Advanced Technician Quality Control in Carlsbad, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

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Job ID: BEC016352

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


An incumbent at this level ordinarily performs the full range of quality control inspection duties and computer system transactions.  The incumbent will have been qualified by specialty training or experience performing quality control tasks requiring knowledge of Manufacturing/Q.A. systems and demonstrate capability to apply expertise.  Ensure proper adherence to manufacturing documentation and processes. Approximately 75% of time will be spent on routine QCI assignments such as batch record review and 25% on quality system projects including document revision, reports and other quality improvements.
  • Batch record review and finished goods release while ensuring that product specifications and company and regulatory requirements are met.  
  • Inspection and disposition of incoming parts following approved specifications and procedures.
  • Reviews and updates Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Creates Real Time Stability final reports using Minitab for data analysis.  Also conducts final review of reports as needed.
  • Reviews and approves change orders as needed to support the business needs.
  • Collaborates with other local functional groups including Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Quality Control Test and Warehouse/Inventory Control.
  • Ensures company, industry, and regulatory standards are met, e.g. ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820, MDSAP, IVDR, Quality Policies and SOPs of Beckman Coulter.
  • Serves as QCI team member on multi-department diagnostic projects for process improvement and new products as required.
  • Other duties may include training and implementing quality improvements through leading kaizens and/or dives.
  • Potential for growth into a lead or higher level in quality.

Job Requirements


Education and Experience:
  • High school degree (or equivalent degree) with 7+ years of experience 
  • Two or more years of quality control or quality assurance work experience at a medical device (FDA/GMP) manufacturer or equivalent applicable work experience preferred.
  • Experience with collaborative cross-functional teams desired
  • Experience with Lean tools or other continuous improvement tools desired
  • Good understanding of ISO 13485, MDSAP, IVDR and FDA GMP regulations for Medical Diagnostics industry.
  • Good understanding of good documentation practices.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write and edit procedures and reports
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with QC lab testing is preferred.
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrates behavior, judgment, discretion and performance consistent with the quality policy and goals of Beckman Coulter.
General Physical Requirements (As required by the Americans With Disabilities Act):
  • Requires lifting 15 pounds and sitting/standing for extended periods of time.
  • The location are areas such as office, labs, warehouse, cold boxes; computer terminals for inquires and transactions; space for adequate separation, identity, and storage of materials in inspection status; quarantine areas for defined subgroups of materials.  Gowning is required in production environments and QC lab.
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