Sr. Laboratory Tech


Irvine, California

a month ago

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Sr. Laboratory Tech
Irvine, California

a month ago

Job Description

Job Title: Sr. Laboratory Tech
Duration: 6 Months

Location: Irvine, California,  92614

Must Haves (with medical tech company):
  • Experience working with polymers (TPU's and Polyesters are mostly used) in a lab.
  • Role in a R&D lab working alongside principal engineers. Must be versed working hands on in a wet/dry lab setting.
  • Proven track record of utilizing Excel for statistical analysis and then sharing data with PowerPoint.
  • This role requires strong communication skills paired with a team focused mentality.

Key Responsibilities:
• SME (Subject Matter Expert) with in-depth knowledge and technical proficiency in support of the widest range of engineering activities such as testing, modification, fabrication and assembly; including identifying potential improvement opportunities and proposing technical solutions to optimize products, processes, and/or equipment
• Build complex prototypes, sub-assemblies, and prepare feasibility test units, samples, and/or chemical solutions; may include making material recommendations
• Perform operational test and identify failure modes on systems and equipment and propose and implement technical solutions
• May build prototypes for physician demonstration
• Perform complex work using drawings, diagrams, written and verbal instructions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and trouble-shooting functions
• Collect, document, and analyze test data
• Operate a wide range of lab equipment including set-up, clean-up, break-down, and re-assembly
• Train, coach, and guide team members on new procedures, assess work techniques, and provide feedback to engineers on procedures
• Design and build simple fixtures and parts; using sketches, CAD, etc.
• Perform test method development and validation for equipment and product designs
• Complete sample testing on thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA) or mechanical analysis (tensile strength, stress/strain, etc) equipment
• May create and modify drawings and procedures for fixtures, equipment, products, or processes
• On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period
• Complete requests from project teams and manager as needed

Basic Qualifications:
• Associate's degree or equivalent or technical degree/certificate with 2 to 4 years previous experience in an R&D Lab and/or medical device experience is required

Preferred Qualifications:
• Related experience in the medical device industry is strongly preferred
• Extensive knowledge of equipment in a lab environment
• Problem solving methodology, root cause analysis, and GDP (Good Documentation Practices)
Additional Skills:
• Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills with focus on influencing and conveying recommendations
• Strong computer skills, including usage of MS Office Suite; and CAD if applicable
• Ability to perform complex troubleshooting
• Ability to identify problems and relevant issues in complex situations, assessing using standard procedures and may propose solutions
• Ability to use a wider range of manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment; use tools such measuring equipment
• Ability to read and understand procedures, drawings, schematics and carry out assembly instructions
• Knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques and procedures
• Ability to draft technical documents (i.e, manufacturing and testing procedures)
• Knowledge of and adherence to Clients Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to lab and/or clean room medical device manufacturing
• Strict attention to detail
• Must be able to work independently in completing assigned projects, developing work instructions, and advancing the competency of other technicians

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About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $25.00/hr.