Sr. Technician, R&D Catheter
Acist Medical Systems, Inc. - Fremont, CA

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ACIST Medical Systems is the market leader in providing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services that enable interventionalists and their clinical teams in providing superior patient care. Our focus is “the pursuit of the perfect image” through continuous research and development of new products and technologies – supporting today’s needs and anticipate those of tomorrow. We are an international company, with products in over 45 countries, providing high quality systems and award-winning customer support across the globe.

We believe employees are our greatest asset. ACIST fosters an environment that attracts and retains employees who are proactive, responsive and innovative through commitment to teamwork, communication, feedback and change.

ACIST Medical Systems

Position Summary:
Performs specified engineering support activities under the guidance of an Engineer related to development of IVUS catheters, product and performance testing, and continuous improvement of the manufacturing environment. Supports the catheter R&D department to design, diagnose, repair, and manage the R&D lab.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports the design engineer to develop catheters

Supports engineers in the implementation and deployment of product and process improvements and design transfer activities, including training of production operator staff.

Uses established standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions (WI’s) to carry out the non-conforming material report (NCMR) process for physical dispositions, repairs, rework and completes appropriate reporting and documentation.

Initiates documentation changes and provides redlines (proposed changes) to maintain the product information structure. Communicates issues and opportunities to engineering department to ensure bill of materials (BOM’s), prints, process, forms, records, etc. are relevant and up to date.

Performs product inspection, testing, and product release activities to ensure quality and conformity.

Identifies inventory and production order needs by utilizing both the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and physical product levels in the warehouse

Tests and debugs electrical / mechanical assemblies.

Performs failure analysis of returned product. .

Performs product verification product builds..

Performs simulated use and performance testing of product.

Sets up and maintains production floor materials and equipment, e.g.; assembly equipment, tooling, test equipment, etc.

Performs test fixture design, validation and training of production operator staff.

Performs in-process inspection of product and final inspection of finished product

MFG / Production Transfer:
Performs hands-on activities such as product assembly and product testing to support the schedule during times of transition and increased demand or change implementation.

Aids in the coordination of tooling and equipment essential for production and inspection processes

Required Skills


2 year TechnicalSchool degree.

5 yrs experience in a catheter R&D environment performing technical and administrative duties.

Microscope experience.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills.

Problem solving skills with the ability to interpret drawings, schematics, and specifications.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

Ability to interpret, follow and promote the quality policy of the organization as an operating guideline.

Ability to work within established guidelines and standard operating procedures.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Moderate level of computer experience including MS Office Suite.


AA or certificate in a technical trade

6 + yrs experience in a variety of manufacturing and or R&D environments

Solidworks experience

Vietnamese language skill

Able to travel to Vietnam for extended periods (4 weeks maximum)

Required Experience

About this company
ACIST® Medical Systems is a global medical device company that develops advanced contrast injection technologies that help simplify the...