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

Chemical Engineer – Fluidics and Thermodynamics Focus

Job Purpose:
We are seeking a qualified Chemical Engineer for our research and development team. This position will require a combined working knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics, and fluidics to design, develop, and transfer to production automated instrument systems in a GMP-regulated environment. Duties will include prototype/test fixture design, testing and data collection, statistical analysis, while ensuring product designs comply with industry safety standards. Participation in ongoing education opportunities to maintain knowledge of emerging technologies, materials, and methods is expected.

Reports to:Senior Director, Platform Development

Classification:
Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform chemical analysis and physical property testing of materials and products.
Use knowledge of thermodynamics and fluidics to design new or evaluate existing automated instrument platforms.
Examine reasons for material or system failures and identify root cause of the problem. Suggest remedial measures and implement mitigation.
Design test fixtures, processes and prototypes as required.
Ensure compliance with applicable safety standards in design and development.
Be proactive and stay abreast of the latest materials and process technologies and industry trends; recommend and initiate new information, allowing for a competitive advantage in design.
Interact effectively with vendors and suppliers.
Devise testing methods to evaluate the effects of process, use conditions and chemical and material compatibility.
Contribute technical expertise to process design, development, implementation, and improvement
High level of organizational skills

Competencies:
Proficiency with SolidWorks Ver. 16 and later.
Proficiency in use of simulation and modeling software.
Working proficiency with Microsoft Office suite required.
Proven record of creative and effective problem-solving in design and development and manufacturing processes
Knowledge about polymer industry, products and technologies is necessary.
Highly motivated with a good ability to take direction but able to independently develop solutions.
Detail-oriented.
Ability to design from scratch and modify existing designs to improve overall performance, manufacturability, field serviceability, and cost effectiveness.
Tolerant of a highly dynamic environment that may require frequent re-designs and re-optimization of work.
Strong collaborative skills, both with other engineering disciplines and with scientific, regulatory, quality, and production teams
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
Must be able to write clear, understandable documentation with effective presentation of information.
Basic understanding of GMP and its application to the job.

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.

Experience, Education and Certifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering required with two to five (2-5) years’ experience, experience must include managing at least one (1) Commercial Development project from inception through completion.

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 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.
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 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.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Histotechnologist II

Job Purpose:
The Histotechnologist II will manage the day-to-day operations including work coordination and staff training. H/she will manage orders from Quality Control, Research & Development, Sales and Instrument Research and Development on Quality Control slides to ensure timely delivery to respected personnel. Monitors inventory and re-orders as required. Produce Quality Control slides, TMA blocks with help of Pathologist. Helps in maintaining tissue blocks for tissue bank.

Reports to: Manager, Histology

Classification:
Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage work assignments for Microtomy Team based on hislotogy requests and sales orders.
Process FFPE tissue samples including processing, embedding and sectioning. Cut slides following histology requests from QC, R&D, Sales and Engineering.
Follow instructions to perform tissue screening and making TMA/multi-tissue blocks.
Stain tissue samples and make control blocks as required by specific projects.
Completes all required documents for instrument use and maintenance.
Manintain tissue bank to provide control materials for all requesting departments.
Monitor essential Histology inventory and places orders as required.
Train Histology personnel as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by Management.

Competencies:
Extensive experience in a high throughput laboratory working to critical timelines.
Must be able to provide and follow verbal and written instructions and exhibit interpersonal skills that are conductive to effective communication.
Must be detail oriented, precise and consistent.
Able to workas team member.
Experience in either a research or reference laboratory setting handling human and non-human tissues.
Must be familiar with the requirements of GLP and laboratory safety.
Able to work with minimal supervision.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
Certified as Histotechnician or Histotechnologist with five to ten (5-10) years’ experience.

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.

