Daniels Production Associate in Shakopee, Minnesota
Our story began with a passionate idea that we could change the world.... And to be honest, we’ve never stopped believing that... In 1986 it was a simple concept that microbiology teamed with innovation and clinical contribution could eliminate an issue that was profoundly impacting the healthcare industry – HIV acquired through needle-stick injuries.
In Australia, we lived out our dream. Investing years into R&D to create the safest containment system in the world and taking on the industry status quo to petition for higher standards in sharps protection, we witnessed an 80+ percent reduction in disposal-related needlestick injuries nationwide. And then we kept going...
Today Daniels Health, led by our founding visionary Dan Daniels, is working across healthcare facilities globally to usher in a new minimum standard in sharps and medical waste management. Bringing safety and infection control to the forefront of healthcare waste management, and ensuring KPI’s of cost, waste volume, and environmental impact is a shared responsibility between the waste generator and its Daniels partnership, Daniels Health is bringing healthcare waste back into the clinical spotlight.
In 32 years, from a home garage with nothing but makeshift PVC waste tubes and an irrepressible dream, Daniels has grown to become one of the most influential healthcare service companies in the world. Its safe practices have become the benchmark of global standards, its robotic washing and treatment technologies have achieved unprecedented levels of decontamination efficacy, and its products are esteemed unrivaled industry-wide in the protection of the safety of healthcare workers. We are collectively and passionately committed to Making Healthcare Safer.
Production Associates are responsible for operating all the processes within the plant and the computer control system for the plant. They are accountable for informing the Shift Supervisor or Plant Manager when production problems arise. They are also responsible for keeping on-coming operators informed on current status of processes and what needs to be done for the next shift.
Add water, detergents, or chemicals to tanks to dilute or strengthen solutions, according to established formulas and solution test results
Adjust equipment controls to maintain specified heat, tension, and speed
Observe display screens, control panels, equipment, and cloth entering or exiting processes to determine if equipment is operating correctly
Load / unload production line of light weight sharps containers on conveyor system for scanning in the washsmart system
Accurately complete and maintain all paperwork (manifests); scan waste into the washsmart system for proper recordkeeping purposes; fill outbound orders
Inspect cleaned containers before loading onto assigned vehicle for re-use distribution
Follow all health and safety requirements including wearing personal PPE and attending safety meetings
Keep operations coming on-shift briefed on what has happened and what is supposed to be done during the next shift
General housekeeping issues
Conduct basic cleaning and maintenance of the Washsmart
Decontaminate vehicle's cargo-carrying portion (transporter), reload assigned re-usable tubs and insures cargo-carrying portion of vehicle does not have free liquid on the floor
Drive forklift or operate hand trucks once properly trained
High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
Experience working in production / process environment
Solid work references and good attendance history
Honest & reliable
Good communication skills both written and verbal
Ability to work in a team environment
Can do attitude
Ability to work weekends, holidays or flex hours as needed by production demands
Mechanical background preferred
Knowledge of Hazardous Materials and OSHA Regulations preferred
Occasionally working in confined spaces
Extensive lifting, walking, bending, and pushing
Must be able to lift up to 55 pounds and push and/or pull carts weighing as much as 300 pounds
Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds
Standing for extended periods of time
Daniels Health is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Daniels Health prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Daniels Health conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
Req No.: 2018-2981
External Company URL: www.daniels.com.au
Street: 1087 Parkplace