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Engineering Technician at Quidel Corporation in San Diego, California

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Engineering Technician

Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well being of people around the globe with well known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care (POC). Our core competencies and capabilities focus on immunoassay and molecular testing in the areas of: infectious disease, cardiology, women’s health, and virology.

Quidel is searching an Engineering Technician to work at our campus in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego. The purpose of this position is to perform the maintenance, operation, and repair of manufacturing, laboratory, research and development equipment. This position will provide assistance in assignments directed at improving total equipment operating efficiency, minimizing equipment downtime and improving internal administrative processes. Perform Preventative Maintenance tasks as needed. Position requires a basic understanding of GMP and GDP procedures to ensure quality and compliance. Assist with the integration of new equipment, assist in the execution of equipment validations FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ and PQ.


Responsible for basic mechanical and operational troubleshooting.
Repair assembly related problems.
Implement improvements and innovate methods of resolving problems.
May be required to work with hazardous materials.
Perform preventative maintenance procedures on basic manufacturing equipment.
Maintain procedures and Records as per company standards.
Provide management with necessary information and reports.
Provide technical support for complex equipment projects.
Implement effective improvements to equipment, process and procedures.
Assist with equipment validations (FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ, PQ) including executing protocols.
Responsible for executions of technical tasks.
Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies.
Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities.
This position functions with moderate supervision and is required to solve basic to moderate mechanical issues and make sound decisions accordingly with associated systems at Quidel. This position makes recommendations to supervision pertaining to facility and production equipment status and issues. May make “on the spot, short term fixes” regarding production and facilities equipment adjustments and repairs that are not covered in documentation. Requires utilization of feedback tools to ensure that the correct, assigned personnel have the necessary information to produce a long-term solution to prevent/minimize repetitive adjustments

Education and Experience

Must be available to work any shift and be “on call” via pager and/or cell phone – Required
Technical Degree or equivalent experience in related field - Preferred
High school diploma or equivalent – Required
Minimum 2-4 years of experience working with production equipment and systems - Required
Minimum 2 years’ experience with all electrical applications up to 480 volts – Preferred
Minimum 4 years’ in experience in maintenance of automated production equipment in a GMP environment - Required

Experience with hand and power tools and their associated safety procedures – Required
Experience working in GMP/ISO 9000 manufacturing environment - Preferred