• Component Processing Technician - Detail Polish

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  • Introduction

    Is This The Role For You?


    We hire smart people with big hearts.  People who have a passion for their work and who strive every day to help others. Our work requires bold and innovative leaders; people who bring strong values and ethics to their role.


    If you’re ready for a career that allows you to grow and develop into the professional you want to be – today and in the future….CryoLife is the place for you.

    Position Overview

    An individual in this position performs all tasks involved in the detail polish portion of On-X LTI production, including hand polishing, shaping or blending small intricate parts using jeweler type equipment and microscopes and visually and dimensionally inspecting components for conformance to written specifications.  Follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Employee must possess a strong understanding of FDA & ISO manufacturing practices, adapt easily to changes to product style, tools, and work environment.  An employee in this position should understand the production process thoroughly.  This position will also be cross trained in Final Assembly.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The Percentage of Time is the estimated time spent in each area when the employee is cross trained in multiple areas.


    Detail Polish: 

    • Visually inspect components with the aid of a microscope fitted with reticle. Understand cosmetic and functional discrepancies, critical and non-critical areas to make pass/fail decisions
    • Detail polish components using established methods and materials to remove anomalies while maintaining dimensions. This requires the use of small hand-held power tools (similar to a dental drill), collets and polishing compounds and the use of various polishing techniques
    • Operate component cleaning and lasers etch equipment per written procedures. This requires monitoring and documenting results
    • Shape or blend substrates or coated components effectively using various techniques per written procedures
    • Perform in-process measurement using microscope reticles, profilometer, calipers, hand held mirror, or similar equipment

    Final Assembly (Sewing):

    • Perform in-process measurement using torque watches, 6” rulers or scale, or similar equipment.
    • Pull/pick components for assembly. Assemble components
    • Fabrication of sewing cuffs. Requires ability to sew with needle, perform repetitive task while maintaining quality standards. Requires good or corrected eyesight, good eye/hand coordination and sewing skill
    • Operate cauterizers, presses, tray sealing and heat sealing equipment per written procedures. This requires monitoring and documenting results

    On a daily basis, perform the following component processing tasks as required: 

    • Control traceability of components and proper sign-off of traveler and/or computer, continually ensuring that documentation is acceptable
    • Keep work area and equipment in clean, orderly condition
    • Complete tasks as directed by manufacturing schedules with minimal supervision
    • Observe safety practices concerning self and others
    • Identify and recommend changes to solve problems that appear in the daily processes
    • Understand and follow company and departmental policies and practices
    • Keep supervisor advised of work status, workload, problems and progress as related to work assignments
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes; (b) respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor
    • Manage time effectively


    • Two years in a manufacturing environment preferred
    • Experience in inspection or assembly or similar intricate hand work preferred 
    • Understand FDA & ISO manufacturing practices. Adapt easily to changes to product style, tools and work environment
    • Perform inspection using a microscope for extended periods of time
    • Ability to maintain quality orientation and attention to detail
    • Good manual dexterity for handling small parts
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written instructions
    • Basic computer skills including at minimum, being adept in use of MS Office, internet, and electronic mail
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Required to read, write, and speak English with good command of the language, follow verbal and written instructions and use simple math
    • High school diploma or equivalent

    Company Info

    Who We Are.


    CryoLife is one of the world’s contemporary medical device companies providing preserved human cardiac and vascular tissues, surgical adhesives and sealants, cardiac lasers and implantable end-stage renal disease access grafts for the repair of complex cardiac and vascular reconstruction surgeries. Since the Company’s inception in 1984, it is estimated that its products and tissues have been implanted in about 900,000 patients worldwide.


    CryoLife technology and products bring restoration and hope to people all around the world. CryoLife headquarters are located in Kennesaw, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta.


    CryoLife is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    CryoLife is committed to the philosophy of equal opportunity employment. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans or other legally protected status.


    Reasonable Accommodations
    CryoLife is committed to providing reasonable accommodations both in the application and interview process, consistent with legal requirements. If you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email ADA_Accommodation@CryoLife.com or call 770-429-5215. A Human Resources representative will return your call. Messages or emails for any reason other than accommodation requests will not be returned.


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