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

Field Applications Specialist

Job Purpose:
Provides expert level technical support of IHC principles in order to assist clients and actively promote Biocare products and services. Troubleshoot minor instrumentation and software issues, train customers, optimize assays, create & submit paperwork, provide follow-up support, perform presentations/workshops, and participate in technical/business reviews.

Reports to: Manager, Field Services

Classification:
Full Time Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide expert technical support on all Biocare Medical instrumentation & products via remote communication and on-site visits.
Provide proficient product usage training, optimization of experiments and assistance with advancement of sales process.
Provide technical direction and support to customers/field sales on operation, maintenance and correct usage of company products.
Completion of documentation associated with job function, including: client communications, field applications reports, expense submissions, training documentation and CRM submissions in a timely manner.
Assist with Applications training, in-house Technical Support, and open territory coverage as assigned.
Work closely with sales and marketing customer care, QA/QC, research and development to address customer concerns, determine corrective action and customer follow-up in order to achieve goals and ensure client satisfaction.
Participate in tradeshows, seminars, and workshops as required.
Adherence to all Biocare Medical policies and procedures.
Provide support to FAS and FSE Team members as requested.
Optimize Biocare reagents on competitive platforms as requested.

Competencies:
Ability to work on the most complex assignments where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations.
Ability to accomplish all tasks assigned by manager with minimal supervision.
Ability to create, organize and follow complex and/or detailed technical procedures.
Ability to efficiently address & solve problems independently.
Ability to interact and communicate professionally with clients to resolve routine and non-routine product/instrumentation related issues.
Maintain professional certifications, technical acumen and overall developments in related fields.
Possess expert technical knowledge on all the use of all Biocare products and instrumentation.
Microsoft Office Suite proficient to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelors’ Degree preferred in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field. Two to five (2-5) years related experience in laboratory environment and IHC/ISH/FISH experience. HT/HTL (ASCP) certification preferred.

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 regularly required to balance: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. 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. 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. 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 visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.).

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.

Software Engineer

Job Purpose:
Responsible for the development of software solutions to support a range of operations for Biocare automated staining instruments.

Reports to: Director, Software Development

Classification:
(Hourly)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in all phases of the software development life cycle including analysis, design, coding, debugging, testing and maintenance.
Responsible for coding, debugging and unit testing of product new features and fixes.
Coordinate closely with electrical engineers and provide input on firmware design and software/firmware communication protocols.
Create, install and test product builds.
Product deployment and maintenance support.
Technical documentation.

Competencies:
Object Oriented programming, .NET Framework, Windows platform.
Advanced programming skills using C#, Visual Basic, SQL, XML, Crystal Reports.
Database skills (database design, SQL queries).
Source control tools.
Agile methodology.
Excellent team player and individual contributor.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Quality work.

Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or related field plus three to five (3-5) years of related field experience.

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 ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles 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.

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.

Electrical and Mechanical Technician

Job Purpose:
Responsible for the manufacturing of Biocare Medical’s laboratory instruments.

Reports to: Manager, Instrument Manufacturing and Field Logistics

Classification:
Full Time Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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
Complete required quality control checks and visual inspections.
Complete required device history record documentation.
Preform troubleshooting, if applicable, and document action(s) taken.
Assist with cleaning and packaging of instrumentation when needed.
Maintain raw material inventory:
a. Pull parts for production in a FIFO (fist in first out) order
b. Assist with quarterly count efforts
General Housekeeping:
a. Wipe down production tables and remove clutter
b. Sweep production area floors and leave walkways clear
c. Breakdown cardboard boxes and bring to warehouse
Support other internal departments as approved by Manager of Instrument Manufacturing.
Proven experience working in a cross functional team.
Familiarly with GMP, FDA and ISO Regulations.

Competencies:
Ability to read and follow technical instructions and drawings.
Mechanical aptitude; possess the skills to assemble using hand and power tools.
Understanding of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and its application to the job.
Ability to complete required production documentation.
Basic Computer skills with Word, Excel and Outlook.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Ability to work in high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment.
Ensures that all SOP’s are followed and recommend Quality Improvement Measures.
Accuracy and attention to details.
Familiarly with GMP, FDA and ISO Regulations.

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.

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 ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles 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. 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. The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, 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 (i.e., custodial, food services, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, inspection, etc.).

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.