B. Braun

  • Calibration Technician II

    Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    6:00am - 4:30pm
    Irvine, CA
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.


    Position Summary:

    Provide calibration and technical support to Alton and Irvine operations. Responsible for the completion of work assignments.  Ensure all calibrations and/or documentations are completed on time without past due dates.  Understand the Advance process and control theory of a Metrology Laboratory system.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Perform calibrations, troubleshooting and repair on measurement standards on test equipment. Ability to troubleshoot and repair various levels of issues identified, including but not limited to the technical disciplines: physical, mechanical, electrical, electro-mechanical, analytical.
    • Ensure all assigned calibrations are completed on time with no past due.
    • Complete the Out of Tolerance condition process within a timely manner. Support the investigation initiative to determine root cause and implement/execute corrective actions as necessary.
    • Coordinate calibration activities with functional areas.
    • Create/prepare the necessary documentation of related calibration activities.
    • Identify/implement continuous improvement for aging/unreliable instruments.
    • Review calibration SOPs for accuracy during routine calibrations or when new instruments are introduced into the calibration database. Create new calibration SOP for new instruments when necessary.
    • Maintain effective communications with customers, cross-functional teams, and direct manager on equipment/calibration issues to minimize production downtime.

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing
    • Knowledge of basic engineering principals in the mechanical, electrical, and quality fields.
    • Ability to read and understand drawings, and schematics.
    • Knowledge of how to write detailed calibration procedures.
    • Must understand ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 and ANSI/ISO-17025 guideline.
    • Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
    • Ability to work under moderate supervision.
    • Good technical and troubleshooting skills.
    • Must be able to use computers, calculators, diagnostic test equipment, and precision measuring equipment.
    • Good organization and planning skills.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
    • Ability to write detailed calibration procedures.
    • Ability to conduct troubleshooting and repair on complex/critical equipment with direction from Metrology Supervisor or Calibration Technician III.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office 2007 (Word and Excel).
    • Experience with a Calibration Management System software, preferably Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Manager.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Must be able to work as a team member.
    • Ability to work alone or with minimal supervision.
    • Must pass Medical Requirements and Containment/Clean Room training for entry into the DUPLEX facility.


    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    • AA degree in a technical field with 2 - 4 or more years of related experience in metrology/calibration and/or training; or equivalent combination of 7 or more years education and experience in metrology/calibration.


    • N/A

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

     The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

     Physical Demands:

    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.






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