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Quality Control Technician

Quality Control Technician

 
MISSION
 
The primary mission of the Quality Control Technician is to accurately perform analysis on incoming raw materials, in-process products, and manufactured products according to ARC’s SOPs & ISO 13485, GLP and GMP regulations.
 
YOU
 
• Are meticulous & detail orientated with safe laboratory practices and excellent documentation skills
• Are an entrepreneur in a Quality Control Technician’s body
• Have a fearless personality and the desire to change the world
• Perform remarkably or fail big, rather than perform adequately
• Prefer to wear jeans & a lab coat rather than a suit & tie
 
RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
 
• Reporting to the Quality Control Laboratory Managers, the successful candidate will prepare and analyze quality control samples according to ARC’s SOPs & ISO 13485, GLPs and GMPs
• Collaborates with Quality, Manufacturing and R&D colleagues to develop and troubleshoot assays and improve processes
• Assays may include pH, UV-Vis, LAL endotoxin, IC-HPLC, GPC, and FTIR
• Maintain the highest possible safety and quality standards
• Complete detailed documentation
• Safely and accurately operate equipment including autoclave, furnace, centrifuge, microfilter, tangential flow filtration system, analytical balance, and parts washer
• Maintain equipment and order supplies
• R&D laboratory bench work
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy, Biology and/or Diploma in a similar discipline
• Analytical chemistry coursework and/or experience preferred
• Good working knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, WHMIS, SOPs, GLPs, GMPs, and ISO 13485 QMS
• Working knowledge of MS Office
• Ability to work safely in a quality control laboratory with potentially hazardous equipment & chemicals, dust, noise, moisture, and odor
• Physically fit
 
CHARACTER
• Prioritized / Drives decisions & their execution / Goal-oriented organization, planning & execution / Action management
• Health – Passionate about improving their own and others’ health. Strives to lead and live a healthier life and to help others lead and live healthier lives
• Good working knowledge of laboratory safety procedures, WHMIS, SOPs, GLPs, GMPs, and ISO 13485 QMS
• Ego under control / Humble / Kind
• Teamwork / Collaboration / ‘Chemistry’ / Interpersonal skills
• Driven & fast-paced work ethic / Commitment / Determination / Perseverance / Resilience / Abundant energy / Aggressive & assertive
 
WHO OR WHAT IS ARC MEDICAL DEVICES INC.?
 
ARC is developing and commercializing novel, first-in-class products to prevent post-surgical adhesions – which if not prevented cause pain & suffering, organ dysfunction, infertility, and death; and for which there is a dire, large unmet medical need. Our products are non-viscous, liquid medical devices. ARC’s preclinical data in numerous surgical adhesion models show that our product flows throughout the entire surgical site and prevents or reduces the formation of surgical adhesions throughout the entire surgical site. We are currently manufacturing ISO 13485 & GMP batches for use in human clinical trials.
 
WE
 
• Work to positively transform the health of millions of surgery patients
• Care more about your creativity, intelligence and values than your experience
• Are building a start-up: we work hard and take time to celebrate our successes
• Are implementing efficient systems amid scale-up chaos
• Are not afraid to make mistakes
 
WHY WORK AT ARC MEDICAL DEVICES INC.?
 
Mission: We are doing something super-important that no one else is going to get done: using our novel, liquid medical device we are preventing or reducing the formation of surgical adhesions throughout the entire surgical site.
People: We have a superstar team that is passionate about improving their own & others’ health and is fun to work with (also a bit goofy). Every member of our team is prioritized, driven, trustworthy, self-improving, smart, creative, and efficient. Our team is built of diverse international people across various disciplines – all of whom enjoy the outdoors, be it hiking, trail-running, camping, kayaking, kiteboarding, snowboarding, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or other outdoor activities.
Family: As part of our hiring and post-hiring processes we ensure that ARC is the correct fit for our team members’ families.
Fun: 1) We hire the right people for the right job so that our folks do what they love while helping get our products to patients. 2) Our entire team has lunch together on Fridays; occasionally we have Friday Beer O’Clock; and we also have a ‘celebration day’ after achieving an aggressive milestone – including activities like go-kart racing, mini-golf, beer brewing, hiking and snowshoeing.
  
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
LOCATION
 
We are in Richmond, BC, Canada – right beside Vancouver. From our facilities to downtown Vancouver is about a 30 minute drive; and to the Vancouver international airport is about a 10 minute drive.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Tell us in eight sentences or less why you’re interested in ARC and how your past accomplishments show what unique contributions you can make to our team. Please e-mail your cover letter and CV, in pdf, to jobs@arcmeddev.com and include the name of this position in the subject heading.
Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will only contact those candidates who most closely match our requirements.