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Human Factors/Usability Engineering Technician, Medical Device (JP9687)

Thousand Oaks, CA · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title: Human Factors/Usability Engineering Technician, Medical Device (JP9687)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: 
Final Product Technologies Usability Engineering
Duration: 1+ years with likely extensions and/or conversion to permanent
Posting Date: 1/19/2022

3 Key Consulting is hiring a Human Factors/Usability Technician for a consulting engagement with our direct client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.

Job Description:

The Human Factors / Usability Engineering technician is responsible for supporting activities related to human factors. This person will work with client’s New Product Introduction (NPI), packaging and labeling teams, as well as internal Human Factors Engineering (HFE) colleagues to create study stimuli, perform data verification and support other human factors activity as necessary. Study stimuli typically includes carton and carton labeling, delivery device and device labeling, as well as user instructional materials. This person will work with HFE and engineering leads to ensure these materials are created and sent to study sites in a timely manner. Following completion of a study, this person will receive the used and/or new materials and disposition for disposal or archiving, as needed.

Why is the Position Open?
Supplement additional workload on team.

Top Must Have Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree with desire for 1+ years of Human Factors Engineering, Usability Engineering, other Engineering in medical device or biotech industry experience.
  • Experience supporting activities such as planning and coordinating HFE studies, creating prototypes and artwork for focus groups or other research studies.
  • Effective communication skills to liaise with cross-functional teams and vendors that create cartons, drug delivery devices and instructional materials.
  • Must have an ability to successfully work in a device development environment that relies on design controls, cross-functional team decision making, and complex and challenging decision pathways.
  • Attention to detail

Day to Day Responsibilities:
  • Working with the instructional design team and HFE team to create paper prototypes, such as carton labels, device labels and user instructions.
  • Working across the HFE team to support multiple usability study stimuli development.
  • Coordinating with HF vendors to send and retrieve stimuli.
  • Support usability lab activities such as inventorying materials and stimuli.
  • Work with internal teams to safely and correctly dispose of stimuli that might contain drug, needles, or intellectual property.
  • Review data and documentation for accuracy

Employee Value Proposition:
They can see a good mix of action. Learn to self-organize and be in charge of the tech process.

Red Flags:
  • Only academic experience
  • Past experience exclusively in consumer or industrial product categories
  • No medical device or drug-device experience
Interview process:
Phone Interview

We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to recruiting@3keyconsulting.com.  If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com/careers. You are welcome to also share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team
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