Careers

Kardium has built an exceptional team with expertise in medicine, business, engineering, quality 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 in.

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

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


Working at Kardium

Working at Kardium provides:

  • A positive impact every day helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
  • The ability to be involved in the development of a sophisticated medical device
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and career growth
  • Supportive colleagues and fun social events to foster teamwork

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Current openings

Production Technician
Quality Control Technician
Software Engineer
Quality Assurance Specialist
New Product Introduction Manager
Systems Engineer
Compliance Specialist
Mechanical Designer
Electrical Production Engineer
Mechanical Test Engineer


Production Technician

Kardium is looking for talented and driven Production Technicians to join our manufacturing team in a permanent capacity. Our Production Technicians 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

How to Apply

Recruitment is ongoing as there are multiple positions. You are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com. Please use “071 Production Technician” as the subject line of your email.


Quality Control Technician

Your opportunity…

By joining the Kardium team you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a ground breaking medical device for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

As a member of the quality assurance function, you will have direct responsibility for Kardium’s daily quality control activities to support the product release of the Globe. As a valued member of the QA team you will collaborate with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams in planning and executing our quality assurance. Critical to the success of this function is your high attention to detail and rigor to follow established protocols to ensure all regulatory standards are met.

What you’ll be doing…

As the Quality Control Technician, your responsibilities include:

  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of incoming raw materials, in-process, and finished devices according to established material and component specifications, and quality control specifications and procedures.
  • Producing formal reports of the inspection and measurement results and initiating non-conformity reports (NCR) when required.
  • Conducting the cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of measuring equipment.

What you bring to the team…

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating a cutting edge medical device to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

  • At least five years of hands-on quality control experience where you developed a working knowledge of medical device standards and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control and demonstrated your proficiency with advanced measurement tools/systems, such as vision-based systems and CMMs.
  • An associate degree or diploma in a technical field, or equivalent combination of education, technical training, and/or related experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge of geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) principles and terminology.
  • Proven competence in appropriately interpreting and following detailed inspection and test procedures, as well as documenting results accurately.
  • An ability to interpret mechanical drawings to understand specified dimensional and functional characteristics to be measured, tested, or inspected.
  • A sound understanding of ISO 13485, cGMPs, and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control.
  • A high level of proficiency with standard measurement tools/systems (calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dial indicators, force gauges, etc.).
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • The willingness and ability to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.

Why work at Kardium?

We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

  • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide.
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology.
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers.
  • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions.
  • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

How to apply…

If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “150 Quality Control Technician” in the subject line. And if you are a recent grad, please include your GPA in your resume.


Software Engineer

Your opportunity…

By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. We are developing a ground breaking medical device for minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

As a part of our team, your challenge is to develop innovative, user-friendly software features for our revolutionary Globe® Mapping and Ablation System. You will work collaboratively within the software team to develop high quality Java and C/C++ code for our new product features and you will have the opportunity to directly influence our product development through our software engineering practices.

What you’ll be doing…

You will help implement new features and improve usability and performance of existing functionality. In partnership with your team, you will focus on feature development, optimization, code quality, UI/UX design, and support tools. In addition, you may participate in:

  • Requirements and design specification
  • Investigations of reported anomalies
  • Code inspections
  • Design, specification, and risk reviews
  • TDD/unit testing
  • Test platform and integration test development
  • Professional skills development, site visits, and/or usability testing

What you bring to the team…

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating a cutting edge medical device to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

  • A love of coding, where through your 5 to 10 years of experience you have gained advanced programming skills in any object-oriented language such as C++, Java or C#
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering
  • Proven ability to be a valued contributor in a disciplined, software development process
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal technical communication skills
  • The willingness and ability to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • And experience with one or more of:
    • Basic engineering such as electronics, signal processing, thermodynamics, control theory, UI/UX design, and/or GUI development
    • Software development in the medical device or other regulated industry
    • 3D graphics applications using OGL
    • Embedded, real-time applications
    • Algorithmic and system optimization to drive ever better responsiveness for our computationally intensive 3D visualizations

What do you get out of this?

