QC Technician

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA
Job Description

The Quality Assurance Technician works within an existing Quality Engineering team to execute on or accomplish the following activities:

* Performs packaging line and manufacturing inspections, sampling and testing of finished products in support of manufacturing production schedules

* Ensures raw materials, in-process and finished products meet company standards

* Completes required documentation

* Ensures QA, FDA and ISO compliance in all areas of responsibilities

* Spend time on the manufacturing floor to help identify process improvement opportunities and interface with all cross functional departments to improve product quality

* May apply approval or rejection labels to parts/assemblies/products once analytical data is evaluated

* May assist with validating or troubleshooting testing methods

* May minimizes down time by reducing production rework and recalls.

* May assist in New Product Introduction/Design Transfer activities to characterizing manufacturing processes for parts/components in development to ensure smooth transition from R&D to manufacturing, including participation and leadership of the development of equipment and process validation requirements (FMEA, IQ, OQ, PQ) using appropriate statistical tools and techniques

* May provide support to Quality Engineering and/or manufacturing to resolve issues impacting production fulfillment

Job Requirements

* High school degree or equivalent 2-3 years of related experience desired

* Post high school education in electro/mechanical related elements desired

* Must be able to take direction

* Must be able to work well with others

* Demonstrated capability to learn multi-stepped tasks and execute them reliably on your own

* Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, other supporting applications and database management

* Good organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

* Good verbal & written communication skills

* Good interpersonal skills

* Ability to manage priorities and workflow in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred Knowledge/Certification:

* Applies acquired job skills and company policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks.

* Works on assignments that are semi-routine in nature but recognizes the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice.

* Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires instruction only on new assignments.

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