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Job Title:   Quality Assurance Inspection Technician 
Department/Group:   Quality Assurance 
Location: Calabasas, CA
Pay Range: $24/hr – $29.80/hr
HR Contact: Human Resources
Reports to: Quality Manager 

JOB SUMMARY: 

Inspection processes on computerized inspection equipment (Keyence LM & Vision System SeeBrez) to verify dimension, tolerance, functionality, configuration, aesthetics, surface finish, plating, and material per inspection methods outlined on First Article, On Line, and Final inspection guidelines. Evaluate current inspection methods and trends to identify process improvements. Responsibilities includes inspection of, in process, outsourced, purchased, and modified products following cGMP compliance for Class II medical devices.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

INSPECTION

  1. Perform simple to complex mechanical / dimensional inspections for first article, in-process and final inspections per blueprints and/or other written specifications using designated inspection equipment such as optical computerized numerically controlled measuring systems. 
  2. Inspect product within the estimated time requirements. 
  3. Document part numbers, lot numbers, quantities, inspection dates, results, in log entry format to ensure accurate product history records for each product inspection task performed.
  4. Report all non-conforming product(s) to the Quality Manager. 
  5. Obtain appropriate inspection gages, fixtures, attachments, accessories, and materials necessary to perform inspections.
  6. Inform machine operators of any out of tolerance conditions or acceptability of product based on specification. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

High School diploma required; some college or technical training preferred.  A minimum of eight (8) years quality assurance mechanical inspection experience required, or a combination of education and/or experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: 

Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and communicate clearly with while maintaining a high level of professionalism.  

REASONING ABILITY:  

Able to perform product traceability tasks by reviewing the product history, researching and investigating all steps and processes pertaining to the specific product to ensure the effectiveness of the Quality System.       

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions. Being able to quickly assess large amounts of information and data is very important.  The ability to consider and evaluate the interrelationships of numerous factors and to select the best course of action is imperative. 

In the absence of sufficient information, sound intuitive judgment is crucial to reaching favorable decisions. Certain qualities, including self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, and flexibility, as well as the ability to apply sound business judgment are important.  

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  1. Strong Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel and Word.
  2. Experience with ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Tolerance and ANSI Z 1.4 Sampling Plan. 
  3. Experience with Keyence IM series or LM Series inspection system use. 
  4. Understanding of thread specifications and classifications. 
  5. Advanced understanding of a calibration program. 
  6. Basic experience working with a statistical process control program.
  7. Interpret and comprehend Engineering blueprints / drawings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects. 

The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

Job Title: Deburr Technician
Department/Group: Production  
Location: Calabasas, CA
Pay Range: $20-$23 per hour
HR Contact: Human Resources
Reports to: Mfg. Manager 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Filing, hand scraping, abrasive burr, mechanical polish, and pen grinding.
  • Ability to use a Microscope with a Monitor
  • Visual Scan/Inspect parts for conformity to specifications.
  • Polish and buff parts as needed.
  • Read, understand, and interpret Blueprint drawings.
  • Wash Daily production parts using Vapor Degreaser safety procedures.
  • Must have the mechanical ability to learn and repeat processes with proficiency.
  • Must be apt to learn and utilize production work orders, documents, drawings, specifications, and written or oral instructions to perform tasks necessary to meet production requirements.
  • Ability to do repetitive work.
  • Ensure that part count matches quantity on Job travelers and in the ERP system. 
  • Follow all OSHA safety guidelines, including proper use of safety equipment and relevant safety procedures

EDUCATION:

  • Basic computer and math skills

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Experience with the deburr trade.
  • Must have at least 1 year of deburring metal components experience within aerospace or a medical manufacturing job-shop environment. 
  • Ability to reach and understand blueprints, schematics, and work instructions. 
  • Prior experience in using machine shop tools properly and safely. 
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and follow job travelers. 
  • Must display attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and react to project changes.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal oversight or direction.
  • Excellent planning, organization, and problem-solving skills, including basic shop math.
  • Good intrapersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate, speak and write and effectively in English.

Job Title: Marketing Associate
Department/Group: Marketing
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Pay Range: $28/hour – $32/hour
HR Contact: Human Resources
Reports to: Director of Marketing

Job Summary:

Reporting directly to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Associate performs and works collaboratively in a team-oriented environment to design, test, and deploy digital/print media used to promote Paragon Implant Company.

Essential Function:

  • Generate compelling, engaging content to support content-driven integrated strategy.
  • Help identify the most effective communication channels to reach relevant target groups and help to feed these channels with the appropriate messaging.
  • Strategize and implement campaigns leveraging both traditional (collateral, print advertising, direct mail, etc.) and digital (social media, digital advertising, websites, email, etc.) marketing tactics.
  • