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Component Processing Technician - Final Assembly

at CryoLife

Posted: 3/16/2019
Job Reference #: 2101
Keywords: repair

Job Description

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  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?

    We hire smart people with big hearts. People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.

    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    An individual in this position performs repetitive work station assembly operations to mass produce heart valve components or to assemble those components. Visually and dimensionally inspects components for conformance to written specification with the aid of a microscope. Follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Employee must possess a strong understanding of FDA & ISO manufacturing practices, adapt easily to changes to product style, tools, and work environment. An employee in this position should understand the production process thoroughly. In some cases, there is a possibility for cross training in other areas, but the primary responsibilities are in Final Assembly.


    On a daily basis, perform the following component processing tasks as required:

    • Visually inspect components with the aid of a microscope fitted with reticle. Understand cosmetic and functional discrepancies
    • Perform in-process measurement using torque watches, 6” rulers or scale, or similar equipment.
    • Pull/pick components for assembly. Assemble components
    • Fabrication of sewing cuffs. Requires ability to sew with needle, perform repetitive task while maintaining quality standards. Requires good or corrected eyesight, good eye/hand coordination and sewing skill
    • Operate cauterizers, presses, tray sealing and heat sealing equipment per written procedures. This requires monitoring and documenting results
    • Control traceability of components and proper sign-off of traveler and/or computer, continually ensuring that documentation is acceptable
    • Keep work area and equipment in clean, orderly condition
    • Complete tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules with minimal supervision
    • Observe safety practices concerning self and others
    • Identify and recommend changes to solve problems that appear in the daily processes
    • Understand and follow company and departmental policies and practices
    • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems and progress as related to work assignments
    • Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; (b) respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor
    • Manage time effectively
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • Understand FDA & ISO manufacturing practices. Adapt easily to changes to product style, tools and work environment
    • Perform visual inspection using a microscope for extended periods of time
    • Maintain quality orientation and attention to detail
    • Good manual dexterity for handling small parts
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written instructions
    • Basic computer skills including at minimum, be adept in use of MS Office, internet, and electronic mail
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Required to read, write and speak English with good command of the language, follow verbal and written instructions and use simple math
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Experience in inspection or assembly or similar intricate hand work preferred
    • Two years in a manufacturing environment preferred

    Physical Environment/ Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Good or corrected eyesight and good eye/hand coordination
    • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
    • Lifting and bending forward with a load of 25 lbs. to 50 lbs
    • Exposure to environment such as cooler temperatures, noise, dust, odors, etc

    Company Info

    Who We Are.

    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.

    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.

    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.