While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. RTI Surgical, Inc., reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances warrant (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, or technical developments).
RTI Surgical is a global, industry-leading private label OEM with expertise in allograft, xenograft, and synthetic-based implants. RTI began operations in 1998 when it spun off from the University of Florida Tissue Bank in 1998 with the goal of expanding the gift of tissue donation by pioneering tissue-based innovations that promote natural healing. Today, through integrated partnerships with customers, RTI develops and delivers restorative solutions to physicians and their patients.
As a Private Label Original Equipment Manufacturer (PLOEM) partner, RTI provides comprehensive turn-key services for development and product life cycle management in support of patients and leading medical technology companies. RTI’s implants are used in multiple surgical applications including dental, spine, sports medicine, plastic & reconstructive surgery, urology/urogynecology, and trauma.
RTI is rooted in a steadfast commitment to quality, integrity, and patient safety with a focus on four key values:
We are accountable to each other by trusting each other’s judgment and holding each other responsible for results.
We find joy by striving to create a working environment that people enjoy.
We fully engage by focusing our hearts and minds on our customers, patients, and each other.
We adapt to change by working collaboratively to be flexible to the changing needs of our business.
RTI’s headquarters is located near Gainesville, FL in North Central Florida’s growing life sciences region, and has additional state-of-the-art facilities in Greenville, NC, and Germany.
Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading European private equity firm, acquired RTI in 2020 and has supported the transformation of the company to its next level of potential.
SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
The Tissue Processing Tech position at RTI represents the primary production role at RTI. This role has a very clear and defined career path with 5 levels of training and development from entry-level to a highly skilled biotech worker. Employees will develop technical skills in their assigned areas, an understanding of the rules and regulations that RTI administers, and the basic operating approach at RTI including reading, understanding, and following work instructions; working in a team environment; and learning to work with minimal supervision.
This position offers multiple shift opportunities (and shift differential pay) depending on the hiring area and need. Possible shift opportunities:
Some 4/10s and Weekend shifts are available as needed
DAY IN THE LIFE:
Technicians arrive for their shifts and enter our locker rooms to dress in Personal Protective Equipment which includes scrubs, gloves, masks, shoe covers, and occasionally other items. After scrubbing in through an aseptic sterile technique process, technicians enter our "CORE" which is comprised of several clean rooms. From there, our team is headed to different rooms for different processes. Some of our teams work on:
CNC machines which use computer-technology to precision-cut graphs
Preparing the donated tissue to be processed by other departments
Tissue sterilization and packaging
Tissue receiving, tracking, and freezing
CORE instrument and materials packaging and delivery
WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
While we are happy to review any applicant, we find the following career interests to be a good match for this position:
Funeral home assistant
Veterinary science students
Anyone interested in the medical field
Performs tissue processing activities that produce the highest level of quality and yield outcomes in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs).
Responsible for accurately processing tissue products and meeting production schedules.
Works safely, dons appropriate PPE, and applies excellent aseptic techniques in a clean room / controlled environment performing individual tasks or contributing to a team effort.
Understands requirements to properly dispose of hazardous and non-hazardous waste.
Accurately completes paperwork and performs data entry in accordance with Good Documentation Practices.
Stores and moves tissue in appropriate locations to ensure accurate inventories of tissue in-process
Performs cycle count activities in accordance with SOP’s.
Assists in the review and update of SOP’s, work instructions and procedures
Technical expert of tissue processing in learned competencies and advisor for colleagues and engineers in areas of tissue processing techniques and improvement opportunities
Performs duties to support key annual performance metrics for operations
Participate in continuous improvement activities in team meetings and other formal and informal settings.
RECOMMENDED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
HS diploma or equivalent required
Controlled biomedical manufacturing environment. This position requires the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities including but not limited to scrubs, gloves, masks and safety glasses. May require lifting up to 40 pounds.