A meaningful career working with a truly innovative technology and an ambitious team, combined with:

  • Knowing every day you are making a difference in people’s lives by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Opportunity to extend your knowledge beyond software development by interacting with other team members in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes electronics and mechanical engineers, biologists, and specialists in human factors, clinical and regulatory affairs
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
  • Supportive and fun colleagues with plenty of social events to encourage people connections
  • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more

How to apply…

If this position tweaks your interest, apply today! Please send your cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “160 Software Engineer” as the subject line.


Quality Assurance Specialist

Your opportunity…

By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a ground breaking medical device for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

Take the next step and grow your career as our Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist. In this role, you provide direct QA support to our manufacturing and engineering teams and contribute to the effective operation of Kardium’s Quality Management System (QMS).

What you’ll do…

  • Working collaboratively with our manufacturing team to conduct the QA review of production Device Master Record documentation, including work instructions and traveller templates, and reviewing production documentation to resolve any quality issues, including non-conformities, 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
  • Root cause investigations (e.g. targeted DHR review)
  • Conducting the QA review of equipment documentation
  • Working closely with the engineering team to conduct the QA review of the verification and validation documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, investigation reports, and engineering change requests
  • Conducting and managing the QA review of process validation and software tool documentation, such as test protocols and test reports
  • Using your judgment within undefined practices and procedures that may be incomplete or complex and bring gaps to management’s attention
  • Participating in the QA coordination of change control activities
  • Other QMS support, such as contributing to Kardium’s internal audit program
  • Performing document control tasks such as documentation completeness verification and release of approved documents

What you bring to the team…

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating a cutting edge medical device to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

  • At least 3 years’ quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally in the biotech industry where you have preferably gained experience in QMS planning and implementation, including the documentation required for a product release such as Certificates of Conformances and Device History Records
  • Bachelor of science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with QA review and approval of:
    • facility and equipment qualification protocols and final reports
    • design verification and validation protocols and final reports
    • cleaning validation protocols and final reports, and
    • analytical test method validation
  • Ideally in-depth knowledge of ISO 13485, FDA QSR, and QMS requirements of the European MDD
  • Proficiency with electronic document and electronic record management systems
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking that can be applied to understanding and analyzing technical documents, processes, regulations, industry standards, and procedures
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently with minimal direction, coupled with an organized and detail-oriented approach to track and follow-up with the outstanding actions of your internal customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to resolve conflict with diplomacy and tact
  • The flexibility and adaptability to take on additional responsibilities as needed to achieve the team’s goals
  • The ability to represent compliance requirements for document review and product release to internal stakeholders.

Why work at Kardium?

We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

  • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
  • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
  • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more

How to apply…

Apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “161 QA Specialist” in the subject line. Please note only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


        New Product Introduction Manager

        Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager. As a member of the Manufacturing team, the NPI Manager will be responsible for coordinating the transfer to production of product design and process changes and for ensuring that changes are implemented in an organized and timely manner. This position will report to the Manufacturing Team Lead.

        Duties and Responsibilities

        The NPI Manager will be responsible for the following areas:

        Change management:

        • Ensure, in collaboration with QA and Engineering, that the appropriate pre-production design activities, including all necessary design reviews, are completed, documented, and approved by the relevant functions prior to the transfer to production of changes to product design and manufacturing processes
        • Ensure, in collaboration with Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance (QA), that action items pertaining to Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are completed according to scheduled commitment dates
        • Drive all product and process change implementations in accordance with priority set by the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Supply Chain teams
        • Create and coordinate cross-functional project teams for major product and process changes to ensure that change implementation timelines are achieved
        • Ensure that production build requirements from engineering and testing teams related to change implementations are communicated to Production Planning (e.g. PV and DVT sample builds); provide input for other testing-related production build requirements as needed (e.g. process monitoring, cleanliness monitoring, etc.)
        • Collaborate with QA and Testing to ensure that appropriate verification and validation activities required for the implementation of a change are completed, documented, and approved by the relevant functions to support the release of product

