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Craftsperson - Apprentice I (Plastics Injection Molding)

Location:
Allentown, PA
Company:
B. Braun

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About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and compounding, ostomy and wound care, and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa., and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap® and CAPS®.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 61,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, visit www.BBraunUSA.com.


Position Summary:

The B. Braun Medical Craftsperson Apprenticeship Program(AP) is a two tier program designed to provide B.Braun with highly capable, technically focused employees to meet future business requirements. The AP is a corporate driven career development initiative. In order to minimize administrative oversight and maximize flexibility, the two tiers of the AP are designed to accommodate candidates with differing levels of prior education or work experience. Tier 1 level will consist of at least 8000 hours of on the job training and additional hours of classroom instruction. The required classroom work will be dependent on prior education and work experience. This will allow the apprentice to learn the craftsperson job to become an Intermediate level craftsperson in their department upon completion of the AP.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

  • All apprentices must meet and follow all Company policies and successfully meet all program requirements as defined in their departments Apprenticeship Program policy.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Able to work with limited direction and also understand department specific skills and process knowledge of the equipment.
  • Reading: Read safety rules, instructions in the use and maintenance of shop tools and equipment and methods and procedures in mechanical drawing and layout work.
  • Writing: Write reports and essays with proper format punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Speaking: Speak before and audience with poise, voice control, and confidence, using correct language and well modulated voice.
  • Industrial math skills to include but not limited to : Computation, Calculate angles, circumference, area, and volume. Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Basic Algebra.


Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

Required:

  • A new candidate needs to possess a high school diploma or GED. Credit may be given to individuals who have partially or totally completed a certified vocational technical program, college technical program or who have participated in a B. Braun Medical co-op training program. Must be able to demonstrate sufficient aptitude in the departments' Apprenticeship Program specific skill set.

Desired:

  • N/A

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

B. Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com..

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


Responsibilities: Other Duties:

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Physical Demands:

(Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, Pulling, Reaching)

  • Occasionally lift or carry up to: 20-50 lbs
  • Frequently lift or carry up to: 10-20 lbs
  • Occasionally: 50-100 lbs. with lift device
  • Frequently: Reaching upward, reaching downward
  • Constantly: N/A

(Activities)

  • Occasionally: Kneeling, Crouching, Sitting
  • Frequently: Walking, Standing, Stooping
  • Constantly: Manual Dexterity

(Environmental Conditions)

  • Noise Intensity: Moderate
  • Occasionally: N/A
  • Frequently: N/A
  • Constantly: Proximity to moving equipment

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.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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