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Technical Associate V

Technical Associate V

  • 2021-25522
  • Irvine, California, United States


Become a Research and Development Tactical Team member tasked on a variety of New Product Development, Sustain and Departmental projects and special assignments, making significant contributions towards accomplishing strategic goals at Bio-Rad Laboratories.  The Technical Associate V position demands organization, communication, attention to detail and an eagerness to work collaboratively with fellow Tactical Team technicians, R&D and Production Managers, Scientist and Chemists, Research Associates and technicians. 



Performs tasks and assignments consistent with New Product Development and Sustain projects that include but not limited to the following responsibilities:

  • Conducts moderately complex directed laboratory experiments associated with product design, development and implementation of scientific research projects.
  • Performs laboratory projects and assignments as directed by supervisor / manager.
  • Trains junior employees on specific processes and procedures as needed.
  • Distributes work assignments to tactical and project team members as required.
  • Provides Manufacturing support as needed.
  • Interacts with third party suppliers as need.
  • Performs preventive and predictive lab equipment maintenance; troubleshoots, identifies and resolves production equipment related issues; maintains accurate and complete equipment records for R&D.
  • Maintains laboratory managing chemical inventory, ordering consumables, performing / coordinating calibrations (e.g. pipettes), routine cleaning and organization, sterilization, deploying basic laboratory safety protocols.
  • Periodically reviews and revises maintenance and/or equipment specific documents and procedures.



  • Minimum High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Associate degree or equivalent preferred.
  • 10+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • College level courses and/or specialized training in the assigned technical discipline preferred.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Familiarity with PLCs (programmable logical controller) preferred.
  • Proficient at troubleshooting problems to the component level and performing root cause analysis of the failure.
  • Good understanding of quality systems, cGMP, and precedents, policies, and procedures in the specialty area.
  • Ability to operate and physically move lab/test equipment and apply common sense to carry out basic written or oral instructions
  • Proficient in computer software programs such as MS Word, Excel etc.


Vaccination Requirement: 


Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, Bio-Rad recently announced a new mandatory vaccination policy requiring its US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Bio-Rad will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, Bio-Rad joins a growing list of companies that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of its employees and the community.



About Bio-Rad:


Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 8,000 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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Agency Non-Solicitation: 


Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.



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