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Edwards Lifesciences Sr Technician, R&D – Balloons in Irvine, California

Join the Balloons R&D team to help develop products that directly save lives. Edwards Lifesciences is looking for a Sr Technician, R&D – Balloons, to help pioneer next-generation balloon technology in support of our balloon expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) platforms. This position will support balloon development efforts in our aortic, pulmonic, and mitral valve replacement devices as well as develop new balloon technologies to address the anticipated needs of future applications. This technician role will be supporting balloon development from prototype through balloon manufacturing.

Role and Responsibilities:

This role will perform a wide variety of tasks in support of Engineering activities. Examples of these tasks include:

  • Balloon inspection

  • Balloon blow molding

  • Balloon functional testing

  • Balloon burst testing

  • Equipment troubleshooting

  • Equipment maintenance

  • Equipment Management via Maximo system

  • Tooling inventory management

  • Data collection and entry

  • Other incidental duties as assigned by Management

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent Technical Degree/Certification

  • Previous experience in R&D Lab environment or medical device experience

  • Experience operating, troubleshooting, & maintaining equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic written and verbal communication skills

  • Good computer skills, including usage of MS Office Suite

  • Ability to use manufacturing, testing, and measuring equipment

  • Ability to read and understand procedures, drawings, and schematics

  • Knowledge of and adherence to Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to lab and/or clean room medical device manufacturing

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.

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