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Medtronic Technician III in Northridge, California

Technician III

Location:

Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:

210005D6

Post Date:

3 days ago

Careers that Change Lives

The RD Laboratory Technician will demonstrate initiative, meticulous attention to detail, and proper procedures while assisting and supporting the laboratorybased investigations by undertaking a range of technical and experimental tasks. TheTechnician will be performing a variety of wet chemistry techniques as well as basic microscopy for sample inspections on a routine basis including work in a cleanroom laboratory environment. A majority of the responsibilities will be focused on making solutions,conducting chemical analyses experiments to develop new knowledge, materials processes requiring strong background in chemistry. The Technician is expected toprovide regular updates/reports of measurements, trials, tests, results and analysis. The position will require communication and collaboration between Managers, Scientists, Engineers Technicians from the RD Team to accomplish tasks in an efficient and timely manner.

Diabetes

Transforming diabetes care together, for greater freedom and better health.

Our strategy is to become a holistic diabetes management company focused on making a real difference in outcomes and cost. We want to transform healthcare toward value-based models by driving both product and business model innovation with the goal of elevating patient experience, improving clinical outcomes and lowering the total cost of care for our customers

We value what makes you unique. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations.

Visit www.medtronicdiabetes.com to see an overview of the products in our Diabetes product portfolio.

A Day in the Life

This individual will support research and development of new material coatings/prototypes, processes characterization testing in RD laboratories cleanroom environmentsunder the direction of senior scientists and engineers to advance key projects in next generation Continuous Glucose Monitoring. This individual will work on experimental design, conduct or coordinate experiments with direct guidance, though expected to be proactive in problem solving, independent in way of thought and contribute to ideas when situations are called upon; demonstrate a good understanding of and participate in developing technical protocols and procedures and good documentation practices. The Technician will execute technical procedures following protocols and various instrumentations, perform quality control tests, conduct post-test inspections of devices/prototypes, record and report data while maintaining accountability responsibility for ones work throughout these activities.There will be communication to management on a recurring basis and the individual must have the ability to effectively convey updates through email, verbal communication and team meetings.

This individual will also assist with inventory, shipping receiving; maintain clean and safe lab environment in compliance to environment, health, and safety policies and orders; maintain, and appropriately dispose of lab supplies, consumables, and chemicals.

  • Buffer/formulations/solution making including performing solids/molarity calculations, weighing, measuring, and mixing chemicals.

  • Experience using laboratory tools such as pH meters, centrifuges, micro pipettes, weighing balances etc

  • Experience in the operation of microscopy equipment instrumentation such as UV-VIS.

  • Keeps equipment functional by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining equipment and supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.

  • Basic computer skills good working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is required

  • Help establish new test methods work with Engineers on creating custom fixtures.

  • Able to work independently, demonstrate good judgment in investigating problems possess good math aptitude

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivelant

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience of relevant experience and may require vocational or technical education or certification in addition to prior work experience

Nice to Have

  • College coursework or Undergraduate Degree in the Sciences

  • Chemistry background in either professional or academic experience

  • Experience in analytical chemistry methods including HPLC, GC etc

  • Coating/material deposition processes/ Instrumentation (spray, spin, dip etc)

  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience in Microsoft Excel including creating spreadsheets, editing spreadsheets, and performing simple calculations/manipulation of data in spreadsheets.

  • Basics statistics knowledge

  • Experience working with biologics drug formulations

  • Exposure to organic synthesis; polymer or small molecules

  • Material characterization techniques including DSC, rheology

  • Experience with documentation of work, protocols and testing (Ex. laboratory notebooks, reports, IQ/OQ/PQs, Standard Operating Procedures, etc.).

  • Familiarity with biochemical/colorimetric assays

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

  • Should be available to work overtime, weekdays and some weekend work, when required.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.

  • All training is mandatory and all safety rules and protocols must be followed. Safety procedures and protocols including proper gowning, gloves, safety glasses, eye wear protection required at all times in laboratories.

  • Sit/stand for up to six to eight hours per day.

  • Work under a microscope for up to six to eight hours per day.

  • The employee is required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

  • Able to lift 25 pounds.

  • Able to work in a moderately noisy environment.

  • Work in environment with lasers and UV light, chemicals, and Bio Hazard materials.

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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