GUILFORD – While many non-essential businesses are being forced to layoff employees during the coronavirus outbreak, Puritan Medical Products is hiring to meet demand.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the medical manufacturing facilities across the country.
“In general, the supply chains around the United States were not prepared for the influx of production of the products necessary to fight the virus,” said Puritan’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales Timothy Templet.
To meet increased demand for the swabs used for coronavirus testing, Puritan Medical Products in Guilford is looking to hire 30 temporary employees, for at least eight weeks, to help run the machines necessary to produce critical testing equipment.
“They’re available to work as a temporary or part-time, that allows us to give them some time to train and put them on the equipment that is necessary to increase our demand,” said Templet.
According to Puritan’s website, the company looking for individuals that are able to perform duties with minimal supervision, those with good communication skills, those who are able to lift thirty pounds, among other requirements.
“We need people to run a wrapping machine, we need some more technical people to assist in a technician position…we need additional hands to maintain our equipment as well,” Templet said.
Templet said Tuesday that the current coronavirus pandemic has driven the facility’s production up at least forty percent.
“I’ve been here 32 years and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Templet.
Puritan is still doing its part to ensure the safety of its products, and the safety of its employees.
“Their temperatures are taken everyday, we sanitize them everyday … but you have to have a heightened awareness of the people being in a factory,” Templet said.
Interested applicants can find more information on Puritan’s website.