C. R. Bard, Inc.

  • Calibration Technician II

    Posted Date 6 days ago(6 days ago)
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    Calibration Technician I
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  • Overview

    Bard (NYSE:BCR) is a $3B high-quality developer and manufacturer of life-saving medical devices. Product families include balloons used to relieve blocked veins and arteries, ports used to deliver chemo-therapy treatment, filters that prevent blood clots from traveling to the lungs and heart, urological catheters, and guidewires necessary for almost every medical device procedure. The Corporation has 26 locations and 13,000 employees world-wide.


    (For more about the Corporation, please explore our website at www.crbard.com )


    The Glens Falls Operation is known as Bard’s Technology Center and is Bard’s largest domestic manufacturing facility employing approximately 700 in a three shift operation. The Glens Falls Operation manufactures over 20 different product lines serving all Bard Divisions.


    With minimal supervision, performs calibrations maintenance and troubleshooting for equipment and serves as a technical resource to support projects in a competitive medical device manufacturing organization.


    Will support GFO site calibration equipment. Aid in calibration out-of-tolerance investigations & help troubleshoot issues with calibrated equipment.

    Summary of Position with General Responsibilities

    Performs calibrations and related daily activities as outlined in the Standard Operating Procedure for Calibration and serves as a technical resource to support plant goals in a competitive medical device manufacturing organization.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Performs calibrations for all Measurement &Test Equipment in the calibration system and develops test methods to evaluate and validate new equipment and processes.
    • Performs set-up, maintenance and troubleshoots equipment that requires an understanding of manufacturing processes and the effect of electronic, pneumatic, and mechanical devices on the process and/or product.
    • Makes basic revisions to existing Calibration Test Methods and related set-up procedures to expand scope or clarify instructions, and provides technical support for developing new test methods,
    • Maintains and makes minor improvements to existing calibration scheduling, recall, and record systems.
    • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes work flow around production schedules, which includes coordinating with outside vendors for external calibrations, and schedules on-site calibration & PM services.
    • Contributes to improvements of quality systems and authors technical reports that comply with quality system requirements (CGMP, ISO, etc.).
    • Assists in maintaining department spending within established Budget/BVR limits
    • Provides training to new employees on Compliance & Calibration per the GFO Orientation program, and to technicians/operators in the care, use, set-up and maintenance of Measurement & Test Equipment.
    • May have to work some off-hours shifts. Minimal travel may be required.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    • Ability to understand and comply with FDA regulations, ISO requirements, and Bard Quality Systems.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Ability to understand and work on complex mechanical and electronic inspection, measurement, and test equipment.
    • Experience with data acquisition systems, and PLC controlled equipment is preferred.
    • Technical writing skills that include ability to generate protocols, final reports, CR’s, and task related procedures (TM, MP,IP, etc).
    • Ability to read, understand, and draft engineering drawings and schematics.
    • Computer skills with proficiency in Word, Excel (spreadsheets), and Outlook.
    • Math skills with proficiency in algebra and geometry. Basic knowledge in statistics preferred.
    • Communication and interpersonal skills to maintain positive working relationships at all levels in a team environment, and when dealing with suppliers and customers.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment to perform job responsibilities, and advanced organizational skills to take an active role in design transfer, product development, cost reduction and safety programs, while maintaining scheduled calibrations.
    • Flexible in regards to work and shift assignments. Some travel may be required.

    Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

    Additional Desirable Qualifications:

    • ASQ CCT, CQT or CMI certification a plus.
    • Experience with statistical software programs a plus.
    • Physics a plus.

    Education and/or Experience

    Requires an Associate’s Degree and three years of technical training or industrial lab experience, or a minimum of six years related technical experience in Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, or other regulated manufacturing or industrial lab environment.

    Physical Demands

    Occasionally requires light physical effort as in periods of prolonged standing, sitting at machines or work tables or bending, stooping or reaching and/or occasional lifting of light items (i.e. up to 40 lbs). May require some exposure to chemicals used in manufacturing processes.

    Work Environment

    Some minor physical inconvenience or discomfort occasionally present in the work situation (moderate noise, disagreeable odors, etc.). Occasional exposure to potential for minor injury or other health hazard requiring some precaution.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products, employing over 13,000 people around the world. Founded in 1907, we pioneered many devices that are now the cornerstones of modern healthcare.

    We expect the highest levels of quality, integrity, service, and innovation from our employees – on the job and in the communities in which we work and live. In return, we foster an environment where individuals are treated with fairness and respect, and feel valued, acknowledged and rewarded. Bard is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

    Be Your Best at Bard – and ultimately, you can have an impact on the lives of people around the world.
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