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Sr Microbiology Supervisor


Santa Ana, CA


Careers That Change Lives

Lead and supervise Microbiology and/or Biocompatibility staff to providing support to Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and Product Development), and special engineering projects. Make independent technical and functional decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of process, product components, subassemblies, solutions and the suitability of processes.  Develop, monitor and recommend manufacturing processes to ensure prevention of contamination, and develop robust biological and microbiological monitoring and control systems.


In this exciting role as a Sr Technical Supervisor you will have responsibility to assure that products and processes are in control and in compliance with corporate, division and regulatory agency requirements by the detection, appraisal, correction and prevention of sterilization, contamination and environmental control concerns. In addition, assure that all activities are incompliance with FDA GMP / GLP, ISO13485:2000, MDD and other national and international standards.


The Cardiac and Vascular Group brings all of our cardiac and vascular businesses together into one cross-functional, collaborative operating unit to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions to address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.

CORONARY AND STRUCTURAL HEART provides interventional devices to treat coronary arteries that are blocked by atherosclerotic plaque and devices and therapies to treat structural defects of the heart.

A Day in the Life

  • Provide technical and biological leadership and support to assigned operational areas (product development and/or manufacturing) including an objective microbial assessment

  • Make appropriate recommendations and drive the implementation to improve the quality of lab activities including product and safety related issues

  • Write, review, and approve protocols and reports pertaining to microbiology, sterilization, and/or biocompatibility.

  • Mentor, coach, and develop staff and direct reports.

  • Provide objective microbial quality assessment through raw data review and data trending.

Responsibilities may also include the following and other duties may be assigned.
  • Performs a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas.
  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, adjusts, tests, diagnoses, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.
  • Works from schematics, engineering drawings and written or verbal instructions.
  • Operates related equipment; conducts tests and reports data in prescribed format.
  • Performs calibration and alignment checks; makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed; prepares prescribed compounds and solutions.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or technical field with 3+ years of work experience in microbiology, sterilization, and/or biocompatibility experience OR Advanced Degree in Science or technical field with 1+ years of work experience in microbiology, sterilization, and/or biocompatibility experience


Nice to Have (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Leadership experience in laboratory setting.

  • Project Management skills needed to plan and manage documents and their configuration

  • International and national standards such as AAMI/ANSI standards, ISO 17665 (Steam), 14160 (Liquid), 11137 (Radiation), 11135 (EtO) and others as applicable (i.e. EN).

  • International standards in the use of materials of animal origin in medical devices (ISO 22442).

  • Application of GLP regulations and ISO 10993 biological evaluation medical device requirements.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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