Technical Specialist, Machining - Dentsply Sirona

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Manufacturing

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Dentsply Sirona is the world s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions Company TM, Dentsply Sirona s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona s global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. This position is located in Waltham, MA, a city along the Charles River in Middlesex County, Massachusetts with rich cultural history that can be explored at various world class monuments, museums and art galleries. The city is a hub for scientific research and higher education with several renowned universities. Waltham also includes numerous high-tech companies and is located in the Boston Route 128 High Technology Corridor only nine miles from Boston which makes this an attractive location to live, work and play.

Bringing out the best in people

As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we re looking for the best to join us.

Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:

Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.

Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.

Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.

Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.

General Description of the Position:

The Machining Technical Specialist is part of the Machining Technical Support team, responsible for evaluating and deploying new products, processes, and process improvements into the Atlantis Operations Titanium Machining environment ensuring that CNC machining best practices are employed and that Operations needs are met. This individual will be considered a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Atlantis Operations Titanium Machining. All aspects of machining and product work flow will be the primary focus of effort including but not limited to: machine setups, workholding solutions, machine operation, deburring, instrument inspections, compliance, non-conformances, root cause analysis, troubleshooting, repairs, PMs, calibrations, line extensions, process transfers and qualifications. The Technical Specialist will also be a key driver of global process harmonization efforts within Ti Machining and responsible for coordinating the implementation of process improvements in collaboration with the other global stakeholders.

Another key aspect required from all Atlantis operations personnel is a focus on Lean manufacturing principles to incorporate continuous improvement activities within our FDA regulated environment. The Technical Specialist will also be consulted as a team member for various projects collaborating with all areas of Operations (operators, engineers & managers), Development, Marketing and QA/RA personnel to offer assistance.

The position will adhere with all stated company polices, rules and procedures relating but not limited to Quality, Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) which the role has responsibility.

Principal Responsibilities :

  • Establish Operations requirements for all CNC machining processes introduced to production using best practice methodologies; machine setup, workholding solutions, machine operation, deburring, instrument inspections, compliance, non-conformances and root cause analysis.
  • Work closely with Process Development and Operations Engineering during new product development activities to ensure proper Operations requirements are included in project plans.
  • Collaborate with Cross-Functional Teams during new product development and process improvement activities to ensure Operations needs are met.
  • Review all new product introduction details and process changes prior to deployment to the production environment.
  • Evaluate experimental procedures and recommend changes or modifications for improved efficiency and adaptability to setup and production.
  • Provide advanced technical support for maintenance activities such as machine troubleshooting, repair, malfunction resolution, calibration and preventative maintenance activities.
  • Participate as a team member during cross-functional design reviews, verification and validation activities and transition activities when new equipment/processes transfer from Operations Engineering to production following ISO 13485 and FDA GMP standards.
  • Support the development of new machining strategies and CNC programs for new products.
  • Develop continuous improvement activities of existing machining processes (including cycle time optimization, surface finish quality as well as others) and other Lean, 5S and Kaizen projects.
  • Specification and procurement of necessary machining hardware and cutting tools.
  • Provide technical support for daily machining production and training for machinists and trainees when needed
  • Collaborate with global manufacturing teams to maintain production harmonization. Occasional international travel may be necessary; < 10% per year
  • Proactively seek additional tasks as conditions warrant.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
  • Internal & External Relationships :

  • Production Control work centers
  • Design
  • AS
  • Zirconia
  • Operations Engineering
  • QA/RA
  • Activities may include building and maintaining relations with external suppliers
  • May work with Product and/or Process Development groups as required
  • Education/ Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 5 years experience operating CNC milling equipment independently in a fast paced production environment. 5-Axis and Mill/turn experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience using machine automation, CNC equipment, electronic workflow systems and software solutions to simplify tasks, manage work flow and improve performance
  • Experience developing machining strategy and selecting tooling and workholding solutions, as well as programming and setting up CNC milling equipment.
  • Advanced CNC programming skills including turning and 5-axis programming
  • Experience with 3d CAM systems
  • Must have a thorough understanding of parametric (macro) programming and the associated benefits.
  • Experience utilizing structured project management methodologies preferred.
  • Qualifications:

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be able to consistently and efficiently drive projects to completion with a minimum of supervision.
  • Strong technical and analytical aptitude
  • Thorough understanding of metalworking concepts and machining theory along with strong problem solving skills to be able to troubleshoot advanced process problems and issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of precision measuring instruments and the application of such instruments.
  • Experience with advanced metrology solutions such as Vision systems, CMM, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of tool holders, cutting tools, boring bars, fixtures, inserts and other accessories used on various machines.
  • Intermediate knowledge of reading drawings and specifications with a basic understanding of geometric tolerancing and dimensioning.
  • Thorough understanding of the functionality and design principals of CNC equipment in order to troubleshoot advanced problems and issues with machinery
  • Experience performing routine preventive maintenance as well as identifying and performing minor repairs on CNC equipment
  • Must have good manual dexterity and the ability to work with small precision parts under a microscope.
  • Able to perform accurate measurements using precision measuring instruments.
  • Must be methodical and adhere to good documentation practices.
  • Computer literate. Able to use standard computer applications and interact with a computer for data entry and other reasons.
  • Willing and able to follow company procedures and quality system regulation.
  • Read, write and speak in fluent English.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time as needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing demands and able to deal with frequent change or unexpected events.
  • Must have a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to work unscheduled overtime as needed to support production needs and/or project deadlines
  • Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

    Associated topics: calibrate, criteria, qa, qa tech, quality assurance, quality control, quality control/quality assurance, quality manager, quality technician, requalification

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