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Equipment Maintenance Technician II (1st shift)

Company: Quidel
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names Sofia-- -, Solana-- -, Lyra-- -, Triage-- - and QuickVue-- -, Quidel's comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel's mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world.Quidel is searching for Equipment Maintenance Technicians at our new manufacturing facility in Carlsbad to support 1st shift manufacturing efforts of Quidel's rapid Covid-19 antigen tests and other Quidel products. Quidel is will move to a 4 day, 10 hour work week. Scheduling will be Wednesday - Saturday or Sunday - Wednesday. The Equipment Maintenance Technician II performs preventive maintenance. ongoing maintenance, and production equipment repairs on a routine and emergency basis. This position improves total operating efficiency related to minimizing process downtime, maintaining process preventive maintenance, and improving internal administrative processes.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Manages personal safety on an ongoing basis.Troubleshoots mechanical, low voltage, and sensor problems.Performs routine preventive maintenance on production equipment utilizing the preventive maintenance process.Responds to trouble calls from Production Operators regarding equipment set-up, material change-out, line clearance, and basic operation.Provides documentation support ensuring documents such as validations, EIN's and PM's are correct and current for assigned equipment and processes.Responds and documents internal alarms from the "Process Alarm System"-- -.Performs duties in compliance with established business policies.Education and Experience:High school diploma or equivalent3-5 years of maintenance experience in a high-speed equipment manufacturing environment or equivalent (required)1-2 years of experience working with Engineering projects (preferred)1-3 years of troubleshooting experience with process controls, sensors, and servomotors (required)Experience working in a high paced GMP manufacturing environment preferredAssociate degree or trade school certification (preferred)Automation equipment experience (preferred)Knowledge/Skills:Understanding of electrical and pneumatic schematics (required)Ability to operate manufacturing equipmentBasic electro-mechanical skills (required)Mid-level degree of problem-solving ability to resolve process equipment problems requiredThorough understanding and application of safety procedures (required)Decision making skills regarding safety, equipment, and system functions requiring equipment adjustments or shutting down the process (required)Basic computer skills including file management, MS Word, Excel, and preventive maintenance software (required)Basic understanding of high voltage with electrical safety awareness (preferred)Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work independentlyKnowledge of QSR/ISO 9001 (preferred)Before you apply, please make sure you share Quidel' s values. We pride ourselves on keeping these values in mind every day as we execute on goals and plan for the future. We are seeking employees who share the same mindset and commitment to be customer driven, focused on execution, and new product oriented. We succeed by being determined, optimistic team players.Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Quidel, San Diego , Equipment Maintenance Technician II (1st shift), Professions , Carlsbad, California

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