Production Operator


Minneapolis, MN, US

Job Family:  Manufacturing
Country/Region:  United States

The Production Operator will support manufacturing and distribution operations for class 2 and 3 medical device products.  This position is responsible for manufacturing, assembling and packaging equipment to ensure the highest quality and in accordance with the standard operating procedures.


Major Areas of Accountability

  • Perform process steps in the manufacturing area to include: molding, dipping, packaging, assembly
  • Complete work by following SOPs, detailed manufacturing procedures and per specification drawings
  • Document/record work performed on work order documentation following Good Documentation Practices
  • Preparation, maintaining and recording traceability of raw materials used
  • Removal of parts using small hand tools, fixtures and compressed air
  • Manufacturing and Inspects product with the use of a microscope
  • Able to operate various equipment to include but not limited test stations, oven, coating, heat sealing, dipping and presses
  • Resolve routine questions and problems and refer more complex issues to area Leads
  • Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues
  • Chemical handling per established EHS requirements
  • Resolve routine questions and problems and refer more complex issues to Production Leads or Supervisor.
  • Conforms with Coloplast Code of Conduct and all local Compliance Standards
  • Conforms with Coloplast Q/EHS Policy
  • Other duties as assigned


Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills within the production team
  • Operator is willing to assists with training and cross-functionally trained across teams
  • Engages in frequent dialogue with peers to demonstrate partnership attitude and follows through on commitments
  • Looks for process errors and brings them forward to supervisor
  • Operator is able to train thoroughly
  • Participates in process improvement activities to help with quality and efficiencies. 
  • Keeps a positive can do attitude
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs independently and up to 75 lbs with assistance


Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of Medical device manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Basic assembly skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, ability to work independently, decision making skills, and ability to analyze problems and develop solutions
  • Knowledge of basic computer system
  • Must work well in a team atmosphere
  • Must have basic math skills
  • Basic knowledge of GMP and GDP
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow complex instructions
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Good decision-making skills


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis