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Kardium is developing a medical device that will revolutionize the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

We have built an exceptional team with expertise in medicine, business, engineering, and manufacturing. We hire only the best individuals whom are highly motivated and strong team players and we trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. We also believe in having fun while working hard.

Kardium is located in greater Vancouver, Canada, a vibrant and diverse urban centre surrounded by abundant natural attractions and ranked globally as one of the best cities to live.

We are consistently named one of the top companies in British Columbia to work for and in 2015, we were awarded “Medical Technology Company of the Year” by LifeSciences BC.

We offer a flexible work environment, a comprehensive salary and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Current Opportunities

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Inventory Material Handler

Production Technician

Software Developer (Contract)

Supplier Quality Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Software and Systems Test Engineer

Quality Control Technician

Quality Assurance Specialist

Equipment Maintenance Technician


Inventory Material Handler

Term: Permanent, full-time

Start: As soon as possible

Compensation: Hourly salary, plus comprehensive benefits package

Job Summary

We are currently seeking a detail-oriented individual with a background in material handling and inventory control to support Kardium’s manufacturing team in both cleanroom and clean manufacturing environments. The Material Handler is primarily accountable for receiving incoming goods, kitting and/or staging materials, monitoring and replenishing POU inventory, ensuring inventory transactions are accurately completed, and assisting with inventory cycle counts and inventory variance reconciliation. Support for production is the primary direct accountability. Timely response, organization and attention to detail are keys to success.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receive and unpack incoming material shipments and conduct Receiving Inspection
  • Apply material ID labels to received materials and in-house manufactured sub-assemblies
  • Transact materials and sub-assemblies between inventory locations ensuring transactions are accurately recorded in the MES/MRP system
  • Kit and stage materials for production Work Orders
  • Ensure materials are properly cleaned and packaged for cleanroom entry
  • Monitor and replenish POU and Kanban inventory as necessary
  • Participate in inventory cycle count activities and investigate any discrepancies
  • Provide materials handling support for non-production activities
  • Contribute to overall improvement of materials management systems and processes with the goal of reducing errors and improving efficiency and inventory inaccuracy
  • Attend manufacturing market meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Minimum two years’ experience in a material handling or inventory control role
  • Experience working in a cleanroom environment is desirable
  • Basic understanding of ERP/MRP systems
  • Knowledge of and experience working with inventory management systems (Kanban, etc.)
  • Understanding of safety stock, inventory turns, and other key inventory concepts
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze complex inventory transaction records
  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and respond to a variety of competing pressures and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly explain concepts and issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Willing to learn and take on new responsibilities
  • Occasional physical activity including lifting/carrying boxes up to 40lbs (18kg)
  • This is not a forklift or warehouse environment

Relationships

  • Reports to the Supply Chain Manager
  • Interacts with manufacturing, QC, QA, engineering, and supply chain.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “063 Inventory Material Handler” as the subject line.


Production Technician

Kardium is looking for talented and driven production technicians to join our manufacturing team in a permanent capacity. The technician will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the manufacturing team in the preparation, assembly, and testing of medical devices.

Kardium offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan. Essential abilities of the successful candidate include strong technical aptitude and hands-on skills, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of electrical and mechanical parts required for assembly of medical devices using an array of hand and power tools as well as custom jigs and fixtures
  • Assembly of miniature precision components using a variety of methods including adhesives, fasteners, and laser-welding
  • Conducting tests to assess quality and reliability of device components and documenting the results
  • Detailed adherence to standard operating procedures for assembly and testing of device components
  • Working with engineering team to pilot novel manufacturing process technologies
  • Occasional operation of manual machine shop tools
  • The ability to work both morning and afternoon shifts

Experience

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination especially when working with a microscope
  • Experience with assembly of miniature mechanical components
  • Experience with basic electro-mechanical parts assembly, such as soldering and crimping
  • Experience with machine-tool operation

Personal Attributes

  • Highly dedicated, self-motivated and self-managed
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion
  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in delivering training

Desired Assets

  • Familiarity with assembly and testing requirements of medical devices and associated documentation
  • Prior exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices and working in a clean room

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “071 Production Technician” as the subject line.


