Mechanical Specialist in Woven on 2nd shift
Covidien - Augusta, GA

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Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. We deliver outstanding results and innovative solutions in the Medical Device and Medical Supplies segments. Through progressive thinking and cutting-edge technologies, Covidien is well positioned to lead the way in today’s rapidly changing healthcare industry. Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Covidien – both in the lives of others and your career.

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Please note that the “Essential Job Functions” are listed under the sections titled “What is the work I will be doing?” and “Are you able and willing to work under these conditions?”.


The Mechanical Specialist, who reports to the Production Supervisor, is responsible for set up, changeover, adjustments, general maintenance, repair and operation of various types of production machinery and equipment as assigned following department's standard operating procedures.


Create and maintain a positive work environment through continuous communication, participation in common goals, and providing products and services that meet or exceed our customer’s specifications. Use good judgment where decisions are required in the performance of assigned tasks. Perform tasks only for which the required training has been completed, approved, and documented.

Diagnose, troubleshoot and maintain production equipment.

Report any machine mechanical malfunction to designated individual for course of action and recommend equipment modifications to achieve improved operation. Monitor and improve machine efficiencies and report to designed individual any machines not performing to standard.

Adjust/ repair machines as required to produce quality parts following department's specifications. Install, adjust, remove and/or replace various machine stations and/or components as required. Adjust material feeder/delivery equipment and detection devices; regulate heat and several types of timing controls. Start machine to test operation by producing parts for inspection. Make necessary readjustments until finished product meets Quality Assurance specifications.

Diagnose and troubleshoot any pneumatic, hydraulic or mechanical malfunction. Dismantle, disassemble, repair, rebuild and/or clean and replace and/or reassemble worn or defective parts, and/or components as required. Lubricate, clean, and makes necessary adjustments and/or corrections on various equipment.

Consult with designated individual or immediate supervisor on any electrical malfunction or repairs for course of action. Advise immediate supervisor of need for additional machine repairs. Recommend equipment modifications to achieve improved operation.

Use a variety of small hand tools and is responsible to maintain them in good working order.

Effectively communicate machine status to operators, supervisor, and team leader to maximize productivity and labor utilization.

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) is a major cornerstone of this Company’s beliefs. Working safely and protecting the environment are an essential part of an employee’s job performance and all employees are responsible for adhering to plant EHS policies/procedures, report hazardous conditions or risks follow department EHS rules, PPE requirements, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), ISO 13485 regulations and Good Housekeeping procedures. All employees shall operate in a manner that protects the health and safety of its employees/visitors and operate in a manner that conserves energy, natural resources and protects the environment. In addition, all safety related incidents, no matter how slight, must be reported immediately.

Practice department's good manufacturing and housekeeping procedures and complete cleaning verification checklists as required.

Report any unusual circumstances to immediate supervisor and perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.



Education and/or Experience

: High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous manufacturing experience in related field of 4 years required.

Physical Demands

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

Amount of Time

None 2/3

(Never) (Occasional) (Frequent) (Regular)

1. Stand X

2. Walk X

3. Sit X

4. Use Hand to Finger, Handle or Feel X

5. Reach with Hands and Arms X

6. Climb or Balance X

7. Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or Crawl X

8. Talk or Hear X

9. Taste or Smell X

10. Lift up to 10 Lbs. X

11. Lift up to 25 Lbs. X

12. Lift up to 50 Lbs. X

Additional Requirements

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


anguage Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as production schedules, service manuals, troubleshooting guidelines, safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete service and maintenance reports and logbooks. Write internal correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to coworkers. Ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers and decimals with the use of a calculator.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding and interpretation to a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to understand manufacturing processes and identify improvements.


The work environment is a production setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving machine parts, fumes and airborne particles, wet and/or humid conditions. Noise level is regularly loud. Ear protection is required and provided by Covidien. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, and vibration. Hair nets and beard covers are required. No exposed jewelry can be worn except a close fitting watch. No fingernail polish or exposed cosmetic accessories can be worn. Frequently, overtime is required and is scheduled 24 hours in advance. Reports to Shift Supervisor.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

Primary Location


North America-United States-Georgia-Augusta



Maintenance Production



United States

Job Posting


Aug 20, 2014, 3:08:40 PM

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