Manufacturing Tech I

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA
Job Description

Performs functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies. Uses sophisticated programs to collect and evaluate operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments or equipment. Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process. Works with engineers in conducting experiments.

Other Specific Functions or Duties:

* Adheres to all safety requirements.

* Maintains a clean work area.

* Assists in maintaining efficient material flow through the work area.

* Actively participates on work area teams.

* Gains a basic understanding of material logistics.

* Participates in appropriate training to gain a basic understanding of several of business systems/concepts such as Demand Flow, Statistical Process Control, Process Documentation, Empowerment, Six Sigma methods, Quality and/or Cost Improvement

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Skills and Knowledge:

* Able to follow verbal and written instructions.

* Familiar with business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

* Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP product and productivity software desired.

Typical Education and Experience:

* High School Degree or equivalent.

* 0 - 1 year of experience.

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