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Lead, Weigh / Mix

B. Braun Medical Inc.

This is a Contract position in Houston, TX posted July 31, 2021.

Overview 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.


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 64,000 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

Responsibilities Position Summary: Under the direction of the E3 Manufacturing Supervisor, oversees the operation of all the equipment in the E3 Weigh/Mix area to ensure timely and efficient production of high quality health care products.

Required to effectively operate automation controls via Human Machine Interface (HMI) and coordinate personnel and operations to optimize productivity.

Main responsibilities include training, monitoring and coaching of hourly employees for safe and compliant production processes.

Equipment set-up, monitoring process and adjustments when necessary to optimize product cost, material variances and line efficiencies.

Responsibilities: Essential Duties Lead and coach hourly personnel on the assigned shift/crew for proper application of company policies and procedures.

Troubleshoot and assist in determining root cause (PDCA analysis, RCA) and the implementation of corrective/preventative actions.

Perform adjustments and minor repair of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.

Perform Preventative and Demand Maintenance under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.

Provide on the job training for personnel including safety, PPE usage, and emergency response procedures.

Conduct shift start meetings reviewing metrics and expectations for the team during their shift and continuously monitor production, making adjustments when needed.

Support a Culture of Accountability and ask for feedback from employees to further develop leadership skills.

Encourage employees to bring ideas for improvements to product and processes and convey these ideas to Management.

Ensure that all areas and equipment are maintained in Good Housekeeping condition and in compliance with GMP.

Train technicians to set up, operate, and maintain equipment and respective support systems utilizing the Packaging Unit (PU) and/or HMI interfaces.

Coordinate and communicate with E3 Filling Operations to ensure continuous and timely solution delivery.

Utilize MES and PUC to address any and all prompts (i.e.

Batch Record Recording (BRR), cleaning orders, exceptions, calibrations, and critical faults).

Monitor and maintain uptime, performance/efficiency, and exceptions utilizing the Controller (PUC) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Monitor manufacturing processes for compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements.

Document equipment usage and downtime, as required, in Logbooks.

Audit log book entries on a daily basis to ensure compliance with good documentation practices (GDP).

Document and review Production Records timely and immediately report discrepancies to Quality and Supervision.

Coordinate and communicate with Department Supervisor(s), Quality, and Maintenance to minimize equipment down time.

Initiate Maintenance Work Orders (MWO) as necessary and ensure timely completion of repairs and documentation of work performed.

Escalate to Supervisor(s) for review of excessive downtime on Production Equipment for breakdowns and repairs.

Assist Supervisor(s) and Quality with product or process deviations and completion of investigations (DSMS), Discrepancy Management Interim form (DMIs) and Product Incident Report investigations (PIRs).

Monitor equipment calibration requirements and assist in Out of Tolerance Investigations (OOTI) as necessary if deviations occur or are noted.

Assist Management in tracking production performance factors such as raw material usage, labor performance, costs, waste, work in process, and areas needing improvement.

Operate, control and maintain resin and raw materials solution delivery systems, etc., to prevent material loss and contamination.

Coordinate shift production and break schedules to ensure optimum product flow and compliance with meal break policies to maximize equipment, manpower, and materials utilization.

Generate and communicate daily production reports.

Review employees training and ensure only trained Operators are allowed to work on assigned processes.

Monitor training percentages (ITP %) as set by the organization on weekly basis.

Review weekly production schedule and attend scheduling meetings, as necessary, and communicate to Management any concerns about the schedule or the quantity scheduled.

Complete Lead Standard Work as required by management.

Support engineering runs such as PTRAs by participating in the planning and execution of these runs.

Provide input to Supervisor regarding employee performance during the annual employee review process.

Other duties as assigned.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills Company policies and procedures, GMP and OSHA regulations.

Ability to use or learn Computer Programs/Systems : Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point, SAP Electronic batch record systems, Equipment interface systems (HMIs) Will be required to become a Certified Trainer Will be required to attain Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Leadership and good personal interaction skills.

Basic mechanical and electrical abilities and understanding.

Qualifications Expertise: Qualifications
– Experience/Training/Education/Etc Required: Educational attainment equivalent to high school.

Three years of experience in mechanical, hydraulics and/or electrical and solid state electronics, including a minimum of five years of experience in processing and completion of an apprenticeship program or equivalent training or experience.

Must have the ability to read and understand P&IDs schematics and mechanical assembly drawings.

General computer knowledge.

Must be able to learn to operate machinery and automated systems safely (examples: electric pallet jacks, conveyors, automated production equipment.) Desired: Six Sigma Yellow Belt or similar or higher certification.

Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point, SAP Electronic batch record systems, Equipment interface systems (HMI) Experience applying lean principles and tool.

Formal vocational or technical training.

Extensive knowledge and experience with operation of automated systems.

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 20 pounds.


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

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B.

Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other 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: Work with heavy loads using automated material handling equipment and manual lifting of ≤ 50 pounds.

Occasionally work in difficult positions.

Attention to detail to prevent loss of expensive chemicals/solution.

Safety conscious when working with hot water, acids, chemicals, and automated 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: Work in a clean room environment, exposed to moderate degree of noise at intervals throughout the shift (hearing protection required).

Highly automated mechanical equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, lock out/tag out required).

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.

Notices Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled 06022021

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