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Braiding Technician - 3rd shift

Secant Group, LLC • Quakertown, PA
Third Shift
a month ago

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operates braiding machines in accordance with company SOP’s and Work Instructions for applicable machines.
  • Manufactures products to Secant Internal specifications to meet final product customer specifications by operating and monitoring equipment; observing varying conditions; adjusting equipment control.
  • Sets up braiding equipment by threading yarn through guides and tensions as defined in SOP’s and Work Instructions.
  • Follows internal specifications and work instructions to manufactures braids according to the customer requirements.
  • Monitors and ensures good quality production as defined in specifications and work instructions.
  • Documents production by completing production records, forms, and log books.
  • Performs general maintenance on machines, including cleaning and preventive maintenance.
  • Works with supervisor to ensure machines are correctly calibrated and all preventative maintenance complete and up to date prior to use.
  • Works with fine denier multifilament, mono filament and wire.
  • Sets up and runs winding machines in accordance with SOP’s and Work Instructions.
  • Measures braider specifications including outer diameter, braid angle, pore size and diamond length using the optical comparator, pick glass or caliper.
  • May design or modify appropriate mandrels or operating techniques as allowable within all product specifications and work instructions.
  • Follows established safety requirements and adheres to HSE Management System.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities as assigned.

Physical Demand

  • Frequently positions self by stooping, bending, crawling, crouching or kneeling.
  • Must be able to see fine denier yarns to detect defects occurring in fabrics
  • Must have finger dexterity to knot, thread and handle fine yarns
  • Occasionally moves or lifts materials up to 50 lbs, assisted or unassisted
  • Constantly uses repetitive movement of hands
  • Requires combination of sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time, up to 8 hours or more a day.
  • Occasional exposure to noisy environment where hearing protection must be worn.

Work Environment

  • Adheres to GMP/QSR requirements and follows applicable QMS documentation (e.g., SOP’s, Work Instructions) to successfully accomplish job requirements.
  • Follows Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies and procedures, including wearing hearing protection, safety shoes, gloves, eye protection as required.
  • Follows gowning procedures in designated areas.