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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Technician, R&D in Irvine, California

Aortic stenosis impacts millions of people globally, yet it often remains under-diagnosed and undertreated. Edwards’ groundbreaking work in transcatheter aortic heart valve replacement (TAVR) pioneered an innovative, life-changing solution for patients by offering heart valve replacement without the need for open heart surgery. Our Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) business unit continues to partner with cardiologists and clinical teams to transform patient care with devices supported by clinical evidence. It’s our driving force to help patients live longer and healthier lives. Join us and be part of our inspiring journey.

Join the Balloons R&D team to help develop products that directly save lives. Edwards Lifesciences is looking for a Balloons Senior Technician, R&D to help pioneer next-generation balloon technology in support of our balloon expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV) platforms. This position will support balloon development efforts for next generation heart valve replacement devices as well as research initiatives on new balloon technologies to address the anticipated needs of future applications. This technician role will be supporting balloon development from prototyping through balloon manufacturing.

You will make an impact by...

Supporting the Engineering team with:

  • Balloon inspection

  • Balloon functional testing

  • Balloon burst testing

  • Data collection and entry

  • Balloon blow molding

  • Equipment troubleshooting

  • Equipment maintenance

  • Equipment management via Maximo system

  • Tooling inventory management

  • Other incidental duties as assigned by management

What you'll need:

  • Associate's Degree or equivalent Technical Degree/Certification and 2+ years of in R&D Lab environment or medical device experience - OR -

  • 4 + years of experience in R&D Lab environment or medical device experience including experience operating, troubleshooting, & maintaining equipment Required

What else we look for:

  • Basic written and verbal communication skills

  • Good computer skills, including usage of MS Office Suite

  • Ability to use manufacturing, testing, and measuring equipment

  • Ability to read and understand procedures, drawings, and schematics

  • Good interpersonal, and relationship building skill

  • Knowledge of and adherence to Edwards Environmental Health and Safety and Quality guidelines as they relate to lab and/or clean room medical device manufacturing

Aligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

For California, the base pay range for this position is $49,000 to $70,000 (highly experienced).

The pay for the successful candidate will depend on various factors (e.g., qualifications, education, prior experience).

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Edwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement. This vaccination requirement does not apply in countries where it is prohibited by law to impose vaccination. In countries where vaccines are less available, or other requirements exist, we may institute alternate measures that optimize patient safety and healthcare provider safety, which may include regular COVID testing or specific masking requirements.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.