Sr. Test Technician - Medical Devices

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

 RequisitionID:          [[54822]]
Title: [[Test Technician Sr.]]
Division: [[Arthrex California Inc. (US03)]]
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Salary Range:
Salary Minimum: $26.45
Salary Maximum $44.85






Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. As a highly skilled test specialist you will have a substantial understanding of medical device manufacturing and test. Primary role is to support operations in the testing of complex video systems, sub-assemblies, and components to produce cost effective, high quality medical products. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


If hired for this position, you will be eligible for a one-time sign-on bonus of $2,000.00 minus appropriate tax withholding will be paid to you on the first pay period after you start your employment at Arthrex. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Determines how to best use resources to meet schedules and goals, using independent judgment, actions, and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.
  • Capable of testing electronic components, sub-assemblies, and video systems using computer programs, Digital Multi Meters, Oscilloscopes, light measurement equipment, waveform monitoring equipment, digital and analog electrical test equipment.
  • Directly responsible for supporting manufacturing in the daily production testing of camera video systems by performing FCO (Final Checkout), Automated or Manual electrical tests.
  • Record test results into database applications. Review numerical and graphical data and make recommendations to improve process yields.
  • Perform detailed electrical test procedures and document device history records per Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines.
  • Performs inspection of work completed and documentation to assure correct specifications and functional criteria have been met.
  • Record test failures and document for MRB, repair or component replacement.
  • Manage tasks related to multiple production duties; prioritize and respond to special assigned duties.
  • Completes complex tasks and assignments in creative and effective ways.
  • Determines root cause analysis using a variety of factors including data analysis.
  • Makes recommendations for new procedures and implements approved recommendations.
  • Participates in product, process, and company training activities in support of medical device manufacturing.
  • Sets-up and operates a variety of hand-operated tools and electronic equipment to manufacture product specified on work orders using standard work instructions and inspection procedures.
  • Performs or initiates any cleaning in work area or maintenance required by the Preventive Maintenance schedule on the machines within the department.


Education and Experience:

  • 2 year AS degree electronics design, repair and troubleshooting plus a minimum of 8 years of related test experience OR BS degree in technical / engineering field + 3 years test experience required
  • Proficient in system analysis, testing, troubleshooting to board / component level
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, including electrical test processes and procedures



Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Knowledgeable in electronics troubleshooting to component level.
  • Able to operate and maintain production and lab test equipment.
  • Capable of testing electronic components, sub-assemblies, and video systems.
  • Knowledge of endoscopic visualization systems including optics, mechanical systems, electronic design, analog circuit design, electro-mechanical design, high speed digital circuits.
  • Understanding of applicable medical device regulations for electrical safety testing.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics and mechanical engineering drawings.
  • Knowledge of FDA and ISO guidelines for the manufacture of medical devices.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

Knowledge of surgical equipment and instrumentation, electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, Video waveform monitor, digital multimeter, various video charts, etc.

Skilled in bench top testing and troubleshooting with standard test equipment.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, PCs, schematic capture, PCB layout, and office equipment.



About Arthrex


Arthrex Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and sports medicine and innovates more than 1,000 new products and procedures every year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.


Our core value is Making People Better. As a leading health care technology innovator, we are committed to making people’s lives better. The contributions we make to science and medicine have the potential to get a star athlete back in the game or improve the quality of someone’s life. It’s truly meaningful work.


Making People Better also signifies our corporate social responsibility and commitment to employees and communities. We make employees’ lives better through job security, educational and professional growth opportunities, unique benefits and amenities, and modern facilities that promote a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of collaboration, mutual respect and camaraderie. We also make important economic and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve.


As a certified Great Place to Work® and one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Manufacturing and Production, Arthrex is proud of its award-winning, family business culture. With more than 6,000 employees around the world, we are growing and looking for candidates who champion our Arthrex Proud values of Innovation, Integrity, Dedication, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit.


We invite you to explore our numerous exceptional benefits at or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.









Arthrex 2023 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Gym Reimbursement Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



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

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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