Ivoclar Vivadent Inc.

  • Lead Production Technician, CAD/CAM Materials

    Job Location US-NJ-Somerset
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 3:35 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Making people smile is what we aspire to at Ivoclar Vivadent each day, with our innovative products and our employee oriented culture. Working at Ivoclar Vivadent, we share our strong values that promote a culture of mutual respect that you will discover at all our locations around the world. We have a passion to be successful and to create and innovate for our future in order to continue as a global leading company in the dental industry. Our ongoing employee development, education and training is one of the cornerstones that underlines the long-term and people focused orientation as a family owned company.


    Ivoclar Vivadent Manufacturing, Inc. is committed to leveraging the talent of a diverse workforce to create great opportunities for our business and our people. EOE/AA. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Vet.



    • Execute all policies, procedures and work instructions associated with this position to fulfill Ivoclar Vivadent Manufacturing, Inc.’s Quality System.
    • Partake in all aspects of the Manufacturing Process. Obtained by training on all required SOPs, WMs, MPSs, and other applicable department related procedures.
    • Train on all required and applicable company procedures.
    • Adhere to building safety and security procedures in the performance of all duties.
    • Maintain a clean work environment
    • Keep accurate records within Device History Record of all production work performed
    • Operate any and all pieces of equipment and machinery associated with this which include but are not limited to casting equipment, glass melting equipment, heat treatment ovens,sorting systems, adhesion equipment, packaging equipment and label makers
    • Perform in-process quality checks on products being produced.
    • Demonstrate technical expert knowledge in departmental processes.
    • Monitor and keep level of product defects at minimum.
    • Adjust process parameters to reduce product defects.
    • Work with Production Supervisor and Process Engineer to implement process improvements.
    • Utilize good judgment and learned knowledge to assess and solve problems as they arise in the production process.
    • Train new employees and participate in cross-training when required.
    • Replenish components from storage areas.
    • Notify Supervisor of any mechanical or material issues.
    • Perform PPE and equipment safety check at start of shift.
    • Train new employees and cross train employees as needed. Certify trainee has reached required proficiency.
    • Maintain Standard Work practices and modify as needed.
    • Track, record and present production KPIs.
    • Coordinate staffing and equipment utilization.
    • Substitute for operators not present at work station.
    • Perform equipment status check at beginning of shift.
    • Communicate and coordinate activities with previous and following shift.
    • Maintain a 5S system.
    • Perform non-routine (abnormal) work in order to sustain productivity.
    • Inspect product for defects.
    • Problem solve abnormalities and defects.
    • Conduct SAP transactions required to deliver material into inventory.
    • Work with Production Supervisor and Process Engineer to implement process improvements.
    • Assist in calibrating equipment.
    • Maintain Good Documentation Practices (GDP) at all times
    • Maintain Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) at all times
    • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.


    • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Be familiar and confident with computer business packages including: Microsoft Office-Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Be able to utilize Ivoclar systems software including but not limited to: QUMAS, LMS, and SAP
    • Ability to read, write and speak English.
    • Proven effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead a team.
    • Strong general mechanical aptitude.
    • Quality conscious and excellent organization skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a dynamic business environment.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to effectively coach and provide feedback to team members.
    • Ability to train new team members.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Ability to identify waste as defined by Lean principles.
    • Ability to accurately gather and maintain information and data.
    • Ability to understand and utilize Lean tools.

    Physical Demands

    Ability to lift a minimum of 44 pounds comfortably. Ability to reach for parts up to 36” away on work surfaces heights between 0” to 60”. Ability to ascend and descend ladders, bend and kneel. Position could involve sitting, standing, walking and lifting for long periods of time throughout the day. Ability to use a computer monitor and move about effectively to fulfill the essential functions of the job. Manual dexterity and ability to operate machinery.


    Equipment & Machinery Used

    All required equipment as listed in relevant SOPs.


    Ivoclar Vivadent Manufacturing, Inc. offers competitive compensation, opportunity for training and advancement, medical and dental benefits, other voluntary benefit options, life and disability insurance, competitive time off program, 401(k) and pension plan, flexible spending accounts, corporate wellness programs, on-site fitness room, and a positive, up-beat work environment!


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