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Deburr/Sanding Associate

Company: Barry-Wehmiller Companies Inc
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

About Us:
Machine Solutions is the premier provider of advanced equipment and services for the medical device, biopharmaceutical, and blood- and plasma-collection industries. We support our customers' needs and growth by delivering quality and value through a wide breadth of products. Machine Solutions provides proprietary mechanical solutions to a variety of complex process, testing and device design challenges. Our equipment has become the industry standard for stent crimping, balloon catheter pleating and folding, catheter braiding and medical device manufacturing applications. As a pioneer in radio frequency technology, the company has continued to develop advancing technology for thermal forming, molding and welding plastic for medical manufacturing, biopharmaceutical, and blood- and plasma-processing applications. Our experienced team of engineers has been instrumental in automating manual processes that enable our customers to increase production volumes and profit margins, and we believe in providing a superior customer experience by designating resources to a dedicated aftermarket team that is always ready to provide technical service and process support. Machine Solutions is privately owned by BW Forsyth Partners, a Barry-Wehmiller company.

BW Forsyth Partners is the investment arm of multibillion-dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller. Established in 2009, BW Forsyth Partners blends Barry-Wehmiller's unparalleled legacy of value creation and people-centric culture development with keen investing experience to help companies realize their true potential. With a focus limited to areas known well, BW Forsyth Partners seeks to partner with leadership teams to acquire small- to middle-market companies in the capital and component equipment, and professional services sectors. In each of our operating companies, BW Forsyth Partners deploys operational improvements and strategy development without compromising the autonomy, strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of their leadership teams.

Job Description:


Machine Solutions, Inc. (MSI) is a pioneer and leading supplier of medical product process and testing equipment. MSI has been instrumental in automating or semi-automating several manual processes within stent and catheter manufacturing organizations. We offer an excellent opportunity for highly motivated individuals in a fast-paced, biotech organization.


Manufacture of MSI parts utilizing machine shop equipment


  • Setup and operation of Horizonal and Vertical Bandsaw and Large Belt Sander to meet the internal design and production needs.
  • Hand finish custom parts using electric handheld sander, sand paper, and deburring tools to comform with internal quality standards.
  • Utilize a wide variety of electric hand tools in a safe and effective manner.
  • Read engineering drawings and sketches.
  • Maintain records and clean production areas to comply with medical equipment requirements, good manufacturing practices, and standard operating procedures.
  • Must perform detailed work in the fabrication, assembly, maintenance, and repair of a variety of custom parts and tools.
  • Must practice a high degree of accuracy and precision in performing work according to instructions and specifications.
  • Assignments are received in the form of written and oral instructions, pencilied layouts, blueprints, sketches, and by reference to worn or broken parts.
  • Work is subject to inspection during process and upon completion for quality and conformity with requirements.
  • Maintains equiptment such as milling machines, lathes, grinders, saws, and drill presses.
  • Measures work carefully by using precision tools such as calipers & micrometers.
  • Uses, adjusts, maintains, cleans, and stores the tools, machinery, and equipment in the machine shop.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality products and seamless customer service.
  • Requires direct supervision.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and Experience:

    Level 4: One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training is preferred.

    Language Skills:

    Level 3: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

    Math Skills:

    Level 3: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Level 4: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Minimal time is spent walking, some time is spent stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling and lots of time is spent standing, using hands to finger, handle, or feel, reaching with hands and arms, talking and hearing. Ability to lift -" x 48" x 48" sheets of aluminum. Some time will be spent lifting up to 50 lbs and minimal time will be spent lifting up to 75 lbs.


    Minimal time will be spent near fumes or airborne particles, and near caustic or toxic chemicals. Lots of time will be spent near moving mechanical parts. The noise level is expected to be loud, e.g. operating machinery (mills, lathes, grinder, sander, etc.)


    At Barry-Wehmiller we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. We know that our differences often can bring about innovation, excellence and meaningful work-therefore, people from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require reasonable accommodations during the interview process.

    Barry-Wehmiller is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V This organization uses E-Verify.

    Applicants may be subject to pre-employment screening which may include drug screening, reference checks, employment verifications, background screening and/or skills assessments.

    Machine Solutions, Inc.

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