        Change control analysis and reporting:

        • Track pertinent information relating to change control, to permit efficient retrieval and audit of information
        • Develop and maintain metrics on the effectiveness of change implementation activities
        • Develop a dashboard status of manufacturing processes and generate periodic reports for senior management and the Change Control Review Board; ensure Production Planning is up-to-date on manufacturing process status

        Change control system maintenance and improvement:

        • Develop a business process for prioritization of Engineering Change Requests and ensure that the process is implemented and adhered to across all functional areas of the company
        • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to change control activities, and provide training on any revised procedures
        • Assist with the planning and execution of validation of software tools used to support change control processes

        Experience and Qualifications

        • Bachelor degree in a technical or science field
        • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plant operation and change control management in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
        • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, NPI, supply chain, and quality control
        • Practical knowledge of worldwide cGMPs, regulatory requirements, and quality management systems for medical devices, in particular pertaining to change control
        • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness

        Skills and Attributes

        • Ability to communicate project timelines and priorities to a wide range of audiences
        • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
        • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
        • Ability to shift priorities as needed in a fast-changing development environment
        • Detail-oriented
        • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally within an organization
        • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

        Application Process

        To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “164 New Product Introduction Manager” in the subject line.


        Systems Engineer

        Your opportunity

        By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a groundbreaking medical device, called the Globe, for the minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other conditions affecting the quality of life.

        As an integral member of the Quality Engineering team, you will bring your interdisciplinary skills of engineering, risk management, and cross-functional leadership and coordination to focus on the electrical and software subsystems of the Globe. Specifically, you will apply your systems engineering experience to coordinate the risk management activities in close cooperation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams to ensure the accurate evaluation and effective management of risk.

        What you’ll do

        • Collaborate with the electrical team on root cause investigations and corrective and preventive actions (CPAs)
        • Utilize your high attention to detail to author and maintain the design and process Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (dFMEAs and pFMEAs) and associated documentation including manufacturing process requirements related to electrical subsystems
        • Apply your strong analytical skills to create and oversee the system-level software hazard analyses
        • Author the risk assessment of change control documentation and of deviation permits
        • Participate in electrical and software design reviews to ensure integration of risk management
        • Work closely with the engineering and testing teams in the design of test plans and protocols based on the associated risks analyses
        • Conduct the risk review of work instructions, material reworks, and design changes
        • Ensure regulatory compliance while applying risk management processes

        What you bring to the team

        Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

        • Bachelor of science or engineering degree (electrical or electronics engineering is preferred) combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a regulated industry, preferably in biotechnology
        • Working knowledge of risk management process (e.g., ISO 14971) and hands-on experience with risk management tools (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, etc.)
        • In-depth experience in analyzing risks using probability and statistics as related to risk management
        • High attention to detail combined with excellent written and verbal communication to create and maintain technical documentation
        • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to come up to speed quickly on complex subject matter
        • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of varying production schedules, and to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

        Why work at Kardium?

        We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

        • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
        • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
        • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
        • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
        • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

        How to apply

        If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “170 Systems Engineer“ in the subject line. Please note only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

        Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


        Compliance Specialist

        Kardium has a unique opportunity for a Compliance Specialist. As a member of the Quality Assurance (QA) Team, the Compliance Specialist will provide support to the maintenance of Kardium’s Quality Management System (QMS). The position reports to the Compliance Manager.

