Equipment Technician III

Alameda, CA

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Penumbra Inc

Penumbra Inc

1,001-5,000 employees

Develops healthcare technologies for vascular conditions



Alameda, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • High School or GED with 5+ years of experience working in a medical device or manufacturing environment
  • Associate degree preferred
  • Proven ability to build, troubleshoot, repair and maintain manufacturing equipment per GMP guidelines, preferably in the medical device industry
  • Medical device, pharmaceutical, biotech, or other regulated industry experience desired
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize assignments while handling various projects simultaneously
  • Manage and perform maintenance activities including preventative maintenance, on-demand maintenance, and non-standard repairs while documenting activities by following quality system procedures
  • Collaborate with other technicians: Assist and guide other technicians with performing on-demand maintenance and troubleshooting as needed
  • Equipment installation and validation: Install equipment and complete validation processes such as IQ/OQ (Installation Qualification/Operational Qualification) to ensure proper functionality
  • Spare parts management: Utilize the spare parts system to maintain accurate inventory levels, track usage, and reorder parts when necessary
  • Analyze and solve equipment-related manufacturing problems and perform manufacturing line support
  • Educate production staff on proper use and cleaning of equipment, ensuring efficient and safe operations
  • Assemble equipment and fixtures in accordance with documented prints and collaborate with Engineering to incorporate improvements
  • Improve equipment documentation by suggesting revisions to Equipment Binders and preventative maintenance instructions for new and existing equipment
  • Procure equipment and fixtures to support manufacturing
  • Work independently to solve practical problems encountered
  • Train equipment technicians on complex equipment repairs and departmental practices
  • Weekly overtime required as needed, including potential weekends, as permitted by law
  • Participate in manufacturing line moves and equipment relocation
  • Make suggestions regarding equipment and fixtures that may improve throughput, yield, and/or ergonomics, and draft new documentation
  • Adhere to the Company’s Quality Management System (QMS) as well as domestic and global quality system regulations, standards, and procedures
  • Understand relevant security, privacy and compliance principles and adhere to the regulations, standards, and procedures that are applicable to the Company
  • Ensure other members of the department follow the QMS, regulations, standards, and procedures
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned

Penumbra, Inc. excels in pioneering healthcare technologies specifically designed for neuro and peripheral vascular conditions. This involves a focus on stroke revascularization and embolization, with leading products like the REAL Immersive System and ACE Reperfusion Catheters that underline their commitment to top-tier, patient-focused innovations. Their dedication to leveraging cutting-edge technology in medical solutions makes it an outstanding workplace for professionals eager to impact critical care positively and advance in the fast-evolving healthcare sector.

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Alameda, California



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