Title: AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR
To: Manufacturing Manager
Position Summary: Operate the Autoclave, pre-run integrity check, prepare the
parts to be autoclaved, monitor and verify the cycle to be performed, unload and load the autoclave, record data on
required forms, perform operator maintenance activities for autoclave.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Produce parts required, in the quantity needed, in the time
frame assigned for said production work. Operator should ensure that there is
minimal material waste and/or loss during the performance of their respective
Keep autoclave area clean
and free of foreign objects;
Maintain the work area
and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety
adhesives, solvents, lubricants, epoxies, paints, and inks, as required, with
the Personal Protective Equipment required by the organization;
Perform autoclave functions,
using designated equipment and tools as required;
Maintenance – check hoses, thermocouples, consumables inventory, autoclave
racks, autoclave ports, etc.;
Load and Unload autoclaves;
according to Work Instructions and Reference Documents;
generate and complete all necessary process records;
Follow approved troubleshooting
guidelines in the event of a deviation from the recipe; and
o Identify opportunities for improvement related to
materials or questionable safety and quality conditions to the Manufacturing
Other duties and areas may be assigned to meet
Qualifications/requirements: Ability to safely and
successfully perform essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and
other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or
quantitative productivity standards.
to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other
federal, state and local standards.
be required to work daily overtime and occasional weekends.
with all personnel policies.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIREMENTS: This position
requires use of and access to information which is subject to the International
Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Accordingly,
all Autoclave Operators must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S.
Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Temporary Resident, Political
Asylee, or Refugee.
DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
required to stand, and move about the facility. Regularly required to perform
physical work with hands during entire shift. The employee must regularly lift
and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.
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 usually performed in a production floor. May
work at different workstations as production needs require, or shifts from one
station to another, during the assembly process. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate, unless otherwise noted by safety signage.
Minimum of high school education required.
Experience in autoclave or operation of complex equipment preferred. Experience
in manufacturing environment preferred. Operator must
be computer literate, and be able to attain forklift certification within 30
days of job assignment.