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Edwards Lifesciences Tech, Laboratory in Anasco All Locs, Puerto Rico

Provide microbiological and chemistry testing services.

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform routine microbiology/chemistry testing services which may include bioburden, BI & product sterility test, LAL bacterial endotoxin test, Microbial identification, EO residues test, using established procedures/protocols

• Perform data entry of routine microbial/chemistry testing for analysis by Scientists/Technologists

• Review, follow and perform job functions in compliance with established work instructions and adherence with SOPs, including recording traceable information on device history records

• Maintain equipment by following procedures and executing PM (preventative maintenance) per established schedule

• Other incidental duties (e.g Participate in 6s activities).

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in science related field, required. Experience in Chemist Laboratory, preferred.

Additional Skills:

• Good communication skills

• Able to read, comprehend, write and speak English and Spanish

• Ability to work in confined areas at temperatures over 100ºF and RH over 50% in the EO sterilizers areas

• Good computer skills, including usage of MS Office Suite

• Ability to work in confined areas at temperatures over 100ºF and RH over 50% in the EO sterilizers areas

• Must be medically evaluated and deemed fit to wear respirators, and successfully complete regular respirator certification training

• Moderate knowledge of laboratory processes, e.g., GLP (Good Laboratory Practices), ANSI (American National Standards Institute)/AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) guidelines, British Standards, European Standards, Federal Standards, and USP Pharmacopeia.

• Moderate knowledge in QSR (Quality System Regulation), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) regulations

• Moderate knowledge in mathematics, e.g., decimals, percentage, and statistics

• Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to department clean room medical device manufacturing

• Strict attention to detail

• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing and Good Documentation Practices supporting a medical device environment

• Must be able to work in a team environment and with minimum supervision

• Ability to provide feedback in a professional, direct, and tactful manner

• Accountable to adhere to applicable Edwards Environmental, Health and Safety and Quality System requirements to ensure our products and services consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements

• Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

• Ensure proper handling, storage and disposal of all waste generated in the facility according to applicable laws within the waste management program (RCRA). Prepare regulatory and/or internal reports, complete waste determinations, sign waste manifests and coordinate proper training sessions to affected personnel

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.