Total Production Manufacturing Technician in Orange, California at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV003382

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.


Want a career you can “sink your teeth into?”  
Kerr Corporation, one of the many successful dental manufacturing companies owned by Danaher, is a top producer of products used by dental professionals in 99 percent of dental practices around the world.  Our employees are engaged in creating innovative and highly regarded quality products that add to the well-being, comfort and self-esteem of dental patients globally.   
We want to give our associates a reason to smile by creating a workplace where everyone can make a visible difference.
We offer competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, and 401k benefits. Come join our team and apply today!

This position leads the equipment wellness initiative including preventative maintenance, basic troubleshooting, and recommendations for long-term improvements

  • Sets up, operates, maintains and repairs a variety of packaging and production equipment
  • Troubleshoots parts and equipment problems; and performs repairs in:
    • Mechanical problems
    • Electrical and controller problems
    • Pneumatic problems
  • Removes and replaces perishable parts; makes adjustments as necessary for cleaning, set-up and operation of assigned equipment
  • Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs, but is not responsible for major rebuilds such as repair/replacement of mechanical drive train or power supply components
  • Assists in training new personnel and fills in for operators as required
  • Responsible for various record keeping activities, such as:
    • Visual management
    • Preventative Maintenance Logs
  • Devises monthly, weekly, and daily schedules and communicates job assignments to department personnel  
  • Completes various Quality Control tests to assure proper machine function

Job Requirements


  • Excellent mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to independently solve mathematical equations
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of manufacturing/production experience
  • 1+ year of experience required in electro-mechanical troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of FDA requirements for record keeping
  • Technical abilities 
  • Independent, creative, and solution-focused problem solving abilities 
  • Ability to lead quality improvements while meeting customer demand
  • Strong communication in English (reading, writing, and verbal)

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.