        Responsibilities

        • Leads QMS expansion and improvement projects, and any other tasks required to maintain QMS and product compliance, including assistance with the development  and delivery of QMS training
        • Assists with development and assessment of QMS performance metrics
        • Assists with external audits and regulatory inspections
        • Acts as a member of the internal audit team performing audits of the QMS system, including assisting with planning, preparing reports, and other audit documentation, and performing follow-up activities
        • Performs supplier qualification and monitoring activities, including site audits
        • Provides regulatory support, including assisting with regulatory submissions, reporting to Competent Authorities, and maintenance of the company’s regulatory list of external standards
        • Provides QA support of Equipment Management System
        • Performs any other QA tasks as required

        Education and Experience

        • Bachelor degree, preferably in a technical/science field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
        • Three to five years’ QA experience in a manufacturing environment
        • Strong working knowledge of ISO 13485 and FDA QSR or ISO9001 in a regulated industry
        • Experience with electronic document and electronic record management systems
        • Previous experience in auditing techniques desirable

        Skills

        • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
        • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
        • Strong computer skills (MS Office, Access, Excel)
        • Organized and detail-oriented
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Willingness to travel occasionally
        • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

        How to Apply

        To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com with the job title “172 Compliance Specialist” in the subject line.

        Please note: only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

        Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


        Mechanical Designer

        Your opportunity

        By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a groundbreaking medical device for the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other conditions affecting the quality of life.

        We are excited to add a Mechanical Designer to our team.

        In this role, you will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the engineering and research teams in the conceptual development, detailed design, verification and validation testing of percutaneously delivered medical devices. Your hands-on mechanical design abilities, combined with your well-developed analytical skills, will allow you to succeed as Kardium’s Mechanical Designer.

        What you’ll do

        • Working collaboratively with the team you will establish design specifications required to meet overall product requirements
        • Using your hands-on skills, you will build proof of concept models to quickly and efficiently verify design ideas
        • Applying your strong mechanical aptitude to transform conceptual designs into working prototypes
        • Producing prototypes for in-vitro and in-vivo testing using in-house manufacturing capabilities
        • Designing and building jigs and fixtures required for production
        • Ensuring a smooth transition of design to manufacturing by supporting risk management, verification testing, and training of manufacturing staff
        • Contributing to required documentation for outsourcing components as well as regulatory submissions
        • Travelling occasionally within and outside North America

        What you bring to the team

        Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

        • A bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering, or an equivalent mix of education and experience, coupled with previous practical engineering experience in a product development environment
        • Ideally, you have prior engineering experience in bringing a product to market with high volumes along with the design and testing requirements of medical devices
        • Previous on the job experience with precision mechanics and a high level of familiarity with machine shop tools, and parametric modelling software (Solidworks)
        • Exposure to different manufacturing techniques
        • Proven problem-solving abilities and attention to detail while working in a deadline-driven environment
        • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
        • The ability to effectively manage changing priorities and requirements

        Why work at Kardium?

        We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

        • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
        • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
        • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
        • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
        • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more

        How to apply

        If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “173 Mechanical Designer“ in the subject line.

        Please note, only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

        Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


              Electrical Production Engineer

              About Kardium

              Kardium is a technology pioneer developing devices to address cardiovascular diseases. The company was founded in 2007 by a team with a track record of excellence in medicine, business, and engineering. Focused on building a world-class, internationally dominant medical device company, we believe in having lots of fun while working hard. We hire top individuals who are strong team players and trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. In the BC Business “2010 Best Companies to Work for in BC” survey, Kardium was voted the #1 Life Sciences and Health Services Companies, and the #5 company overall.

              About the Job

              Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced Electrical Production Engineer. As a member of the Manufacturing team, the Electrical Production Engineer will be responsible for the organization of the process flow in manufacturing, the assessment and dispositioning process for non-conforming material in the manufacturing environment, working with the electrical engineering team in prioritizing and implementing product and process improvements, and providing DFM inputs into product enhancements and future products. This position will report to the Manufacturing Manager.

