Passivator in Kenosha, WI at Tecomet

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

Would you like to be part of cutting edge technology in the field of medical devices? Is being part of a team that makes a difference in people's lives important to you?  Then our Tecomet -Kenosha manufacturing plant, conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, and within 1-2 miles of the expressway might be the right fit for you!

Tecomet, Inc. is a dynamic and growing  contract manufacturing organization specializing in forged, cast and machined orthopaedic implants, precision surgical instruments, sterilization cases/trays and photochemical etched products for the orthopaedic industry.   It is an exceptionally exciting time to join Tecomet as we grow our organization through the recruitment of great team member candidates.   It's not how we do it now today - it's how we do things in the future; let's all learn something new together and achieve our overall goals TOGETHER!


The person in this position will perform operations such as ultrasonic cleaning, electro-polishing, and acid passivation of instruments. This includes using hazardous chemicals and tracking and logging requirements per Tecomet’s policy and procedures for the passivation department.  Employee will be required to keep a safe and clean environment within the department. 


  • Performs Ultrasonic Cleaning, Electro-polishing (EP) and acid Passivation per ASTM’s standards.

  • Follows company’s WI/SOP’sfor the Passivation department.

  • Performs daily chemistry testing necessary to ensure validated processes are regulated.

  • Identify supplies necessary for testing to maintain solutions per appropriate protocols.

  • Completes certifications of compliance for EP and Passivation according to the router/type of material and print of the process followed.

  • Handles materials and performs basket selection for parts as to allow optimum part positioning to allow for proper drainage and processing techniques.

  • Operates and understands an automated line using a user interface screen.

  • Responsible for daily maintenance of all processes pertinent to the passivation room.

  • Cleans room daily to ensure safety and 5 S’s are completed.

  • Understands the responsibilities of line clearance and lot control per SOP-0020.

  • Follows all PPE requirements while performing duties in the passivation room.

  • Performs other duties within the finishing department as requested and as per business needs.


  • Demonstrates the ability to read and write English and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, FDA regulations, and procedure manuals. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to write routing reports and correspondence. 
  • Effective problem solving skills necessary.
  • Demonstrates the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, inspectors, or employees.
  • Demonstrates the ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide.  Must be able to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Related experience and/or training.
  • Course work in chemical handling and distribution of chemicals is preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires walking, sitting, communicating with others at least 1/3 of scheduled hours.

It also involves reaching and using hands and fingers to operate measuring instruments and machinery.  Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds (under 1/3 of the time).  Must have adequate dexterity with hands and able to work in small areas.


Must be able to read small print (6-12 font) with or without vision aides. The operator is occasionally required to view items at 20 inches or less, with or without vision aides.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Less than 90 decibels (TWA).
  • Requires wearing safety glasses, earplugs (optional) and safety shoes.
  • Requires using machine safety guards and switches.


  • Work near moving mechanical parts over 2/3 of the time. 
  • Exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals under 1/3 of the time.
  • Exposed to potential hazard from possible projectiles.


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