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Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Franklin, Wisconsin, US, 53154

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 27081 


Vesta, part of Lubrizol LifeSciences, offers custom medical manufacturing services, including precision thermoplastic and silicone extrusion as well as comprehensive silicone fabrication from its ISO 13485 certified facilities. Vesta capitalizes on more than 40 years’ experience, leveraging expertise in design assistance, material selection and quality compliance to enable our customer’s success.

Vesta has served as a trusted medical device outsourcing partner for four decades, delivering innovative solutions in molding, extrusion and assembly. Our Franklin, Wisconsin location includes ISO 7 certified clean room, ISO 8 controlled environment, 116,000 ft2 (10,700 m2), 17 extruders with 12 lines, 75 molding presses and a dedicated R&D laboratory. Every one of our medical device manufacturing, assembly and support services has quality at its core. Our highly collaborative, end-to-end, medical device process validation ensures quality without sacrificing product performance.



The Maintenance Technician is primarily responsible to respond, troubleshoot and perform repair work on injection molding machines and other manufacturing equipment in a timely manner. Additionally, maintain all auxiliary equipment for water, power, pneumatics, hydraulics and HVAC equipment. Performs daily, weekly and monthly preventive maintenance on all machines and equipment.



    • Repair all building issues in accordance with clean room requirements.
    • Inspect, troubleshoot and repair all capital equipment.
    • Monitor, schedule and complete preventive maintenance of all mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and electronic equipment including capitol equipment, air compressors, HVAC, fire suppression and alarm systems.
    • Identify, procure and maintain critical spare parts inventory.
    • Facilitate the movement of equipment and furniture for relocation or reconfiguration.
    • Work with outside contractors to repair, refurbish or install building systems and equipment on schedule.
    • Respond, troubleshoot and perform emergency repair work on manufacturing equipment in a timely manner based on priority established by production management.
    • Report status of repair jobs promptly to Production Supervisor and Facilities Supervisor.
    • Complete assigned maintenance tasks to support process improvement, scrap reduction, new product development and other engineering-led activities.
    • Performed planned maintenance on extrusion, molding and assembly equipment including but not limited to injection and transfer presses, material mixers, extruders, mills, ovens, scales, testers and assemblers.
    • Support and recommend improvement to the preventive maintenance program.
    • Support flawless launch activities, participate in kaizen events, and provide facilities maintenance and installation support to complete lean manufacturing efforts.
    • Work closely with Operations and Engineering to develop and improve processes that meet customer expectations on cost, quality and delivery of new and existing products.
    • Understand and follow the SOP’s pertaining to the specific area.
    • Understand and follow the Work Instructions pertaining to the specific area.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • Observe and promote Company standards and policies on safety, quality and productivity.
    • Increase knowledge of silicone extrusion, molding and assembly processes and equipment.
    • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in medical device and clean room environment
    • Support and observe 5S and other lean manufacturing methodologies.





HIRING GUIDELINES: (To perform job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required/preferred).

    • Successful completion of four-years of high school, or equivalent , plus completion of two years of college or graduation from a two-year technical college with an associate’s degree, preferably focusing in the areas of mechanical, electrical, electronics, hydraulics or pneumatic systems repair.
    • One to three years of experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.
    • Experience with blueprints and schematics.
    • Certificate in Troubleshooting and Repair of Hydraulic or Electrical Systems (preferred).
    • Good understanding of pneumatic control circuit design, installation and troubleshooting.
  • Excellent skills in implementing effective preventive and corrective maintenance programs.
    • Technical ability to complete qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) requirements, read and interpret hydraulic prints and electrical schematics, and firm grasp of electrical and hydraulic codes.



    • Excellent (written and verbal) communication and effective human interaction skills.
    • Flexible to change, and possess a high degree level of integrity and "can do attitude".
    • Willing to work in a team environment and contribute to group goals
    • Able to convert units of measurement, add, subtract multiplication and division.
    • Ability to receive and provide instructions in a positive manner.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (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 10-25 pounds. Exposure to lifting more than 50 pounds is rare (if ever).


During maintenance work, employee will frequently be exposed to sustained bending, stoop, kneel, crouch/crawl, reach above shoulders and repetitive bending or squatting with constant exposure to dynamic standing/walking and using hands to finer/handle or touch. The employee will occasionally be exposed to static standing/walking, pushing/pulling (15lbs), floor to knuckle lift/lower(15lbs), knuckle to shoulder lift/lower(15lbs), shoulder to overhead lift/lower(15lbs) or climb/balance (on ladder). The employee will rarely (if ever) be exposed to using foot/feet to operate machine.


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


WORK ENVIRONMENT: (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 constantly be exposed to working near moving mechanical parts with frequent risk of electrical shock. The employee will occasionally be subject to, working in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outdoor weather conditions, but rarely (if ever) be exposed to extreme cold or heat (non-weather) or wet/humid non weather conditions, travel on company business. The noise level is considered loud (normal shop conditions).


The employee will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment such as: safety glasses in the designated areas, hairnet/beardnet and jumpsuit when on the production floor, gloves when handling hot objects or solvents, earplugs when required and steel toed shoes (preferred).



The employee will constantly use hand and power tools as well as other maintenance equipment with frequent use of shop tools, electrical test meters and PC with Microsoft Office Products.


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


Vesta is located in Franklin WI, a growing community of 35,000 people that is located in the Southeastern portion of Wisconsin, approximately 15 miles south of Milwaukee, WI and about 60 miles north of Chicago, Il.  The Southeastern portion of Wisconsin is bordered on the east by Lake Michigan, a Great Lake that has fantastic fishing and boating opportunities.  The City of Milwaukee is a diverse community with many ethnic festivals that occur almost every weekend from June until September.  Starting with the last week in June until the second weekend in July, the Henry Maier Festival Park, hosts Summerfest, one of the largest outdoor music festivals, highlighted by the Marcus Amphitheater, which hosts Main Stage concerts every evening.  Milwaukee is also the home to Harley Davidson, the Harley Museum and Harley Davidson Bike fest every 5 years.  If you are into professional sports, Milwaukee is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, who play at Miller Park, the Milwaukee Bucks  who are building a new area and the Green Bay Packers are within 2 hours driving distance from Milwaukee. 


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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