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CNC Manufacturing Operator in Mahwah, New Jersey at Nobel Biocare

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

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Job ID: NOB002721

About Us

Nobel Biocare is a world leader in the field of innovative implant-based dental restorations – from single-tooth to fully edentulous indications. Nobel Biocare offers you a great place to work by giving you the opportunity to grow and be recognized for your effort and achievements.


The Manufacturing Operator produces individualized dental prosthetic products, utilizing 5 Axis milling machines as well as Stereolithography (SLA), 3D Printing machines.  He/she has full operational responsibility of multiple machines at maximum production level, covering milling and build procedures, tool, material and product exchange, regular machine qualification as well as cleaning and first level maintenance while adhering to safety standards.

This role will also be responsible for the daily inspection of a variety of restorative dental products utilizing manual and automated inspection equipment along with visual inspection using a microscope.  Conducts final inspection in accordance with established procedure and is authorized to release product for distribution or reject product that does not meet specification requirements.

  • Follow all Standard Operating Procedures for Nobel Procera dental products 5 axis milling machines and SLA 3D machines.
  • Observe machine operation to verify accuracy of machine settings and to detect malfunctions.
  • Inspect work pieces throughout the production run and perform visual in-process QC.  Report results to quality assurance, as needed.
  • Install and adjust milling tools, perform regular calibration of the machines and change operation to different products according to defined Standard Operation Procedures.
  • Perform daily maintenance of machines according to preventative maintenance plans and procedures to maintain equipment in optimal production condition.
  • Act as troubleshooter on 1st level manufacturing and machine issues.
  • Operate all secondary equipment as required within product line or manufacturing cell (Parts washer, microscope, batch ovens, coordinate measuring machine - CMM-, rotary tools, micrometer, etc.)
  • Work in conjunction with other manufacturing departments such as CAM, manufacturing engineers, Group Managers and Team Leads on solving problems in production as well as continuous improvement of workflow and procedures.
  • Work as part of a team to improve manufacturing processes through Kaizen.
  • Prepare necessary packaging as needed
  • Qualify all products produced according to Quality and Product Specifications/Requirements 
  • Inspects and tests during in-process operations in accordance with established in-process inspection requirements.
  • Performs end product final inspection and releases conforming product to the shipping department for distribution to customers.
  • In combination with inspection activities, performs packaging and labeling operations.
  • Performs visual & functional inspections and utilizes various inspection equipment such as hand measuring tools and Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).
  • Supports the Danaher Business System (DBS) through the identification and analysis of quality issues and develops/implements countermeasures in cooperation with production.
  • Perform inspection activities through the complete understanding of specific product requirements with the ability to be objective and determination of product acceptance.
  • Meet production objectives and on time delivery by completing daily inspection and/or packaging volumes.
  • Documents inspection results in both manual documentation and SAP. 
  • Maintains safety policies and procedures, including 5S initiatives and housekeeping 
  • Attend and participate in Daily Management / Safety Committees / Training as required 

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • GED, High School Diploma or equivalent work experience. 
  • Minimum two or more years of CNC machining experience on milling machines controlled by Fanuc, Heidenhain, and Roeders highly desired 
  • Experience in high precision production (die making), pharmaceutical production, medical device, aerospace or automotive industry highly desired
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be willing to work in shifts (3 to 5 shift model covering weekends) according to the plant’s actual model
  • Must be willing to work overtime depending on business demands
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certificate courses on CNC-Programming and/or CAD/CAM preferred.
  • Basic knowledge in programming code (Fanuc and/or Heidenhain) and CAD/CAM (Open Mind, Delcam) preferred. 
  • Capable of PC-standard software (MS-Office).  Basic knowledge of SAP preferred. 
  • Good analytical and communication skills.  Practitioner when action is required to solve problems with the machines.
  • Well organized and structured personality with strict follow up routines.
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Previous employment with the Nobel Biocare is preferred

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at:

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.