Operator Powder Preparation

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Chandler - Arizona, US, 85226

Company: Heraeus

Operator Powder Preparation
Location Chandler - Arizona
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to execute production set up, run production, documenting, and providing technical knowledge and product support internally. Participate in daily production meetings with OPS team, management and sales team regarding product delivery, process quality and performance, material applications, and any issues related to Heraeus Conamic products.


The Team Lead Powder Preparation is the high level of specialized skill in the production of various ceramic materials. This position requires mastering the set-ups, maintenance, and operation of a variety of ceramic processing machines including sieving, mixing, wet and dry processing. The positions also acts as backup for advanced ceramic processing machines, including Press tooling, CNC and surface grinder operations, and lapping/polishing to produce precision ceramic products.


The following challenges await you:

  • Responsible for powder production using process technology equipment operation such as sieves, ball and jet mills, furnaces, rotary evaporators.
  • Monitor equipment in the area and be familiar with issues.
  • Work to plan, analyze and control the quality of manufacturing processes.
  • Provide training to team members on relevant industry processes and equipment operations safety.
  • Perform routine PMs and Maintenance as required.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical documentation and production documentation.
  • Execute product testing/benchmarking, supporting the development and modification of new and existing products for new applications.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the materials science used in the application of finished goods and the effect on performance. Identify new technology and product trends, and applications and communicate to supervisor.


Your Profile:

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree in technical field with a minimum of 2 to 3 years’ experience in a related position, are required. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience in high-changeover manufacturing environment(s) as a Semiconductor, Materials, or Machining Process Technician or similar hands-on position, with knowledge of related equipment programming, setup and operation, with equipment and process troubleshooting/optimization capability.
  • Must be capable of working with shift members to achieve quality requirements by keeping equipment running within process specifications. 
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, which includes verbal and written.
  • Experience with varying aspects of ceramic based materials, machining, and semiconductor grade materials. Candidate should possess the ability to develop, modify, troubleshoot and optimize processes for materials and densities, surface finish types, etc., in equipment types not limited to: surface grinder, lapping and polishing or other material processing equipment.
  • Must be able to talk-through and demonstrate understanding and ability to program, setup, operate, troubleshoot, and optimize assembly equipment in order to (a): determine/achieve optimal equipment settings and process parameters, and (b): to identify/confirm true root-cause of associated assembly and process-related defects.
  • Must at a minimum possess a basic understanding of related manufacturing processes/techniques; surface finish/material-type, application methods, and common attributed problems.
  • Must have the ability to understand and execute (as-written) routine benchmarking/product testing and other daily tasks as outlined, in a consistent/repeatable manner. Must be able to record data, interpret results, create/complete/post reports based on testing performed and collected within assigned timelines, and effectively present information and respond to questions from managers and customers properly/reliably.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix