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7475 Lusk Blvd.

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compensation: Non-exempt, 3 weeks paid vacation, full medical/dental/vision benefits
employment type: full-time

NuVasive is an innovative global medical device company that is changing spine surgery with minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. We have a unique and exciting opportunity for an apprenticeship program in our machine shop for a Fabricator.

You will be working in our very well-kept and climate controlled 5000 sq. ft. prototype machine shop located in Sorrento Valley. In our shop, you will be programming mostly one-off parts from basic designs to complex assemblies with some small production runs. Join our team if you're up to a challenging career with room for advancement in the medical device industry and want to be part of an exciting group that takes on new challenges every day so that people suffering from back pain can live a higher quality of life.

Essential Responsibilities:
- Primarily work on welding surgical instrumentation for prototypes and customs/specials
- Perform basic machining on manual mills and lathes
- Cut raw materials and assist in the daily maintenance of the shop
- Work on assembling, blending, de-burring and troubleshooting of complex assemblies and works with engineers on manufacturability
- Design and build fixtures to aide in the fabrication and rework of complex instruments
- Verify conformance of finished work-piece to specifications using various measuring tools such as calipers, micrometers, depth micrometers
- Maintain organization and cleanliness, housekeeping and should maintain these areas at the highest degree possible and report any maintenance issues, and handle preventative maintenance
- Drive quality compliance using line clearance requirements, good document practices, and workmanship standards
- Confer with engineering, quality control, programming, or shareowners to resolve machining problems
- Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with all levels of the organization

Basic Qualifications
- The desire to learn and be cross-trained and be able to take on new projects
- Ability and willingness to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
- Proficiency with Microsoft programs, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as competency in navigating the Internet
- Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and provide constructive feedback regarding manufacturability back to design engineers
- A sense of urgency in order to do troubleshooting and problem-solving with alarms/programs
- Work with a team to build and sustain a clean and safe work environment
- Strong ability to stay on task and ensure current day scheduled work is completed on time
- Follow all safety rules, report all accidents and unsafe conditions and wear all personal protective equipment
- High school diploma or GED
- Knowledge of welding techniques, or vocational training in welding practices
- Familiarity with metal working machines and proper operation of them
- Experience with laser welding and GTAW welding
- Attendance and punctuality are required
- Ability to understand, program and set-up basic to difficult programs

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with laser welding
- Knowledge of gages, calipers, and micrometers
- Experience in medical device manufacturing
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, company policy, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to write business correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, and management of an organization
- Ability to calculate figures using basic arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry
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