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Carlsbad, CA
Posted 2 months ago


Ra Medical Systems is a publicly traded, medical device company focusing on developing its excimer laser and catheter system to treat vascular diseases. This role is responsible for leading R&D prototyping activities of Ra Medical’s DABRA laser system and catheter, as directed by, and in collaboration with, the engineering team. This includes design, process, test and all supporting documentation per Ra Medical’s product development process.


The R&D Technician will support the development and testing of next generation device designs, integration of sub-systems and systems, manufacturing equipment and fixtures, and accessory tools for Ra Medical’s products.  Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating fabrication, delivery and/or installation of fixtures, tooling, assemblies and equipment,
  • Supporting R&D prototype builds through design and assembly and subsequent mechanical testing,
  • Assembling and testing manufacturing equipment, instruments, controllers and systems used for the manufacture of the device, manufactured components, disposable and/or packaging.
  • Additional duties include developing documentation (BOMs, SOPs, batch records, test records, raw material specifications, drawings and other documentation), executing feasibility, design verification and validation studies, and authoring equipment and subsystem tests, reports, verification and validation protocols, equipment IQ/OQ/PQ.


  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Associate Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering or Technology, or other technical degree, and 7+ years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office
  • Other preferred skills: SolidWorks, LabView, Statistics and statistical software, Technical communications, Project management, Mechatronics engineering, Failure analysis


  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Design – Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

All Positions at Ra Med require the following competencies:

  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


  • Occasionally required to stand
  • Occasionally required to walk
  • Frequently required to sit
  • Occasionally required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Frequently required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally work in high, precarious places
  • Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
  • Occasional exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 25 pounds

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