Deburr Technician/Polisher Custom Direct Dental Lab in Thousand Oaks, California at Implant Direct

Date Posted: 4/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: IMP000503

About Us

Implant Direct is one of the fastest growing major dental implant companies in the world today. We’re one of the many operating companies within Danaher Corporation’s dynamic portfolio of dental companies.  

Implant Direct operates a state of the art manufacturing facility in Thousand Oaks, California. We manufacture and distribute a broad range of value priced surgical, prosthetic and regenerative solutions to dental professionals in the US, Canada, and around the globe. We design and develop products which make high quality implants more accessible to patients around the world. We educate dentists on how to place implants and improve their patient care.

If you are interested in working in a lean, fast moving, entrepreneurial environment where you can learn, grow and make a difference, join us at Implant Direct. 


JOB SUMMARY: Perform basic to semi-complex case related tasks. Actively support all safety aspects of job duties and standard operating procedures. Rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Work under immediate supervision of the Manager, Custom Direct or other senior department member(s) to ensure an efficient workflow.


  1. Accurately enter laboratory cases into production appropriate software.
  2. Remove excess metal and polish surfaces or prostheses using polishing burs, hand-piece and equipment.
  3. Test prostheses for conformance to specifications and accuracy, using micrometers.
  4. Input and maintain laboratory case management and product design output in a tracking system.
  5. Perform laboratory tasks including, but not limited to, grinding model work, opening and disinfecting cases, polishing machined products, product inspection and quality control.
  6. Ensure efficient workflow to meet customer demands.
  7. Act as back-up for sub-assembly, packaging and shipping of the dental cases.

Job Requirements


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED required.  AA degree or some dental-related college courses preferred.   Minimum six (6) months related experience or combination education/experience required.  Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and interpret documents in English, such as operating procedures, general instructions, technical brochures, safety rules, employee handbook, company policies, departmental procedures, etc.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Communicate clearly with staff, customers, and other key members in the company while maintaining a high level of professionalism.  

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions. Able to quickly assess large amounts of information and data. The ability to consider and evaluate the interrelationships of numerous factors and to select the best course of action is imperative. In the absence of sufficient information, sound intuitive judgment is crucial to reaching favorable decisions.  Certain qualities, including self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, and flexibility, as well as the ability to communicate effectively, and apply sound business judgment are important. The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  

  • Working knowledge of dental terminology, dental laboratory techniques and dental restorative materials preferred.
  • Basic MS Word and Excel skills.  Working knowledge of Google platform a plus.
  • Good communication skills. 
  • Support a team environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects. The employees frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Implant Direct offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Benefits include: Medical and dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan with employer match, group term life & AD&D, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Accounts, and paid vacation and holidays. Please visit our website at for more information about our innovative company. 

Implant Direct is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.