Software Developer (Contract)

Kardium has a unique opportunity for a Software Developer who is interested in pursuing a career in the medical device industry. This position involves designing, coding, testing, and maintaining various software tools used across the company to support our research and manufacturing data management, enterprise resource planning, and quality management systems.

This is a four-month, full-time, on-site contract position with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities

  • Design and implement internal software tools to integrate data from ERP and other third party systems.
  • Extend functionality of existing manufacturing and quality management systems using their APIs and databases.
  • Support automation of data collection from manufacturing and QC processes.
  • Provide software support for QA, supply chain, and manufacturing operations.
  • Participate in requirements analysis during tool planning sessions.

Education and Experience

  • Experience creating multi-tier desktop applications (graphical user interface, business logic, data access).
  • Advanced object-oriented programming skills, typically with Java, C# or C++.
  • Experience with relational databases such as SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle.
  • Familiarity with issue tracking systems, such as FogBugz, Jira, or Bugzilla.
  • Experience with source repositories, such as Perforce, CVS, Git, or Subversion.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in software engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in software development, ideally in a regulated environment.

Personal Attributes

  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Have a history of success working in a team setting.
  • Have a keen desire to help produce high quality code.
  • Be highly proactive and able to execute tasks with minimal instruction and guidance.
  • Be enthusiastic about finding innovative solutions to unforeseen challenges.

The successful candidate will preferably have:

  • Experience developing Windows applications using .Net framework or equivalent.
  • Experience with GUI frameworks (WinForms, WPF, or Swing).
  • Proven ability to learn and use third party APIs and libraries.
  • Familiarity with complex database table joins, views, stored procedures, indexes.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python or Perl.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “072 Software Developer (Contract)” as the subject line.


Supplier Quality Engineer

The Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) is a key member of the Supply Chain Team and brings a record of success developing supplier quality systems and improving supplier technical quality. The SQE works in close cooperation with QA/QC, manufacturing, and engineering to achieve a high level of supplier quality performance and ensure supplier technical risks are identified and mitigated.  The position offers an opportunity to take the lead in driving significant improvement to supplier quality and supply chain metrics and to help create and execute on Kardium’s overall supply chain strategy.

Responsibilities

Supplier Quality:

  • Lead the investigation and root cause analysis of all supplier non-conformances and ensure a satisfactory resolution is achieved
  • Drive immediate containment actions and work with suppliers to ensure corrective and preventative measures are implemented and quality issues are contained and resolved
  • In cooperation with internal cross-functional stakeholders, drive development of supplier quality and control plans
  • Provide ongoing monitoring to ensure quality and control plans are fully implemented and effective, and report on progress to supply chain and QA management
  • Take ownership of supplier deviation permits and ensure all cross-functional stakeholders are aware of and approve the deviation
  • Participate in periodic reviews of supplier performance metrics and provide recommendations for appropriate follow-up actions to mitigate quality issues

Supplier Evaluation and Purchased Part Approval:

  • Manage and lead PPAP processes with suppliers for all new part introductions and part engineering changes
  • Manage all supplier validation and capability study activities
  • Lead or participate in onsite audits to evaluate supplier QMS and manufacturing process capability
  • Assist with development of supplier risk assessment model and be actively involved with follow-on risk mitigation activities

Other Accountabilities:

  • Actively participate in or identify design-for-manufacture (DFM) opportunities by bringing an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes to the table

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum 4-5 years in supplier quality or manufacturing process engineering role
  • Strong background and understanding of manufacturing processes and process controls
  • Excellent root cause analysis and problem solving skills
  • In-depth understanding of quality tools and methodologies such as 8D and Fishbone diagrams
  • Understanding of Six Sigma, statistical data analysis, and reliability
  • Superior ability to understand and communicate technical specifications and requirements
  • Proven track record implementing quality controls and driving continuous improvement in quality metrics
  • Well developed understanding of supplier relationship management
  • ERP/MRP experience preferred
  • Experience working in highly regulated environments such as ISO 13485 and/or AS9100 desired

Personal Attributes

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, schedule driven environment and have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple, competing deliverables
  • Able to effectively communicate on all levels with suppliers, internal and external engineering resources, and other company disciplines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to interface effectively across multiple functions and at various levels of the organization
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Ability to travel worldwide as required
  • Strong desire to contribute positively in a demanding, energetic, and fun working environment

Relationships

  • Interacts with engineering, supply chain, quality, risk management, and manufacturing
  • Reports to Supply Chain Manager

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “073 Supplier Quality Engineer” as the subject line.


