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Manufacturing Operations
20000A3S Requisition #
You will join Medtronic’s Production team located in Brown Deer, WI.

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

SPINE shapes spine surgery for the better; delivering procedural solutions and therapeutic biologics and partnering with other healthcare stakeholders to accelerate innovations that can improve surgical efficiencies and help create better outcomes for more patients. We are an innovative medical device manufacturer. We offer advanced products to help patients with cervical and lumbar spine instability caused by aging or trauma.

A Day in the Life


The Machine Operator III will have direct reporting responsibility to Production Management. This position is responsible for supporting Production in running the blast units and coordination of all operations activities associated with blasting of implantable devices.


This support includes; operating and maintaining the blast unit, understanding how product is loaded and unloaded for blasting, and how to inspect product after blasting. Learn and understand the master lathe, blast heat, blast unit, dust collector operation control and maintenance.


Employee works with members of the organization as an advocate for increasing effectiveness in the blasting step and supports the business through improvements and preventative actions.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Operates light-duty bench- or floor-type machine tools and equipment such as small lathes, power mills, extruding machines, drills or punch presses, power brakes, shears or saws.
  • May set up machining machines and make adjustments, and perform maintenance on machines.
  • Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances.
  • Some machines may be numerically controlled.
  • May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience of relevant experience and may require vocational or technical education or certification in addition to prior work experience

Nice to Have

1.     Knowledge of how to operate the blast units.

2.     Ability to learn, understand and master lathe, blast head, blast unit, dust collector   operation, air compress/dryer system, control & maintenance.

3.     Ability to learn, understand and master post blasting rinse/dry process.

4.    The ability to develop all blasting programs not ‘turnkeyed’. Develop and test family by family, size by size.

5.    Knowledge of how to organize all nc programs for easy retrieval by part # identification. One nc program in lathe control only at one time. Assure security, including back-up of all nc programs.

6.    Wear nitrile gloves at all times, especially important post blasting.

7.    Knowledge of how to flow product in an orderly, organized, logical single piece flow manner at all times. No allowance for batching or co-mingling.

8.    Ensure organized, visual and simple means for storing, retrieving, loading and unloading of tooling.

9.    Ability to learn and understand all tooling and set-up aids by part family, by part size.

10.  Ability to load and unload tooling efficiently. One tool with part running its cycle (2-3 mins.) and loading/setting next tool with next part in lot.

11.  Ability to detect implant shade differences between fully processed and unprocessed implants through the specified blast operation. Stop the line at any signs of problems and investigate.

12.  Ability to monitor process controls and document the completion and in process inspection of process steps on the appropriate quality records (routers & DHR’s).

13.  Ability to use bar code readers to update product lot location information in Titan Spine’s inventory management system.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. 

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.  Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives.  Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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 the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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