Staffing - Process Technician II in Kennebunk, ME at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/13/2018

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Job Description

Development Engineering Technician/Operator 

Job Description

  • Life Sciences division dealing with various equipment for forming, cutting, and inspecting disposable plastic products.. 
  • Work closely with Development Engineers to support pilot production operations, including making pilot product, troubleshooting of pilot equipment and process issues, performing equipment maintenance, and updating process documentation. 

Candidate responsibilities: 

  • Operate pilot polymer forming, cutting, and inspection equipment in a class 10,000 production environment 
  • Identify and troubleshoot process, material, or equipment problems to minimize down time and recommend solutions to Development Engineering 
  • Assist in the development, assembly, or modification of existing and new tooling, fixtures, and equipment for new products 
  • Complete time studies to quantify processing times and identify areas for process improvements 
  • Assist with hands on training of manufacturing employees on new products, tooling, equipment and process revisions. 
  • Assist in failure analysis, troubleshooting, rework/repair of non-conforming pilot manufactured product to determine root cause. 
  • Perform tests, gather data, and write results/reports with assistance from Development Engineering, utilizing various types of electro-mechanical equipment 
  • Support new product process development through execution of Design of Experiment runs and testing of sample parts 
  • Ensure proper training of applicable associates on production/assembly/test procedures in line with Safety, Quality, and Productivity objectives
  • Proactive identification and resolution of safety hazards and ensuring proper root cause and permanent corrective actions are in place for all near-misses and accidents 
  • Development of work instructions 

Success will be achieved through

  • Attention to detail 
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills 
  • Data driven, root cause-focused decision-making skills 
  • Ability to execute a detailed test plan 


  • Associates degree preferred. Must be in a technical discipline -mechanical engineering technician, electrical engineering technician, industrial or manufacturing engineering technician.
  • 1-2 years with degree within the stated disciplines or 3+ years without degree. 
  • Plastic experience a PLUS 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills 
  • Must be able to work with a sense of urgency while maintaining safety & quality standards 
  • Strong time management skills including the ability to manage several projects at one time 
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills 
  • Open and self-aware, constantly seeking feedback to improve 
  • Ability to work independently, and complete work on schedule 
  • Working knowledge of Office computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Ability to use and understand general test equipment including DVM, torque wrenches, force gages, etc. 
  • Experience in a regulated environment, such as ISO and FDA QSR is a plus 
  • Experience with six sigma process excellence is a plus