C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Tool Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/27/2018 7:45 PM)
    Industry / Category
    Medical Device/
    Job ID
    Career Level
    Salt Lake City, UT/ Vascular Access Devices - MDS
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    BARD has now joined BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We lead in patient and healthcare worker safety, and technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. Our innovative solutions help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures, optimize respiratory care and support the management of diabetes. 


    Vascular Access Devices, a sub-business unit of Medication Delivery Solutions, focuses on developing, manufacturing, and distributing high-quality medical devices used by clinicians throughout the worldwide healthcare industry to access a patient’s vasculature. Our devices assist in the delivery of chemotherapy, blood products, antibiotics, and nutrition.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    This position is primarily responsible for fabrication of general purpose and specialty tools, jigs, fixtures, gages, and injection molds with minimal supervision.  Other duties may include developing tooling concepts, providing design for manufacture and assembly recommendations, and performing final tooling assembly and evaluation.  This position assists R&D Engineering in seeking out and evaluating optimum project and program tooling requirements consistent with the short and long term needs and goals of the business.  The incumbent will play a significant role and make meaningful contributions to developing and sustaining unique manufacturing process and technologies.

    Essential Job Functions

    The following duties and responsibilities are intended to be representative of the work performed by the incumbent(s) in this position and are not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position.

    • Conceives of, designs, fabricates, develops, and evaluates tools and systems of tools, dies, gages, fixtures and molds required for safe and cost effective manufacturing of high quality medical device products.
    • Prepares written proposals, concepts, and cost estimates for tools and tooling programs.
    • Consults with R&D Engineering and Operations personnel on tooling and equipment implementation and best practices to assure optimum approaches to cost effective manufacturing.
    • Collaborates with R&D and Operations Engineering personnel in the determination and standardization of product designs or redesigns.
    • Provides operating and maintenance instructions, spare parts lists, and consulting service on construction, training and operation of special tools.
    • Prepares specifications, obtains quotations, analyzes and recommends purchase of machine tools and corresponding tooling packages.

    Basic Qualifications

    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Three to five (3-5) years of tool making AND two to three (2-3) years of tool design experience or equivalency.
    • Proficient in use of desktop computer workstation with Microsoft Windows® operating system and Microsoft Outlook®, Word®,, and Excel®.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software (e.g., MasterCAM®, SurfCAM®, Vitual Gibbs®, etc.).
    • Capable user of standard metrology tools including calipers micrometers, height gauges, and pin gauges etc.
    • Ability to accurately interpret engineering documentation.
    • Ability to speak, read, and comprehend English.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Completion of formal Journeyman level tool making program or machining certification with tool making emphasis.

    The incumbent must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the duties and responsibilities.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

    • Demonstrated ability to safely operate manual and computer numerically controlled machines.
    • Skilled in precision measurement techniques and use of standard metrology best practices.
    • Capable of accurately interpreting dimensioning and geometric tolerancing.
    • Working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, AC and DC wiring, and basic plumbing.
    • In-depth experience in tool design, low cost tooling, plastic/rubber injection mold tooling, jigs and fixtures, materials and processes.
    • Ability to visualize and devise new practices and methods based on established principles.
    • Thorough, detailed analysis and understanding of tool needs and programs.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with other in a cross functional team environment.

    Physical Demands

    This position is principally in a machine shop environment and requires the incumbent to sit, stand and perform some general office functions. The incumbent may also be required to lift up to twenty five pounds occasionally. The incumbent may be required to stand for extended periods of time. Bending, stooping and reaching are also frequently required.

    Work Environment

    The ideal candidate must be able to work in a team oriented, fast paced environment.  Bard Access Systems is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.


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