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Production Associate in Orange, California at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV003453

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.


The Manufacturing Team Member will mix composite material to specifications and must meet the basic qualifications of the job description

  • Problem solving abilities
    • Reformulate composite formulations to make product requirements
    • Assist with trials and experiments to bring in new technologies to improve quality
    • Improve layout and processes to make production more efficient
  • Chemical processing
    • Powder processing, resin monomer mixing, high-loading composite formulation
    • Analytical testing: Infrared, viscosity, Instron, spectroscopy, advanced rheometry
  • Desire to learn new skills including new technologies and leadership skills
  • Cross-functional team player to participate in week-long kaizen projects
  • Cross-train into other positions to learn and support multiple aspects of the business
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on production equipment
  • Accountable for results with minimal supervision
  • Self-driven abilities to improve cleanliness, safety, quality, delivery, and productivity
  • Process driven to follow and improve cGMP Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Maintain a clean work area for safe and efficient operation, including replenishment of supplies
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records on all production and maintenance work orders

Job Requirements


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. 
  • Ability to use calculator and spreadsheet
  • 1-2 years of industrial experience, or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with Windows Operating System and Windows software and ERP business systems
  • Preferred some college level courses in areas such as chemistry
  • Strong communication in English (Reading, writing, and verbal)
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities: problem solving, analytical, systems thinking
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail including punctuality
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to follow instructions and guidelines set forth by Production Manager or Superiors
  • Ability to act independently and make the appropriate decisions with minimal supervision as necessary

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.