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 stand; walk; sit; used hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. 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.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Systems and Integration Tester

Job Purpose:
We are seeking for a qualified Systems and Integration Tester for our research and development team. This position will require a combined knowledge of systems and integration testing processes and related execution tasks and effectively support the design and development process. Candidate must have experience in testing both hardware and software. The successful candidate must demonstrate experience in system integration, test planning and subsystem testing.

Reports to: Senior Director, Platform Development

Classification:
Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Design product integration and verification strategies that ensure complete coverage of critical medical device functionality and performance.
Ensures that all the documents needed for a testing are complete, confidential and properly stored.
Reviews product design for compliance with specifications.
Formulate engineering test cases.
Create and review test protocols for integration test plan of new and sustaining engineering projects.
Execute System Test Plan on engineering products under development.
Review, maintain and enter defects in defect management database.
Compile and analyze test data and provide detailed reports of the results.
Managing personnel in all aspects of integration and test planning, providing technical advice and resolving implementation, resource and schedule issues.
Maintains good communication within the team and with other groups involved in the project.
Maintain laboratory equipment logs, stocks solutions and lab supplies.

Competencies:
Position requires exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of design control principles.
Knowledge of GMP and FDA regulations.
Thrives in a rapidly changing, deadline-oriented environment that often requires scheduling flexibility.
Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrates independent judgment in resolving problems and making recommendations.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to write clear, understandable documentation with effective presentation of information.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering with zero to two (0-2) years’ experience in the field of Histology. Histotechnician (HT) Certification, or Histotechnologist (HTL) Certification required.

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 with occasional periods of greater demand, depending on project schedules and deadlines. Work schedule may also vary depending on availability of resources (e.g. a limited number of developmental prototypes that must be shared between groups within and external to Engineering).

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 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.
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; 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.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Quality Assurance Specialist

Job Purpose:
Responsible for providing guidance in new product development following the procedure and regulation requirements. Perform internal audit to ensure compliance with quality programs, policies, processes, procedures, and that the performance and quality of products conforms to Biocare’s Corporate Quality requirements as well as to FDA QSR, ISO, and other global regulations.Coordinating activities related to product development, internally and externally.Ensure product manufacture and release in compliance with Company’s Quality System.

Reports to: Director, Quality Assurance

Classification:
Exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates new product development activities and provide guidance and regulation requirements to the team.Ensure adequate documentation and compliance with procedures and regulation requirements
Plans, schedules, and coordinates product development project activities.
Ensures compliance to design controls and ensure representation of QA on projects to provide guidance on quality and cGMP compliance.
Reviews design requirements documents, design transfer files, R&D Reagent and System Testing, Verification and Validation (Plan, Protocols, etc.).
Facilitates risk management discussions and other reliability assessments and drive updates.
Maintains and tracks Design and Development Deliverables and Files.
Reviews and approves batch records, forms and specification sheets and other documentation for accuracy and completeness, and recommends changes as needed.
Writes procedures, protocols, plans, and reports as well as maintaining and updating the documents
Performs internal/external audits to ensure compliance with subject regulations.
Prepares training presentations for training within the QA department as well as in other departments.
Strengthens quality awareness, and actively works with R&D, Manufacturing QC, and technical support departments to provide solutions and improve efforts to provide solutions and improve processes efficiently and operational excellence.
Identifies quality improvement opportunities, compliance concerns, identify, prevent, and resolve deviations.

Competencies:
Working knowledge of quality systems, design control and QA audit.
Attention to detail and good organizational skills.
High level of reading comprehension.
Able to write clear & understandable documentation with effective presentation of information.
Demonstrates independent judgment within broadly defined policies and ability to lead projects.
Advanced computer skills required.
Experience with FDA QSR, ISO 13485, and ISO 14971 requirements.

Experience, Education and Certifications:
BS/BA degree with Five plus (5+) years’ experience in QA disciplines in medical device or pharmaceutical industry.
Auditor experience is required.
Experience with New Product Development and Product Realization highly desirable.
Training/certification in ISO and GMP preferred.

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.

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.Balance: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing, or crouching. 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. 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; 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.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.