Wire Drawing Operator

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Trenton, GA, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: None

Requisition ID: 9830


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit teleflex.com.


OEM – Teleflex Medical OEM is a leading global provider of product development and production services for medical device manufacturers. We set ourselves apart with deep expertise, decades of experience, a dedication to design for manufacturability, and extensive, in-house capabilities, which include engineering, regulatory services, material selection and formulation, prototyping, manufacturing, assembly and packaging. We deliver industry-changing innovations and next-generation solutions for extrusions; diagnostic and interventional catheters; balloons and balloon catheters; sheath/dilator sets; specialty sutures, braids and fibers; and bioabsorbable sutures, yarns and resins. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

This position is the first building block of our products.  Wire Drawing feeds products throughout the departments manufactured to customer specifications.   This position will be trained on the soft and hard wire side of the drawing machines.    

Principal Responsibilities

•    Operates and adjusts machine/equipment to SOP as trained. Follow shop packet instructions to set up machinery to manufacture products to customer specifications and apply required labeling.
•    Understands and uses measuring equipment, calipers, micrometers, rulers, test equipment, scales, counters die string set-up and other gauging following prescribed procedures to meet high-quality specifications.
•    Inspect start-up sample for proper diameter, resistance, concentricity, surface, and appearance.
•    Documents process data and parameters as required by GMP.
•    Identifies when the process is out of specs and recognizes when to notify quality.
•    Reviews process documentation makes corrections and signs off on production orders.
•    Follow QA procedures and requirements.  Identify corrective action in event of wire breaks.
•    String fine wire through die sequence and capstan.
•    Follow safety procedures, including use of required personal protective equipment.
•    Exposure to high production/output machinery and equipment, and constant noise in the production/plant environment. 
•    Standing = Constantly - Sitting = Breaks Only 
•    Consistent lifting from .5 pound to 25 pounds necessary/Max = 30 lbs. 
•    Move 200-pound reels with the aid of material handling device.
•    Occasional use of stairs
•    Must be able to reach, grasp, pull, push consistently.
•    Must be able to move spools with correct handling procedures consistently and regularly.  
•    Fine motor skills required. 

Education / Experience Requirements

•    High school diploma or equivalent is strongly preferred but not required. Relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of formal education. 
•    Prior machine operator manufacturing experience 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Basic math (addition, subtraction, and division) and assembly.
•    Good interpersonal, communication and documentation skills
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
•    Must have the ability to distinguish color and have good depth perception.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 877-880-8588 or Talent@Teleflex.com.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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