Manufacturing Tech

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.

* May conduct training regarding on job skills and use of production/process documentation.

* May perform basic preventative maintenance and assists in trouble shooting or preparing standard production equipment for maintenance.

* May assist in maintaining and updating documented production/process instructions

* Gathers and inputs production/process data.

* Maintains supply and flow of material through the area.

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Skills and Knowledge:

* Strong team skills and facilitation skills.

* Working knowledge of material logistics.

* Working knowledge of several business systems/concepts within the work area such as Demand Flow , Statistical Process Control, Process Documentation, Empowerment, Six Sigma methods, Quality and/or Cost Improvement.

* Problem solving and decision making skills.

* Proficient in utilizing 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:

* Associates Degree or equivalent.

* 3 - 5 years of related experience.

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