Careers

Full time positions offer medical, dental, vision and life insurance, profit sharing, retirement plan, paid sick leave, paid vacation and other ancillary compensations.

To apply for any of these positions listed below, send your resume and contact information:

Human Resources Department

hr_dept@biocare.net or fax to: 925-603-8075

Please find a list of positions (if available) below:

Careers

Electrical and Mechanical Technician

Job Description
Responsible for the manufacturing of Biocare Medical’s laboratory instruments and administrative support.

Reports to:Manager, Instrument Manufacturing

Essential Functions

  1. Assembly of new and recertified production instruments:

a. Complete all instrument sub-assembly and final assembly requirements
b. Program all circuit boards, computer ports, printers, etc.
c. Calibrate instruments to required specifications
d. Flush, clean and package all completed assemblies
e. Fill daily sales orders

2. Complete required quality control checks and visual inspections.
3. Complete required device history record documentation.
4. Preform troubleshooting, if applicable, and document action(s) taken.

5. Maintain Raw Material inventory:
a. Pull parts for production in a FIFO (fist in first out) order
b. Assist with quarterly count efforts

6. Daily Clean-Up:
a. Put away all QA approved assemblies and label all WIP assemblies
b. Breakdown and throw out all cardboard boxes
c. Sweep manufacturing area floors and leave walkways clear
d. Wipe down workstations and tools as needed
e. Remove any clutter

7. Support other internal departments as approved by Manager, Instrument Manufacturing.
8. Assist with daily Manufacturing Orders (MO’s) in Biocare’s business system, Great Plains (GP).
9. Assist with department document updates: Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, Assembly Forms and KPI’s.
10. Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies

  1. Ability to read and follow technical instructions and drawings.
  2. Proof of at least one FDA EUA approved Vaccination for Covid-19 required. (Subject to reasonable accommodation)
  3. Mechanical aptitude: possess the skills to assemble using hand and power tools.
  4. Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and its application to the job.
  5. Ability to complete required production documentation.
  6. Basic computer skills with Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  7. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  8. Ability to work in high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
  9. Ensures that all SOPs are followed and recommend Quality Improvement Measures.
  10. Accuracy and attention to detail.
  11. Familiarly with GMP, FDA and ISO regulations.

Work Environment
This job operates in both temperature-controlled labs and warehouse environments, with fluctuating temperatures. The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to climb: Ascending or descending stairs and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Stoop: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Kneel: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Push: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward. Pull: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. Lift: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Medium work: Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as technicians, mechanics, etc. The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday unless otherwise determined by departments needs that may include earlier or later starting and ending hours. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Less than 10% travel is required.

Required Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required, Associate Degree or higher in technical field or trade school preferred.
Two plus (2+) years’ experience with Electrical/Electronic and Mechanical Systems required.
Two plus (2+) years’ experience working in ISO/GMP environment preferred.

Mechanical Engineer

Job Description
Responsible for detailed mechanical design from concept to manufacturing of automated electromechanical instrumentation in a regulated environment. The position is responsible for creating and documenting designs that meet the function, cost, and reliability requirements, established in the design input documents. This position will involve both new product development and enhancement/resolution of existing products.

Reports to: Chief Technology Officer

Essential Functions

  1. Conceptualize, design, prototype, test, and document electromechanical instruments including robotic, fluidic, and thermal subsystems.
  2.  Interface and collaborate with internal and external R&D team members on design and development tasks and projects.
  3. Troubleshooting, analyzing, and optimizing automated IVD instrumentation.
  4. Create and present design review documentation.
  5. Assess new and legacy designs from a function, cost, and reliability perspective.
  6. Provide inputs to project planning phases regarding sequence, efforts, and timelines of development tasks.
  7. Working with Sustaining Engineering, Purchasing, and Manufacturing teams on design transfers of designs.
  8. Participate in creation of Design History Documentation like Requirement Specification and Hazard Analysis.

Competencies

  1. Proficient SolidWorks user with 5+ years of experience using features for milling, turning, sheet metal, and tooling parts.
  2. Proof of at least one FDA EUA approved Vaccination for Covid-19 required. (Subject to reasonable accommodation)
  3. 5+ year experience in creating SolidWorks assemblies (Constraints, Configurations, BOM, Movement Simulation).
  4. Experience in using SolidWorks Simulation to perform structural Finite Element Analysis.
  5. 5+ year experience in creating complete technical drawings using SolidWorks, that meet a regulated environment standard.
  6. Must be able to write clear, understandable documentation with effective presentation of information.
  7. Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently with attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  8. Demonstrates independent judgment in resolving problems and making recommendation.
  9. Experience in instrument architecture and making rational buy vs. build decisions.
  10. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  11. Basic understanding of GMP and its application to the job.
  12. Ability to build/assemble and test designs.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office, laboratory, or shop environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a desktop computers and smartphones. The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb: Ascending or descending stairs and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. Stoop: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Kneel: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Crawl: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Push: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward. Pull: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. Lift: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Less than 10% travel is required.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering with five to eight (5 – 8) years of design and development experience from which three (3+) or more years shall be in a regulated environment (Medical and/or Aerospace). Proven track record in bringing designs from concept all the way to manufacturing.