Electronics Engineer

Kardium is looking for an experienced electronics engineer to join our medical device development team. The successful candidate will have previous experience taking electronic systems all the way from concept to production, and will be responsible for developing key components of a tissue ablation system used to treat atrial fibrillation.

We are looking for an individual who is eager and interested in taking on a diverse set of challenges including: designing digital logic circuits for FPGAs, designing complex PCBs, implementing control electronics, and qualifying electronic systems for review by the relevant regulatory agencies. The successful candidate will be an expert in one or more areas of electronics engineering and will have a sufficient understanding of other areas to successfully integrate their work into a complex multidisciplinary system.

Responsibilities

  • VHDL coding of synthesizable control electronics and test benches.
  • Analog and digital circuit design, including: specification, documentation, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
  • Testing prototypes of custom electronics.
  • Interfacing with third party certification labs for safety and EMC testing.
  • Supporting design transfer to manufacturing and service.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical or electronics engineering.
  • Electronics engineering skills and knowledge normally acquired through at least five years of experience.
  • Experience with a hardware description language, both for synthesizable hardware and non-synthesizable test bench design.
  • A track record of taking products from concept to production, including design, testing, and manufacturing.
  • Proficiency with electronics CAD tools.
  • Proficiency with test and measurement equipment.
  • Board level analog and digital circuit design experience.
  • Experience designing high reliability systems.

Personal Attributes

  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Able to deal with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Able to execute tasks with minimal instruction and guidance.
  • Able to rapidly understand new concepts and acquire new skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including: maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion.

The successful candidate will preferably have:

  • Experience developing electronics for a medical device.
  • Experience with safety and EMC standards, particularly IEC 60601.
  • Experience with Altium Designer.
  • Experience with VHDL and Xilinx FPGA workflows and tools.
  • Experience with MATLAB.

Why work at Kardium?

  • Work on medical devices that will improve people’s lives.
  • Work with smart, friendly, and helpful people.
  • Competitive compensation, including equity participation.

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com using “074 Electronics Engineer” as the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in Kardium and why you are interested in this specific position.


Software and Systems Test Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for a Software and Systems Test Engineer. As a member of the Engineering Testing team, the Software and Systems Test Engineer will be a key member of the team responsible for specifying, performing, and overseeing verification and validation activities for Kardium’s medical device projects.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating the verification and validation strategy for in-house software and systems
  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that design specifications and requirements are adequately written to support verification activities
  • Become familiar with, and stay current on, relevant medical device software standards and regulations
  • Write test protocols
  • Execute software and systems verification and validation tests
  • Write test reports to document the results of the software and systems testing

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in engineering or computer science
  • Minimum 2 years of combined engineering-related experience through work experience and extracurricular project work
  • Experience with writing specifications, test protocols, and test reports
  • Practical knowledge of medical device regulatory requirements and standards such as IEC 60601 and ISO 62304 is preferred

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Sound ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Proven ability to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “076 Software and Systems Test Engineer” as the subject line.


Quality Control Technician

As a member of the Quality Assurance function, the Quality Control Technician will have direct responsibility for daily quality control activities at Kardium to support product release.

Responsibilities

The Quality Control Technician will be responsible for:

  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of incoming raw materials according to established material and component specifications.
  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of in-process and finished devices according to applicable quality control specifications and procedures.
  • Formal reporting of inspection and measurement results.
  • Initiation of non-conformity reports (NCR).
  • Cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of measuring equipment.

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree or diploma in a technical field, or equivalent combination of education, technical training, and/or related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of quality control experience in a biotech field.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) principles and terminology.
  • Good understanding of ISO 13485, cGMPs, and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control.
  • Experience and proficiency with statistical analysis applications an asset.
  • Working knowledge of medical device cGMPs, standards, and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control.

Required Skills

  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings to understand specified dimensional and functional characteristics to be measured, tested, or inspected.
  • Proficiency with standard measurement tools/systems (calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dial indicators, force gauges, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with advanced measurement tools/systems such as vision-based systems and CMMs an asset.
  • Ability to appropriately interpret and follow detailed inspection and test procedures, and to document results accurately.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Ability to conduct MSA, such as Gauge R&R studies, an asset.
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “081 Quality Control Technician” as the subject line.


