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Danaher Corporation Advanced Technician Quality Control in Carlsbad, California

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Advanced Technician Quality Control

GCRF Level: O4 / CB 2.0 Level: 11)


The Quality Control Advanced Technician will join our Diagnostics QC team to test raw materials and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) reagents used in clinical chemistry laboratories.The qualifications of the candidate should include but are not limited to:

  • Has developed expertise typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience.

  • Has developed a specialized level of skill to perform assigned tasks.

  • Follows standard operating procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/QSR) and ISO requirements working autonomously and may act as a lead by coordinating work for others.

  • Provides product lot testing in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Responsible for testing and inspecting assigned products including raw materials, bulks and final products for clinical chemistry assays, including general chemistry and specialized tests such as therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs of abuse.

  • Weigh samples on analytical balances, prepare solutions, and process samples following defined SOPs.

  • Use general laboratory equipment such as balances, pH meters, and spectrophotometers

  • Use Beckman Coulter clinical analyzers such as DxC, Immage and AU systems

  • Investigate and troubleshoot problems when needed

  • Create test reports using MS Word and Excel

  • Interface with R&D, manufacturing technical operations, quality assurance, and supply chain within the company

  • Perform microbiological and spectrophotometric test of clinical diagnostic reagents and finished products

  • Perform calibration, standardization, and maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment

Education end experience

  • BS in Chemistry, Biological Science or Medical Technology and minimum 3 years laboratory experience, or AA degree with 5 years chemistry laboratory experience.

  • Experience with collaborative cross-functional teams desired

  • Experience with Lean tools or other continuous improvement tools desired


  • Good understanding of ISO 13485, MDSAP, IVDR and FDA GMP regulations for Medical Diagnostics industry.

  • Good understanding of good documentation practices.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write and edit procedures and reports

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Familiarity with QC lab testing is preferred.

  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Demonstrates behavior, judgment, discretion and performance consistent with the quality policy and goals of Beckman Coulter.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.