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Braiding Technician

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Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Corona, CA, US, 92879

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol’s contract manufacturing business specializes in producing thermoplastic extruded tubing and components for medical devices that are used in hospitals internationally. We strongly believe that it takes quality people to make quality products that are so important for everyday use, and we are always looking to expand our Lubrizol family. The Medical Device Contract Manufacturing business is located in Corona, California, which is located in Riverside County. We less than 30 miles away from the beach and Disneyland.  The Corona, California location has a class 8 certified clean room, which is 17,000 square feet. We have 14 extrusion lines as well as co-ex lines. We are able to run multiple extruders which can produce a two layer, stripes and three-layer extrusion.

JOB TITLE:                       Braiding Technician                                  DATE:                             May 2019

REPORTS TO:                 Secondary Operations Supervisor             DEPARTMENT:             Braiding

CLASSIFICATION:          Non-Exempt                                               DIRECT REPORT(S):    No

WORK LOCATION:         Corona, CA                                                


POSITION SUMMARY:     The purpose of this job is to provide braided catheter shaft to the extrusion area for processing. This job requires attention to detail, the use of small hand tools and legible writing skills.


DIRECT REPORTS:                                          None

Shift Hours:                                                         8 hours per day, five (5) days per week with OT-pending production needs

Number and Length of breaks:                2 -15 minute breaks

Job Task Rotation (available?)                 Secondary Operations, if need arises


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Duties and responsibilities are functions of the job and should not reflect the special talents or performance of an employee.


  • Change and load spools to be braided on the braiders. Place fully braided spools on WIP rack.
  • Change and load wire bobbins onto braiders.
  • Properly identify and fix wire breaks.
  • Complete all inspections and paperwork.
  • Count braid picks through a microscope.
  • Follow W.O. instructions.
  • Notify P.E. or Supervisor of any unusual events on shift.
  • Ensure proper use of raw materials.
  • Performs other required duties as needed in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities described above.



  • Keep braiders clean.
  • Keep floors clean and clear of hazards.
  • May assist in the training of other braiding department personnel.



  • Wire Cutter usage - occasional at 1-33% of the day
  • Adhesive Tape usage - frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Pencils, Pens usage - frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Allen Wrench usage - occasional at 1-33% of the day
  • Snap Gauge usage - occasional at 1-33% of the day


  • Work near moving mechanical parts – Constant at 67-100% of the day
  • Risk of electrical shock – Constant at 67-100% of the day


This type of work environment requires – Loud Noise (normal shop conditions);

  • The specific job duties affected by the environment conditions are above:
  • Hearing Protection is required at all times while in the braiding room.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                           

  • Static Standing/Sitting - frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Dynamic Standing/Walking - occasional at 1-33% of the day
  • Knuckle to shoulder lift/lower- frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Shoulder to overhead lift/lower - frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Sustained Bending - occasional at 1-33% of the day
  • Using hands finger or handle or touch - constant at 67-100% of the day
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - frequent at 34-66% of the day
  • Reach above shoulders -frequent at 34-66% of the day


PROTECTIVE CLOTHING/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:      Hearing Protection is to be worn at all times.


PHYSICAL DEMAND LEVEL FOR THIS JOB: Frequently lifting up to 50 LBS, loading and unloading spools onto braiders. The spool weight is between 10 – 40 pounds depending on product part number.


SPECIAL VISION REQUIREMENTS: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance Vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Depth perception (3-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).


KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION: Successful completion of 4-years of high school, or equivalent and reflecting advancement potential.



Not required



Not required


Certificate and Licenses:

Not required


  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  The phrases “occasionally”, “frequently” and “constantly” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 33% of working time, “frequently” means between 34%-66% of working time, and “constantly” means 67% and more of working time.  Additionally vision requirement definitions are as follows: close vision-clear vision at 20 inches or less, distance vision—clear vision at 20 feet or more, color vision-ability to identify and distinguish colors, peripheral vision-ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, depth perception-three-dimensional vision-ability to judge distances and spatial  relationships and ability to focus—ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.


This physical demand level for this job is considered medium with frequently lifting 10-50 pounds and occasionally lifting up to 50lbs when moving carts of product, moving or lifting bags of raw material and/or product, lifting and moving manufacturing equipment and/or fixtures from floor or shelving to work benches, or moving trays of product in/out of the curing ovens.  On occasion employee may be subject to lifting up to 100lbs when moving work benches, chairs, tables and other work station components from work station to work station on the manufacturing floor.  Exposure to lifting more than 100 pounds is rare (if ever).


The employee may frequently be subject to use hands to finger or handle/touch with occasional exposure to static standing/sitting, dynamic standing/walking, pushing/pulling, floor to knuckle lift/lower, knuckle to shoulder lift/lower, shoulder to overhead lift/lower, sustained bending, use foot/feet to operate machine, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, reach above shoulders or repetitive bending or squatting.  The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to climbing or balancing.


The following vision requirements apply: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

The employee will occasionally be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock or travel on company business. The employee will rarely (if ever) be subject to wet humid conditions, working in high precarious places, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions or extreme cold or heat.  The noise level is considered moderate when on the production floor and occasionally considered loud if near operating production equipment.


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beard net, shoe covers and smock when on production floor.




The employee will occasionally use QAD/Factivity (or similar ERP or labor/material reporting software), PC with Microsoft Office Products, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and calipers, micrometers, rulers, veneer and snap gages with frequent use of screw speed digital and laser adjustments.


The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation.


Corona is located in the Golden State in Southern California where the beaches are less than 30 miles away. You can take a 20 minute drive to the Happiest Place on Earth- Disneyland and see their beloved firework show at 9:00pm every night. Corona is a 45 minute drive to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital in the world. The City of Los Angeles is home of the new Los Angeles Rams who have shaken up and created new excitement for the locals. This city is diverse with many different cultures and restaurants. Summer starts off with many different music festivals such as: Coachella, Snowglobe, Stagecoach and so much more. Vegas is less than 4 hours away and an easy drive for a weekend getaway.


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity/expression, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


Do You Need Assistance?

Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

Nearest Major Market: Corona
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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