, but will cross train into other departments listed below.
Assemble products per engineering specifications
Read and follow SOP’s and work instructions
Monitor product quality and take appropriate action
Operation of production IFU printing equipment
Loading of pallets and carts for internal transportation
Product final packaging for shipments
Monitoring and communication of supply needs
Complete all appropriate paperwork
Complete MAPICS transactions in a timely and accurate manner
Operation of basic material handling equipment
Produce products to spec including – Brachy & Galaxy
Record keeping for traceability and quality
Recognize quality defects and escalate per proper procedure
Ability to manage supplies, box and label orders and load/wrap/tag pallets.
Complete documentation for lot changes, clean room tags, defective items, etc.
Follow proper procedures for gowning and room cleanliness standards
Benching: including deburring, buffing, cleaning, filing, etc.
Detail finish work including painting, buffing, gluing and cleaning
Measure and fill – gel-filled syringes
Bracket and Gen assembly
Cleaning including pipe cleaning/benching guides, tumbling/cleaning tumbler, ultra sonic cleaning
Basic machine maintenance
Basic machine operation/loading parts
Material handling and preparation
Education, Experience and CertificationsHigh school diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to read and understand written instructions.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words or sentences.
The ability to communicate ideas in speaking so others will understand
Near vision- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills
Ability to demonstrate basic math and computation skills
Ability to walk while carrying weight, sit and stand as needed, climb ladders, lift, push, pull, and use whole body movements to complete tasks
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks
Regular predictable onsite attendance is required.
Face-to-face interaction with team members, peers and management to complete all work and provide support,
Ability to work more than 40 hours per week (overtime) if needed on business demand.
Physical Requirements: The requirements described here are representative to those an employee encounters while preforming the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Never: Not performed or required.
Seldom/Rare: One time per hour up to times per 8 hour shift.
Occasional: Up to 1/3 of day; 1 x every 30 minutes; 1 – 2.6 hours
Frequent: 1/3 to 2/3 of day; 1 x every 2 minutes; 2.7-5.3 hours
Constant: Greater than 2/3 of day; 1 x every 15 seconds; 5.3-8 hours
Sit: Rare. Occasional. Workers may have option to sit on certain line runs. Workers have option to sit during work breaks.
Stand/Walk : Constant. Workers stand to perform tasks through the work shift. Workers stand on level concrete floor with available anti-fatigue mats. Walking occurs in the facility on even concrete surfaces. Worker will walk between work areas, while transporting packages and moving pallets with pallet jacks. Worker will negotiate around tables and work stations. Worker also walks up to 100 yards from parking lot to their work area.
Low Level Work: Frequent. Defined as a low level work position with one’s back upright, knees and hips flexed and buttocks adjacent to heels. Workers squat when removing boxes off pallet (6 inches) for staging, when loading or unloading skids, when retrieving packages off bottom of cart at 8.5 inches or orange racks at 6 inches.
Steps: Occasional. Workers negotiate 10 inch steps on a stair step ladder to get corrugate or cases off second level of racks.
Balance: Constant. Worker must maintain balance to prevent falling when walking, standing, negotiating steps, and sitting.
Bend/Stoop: Occasional. Defined as bending body forward or laterally by bending spine at the waist, requiring use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Workers must also stoop over a 34 inch bin to remove corrugate while emptying cardboard.
Reach: Constant: Workers perform horizontal reaching up to 16 inches for work tasks. Occasional. Workers must reach horizontally 33 inches at a height of 69 inches for labels. Occasional. Tape gun and scissors require vertical reach of 59 -69 inches. Boxes are picked from staging at heights up to 70 inches (step stool available).
Twisting: Occasional. Workers twist while picking components for boxes in labeling, sweeping floors and wiping areas down.
Handle/grasp: Constant. Handling/grasping includes, but is not limited to handling boxes, tools, piles of corrugate, cleaning equipment, product and pelican boxes.
Fine Manipulation: Constant. Pinching/fingering to handle labels, fold corrugate, cut foam and pack boxes
Lift: Constant. Lifting of 0-3 lbs with handling corrugate, labels and product from a height between 6-60 inches. Frequent. Workers lift up to 15-30 lbs from a height between 6 and 60 inches and place on cart at 8.5 inches to adjustable tables. Rare. Workers lift 3rd party boxes up to 50lbs from heights 6-60inches to cart at 8.5. Workers also lift paper boxes 43 lbs from 6-54inches to cart at 8.5inches an place on desk at 40inches.
Carry: Frequent. 15lbs cases will be lifted from height of 6-60 inches and carried between 5-10 feet. Occasional. Workers carry 23-30lbs cases 5-10 ft. Workers have option to use cart for transfer.
Push/Pull: Frequent. Workers push/pull receiving cart with up to 7lbs of force at waist level up to 10 feet from staging area to work station. Occasional. Workers push/pull pallet jacks with up to 25lbs of force at waist level from warehouse to staging area up to 100 feet. Rare. Workers push/pull cardboard cart with up to 15lbs of force up to 100 feet to cardboard shoot.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative to those an employee encounters while preforming the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Constantly exposed to moving mechanical parts.
Exposure to latex
The noise level in the work environment is usually frequent.
Work tasks performed on level surface
Environmental temperature will vary.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)