Mölnlycke hiring at job fair Wednesday

Posted April 22, 2013, at 3:07 p.m.

Mölnlycke Health Care is opening its doors to job applicants.

At a job fair Wednesday, company officials will offer information and job applications for positions as quality-control production operators.

Mark Dignum, manager of the Brunswick Landing factory, said Monday that he hopes Wednesday’s job fairs will fill 10 to 14 production operator positions.

Eventually the company plans to hire “north of 80” employees, he said at the time.

The event will take place at the company’s Rynel unit, 11 Twin Rivers Drive in Wiscasset, from 9 a.m. to noon; and at its Brunswick facility, 192 Admiral Fitch Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday.

The company is seeking applicants with math and mechanical skills; computer skills; the ability to wear a respirator; and, for some positions, two years of machining or production-operator experience or equivalent education, such as an associate’s degree in machine operation.

In January, the company told The Times Record it was beginning to seek production operators, quality assurance and maintenance technicians, facilities and manufacturing equipment engineers, warehouse and shipping workers, and some administrative positions — a total initial hire of 35 to 45 employees.

Under construction since early in 2012, Mölnlycke’s $14 million, 72,000-square-foot plant at Brunswick Landing is near completion and scheduled to open by early summer. The building will house manufacturing, quality assurance laboratories, offices, warehousing and research and development.

High-tech foam produced at the former Rynel plant in Wiscasset will be delivered to the Brunswick Landing facility, where it will be processed into several product lines of bandages. The finished products then are shipped to Mölnlycke’s distribution complex in Anderson, S.C., and then to hospitals and clinics around the world.

Mölnlycke acquired Rynel, one of its principal suppliers, in 2010. Part of the reason the Swedish giant decided to build in Brunswick was because of the proximity to the Wiscasset plant.

For more information about the job fair, visit the state’s CareerCenter website.

BDN Reporter Beth Brogan contributed to this report.

 

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