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What our employees say about working at Orchid:

 

"Working at Orchid Chelsea is rewarding for me because all around me I hear stories about how much the products that we produce have made someone's life better. It brings me great satisfaction to think that I had a hand in helping people live their lives pain free. Joint replacement enables many to do the little things that we all take for granted. Do you think about the range of motion it takes to put on your socks? If you are in need of hip replacement surgery, you think about it every day. Helping those in need to live pain free drives my dedication to helping people live happier, healthier lives."

LESLIE NEASE, Regulatory Specialist

Orchid Chelsea (1.5 years)

 

"As an employee of Orchid, I am proud of their commitment to our local community. Not only for employing many in an area with little industry, but also for their support of local charities. I have a great group of co-workers and we can count on each other to get the job done every day."

LENA JOHNSON, PRODUCT RELEASE

Orchid Alabama (3 years)

 

"Orchid is a great place to work.  The company offers numerous opportunities for advancement and was flexible with my schedule as I worked part time while going to college. The Orchid team is dedicated to reaching its goals, while taking on new challenges and opportunities for growth in a competitive industry.  I am glad to now be a full time member of the Orchid team."

Jordan Maurer, Quality Technician, Validation

Orchid Bridgeport (4 years)

   

"To provide an opportunity to live a better life is not only Orchid's mission statement, it is the driving force behind everything we do. This industry allows us to manufacture components that one day may allow someone to walk or play catch with their child that they previously were not able to do, is very rewarding. It also means to me that being an employee for Orchid grants me the opportunity to grow within the company and provide a better life for my family and me. I enjoy working for a company that allows me to make a difference, and encourages me to be better than I was yesterday."

Matt Weber, Sales Engineer - Midwest

Orchid Corporate (4 years)

 

"Adjusting to ever changing challenges requires vision and flexibility from the entire team. From the teammate a few cubes down to the CEO 100’s of miles away, I have found both are equally accessible and eager to jump in and help. I enjoy the family atmosphere at Orchid and the level of support we get concerning personal development. I feel responsibility and accountability is shared by all."

BRAD HAWKINS, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER

Orchid Alabama (1.5 years)

 

"Working for Orchid has been very rewarding and provided me with unique career experiences. In my role I have been able to learn new skills and knowledge to think outside the box to identify new solutions to problems. The management team provides us with the best information and support to function in my daily activities."

JOSEPH MOSES, MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Orchid Alabama (7 years)

 

"What has impressed me from my first day at Orchid is the intense, lively support offered by our colleagues in the day-to-day involvement as we strive to meet customer needs. It is such a lift when co-workers express appreciation to one another for sharing experience through offering a helping hand. Our success can be traced to this great attitude of cooperation. William Feather, 20th century writer once said, “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” To our credit, there is no 'letting go' at Orchid."

Howard Holmes, Quality ENGINEER

Orchid Chelsea (2.5 years)

 

"I enjoy working at Orchid. Since I have been here I have been fortunate enough to see our core values actually come to life. 'Growth brings opportunity' is a core value that I have experienced first-hand, given the fact that I was originally hired to be a masker, but with hard work and determination, I was recognized and promoted to TPS robot operator and then six months later I was promoted to team leader. The work that we do here is truly unparalleled and is very rewarding. We are truly providing an opportunity for people to live a better life and we all take tremendous PRIDE in that."

Gregory Boggess, Team Leader

Orchid Detroit (2 years)

 

"As an accountant, I have always preferred working in close proximity to operations. The door to the manufacturing operations is 10 feet from my office. Everyone is always busy, but if you pass, they always smile and greet you. The Arab, AL plant is the cleanest and most organized facility I have encountered in 20+ years in the medical device industry. The management team at Orchid AL has decades of experience in the medical device industry, and it shows in the sound decisions they make. They consistently uphold a reasonable, but high standard of performance. Our team in accounting supports the business in routine tasks as well as in long-term planning. We feel that our efforts really make a difference in the company's operations and that we are appreciated. Orchid's corporate accounting team is always courteous and professional, even under trying circumstances such as budget and audit deadlines. The food, activities and entertainment at employee outings make all of us want to attend vs. feeling like we just have to show up. In summary, I feel grateful to be a part of the Orchid AL team, and I know that many of my co-workers feel the same way."

