Cantel Medical

  • R&D Technician

    Location US-TX-Conroe
    Job ID
    2018-3944
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Research & Development
    Company
    Cantel ENDO
  • Company Overview

    The MEDIVATORS endoscopy product portfolio includes procedural disposables and endoscope reprocessing systems.  Certain devices used during an endoscopy procedure are very difficult to clean and disinfect, like water bottles and endoscope valves, creating very real patient safety concerns.  The MEDIVATORS line of disposable infection control products like irrigation tubing and single-use valves eliminate the need for very difficult manual cleaning and disinfection thus reducing infection risk and increasing patient safety. 

     

    MEDIVATORS also offers the most comprehensive line of endoscope reprocessing products including detergents, disinfectants, automated reprocessors and verification systems. All of MEDIVATORS reprocessors and disinfectants are 510(k) cleared by the FDA and carry the appropriate CE Mark.  MEDIVATORS is the leader in endoscope reprocessing with the largest number of reprocessors in-use worldwide.

    Job Overview

    Performs product feasibility, verification and validation testing work as directed by engineering staff to complete technical elements of project work. Work will usually have a short-term goal to meet procedure product project deadlines. Additionally drafts protocols and reports and performs general performance testing, of components and systems as part of new product development efforts within a Research and Development environment. Designs and creates test fixtures as needed. Once directed, ca`n work with little supervision to meet deadlines.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Assist with the gathering and organizing of information needed for engineering projects in an FDA-regulated environment.
    • Must be able to use tools and fixtures to assemble prototype product for initial design qualification testing.
    • Draft protocols, perform testing, and effectively perform the duties of an engineering technician. This includes recording, organizing, and communicating data and test results.
    • Provide feedback on test set up and execution to the responsible engineer.
    • Measure parts with the appropriate tools, including a vision system, calipers, pin gages, etc.
    • Coordinate testing to be performed by external agencies (e.g. packaging validation, measurement of parts, etc.). The project technical lead will provide guidance.
    • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with applicable departmental, facility, corporate, and regulatory requirements. Provide status updates to project managers.
    • Use the established system to track training of local R&D team members.

    Use the established system to track loaned capital equipment such as endoscopes and gages. 

    Qualifications

    • Ability to communicate well (written and verbally in the English language) and work independently at times to accomplish goals in a timely fashion.
    • Ability to work with several departments in the company to source needed materials and information to support engineering staff.
    • Possess a mechanical inclination, preferably with training, to be able to quickly understand testing procedures, requirements, and the thought process behind the set up of testing.
    • Knowledge of procedure product and utility with endoscopes sufficient to understand their use in the clinical arena. (Training will be provided.)
    • Knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel (formulas and charts), and MS Outlook is required.
    • Skill in the safe and accurate use of the following is a plus: drill press, lathe, mill, 3D printer
    • Knowledge of any of the following is a strong plus: CAD (SolidWorks strongly preferred), National Instruments LabVIEW, data acquisition software, force tester (such as Instron).
    • When chemicals are handled, do so in a safe manner that is compliant with OSHA regulations.
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, and work both at a computer screen for hours at a time, and also standing at a lab bench for a substantial duration of time
    • An associate's degree in a technical field or relevant experience is strongly preferred

     

    Customer Service Attributes:

    Must understand the needs of both the internal customers (engineers, operations personnel, purchasing and other company function associates) and external customers such as technicians, physicians and the patients. Must seek to provide the highest level of service so as to provide the best product to the field with the quickest process.

     

    Personal Characteristics: 

    Must exhibit the characteristics of integrity, diligence, and loyalty. Must be timely in the completion of tasks and communicate well with customers so that expectations are reasonably set and met. 

     

    Teamwork Principles:

    Must work well with all internal and external customers. Must communicate well with peers and subordinates so that projects can be delivered to everyone's satisfaction.

    The R&D team maintains a positive, interactive environment in which each member willingly comes to the aid of coworkers in need.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.

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