Sr. Manufacturing Operator, B Shift (6pm-6:30am), TR Band 2

Date:  Jul 14, 2024
Req ID:  3128

Elkton, MD, US

Company:  Terumo Medical Corporation
Department:  TR Band 2 (Mfg)

Terumo Medical Corporation (TMC) develops, manufactures, and markets a complete, solutions-based portfolio of high-quality medical devices used in a broad range of applications for numerous areas of the healthcare industry. TMC places a premium on providing customers with world-class products, training and education programs that drive clear economic value, better clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. TMC is part of Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation; one of the world’s leading medical device manufacturers with $5+ billion in sales, 20,000+ employees worldwide and operations in more than 160 nations. Terumo Medical Corporation is comprised of two strategic business divisions: Terumo Interventional Systems and Terumo Medical Products.

Job Summary

Set up, operate, maintain high speed and/or manual production equipment to efficiently produce a quality product and provide training assistance as needed. Receives requirements for order and up-coming changeovers from Supervisor.  Requires minimal supervision.


Sr. Manufacturing Operator has responsibility for providing daily work direction and training to other less experienced personnel as requested.  Handles higher level problems and troubleshooting and work delegation. May be work independently on an off shift or in place of a supervisor.  Should have ability to analyze Non Conformance Reports, Root Cause Analysis and other analytical tools for production reporting.

Job Details/Responsibilities

1.    Associate is responsible to follow requirements of applicable national and international regulations.
2.    Continuously monitor machine and the product being produced for potential problems or defects ensuring product according to ISO and government standards.
3.    Maintain adequate raw material supply to machines to maintain uninterrupted production cycles.
4.    Has demonstrated initiative with ability to work independently.
5.    Answer machine alarms and un-jam components as they feed into machines.
6.    Demonstrate a practical knowledge of the manufacturing technology by providing improvements and stabilization to the process.
7.    Set, control, and confirm process parameters.
8.    Properly package plastic component within GMP guidelines.
9.    Maintain proper documentation in accordance with section and Company policies.
10.    Perform assigned preventative maintenance on machinery and equipment.
11.    Instruct and train new operators on a continuing basis as required.
12.    Maintain production area in a clean and orderly manner and other duties as needed.
13.    Associate is responsible to follow requirements of TMC Quality System; including but not limited to: process controls, inspection procedures, document/data control, and change control practices.
14.    Participates in project performance team meetings on behalf of the job unit in order to provide ideas, methods or processes for unit/company performance improvement.


Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Position requires gowning procedures for controlled environment.  Typically works around high speed machinery requiring close attention to safety to prevent physical entanglement, product jams, etc.  May at times require the use of hearing protection if working in high noise level area.  May work with chemicals and solvents requiring special handling and additional personal protective equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA)

  • Knowledge of mechanics of machine motion and drive. 
  • Ability to readily transfer knowledge to others.
  • Knowledge of production reporting tools.
  • Mechanical/electrical aptitude with analytical problem solving skills, flexibility, and understanding of high speed production equipment are essential.  Experience in operation of basic machine shop equipment (i.e. drill press, belt sander, grinder, band saw, etc.) and forklift.  Organizational skills as well as proper documentation skills. 
  • Aptitude for focused attention and well organized thought process. 
  • Communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Typically requires occasional individual lifting up to 50lbs and shared lift up to 100 lbs. 




Qualifications/ Background Experiences

  • Typically requires a high school diploma with a minimum of five years of production maintenance experience.  Prefer an AA degree in mechanical or electrical discipline. 

It is Terumo’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As a Company, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.