Antibody Qualification Associate, Technology Development

Job Description
The Antibody Qualification Associate functions with minimal supervision and guidance within the research and development (R&D) laboratory. Antibody Qualification Associate performs R&D activities on new and existing products involving Histology and Immunohistochemistry (IHC) procedures within well-defined guidelines. Antibody Qualification Associate keeps abreast of current methodologies and developments within defined areas of research. Antibody Qualification Associate participates in collaborative projects, and at times, assist other laboratory members on research-related activities.

 Reports to: Director, Technology Development

Essential Functions

  1. Perform experiments to determine titers of antibody raw materials for continued development in Design.
  2. Perform Histology, IHC, in situ Hybridization (ISH) and Immunofluorescence (IF) testing in the development of new products and the optimization of existing products.
  3. Assist in the closure of customer complaints and product investigation.
  4. Perform all activities in accordance with established SOP’s and directions from manager in a GMP and ISO regulated laboratory.
  5. Biocare’s Policy Management system Document all activities according to established procedures.
  6. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot assays and identify areas for improvement.
  7. Monitor equipment and instrumentation for compliance to corporate procedures.
  8. At times performs histology and IHC for outside research-related projects (contractual projects) and participates in research projects for posters and publication.
  9. Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies

  1. Extensive experience in a laboratory environment, with an emphasis on high productivity and multi-tasking to progress on multiple projects simultaneously.
  2. Hands-on experience performing titrations of antibodies for IHC and probes for in situ hybridization Ability to work independently and manage tasks, while supporting fellow team members.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills that produce clear, effective, and complete documentation.
  4. Highly organized with proofreading skills and good attention to details.
  5. Thorough understanding of product development in an ISO environment.
  6. Experience with policy and procedure management systems (i.e., Policy Tech).

Work Environment
This job operates in a research / laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, automated instrumentation, microscopes, and ancillary equipment. In addition, this position routinely uses desktop or laptop computers. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Finger: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, observation of color when looking under a microscope, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Less than 10% travel is required. Required Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field; or Associate Degree, with training in Histology & IHC. Two to five (2-5) years’ Laboratory experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field; or Associate Degree, with training in Histology & IHC. Two to five (2-5) years’ Laboratory experience in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Cost Accountant

Job Description
The Cost Accountant position is in charge of the ongoing identification, analysis, and determination of process constraints, target costing projects, margin analysis, tracing costs back to underlying activities, and constructing and monitoring cost-effective data accumulation systems.  The Cost Accountant position will prepare and present both appropriate level of costing information and the Cost Accountant’s advice and recommendations based on costing information to management.

 Reports to:Manager, Finance

Essential Functions

  1. Coordinate and manage physical inventory count and cycle counts.
  2. Investigate variances and resolve issues.
  3. Analyze the monthly production activity to determine and ensure that all “Manufacturing Orders” have been processed accurately and all complete jobs have been closed.
  4. Review standard and actual cost for accuracy.
  5. Develop and lead the process for transition from actual to standard costing.
  6. Validate the Cost of Goods as part of the month-end close.
  7. Calculate standard labor and overhead costs and update the Bill of Materials. Work in coordination with Manufacturing and Shipping to determine, locate, and dispose of obsolete inventory.
  8. Analyze inventory, calculate, and book reserve accruals.
  9. Monthly breakeven analysis by product. Monthly report of margins by product and categories.
  10. Analyze and report on periodic margins variances and determine their causes.
  11. Analyze inventory value sub-ledger vs. ledgers on monthly basis and reconcile.
  12. Record all related month-end close journal entries with respect to inventory transactions and procedures.
  13. Add new products and finished goods into the Accounting system. Record all material transfer form transactions in the accounting system.
  14. Perform monthly analysis of material transfer and report anomalies.
  15. Analyze changes in production design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided to determine effects on costs.
  16. Document, maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing cost and inventory valuation.
  17. Develop and document policies and procedures, including system requirements and internal controls.
  18. Represent Finance/Accounting on initiatives designed to improve operations, reduce cost, etc.

Competencies

  1. Planning and organization skills.
  2. Proof of at least one FDA EUA approved Vaccination for Covid-19 required. (Subject to reasonable accommodation) Strategic thinking.
  3. Problem identification and analysis.
  4. Judgment and problem solving.
  5. Teamwork.
  6. Stress tolerance.
  7. Attention to details.
  8. Multi-tasking.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a desktop computer and smartphone. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to kneel: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. Crouch: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine. Reach: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. Stand: Particularly for sustained periods of time. Walk: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. Lift: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Grasp: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. Feel: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. Talk: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Hear: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. Repetitive motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. This position may require extended weekday or weekend hours depending on business needs.

Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Less than 10% travel is required.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field (CPA preferred) with a minimum of seven (7) years of experience.

Computer Skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office) with Great Plains experience preferred.