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Receiving Quality Assurance Technician I

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Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Littleton, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  29512  

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.

 

We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.

 

With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.

Receiving Quality Assurance Technician I

 

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision from the RQA Supervisor, performs timely and accurate work on a range of manual inspections, First Article inspections and science projects in compliance with the Company and external regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Performs a range of standardized/routine inspections raw materials and parts using standard tools.
  • Maintains and accurately follows protocols, procedures, and records inspection data.
  • Identifies standard trends or problems and helps to resolve them.
  • Performs standard tests/inspections and assists engineers, designers, or scientists in the simple design and building of tests protocols, test fixtures, prototypes, etc. commensurate with experience level.
  • Assists senior level technicians and engineers in manufacturing projects and trains new technicians on inspections.
  • Performs evaluation of customer-returned defective product.
  • Completes product performance audits and qualification studies.
  • Inspects production raw materials.
  • Conducts first article inspections. Performs inspection sampling and maintains inspection records/documentation.
  • Inspects samples to avoid nonconforming parts from reaching the production floor. Creates PDF’s on non conforming product.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to drive a forklift or the ability to obtain a forklift license.
  • Requires the ability to work overtime to meet business needs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Education

  • Two year technical degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Course work in the following is preferred: 
    • Lab Sciences: math, chemistry, metrology, biology, physics, hematology, physiology, anatomy or related sciences.
    • Equipment Development: hydraulics, electronics, mechanics, or related fields. 
    • Manufacturing Process: statistics, math or related engineering sciences. 
    • Software Development: electronics, computer programming or related fields.
    • Data Entry/Analysis: math, physics, software or related sciences and/or fields.
    • Possesses fundamental understanding of fluid flow and flow properties.

 

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience.
  • Experience in or capable of learning circuit card inspection.
  • Requires practical experience with extrusion, molding and inspection of plastic parts.

 

Skills

  • Knowledge and use of relevant PC software applications and skills to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven good problem solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of technical principles in assigned areas.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of statistical operations and analysis.
  • Skills to understand and apply guidelines.
  • Strong working knowledge of regulatory requirements and committed to continually learning and improving knowledge.  
  • Fundamental understanding of electronics, flow, temperature, conductivity, pressure, dimensional measurement, gravity, and torque.
  • Use of metrology tools including coordinate measuring equipment, pin gauges, calipers, surface plate tools, and electronic diagnostic tools.
  • Possesses a basic understanding of blood and blood components.
  • Requires ability to read component specifications (drawings).
  • Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Proficient in using manual inspection equipment: Calipers, Indicators, Micrometers.
  • Working knowledge of: Smart Scopes, Comparator, Basic CMM functions – CMM set up and perform manual measurements.
  • Admin Functions: Corrective action request system, PDF second approvals and equipment returns, FAI system, Maintain expedite system.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • ASQ professional certification.
  • Ability to obtain Certification for Quality Technician (CQT) and/or Certification for Mechanical Inspector (CMI).

-Or-

 

An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Manufacturing Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, and hand/finger dexterity.

  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment, adhere to associated policies, and perform gowning of clean room attire in the allotted time prior to start up.
  • Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds and transport up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.
  • Requires good manual dexterity and visual acuity including ability to distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to maintain pace with the assembly line.
  • Requires the ability to regularly perform repetitive motions.
  • Must be able to work under florescent lighting.
  • Requires the ability to bond using repetitive moderate force gripping.
  • Requires the ability to sit or stand through the duration of a shift.

 

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

 

 

Target Pay Range:  $19.00 to $24.00 -  Hourly pay rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%

 

At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.

 

  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.

 

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

 

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.


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