Chemical Engineering Tech II

Job Locations US-MN-Dassel
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(3/6/2024 11:22 AM)
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About Cretex Medical

Cretex Medical is a leading contract manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for the medical device industry.  Our customers view us as a trusted partner in the areas of injection molding, laser processing, metal stamping and device assembly.  Learn more at




Position summary

The Chemical Engineering Technician II provides support to the Chemical Engineer and the manufacturing floor for chemical process development, chemical maintenance, process & equipment validation, operator training and following procedures related to management of hazardous chemicals.



Essential Job Functions                                                                                

  • Under the direction of Engineering, develop new chemical cleaning, passivation & electropolishing processes
  • Support the maintenance of all chemical baths and equipment throughout the manufacturing facility
  • Collect data and analyze process performance, execute process development experiments, document & analyze data, draft technical reports documenting experimental results
  • Identify, recommend, and implement approved process improvements and/or modifications
  • Under the direction of Engineering, implement and qualify/validate new equipment/processes as needed for chemical processing, water treatment, and chemical waste disposal equipment
  • Ensure and maintain safe working conditions and compliance with environmental and safety procedures and regulations. routinely and properly use PPE when handling chemicals
  • Train production personnel on correct PPE use and methods of handling, maintaining, and the disposal chemicals
  • Maintain chemical-related instruments
  • Perform customer, equipment, and process validations, perform and/or support process validations as required with an IQ/OQ/PQ approach
  • Partner with manufacturing and engineering to develop robust and efficient processes
  • Develop & maintain written chemical process related work instructions
  • Create documentation for fixture design
  • Read, understand, and follow work instructions and standard work
  • Follow Good Documentation Practices, and Good Manufacturing Practices associated with regulated medical device industry, ensure business systems are implemented, maintained, and functioning properly
  • Collaborate and assist team members, provide input to Engineering or area leads, and attend and participate in meetings
  • Maintain an organized work area (5S), support and comply with the company Quality System, ISO, and medical device requirements
  • Participate in the Operational Excellence Program
  • Routinely work in a manufacturing environment including Clean Environment Areas, perform other tasks as assigned


Minimum Requirements, Education & Experience

  • Technical A.A.S. degree, emphasis in chemistry, or equivalent experience.
  • 5 year of industry experience
  • Experience with handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals and proper PPE use.
  • Experience in preparation of chemical solutions, standards, and the use of common laboratory and chemical processing equipment, experience with acids and alkaline solutions
  • Knowledgeable with fixture design
  • Able to work in a manufacturing environment around chemicals, fumes, dust, and odors
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize daily activities, ability to work in a fast-paced team environment


Desirable Criteria & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cleaning, passivation, and electropolishing processes
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry processes
  • Knowledge of testing such as FTIR, salt spray, humidity
  • 3 year of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with a 3D CAD system (PTC Creo, SolidWorks, or other 3D CAD system)
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)


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