Edwards Lifesciences Technologist in Irvine, California

Job Functions:

  • Support a wide range of engineering activities such as test, check-out, modification, fabrication and assembly; may formulate and propose technical solutions

  • Build complex prototypes, sub-assemblies, and prepare feasibility test units, samples, and/or chemical solutions

  • Perform operational test and identify failure modes on systems and equipment and propose technical solutions

  • May build prototypes for physician demonstration

  • Perform complex work using drawings, diagrams, written and verbal instructions, layouts or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and trouble-shooting functions

  • Collect, document, and analyze test data

  • Operate a wide range of lab equipment including set-up, clean-up, break-down, and re-assembly

  • Train, coach, and guide lower level employees on new procedures, assess work techniques and provide feedback to engineers on procedures

  • Design and build simple fixtures; using sketches, CAD, etc

  • Perform test method development and validation for equipment and product designs

  • May create and modify drawings and procedures for fixtures, equipment, products, or processes

  • May initiate ECRs (Engineering Change Request)

  • On time arrival to work, regular attendance without excessive absenteeism, and working a full 8 hour or longer work period




  • Associate‚Äôs Degree or equivalent and 4 years previous experience in R&D Lab and/or medical device experience or 6 years related experience in R&D and/or medical device experience

Required skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills

  • Problem solving methodology, root cause analysis, and GDP (Good Documentation Practices)

  • Strong computer skills, including usage of MS Office Suite; and CAD if applicable

  • Full understanding of equipment in a lab environment

  • Ability to perform complex troubleshooting

  • Ability to identify problems and relevant issues in complex situations, assessing using standard procedures

  • Ability to use a wider range of manufacturing, test, development or diagnostic equipment; use tools such measuring equipment

  • Ability to read and understand procedures, drawings, schematics and carry out assembly instructions

  • Knowledge and understanding of statistical techniques and procedures

  • Ability to utilize CAD/drafting software (if applicable)

  • Knowledge and understanding of ECR software systems (if applicable)

  • Ability to draft technical documents (i.e, manufacturing and testing procedures)

  • 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

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Must be able to work independently including formulating work instructions and providing guidance and training to lower-level employees

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

About Edwards

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 10,000 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. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Title: Technologist Location: USA-USA-California - Irvine Job Number: 013723