ADVANCING PATIENT CARE
Meet Stephen, a Model Maker from the prototype shop. Stephen enjoys working with engineers to learn the details of how Globus products are made.
A conversation with Stephen
Where did you go to school and what did you study?
I went to Thaddeus Stevens in Lancaster and studied machine tool technology, which is a 2-year associate degree in applied science. I learned all the machines from CNC mill to CNC lathe. After Stevens, I knew I wanted to work in a trade because I liked working with my hands.
What appealed to you about a career as a CNC machinist in the prototype shop?
I like that there is always something new and different—a constant variety in what is being made. It’s satisfying making things that help people move and get around, and that impact people.
I like the collaboration with the engineers and figuring out the “why” of a product and what it does. The team I work with is very supportive and I’m shadowing with two very helpful guys.
What was your experience like after graduating?
I worked for Intricate Precision Manufacturing in Lancaster for 7 years before coming to Globus. I started as an operator, then became a full machinist. This means I had to know a variety of mill, lathe, and wire. Then I became head machinist for 2.5 years.
How did you hear about Globus?
A Globus recruiter found me on Indeed. Globus work stands out, and the company is awesome. I don’t like monotony, and at Globus nothing is done twice over—the work is always changing and there’s constant collaboration with the engineers.
What interests you about being a Model Maker?
I am able to work with engineers to learn the details of how Globus products are made and changed. I can contribute to the actual development of parts.
What do you like about Globus?
Globus is an excellent company to work for. Employees are treated well, and there is a great supportive team approach. It’s always a group effort bouncing ideas off each other and giving and getting feedback.
What is the best thing about your job?
In the prototype shop I work with cutting-edge technology, both in parts development and customs. The shop at Globus is well maintained and the machines are newer rather than old. I was looking for a place with high standards for their machines, and Globus takes care of their machines.
What makes Globus different than other manufacturing facilities? How does Globus stand out?
I would have to say it’s that Globus makes so many parts in-house. It’s awesome to know exactly what the part is doing, where it’s going, and the engineers who worked on it.
Globus is willing to teach machinists fresh out of school, which is hard to find in the machining world, and the machine shop is very supportive of new hires. There are very few places willing to teach the trade the way Globus teaches the trade.
Meet Laura, one of Globus’ Sales Trainers. Laura’s extensive background in sales and her passion for advancing patient care allows her to make an impact in our Sales Training department. We are lucky to have her on the Globus team!
A conversation with Laura
What were you doing before you joined Globus?
I began my spine career in 2005 in Charleston, SC with Synthes Spine as a Sales Consultant and transitioned to a Senior Sales Specialist with Depuy Synthes after the merger. I joined Globus Medical in 2016 as a Spine Specialist with the 4Spine distributorship in South Carolina.
What interested you most about joining the Globus team?
The people within the 4Spine distributorship were my personal draw to Globus. They were always extremely professional, well respected, and one of the best clinical support teams in our area. Even though we were fierce competitors for many years, at the core of everyone’s business was providing the best spinal implant solutions.
It was very clear that Globus Medical was the only company who constantly innovated, year after year. I wanted to be a part of the team. Though the Charleston market was essentially at max capacity with spine sales representatives, 4Spine hired me. The hospital systems that I covered supported my move and transition. It was a very difficult decision but one I do not regret. I joined the 4Spine team and they welcomed me with open arms. I can honestly say I truly felt a part of a stellar team. We all put the interest of the patient first. The respect toward each other and our teamwork were unmatched by any other company I had worked for.
My transition to the Sales Training department presented an opportunity for growth within the company. I wanted to use my experience to help others—especially those new to the spine world—cultivate their individual territories. I hoped to use my 14 years of experience in medical devices to add value to the department. I thoroughly enjoy working with sales individuals and hope my interest and support in their growth are sincerely well-received.
What are you most excited about with the future of the training team?
The future is bright for Globus Medical. We are constantly evaluating our course curriculum to improve the program. The training team continues to develop a comprehensive training platform that provides continuous education and offers the best clinical solution for surgeons and their patients.
I’m most excited for the integration of ExcelsiusGPS® with the Surgimap® infrastructure in our spine portfolio to advance the future of computer assisted surgery. I’m looking forward to the collaboration of the INR team and sales representatives to deliver excellent patient outcomes.
What is the best place you have traveled to and why?
I have traveled to many places within the United States and abroad. Each location includes great memories and is unique in its own way. However, it is the people I travel with who make it memorable. I love to travel with my family and friends. I really enjoy the excitement and mystery of what my family and I can explore.
Meet Josh, one of Globus’ electrical discharge machining (EDM) wire production technicians. As Globus strives to advance patient care through innovation, our production team is vital in delivering high-quality products. We rely on employees like Josh to uphold our standards in delivering innovative excellence.
A conversation with Josh
What is your role at Globus?
I maintain production within the wire EDM department. EDM is the manufacturing process where we obtain a desired shape by using electrical discharges or sparks. Whether it’s for production parts, new fixtures, or upcoming developments, I oversee a production schedule, certify precise measurements, and manage task completion in a timely manner.
What do you find the most challenging at Globus?
The most challenging aspect for me is programming. Programming for the wire EDM, or any machine, can be very tedious and takes discipline. Luckily, I have a phenomenal manager and supervisor who help me continuously strive for success. I’m still a beginner at programming, but I believe that the challenge is what makes me work hard to learn more.
What do you like most about working at Globus?
As a company and a team, we are helping people. There isn’t a better career than helping someone else. The fact that I help to produce a product that can advance patient care is an amazing feeling. There’s a lot of respect in Globus Medical and in the products that we deliver.
How is Globus advancing patient care?
Globus Medical is an international company that constantly produces new ideas and products for more than just spinal disorders. The company is always looking ahead to help create new technologies for people in need of musculoskeletal solutions.
What advice would you give to someone interested in joining Globus?
Take the steps to further your career by joining Globus Medical. Globus appreciates their employees and provides incredible opportunities to grow and learn new things. All members of the Globus Medical team have a deep admiration for what we develop and take pride in knowing what we do is always for the patient.