Swiss Machinist II 1st shift

Cretex Companies

  • Position Status: Full Time
  • Position Type: Job
  • Work Schedule: Full Time- 1st shift
  • Salary/Wages: $23.50-$29.00/hr (DOE) - Hourly
  • Location: Anoka, Minnesota United States

Job Description

rms Surgical is a single-source provider of custom instrumentation and sterilization cases and trays for the medical device market. Complete design capability complements the sterilization case and tray manufacturing with an emphasis on fast turnaround of prototype and production requirements. The instrumentation manufacturing is supported by dedicated prototype capability and design for manufacturability support.

rms Surgical, a Cretex Medical Company, emerged from rms and JunoPacific, leading medical device manufacturing companies with a worldwide reputation for providing precision machined implants and other devices to the medical device industry. Join our dedicated team of professionals!

We are looking for a CNC Swiss Machinist level II or III to join our team! This is for 1st shift: 

1st shift: 6a-4:30p (Monday through Thursday)

Position summary

The Machinist II position meets all Machinist I essential requirements and is knowledgeable with all machine functions.  This role is required to set up and adjust parts and tools and requires programming knowledge.


Essential Job Functions                                                      

  • Perform a series of progressive machining operations on repetitive work to close and exacting tolerances and finish specification

  • Check parts for conformance to specifications, set up repeat jobs, troubleshoot issues, and make program edits

  • Provides an intermediate level of machining techniques

  • Understand tool detection, tool presetting and probe

  • Make program edits and maintains efficiency levels at or above 90%

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues

  • Make program changes and edits to control the lengths and chamfer sizes, eliminates chatter, and adjusts the speeds and feeds

  • Set up repeat orders through a good first piece inspection

  • Understands sample sizes and frequencies

  • Initiates the process for non-confirming material

  • Understands and exhibits intermediate level blueprint reading, geometric tolerancing concepts, and math skills

  • Support and comply with the company Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements

  • Read, understand, and follow work instructions and standard work

  • Partner with other business segments:  sales/marketing, customer service, engineering, quality, and finance

  • Understand customer needs and the core business markets we serve

  • Ensure business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly

  • Participate in required company meetings

  • Maintain an organized work area (5S)

  • Participate in the Operational Excellence Program

  • Complete all other work duties as assigned

  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment

Minimum Requirements, Education & Experience (incl. KSA's and certifications)

  • Associate Machining Degree

  • 2 years of experience as a CNC machinist

  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Ability to use a microscope and operate hand tool

  • Ability to collaborate and assist team members, provide input to the area lead, and attend and participate in meetings

  • Ability to cross-train in other areas of production when required

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)

  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask

Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

  • Advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

  • Advanced Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry (FDA, ISO)

Physical & Environmental Demands

Cretex Companies use cutting oils, solvents, and other chemicals in the manufacturing process.  Testing is conducted on a periodic basis to ensure that all chemicals are kept well below the OSHA permissible exposure levels.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, family status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected status as required by law.

rms Surgical does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies.  Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered rms Surgical property and therefore, rms Surgical will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At rms Surgical's request, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions.  In these cases, a fully-executed staffing agreement must be in place and current.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

  • Job Function(s): Manufacturing/Production/Operations


  • Desired Class Level(s): Junior, Senior, Alumni
  • Desired Field of Study: All Majors

Application Details

  • Application Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Employer: Cretex Companies
  • Contact Name: Kim Halverson

Application Instructions:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.