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Kelly Services Laboratory Technician in Irvine, California

R&D Technician - Irvine, CA

Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (Kelly OCG), a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc., is currently seeking an R&D technician for a long-term engagement at one of our Global clients in Irvine, CA

This role is a full-time, fully benefited position. As a Kelly OCG employee, you will be eligible for Medical, Dental, 401K, and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You’ll also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation, and sick/personal time

The R&D Technician role supports device assembly, manufacturing, and prototyping under a fast, innovative and creative workspace.


  • Coordinate material supplies and inventories to make sure supplies are enough for catheter assembly and prototyping.

  • Performs assembly and failure analysis using laboratory microscopes.

  • Edits and finalizes protocols, process instructions.

  • Checks and creates drawings for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications, and accuracy of calculations and dimensions.

  • Participates in designed experiments and capability studies as support staff, collects and maintains documents, and records design specifications.

  • Collects samples and files required paperwork. Ensures the collection and archiving of research and development documentation and delivers training documentation on new processes, materials, and equipment.

  • Adheres to all company safety policies and procedures and other safety precautions within the work area.

  • Follows standardized procedures to perform his/her tasks, when applicable.

  • Initiates, adjusts and operates basic laboratory and manufacturing equipment.

  • Performs basic failure analysis and diagnostics, solves problems related to subassemblies and manufacturing processes with the purpose of isolating the failures, resolve a solution and perform the vital operations, documenting all the changes.

  • Ensures that the tools and testing equipment are accurately calibrated and repaired, according to the standardized operations procedures.

  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with GMP, ISO, SOP, all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Experience

  • 2-4 years of experience, preferably related to the position.

  • At minimum a High School/Grade 12 diploma, but strong preference is given to those who have completed Technical/vocational or Associate’s degree or post-secondary education in Science or Engineering disciplines.

  • Ability to work under a high magnification microscope and assemble devices with very small parts or delicate procedures (examples include welding, swagging soldering).

  • Coordinate material supplies and inventories.

  • Experience with CADing software (Solidworks) preferred.

  • Ability to create Process Instructions and procedures how to assemble and test devices.

  • Clear communicator, able to champion a strong and reciprocal team environment.

  • Experience working in a regulated environment in compliance with ISO13485 and 21CFR 820.

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills such as Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel) is a clear benefit, as is prior experience with SAP.

  • Ability to use measuring and testing equipment associated with catheter assembly is required.

Additional Education/Experience

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are required to wear special garments and PPE when working in the cleanroom environment. The employee will be using microscopes or close vision to perform his / her duties.

  • This role requires COVID-19 vaccination, or approved accommodation and ongoing negative test results upon hire

  • This position is with Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting. Please visit to learn more

  • Important information : This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States

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About Kelly ®

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Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.