Manufacturing Support Specialist

Northern Digital Inc. (NDI Shelburne)

Location: Shelburne, VT

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

At NDI (Northern Digital Inc), our mission is built around using our measurement technologies to improve medical procedures and patients’ lives. This requires product innovation that is achieved through fostering collaboration, trust, and strong relationships. At NDI, you will work with talented people who are ready and willing to push their limits in an environment where learning and exploring new ways of doing things is valued as much or more than experience. We are proud of our heritage, culture and international growth over the past 41 years and are honoured to be a valued partner with the world’s leading medical companies. There’s never been a better time to join NDI – The world leader in tracking technology – Join Us!

The Manufacturing Support Specialist is responsible for multiple aspects of sensor manufacturing at the NDI regional office located in Shelburne, Vermont. As a member of the NDS Operations team, responsibilities of this role include operation of various coil winding machines, direct ownership of the shipping and receiving process, and other various duties to support sensor manufacturing.

What You Will Be Doing:

Coil Winding (80%)

  • Uses extensive knowledge of machine operation and product specifications, to produce coils used in sensor production. Includes set up, operation, and maintenance of coil winding machinery.
  • Assists Manufacturing Manager and Scheduler in producing coils, and self-manages coil inventory to ensure the team meets or exceeds delivery schedules, while keeping on-hand inventory at a minimal level.

Shipping/Receiving (15%)

  • Organizes, controls and maintains the processes required for efficient and effective material movement in and out of NDI Shelburne’s manufacturing facility
    • Daily receiving of incoming goods, including routing and execution of electronic transactions in the ERP system.
    • Physical preparation and shipment of product, including completion of electronic records in the ERP system for both domestic and international customers. Preparation of customs documents for exporting goods, and coordination of adequate and timely shipping with all freight forwarders.

Additional Support (5%)

  • Assists Manufacturing Manager and Scheduler in preparation of Job Travelers & sensor labels needed for weekly production schedules.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory accuracy through involvement in monthly cycle-counting activities. May provide in-depth investigation into inventory discrepancies.

Desired Characteristics/Additional Assets:

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude
  • Can sit for long hours at a desk
  • Is comfortable working under a microscope for majority of the tasks
  • Understands proper use of tools
  • Ability to perform fine detail assembly work
  • Able to read and follow process documentation including work instructions and drawings
  • Is comfortable using a computer to capture data relevant to the job being assembled in an ERP system (lot numbers, scrap comments, ect…)
  • Is an artist, model builder or enjoys detailed oriented hobbies
  • Patient and calm personality
  • Effective when workload & priority may be self-directed
  • Experienced in international shipping / receiving processes.
  • Ability to effectively use various software packages (Epicor ERP, FedEx Ship Manager, UPS WorldShip)
  • Proven ability to remove roadblocks in the manufacture and test of electronic assemblies, and to approach goals and team objectives with enthusiasm and professionalism;
  • High personal standards for performance excellence.

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