Skilled Surgical Instrument Maker - 1st Shift

Date: May 13, 2024

Location: US-MO-Saint Louis Ballwin, Missouri, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 



Finishing manufacture of hand-held surgical instruments.



  • Continual learning of new skills including filing, bending, brazing, and other manufacturing techniques.
  • Perform precision metal working, including belting, grinding, polishing, and drilling.
  • Use measurement instruments including micrometers and calipers.
  • Read blueprints and/or technical drawings.
  • Finish manufactured hand-held instruments to meet or exceed quality standards for form, fit, function, and finish.
  • Collaborate with Quality, Machining, Planning, Engineering, and Packaging Departments.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of Apprentice program or equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of instrument manufacturing experience (preferred experience with manufacturing of surgical instruments).
  • Hand metal working experience. 
  • Ability to visualize shapes. 
  • Assessment will be required.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written manufacturing procedures.
  • Previous experience preferred from other shops that provide surgical instruments. 
  • Excellent manual dexterity.


We offer competitive salary & excellent benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Eye Health, Disability and Life Insurance begins on your hire date
  • 401K Plan with company match and ongoing company contribution
  • Paid time off – vacation (3 weeks - prorated upon hire), floating holidays and sick time
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match
  • Employee Incentive Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement (select degrees)
  • Temperature controlled shop
  • Ongoing performance feedback

Experienced Journeyman Pay Rates:  Starting from $31.11/hour; up to $34.88/hour


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.