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Associate Technician Production Operations I (O1)

  • Job reference: 932119
  • Location: Chaska, Minnesota
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing & Facilities, Life Sciences
  • Date posted: 25/09/2020

We at Orion Group are currently recruiting for an Associate Technician Production Operations I (O1) on behalf of one of our Multinational Medical Device Clients based in Chaska, MN on an initial 3 month contract.

Our manufacturing client is seeking a team member to join our Hardware Manufacturing Team. In this role you will align, calibrate, and execute test methods of varied complexity according to operational plans and customer demand.


  • Read, comprehend and follow established work instructions and procedures with emphasis on quality.
  • Execute the daily production plan to due date conformance and quality standards, Train to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Follow engineering drawings, work order information, SOPs, and other written and verbal specifications in the manufacturing process while maintaining FDA requirements.
  • Able to execute assembly tasks following standard operating procedures with supervision.
  • Troubleshoot issues as they arise, escalating as necessary.
  • Assure compliance with FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and ISO regulatory requirements.
  • Work directly and cooperatively with cross-functional team members to troubleshoot issues and ensure emphasis on quality.
  • Identify and recommend quality improvements including but not limited to production methods, equipment performance, product quality and efficiencies.
  • Learn and participate in the company's lean manufacturing principles.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Train new team members on equipment operations and work procedures as needed,
  • Ability to complete appropriate paperwork, maintain accurate records of production and report status of work.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand for prolonged period of time.
  • The employee is frequently required to talk and hear; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms above shoulder height and below the waist.
  • The associate must be able to read and speak English.
  • Using proper lifting techniques, the employee must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to manoeuvres assembly components by hand in a repetitive manner conducive to efficiency, job specifications, safety, and quality goals.
  • Ability to frequently stand (80%), bend, kneel, lift and sit to accomplish assembly production goals.


  • High school degree (or equivalent degree).
  • Must have 0-2 years' relevant experience.
  • Experience in a regulated industry preferred (e.g. FDA, ISO).

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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