Sr. NPI Technician

Industry: Biotech

Type: Temp to Direct

Location: Carlsbad, CA

Pay Rate: 30-35/hr

Benefits: Health, dental, vision benefits and sick time leave.

Holidays: 6 paid holidays

A contract manufacturing company specializing in life science and medical device is seeking a Sr. NPI Technician to join their team in Carlsbad, CA.

Summary: As a Sr. NPI Technician, you will be responsible for developing and prototyping new products or processes in the Manufacturing group and support the transfer into manufacturing by performing the following duties. This is a heavily hands-on position which will provide advanced commercial control and readiness activities for our manufacturing. This position specializes in developing, implementing, and executing test processes to ensure product(s) meet appropriate internal and industry standards. This position is responsible for unit build and test, failure investigation, conducting calibration, and validation of equipment and systems. This position reviews and assesses processes and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or improvements, and troubleshoots ultrasound transducer manufacturing processes for future improvement. This position will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor, with dotted line to the NPI Project Manager.

Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the design and development of new concepts.
  • Build prototypes and evaluate new design/ideas and processes.
  • Perform in-vitro/bench tests and document results.
  • Document relevant information (i.e., new idea, test results, build procedure, etc.) to lab notebooks according to good laboratory practices or company procedure.
  • Work with minimal guidance to perform engineering unit build and test or failure investigations on samples and document technical findings
  • Proactively recommends new ideas and/or improvements pertaining to equipment, fixtures, tools, and process improvements.
  • Support development, implementation, and execution of the testing and validation of all phases of product development and manufacturing
  • Support test procedures to ensure product(s) meet appropriate internal and industry standards.
  • Conduct calibration and validation of equipment and systems
  • Support engineering documents and manage DCOs (Document Change Orders)
  • Understand various workflows and manufacturing processes to identify potential problems and propose solutions.
  • Use considerable judgment, a high degree of taking initiative, creative approaches in troubleshooting, and adapts to rapidly shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.


  • HS diploma and a minimum of 8 years related experience; AA degree and a minimum of 5 years’ experience preferred; BS degree in Engineering and/or related subject matter

Additional Info: 

For more than forty years, Richmar Associates has connected talented job seekers with Silicon Valley businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500. We specialize in the temporary and direct placement services business. Based in the Silicon Valley, Richmar offers staffing solutions that include temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll service, vendor management and direct placement services to clients in the High-Tech Industry.

Richmar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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