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Extrusion Technician I (All Shifts)

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Galway, G, IE

More than the opportunity of a lifetime......the opportunity to improve lives 

For more than 30 years, Boston Scientific has advanced the practice of less-invasive medicine.  The Company's products help physicians and other medical professionals improve their patients' quality of life by providing alternatives to surgery.  Since 1994, employees in Galway have been at the forefront of some of these truly innovative medical device designs and manufacturing.

Due to continued expansion of our operations, we are seeking applications from a suitably qualified and experienced Extrusion Technician (Permanent - All Shifts).

Purpose:

  • Setting up and running extrusion lines, including complex tooling assembly & breakdown, structured process trouble shooting & optimisation, perform a quality sampling plan on extruded material & provide guidance & support for PBs inspecting on-line.

  • Identification & completion of problem solving/process improvement activities for responsible lines positively impacting key business metrics of People (incl. Safety), Quality, Service & Cost.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • After appropriate training, become capable of setting up and successfully running any extrudate relevant to BSIL (including tooling assembly / disassembly).

  • Ability to understand processing characteristics of different types of extrusions (tapered, co-ex, multi-lumen interrupted etc.), understanding key process input parameters (e.g. temperatures, pressures, tooling, line speed) impacting key process outputs (e.g. product dimensions, tensile or mechanical performance).

  • Ability to read and understand product specifications and their influence on process parameters.

  • Work with Manufacturing Engineers in developing, trouble shooting, standardising and improving existing production methods and procedures.

  • Good communication skills, obtaining thorough handovers from, and providing thorough handovers to previous/following shift technicians identifying specific troubleshooting activities completed & recommendations for next shift. Also able to interact well with PBs on-line & technicians across the Extrusions area.

  • Actively utilises key systems in the area (e.g. MES, SPC, EPS/LPS) as part of day-to-day operations.

  • Strong technical aptitude to understand plastics processing and the overall operating principles of an extruder.

  • Communicates any concerns about work process regarding environmental impact, health or safety issues to their Manager

Requirments/Qualifications:

  • HETAC Level 6 Qualification in a relevant discipline. Polymer/Materials Engineering disciplines are a distinct advantage.

  • General manufacturing processing knowledge with at least 2 years previous experience in a manufacturing environment is an advantage.

  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and 5S.

  • Understanding of production costs to include waste, downtime, scrap and rework.

  • Experience of working to tight production targets.

  • You must have an excellent track record in troubleshooting.

  • Toolmaking experience desirable.

  • Polymer processing experience desirable.

  • Tooling assembling/disassemble is a distinct advantage.

  • Electrical and pneumatic experience is a distinct advantage.

  • Ability to recognise areas of opportunity for improvement within existing processes in Extrusion.

  • Ability to lead such continuous improvement activities through PDCA and PSPI activity.

 

At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. If you require any arrangements during the recruitment process, please let us know.

 

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