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Nextern, Inc. R&D Assembler II- First Shift (5:00am-1:30pm) in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Nextern is hiring for the role of R&D Assembler II- First Shift. This roles comes with competitive pay and a full benefits package (details below)

The R&D Assembler II will perform a variety of duties involved in assembly: material handling, packaging, loading and unloading lines, assisting others in operations. Will perform labor in a cleanroom and production environment assembling medical devices. Primary focus is to build product by following processes to meet production goals.


  • Works as part of a team to assemble parts.

  • Sorts and places material or items on tables, racks or bins.

  • Assembles small parts manually under a microscope.

  • Cleans assembled parts and places in protective bags or boxes.

  • Packages assembled parts

  • Picks up, moves and sorts small parts.

  • Verifies raw materials and lot numbers.

  • Builds product by following all processes, and completing other assigned work, while meeting manufacturing goals and metrics.

  • Rotates as necessary and works well with all group members, both within the team and cross-functionally.

  • Maintain accurate records, including training records, and required paperwork.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

  • Report defective material or questionable condition to the department supervisor.

  • Contribute and adhere to safety and quality process and procedures.

  • Communicate status of operation in a timely manner to management including any safety and/or process problems.

  • Maintain a clean and safe work area

Working at Nextern is a better kind of work. We look for people who can exercise their personal superpowers while living our company principles. At Nextern, we are all responsible for making a meaningful impact on day to day patient quality of life. Our unique energy is unmistakable as we have fun, care about one another, and build a place we can all grow & produce great work. Come join Nextern, where we are in it TOGETHER!


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • 2-4 years’ experience or high-quality output or previous medical device assembly experience.

  • Previous experience in manufacturing, performing inspections, and operating equipment.

  • Must be friendly, courteous, service-oriented, and flexible and enjoy working with a variety of staff.

  • Must be detail-oriented and work effectively under pressure while meeting all applicable deadlines.

  • Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision; work well under pressure; able to manage multiple projects.

  • Ability to read blue prints


  • Nextern offers excellent benefits to fuel you in building a fulfilling life & career:

  • Employer subsidized health insurance for employees

  • Employer paid dental insurance

  • Employer HSA contribution

  • 401k plan with a company match

  • 9 paid holidays (including your birthday!) + vacation, personal and sick days

  • Gym membership subsidy

  • Employee Long Term Disability, AD&D, and Life Insurance

  • Modern facilities with lots of natural light, and occasionally, tacos, because these things are important to productivity!