Regina Coleman, Accounting Manager

Orchid Alabama (8 years)

 

"Orchid is an amazing place to work because our Core Values are more than just pretty words on a website or poster.  We use these values to make choices every day and really give people - employees, customers and members of the community - an opportunity to live a better life.  It's a great feeling to be a part of that."

Jen Biggar, Quality Manager

Orchid Lansing (1.5 Years)

 

"Since working at Orchid, I have been given the opportunity and support from everyone in the company to expand my knowledge from things such as on the job training to studying for a degree at a University. It is a great place to work."

Joshua Bunting, Trainee MEtallurgical Engineer

Orchid Sheffield (2.5 years)

 

"I enjoy the people I work with at Orchid. The leadership team is great. I satisfy my analytical side and enhance my skills at my own pace. I like that I get to learn new things about the company every day, and they are not always specific to Product Release. If I understand how the machinist receives their information, it helps me to understand the information when I receive it on my desk. I feel like the leadership team wants every employee to succeed and will do whatever is necessary to make sure that as a company, we all succeed."

Christie Ramsey, Product Release Technician

Orchid Alabama (0.5 years)

 

"Change is never easy, especially in a career. I truly enjoy both my job and my co-workers. This is a new industry for me and it has been a tremendous learning experience. I appreciate the knowledge that my co-workers and supervisor have shared and their willingness to be open to new ideas."

Michelle Sissons, Customer Service Representative
Orchid Arcadia (3 years)

 

"Since starting at Orchid, I have greatly enjoyed the "same team" mindset that all of the associates embrace.  There is no finger pointing when something goes wrong.  Everyone just helps figure out a way to resolve the situation together.  I believe this is what separates successful, growing companies from the rest."

Ben Shields, Packaging Engineer

Orchid Detroit (2 years)

 

“As I approach my 10th year here at Orchid Chelsea, I find that the daily challenges not only inspire me to do a great job, but also help my fellow employees to do the same as we find more efficient means to make better products to help our customers to help their customers to enjoy a pain-free life.

William K. Stokka, Quality Auditor/Gage Calibration

Orchid Chelsea (10 years)

 

“Working at Orchid Chelsea gives you the best of two worlds. Working in a small company atmosphere where you have the chance to shine in a team environment. At the same time, we are part of an international corporation, providing us with all the resources that come with it. Training, mentoring programs, education and, most importantly, the opportunity to grow personally and as a company are available to those that are willing to strive for it.”

Joe Schoenborn, CNC Programmer

Orchid Chelsea (5 years)

 

“I like the participation of all employees who make it their mission to solve complex problems. It is a good feeling for us all to know that the burden can be shared effectively and equally, especially as we grow into the future. I am encouraged daily by the teamwork and morale that is demonstrated by our associates, which makes me feel good about working at Orchid.”

Thomas G. Lockwood, Lean Manager

Orchid Chelsea and Orchid Detroit (3.5 years)

 

“As a sales professional, Orchid offers me the best in the industry practices and a complete value stream to offer to the customer. Adding superior core values and lean principals, Orchid gives me the ability to be successful and grow my business year after year.”

Scott Blumenstein, West Coast Sales Engineer

Orchid Corporate (6 years)

 

“There are three great things that come to mind when I think about working for Orchid. The first thing is the great employees we have. The second is the amount of work. The third is the knowledge I gained from working here.”

Rob Keefer, Quality Control Inspector

Orchid Bridgeport (9.5 years)

 

“I enjoy working at Orchid. There are many opportunities to try different positions. I have been able to advance within the organization. The team culture here motivates me to do my best. I really enjoy the company events, outings and charity drives that we have.”

Winchester Rice, Project Manager

Orchid Bridgeport (11 years)


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