Quality Assurance Specialist

Position Posted Date: June 8, 2017

Term: Permanent, full-time

Compensation: $51,500 or higher depending on education and experience, plus extended health and participation in equity through a stock option plan

Job Duties

Quality Assurance (QA) support to Manufacturing team:

  • Conducting the QA review of production Device Master Record documentation, including work instructions and traveller templates
  • Conducting the QA review of production documentation pertaining to quality issues, including nonconformities, deviation permits and reworks
  • Executing the QA release of incoming and in-process goods
  • Conducting the QA review of Device History Records (DHRs) to support finished goods release
  • Ensuring adequate material status labelling throughout production
  • Root cause investigation support (e.g., targeted DHR review)

QA support to Engineering team:

  • Conducting the QA review of Device History File documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, investigation reports, engineering change requests, etc.
  • Conducting the QA review of Process Validation and Software Tool documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, etc.
  • Participate in the QA coordination of Engineering Change Request approval, implementation and closure activities

Quality Management System support:

  • Participating in Kardium’s Internal Audit program as needed
  • Performing Document Control tasks such as documentation completeness verification and release of approved documents
  • Performing any other QA tasks as required

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Excel)
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to resolve conflict with poise, diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and collaborate with staff at all levels
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, etc.).
  • At least 3 years’ QA experience in a biotech manufacturing environment. Experience in QMS planning and implementation an asset
  • Strong, in-depth, working knowledge of ISO 13485, FDA QSR and QMS requirements of the European MDD
  • Experience with electronic document and electronic record management systems

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “082 Quality Assurance Specialist” as the subject line.


Equipment Maintenance Technician

Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced Equipment Maintenance Technician. As a member of the Manufacturing team, the Equipment Maintenance Technician will be responsible for managing the maintenance and calibration all manufacturing equipment used in the production of the Globe Catheter for treatment of atrial fibrillation. This position will report to the Manufacturing Operations Engineer.

Responsibilities

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Working with process engineering team, develop maintenance procedures and schedule for custom-built and third-party manufacturing equipment
  • Completing wear and tear inspections on process equipment
  • Perform maintenance tasks as per schedule on manufacturing equipment
  • Respond in a timely manner to equipment breakdowns and repair as necessary
  • Training of production technicians on day-to-day care of process equipment
  • Using statistical analysis techniques, develop preventative maintenance (PM) plans for both custom and third-party process equipment
  • Management of a spare parts inventory system and stocking plan based on anticipated failure rates

Equipment Calibrations:

  • Manage entire set of production gages and measurement equipmentto ensure calibrations are performed in a timely manner
  • Schedule internal maintenance for manufacturing measurement and process equipment to ensure they are calibrated on a prescribed schedule
  • Manage and send out RMA equipment for calibration as required
  • Send out equipment to 3rd party calibration labs, and compile calibration documentation in an accessible format

Facilities Management:

  • Perform cleanroom cleanliness monitoring activities
  • Manage and maintain cleanroom HVAC systems
  • Review and optimize facility energy use

Documentation Management:

  • Assist in the development and execution of Installation Qualifications (IQs) for new and revised equipment that will be used in manufacturing operations
  • When required, assist in the execution of equipment re-validation when modifications are made to the process
  • Maintain equipment database for all manufacturing equipment, tracking all required pertinent information (maintenance events, equipment location, status, etc.)

Performance Metric Reporting:

  • Develop a system for measuring equipment downtime and other performance metrics, as well as a reporting system to summarize for various stakeholders

Equipment Event Planning and Coordination:

  • Cleanroom cleaning activities
  • Implementation of changes to equipment
  • Implementation of jig and equipment software and firmware updates

Procedure Development:

  • Work closely with the quality assurance, risk, engineering, and testing teams to develop equipment change and qualificatoin work flows that follow good manufacturing practices for biomedical devices

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical diploma, preferably in a technical/science field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in equipment maintenance in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics or medical devices industry
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness

Requirements and Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques, specifically around the development of PM programs for manufacturing equipment
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com using “083 Equipment Maintenance Technician” as the subject line.


 

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