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Edwards Lifesciences Sr Technologist, Maintenance 2nd Shift in Irvine, California

Applies skill in the preventive and unexpected in-process maintenance of production equipment for commercial products and equipment used in pre-commercial products to ensure ongoing optimum performance, in compliance with EHS, Good Manufacturing and Good Documentation Practices, and other applicable quality and regulatory guidelines associated with medical device manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform primarily scheduled preventive maintenance routines on a wider range of complex equipment, as well as unscheduled maintenance, and validate user operation in an effort to avoid operation down time, and providing expertise and guidance in resolving complex failures.

  • Troubleshoot, as well as anticipate issues, and propose solutions to limit downtime and keep production on schedule.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of processes in the use of machines to ensure successful outcomes, devise complex process changes, and ensure knowledge transfer to other levels of technicians.

  • Collaborate with Engineering and Quality to evaluate existing processes and identify opportunities for improvement and optimal operations.

  • Check for failures in equipment and perform corrections and corrective actions to affected areas that have down time, including conducting and writing impact assessment reports of incidents, exception work orders (EWOs), Equipment Non-conformance Reports (NCRs), and Out of Tolerance (OOTs).

  • Provide training, coaching, guidance, and information to lower level technicians as requested and needed.

  • On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period.

  • Support the plant operations engineering department during, weekends, holidays and company shutdowns.

  • Other incidental duties (e.g. occasional material transfer, parts deliveries)

Basic Qualifications:

  • H.S. Diploma or trade school program in electric, mechanical, and/or electronics Required

  • 10 years experience; working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, lubrication, pneumatic, boiler, autoclave, and/or HVAC system operations required.

  • Full knowledge of routine preventive maintenance of production and facilities equipment

  • Extensive experience in system troubleshooting (e.g., electrical, mechanical, and/or electronics)

  • Ability to read electrical schematics and P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagram) drawings

  • Ability to use DMMs (Digital Multi Meter)

  • Must have previous CMMS experience

  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision by following detailed maintenance instructions, and provide guidance and training to lower-level technicians

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, etc.)

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong English language skills, including reading, comprehending, speaking and writing, and good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or equivalent with trade school program in electric, mechanical, and/or electronics, including internship is highly preferred

  • Certified in multidisciplinary electrical, mechanical, electronic, pneumatic, and controls

  • Work in team environment, as well as with colleagues from other departments

  • Experience in a controlled/regulated environment (i.e. pharmaceutical, medical, manufacturing, etc.) is highly preferred

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

  • Previous experience with SCADA, Vaisala, or Desigo is a plus

  • Adhere to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to the manufacturing floor operations and clean room medical device manufacturing

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

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

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all patient-facing and in-hospitals positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who enter a hospital or healthcare facility as part of their role. If hired and your position meets this criteria, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical exemption from being vaccinated.

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 15,000 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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