Laboratory Technician II, Product Development

Terumo Medical Cooperation
Elkton, MD
May 11, 2022
May 15, 2022
Full Time
Terumo Medical Corporation (TMC) develops, manufactures, and markets a complete, solutions-based portfolio of high-quality medical devices used in a broad range of applications for numerous areas of the healthcare industry. TMC places a premium on providing customers with world-class products, training and education programs that drive clear economic value, better clinical outcomes and improved quality of life for patients. TMC is part of Tokyo-based Terumo Corporation; one of the world's leading medical device manufacturers with $5+ billion in sales, 20,000+ employees worldwide and operations in more than 160 nations. Terumo Medical Corporation is comprised of two strategic business divisions: Terumo Interventional Systems and Terumo Medical Products.Job Summary:The Product Development Laboratory Technician II position is responsible for self-sufficiently supporting the development of devices as part of the product development process. The position is also responsible for supporting the prototyping on next generation concepts and supporting the preparation of lab for the introduction of new product pilot lines under minimal direction.Job Details:1. Associate is responsible to follow requirements of TMC Quality System; including but not limited to: document/data control, compliance with procedures, and change control practices.2. Operate, maintain and troubleshoot complex equipment to facilitate the creation of prototypes in support of the product development process. Typical machinery includes welders, coilers, braiders, lamination machines, tipping/forming machines, swaging equipment, thermal ovens and coating machines.3. Assist in developing, inspecting, testing, and refining new product concepts and processes.4. Perform engineering testing on prototypes, pre-production, and/ or final design products. Testing performed typically includes: Mechanical testing (Instron), lubricity/durability testing (OakRiver), packaging / shipping distribution, dimensional testing (CMM, Digital measuring microscopes, Keyence, laser micrometer, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, pin gauges, rulers, protractors), visual inspections, leak testing (Uson, Pressure gauges), Etc.5. Assist product development teams in performing verification builds and maintaining inventory controls of components needed for builds.6. Perform training of new associates on the use of equipment, inspection techniques and tests.7. Use good documentation practices. (Maintain lab notebook, datasheets, and other quality records)8. Ensure laboratory and equipment are organized and maintained.9. Support other lab and department operations tasks as needed.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Requires a logical thought process and decision-making ability based upon quality criteria, engineering criteria, testing results, and product requirements. Effective communication and organizational skills. General computer skills Basic ability to keep neat, accurate, and complete records and logs. Mathematical knowledge and aptitude, including algebra and utilization of sampling plans/statistical charts. Ability to operate and troubleshoot complex manufacturing equipment. Ability to use testing equipment (ie calipers, micrometers, microscope, optical comparator, Instron, Laser Mic, Lubricity Tester, etc.). Ability to follow written test methods, protocols, and SOP's. Requires the ability to solve basic technical problems and recommend solutions. Must have 20/20, equivalent, or corrected vision.Background, Experience Requires a high school diploma. 3 to 5 years of previous technical engineering, quality assurance, or manufacturing support experience is preferredor equivalent combination of education and relevant prior work experience.It is Terumo's policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As a Company, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.