Operations Technician

Posted 20 May 2022

Tempe, Arizona - United States

Req Id 248197



A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:


EMD Electronics is immediately hiring for an Operations Technician in Tempe, AZ. This is a rewarding job opportunity for people who want to join a growing business.


The Operations Technician is responsible for operating the manufacturing equipment in a safe, high quality and productive manner.  This person proactively completes assigned plant routines and other duties as required by site specific requirements


Duties for the Operations Technician include:


  • Maintaining safe working conditions and practices to achieve safety objectives
  • Maintain required safety documentation
  • Attending all mandatory site-specific training and meetings
  • Performing work duties in accordance with Quality Systems Manual procedures, safety policies and site-specific requirements. 
  • Performing manufacturing, packaging and testing of products and various manufacturing systems throughout the facility
  • Consistently demonstrating skills to operate all equipment used in the department in a safe manner
  • Understanding each manufacturing process and being able to identify and report any deviations to the lead/manager in a timely manner
  • Utilitizing automated programs and computer systems to help drive consistent and reliable manufacturing, packaging and testing
  • Inspecting all work areas on a continuous basis for any mechanical problems, safety hazards and unusual operating conditions
  • Keeping work and supply areas in a safe, clean and orderly condition at all times
  • Coordinating activities in production with other facility groups to ensure minimal impact to the production continuity
  • Collecting in process and finished product samples
  • Performing basic troubleshooting on equipment and making minor repairs or adjustments, as necessary
  • Submitting work orders to the maintenance planning system
  • Assisting with training and development of new employees
  • Assisting in generating and revising SOPs, as necessary
  • Contributing to continuous improvement in safety, quality and manufacturing efficiencies
  • Monitoring and replenishing in-process inventories of consumables/raw materials
  • Assisting in shipping/receiving activities as directed
  • Other duties as assigned


Physical Attributes:


  • Lift, push, and or pull up to 50lbs
  • Bend, stoop, squat, crawl, kneel, climb, and or reach above shoulder
  • Wear personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, gloves, masks, and or steel toed safety shoes, as needed


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years in operations role or related experience


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Basic experience with computers software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Career experience in semiconductor industry is preferred
  • Forklift experience
  • Experience with automated systems



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


Curious? Chat with one of our curious minds on our interactive Q&A platform and catch a glimpse of our people, values, and culture. You can also apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html


If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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