              Responsibilities

              The Electrical Production Engineer will be responsible for the following:

              Production Support Activities

              • According to Kardium’s QMS, ensure that appropriate documentation is in place to ensure that parts have been released and dispositioned appropriately to meet production plan
              • In coordination with Production Technicians and the Engineering, Risk, and QA teams, drive generation and closure of nonconformity reports for both incoming and WIP parts
              • Develop manufacturing documentation (process flow diagrams, work instructions, travelers) for new and existing manufacturing processes
              • Ensure compliance to process controls and Kardium’s medical device quality system in production
              • Act as first line of support for troubleshooting of quality issues, particularly in relation to PCB assemblies
              • Develop training plans and execute training for Production Technicians

              Manufacturing Area Organizational Optimization

              • Analyze manufacturing process layout to maximize efficiency through lean manufacturing methodologies
              • In coordination with the Production Manager and Supervisors, as well as other teams as applicable, ensure the Production Technicians are provided with the parts, tools, training and other necessary documentation to carry out work orders in a timely and efficient manner
              • In coordination with the Production Manager and Supervisors, drive 5S organization activities in the production environment
              • Develop and drive implementation of WIP and finished good product storage within the manufacturing environment
              • Act as primary point of contact for regulatory factory audits related to electrical production area

              Implementation of Process Improvements

              • Based on daily interaction with Production Manager, Supervisors, and Production Technicians, provide regular feedback to the planning and design engineering teams on process bottlenecks and areas for potential improvement; assist in implementation, where applicable
              • Work with the Engineering team to resolve root causes for ongoing quality issues for various manufacturing processes, and drive implementation of solutions, where applicable

              New Product and Process Development

              • Liaise with the Engineering and Planning teams to roll out product design and process changes in an organized and controlled manner into production, following Kardium’s change control process
              • Provide input into product design for new and next-generation product to ensure design is optimized for manufacturability
              • Work with Process Engineering team to develop suitable processes for next-generation products

              Education and Experience

              • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or industrial engineering
              • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plant operation and production engineering in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
              • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, NPI, supply chain, and quality control
              • Excellent ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve, and to lead root-cause analysis of quality issues in a manufacturing environment
              • Strong experience with process value stream mapping, DFM, and change control management
              • Experience with and solid understanding of statistical process controls, lean manufacturing, six-sigma implementation is preferred
              • Practical knowledge of worldwide cGMPs, regulatory requirements, and quality management systems for medical devices
              • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness

              Preferred Requirements and Skills

              • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
              • Mechanical aptitude related to parts assembly and tolerancing
              • 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

              How to Apply

              To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “186 Electrical Production Engineer” in the subject line.

              Please note, only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.


              Mechanical Test Engineer

              Your opportunity…

              By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. We are commercializing a ground-breaking medical device for minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

              As a part of the Testing team, you will play an essential role in ensuring that our Globe® Mapping and Ablation System is both safe and effective. You will apply your knowledge of mechanical systems to develop clinically relevant test methods and to analyze and interpret test results. You will have the opportunity to drive decisions and influence best practices in collaboration with stakeholders throughout the company.

              What you’ll be doing…

              You will design and execute testing to evaluate product performance. Specifically, you may:

              • Analyze test data to inform design and manufacturing decisions
              • Design and fabricate test fixtures and jigs using CAD and CAM software
              • Develop expertise in relevant medical device standards and industry accepted test methods
              • Drive continuous improvement of company practices as they pertain to verification and validation
              • Collaborate with company stakeholders to initiate and resolve root cause investigations

              What you bring to the team…

              Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about developing innovative medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work in a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. We understand that only by working together can we solve what was thought unsolvable. You are suited to our approach and possess these attributes:

              • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering (mechanical, mechatronics, or engineering physics is preferred)
              • At least 3 years of experience with design verification and validation in the medical device industry, or 5 years of hands on experience with mechanical or electro-mechanical testing in industry
              • Practical knowledge of mechanical systems, experimental design, and statistics as applied to verification and validation testing
              • Experience in a laboratory environment, including proper experimental data collection and Good Documentation Practice
              • Detail oriented with a sound ability to manage multiple tasks accurately and in a timely manner
              • Positive, proactive attitude and be able to execute tasks with an appropriate level of independence

              Why work at Kardium?

              Working at Kardium provides:

              • A positive impact every day helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
              • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
              • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and career growth
              • Supportive colleagues and fun social events to foster teamwork
              • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

              How to apply…

              If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “187 Mechanical Test Engineer” in the subject line. And if you are a recent grad, please include your GPA in your resume.

              Please note, only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.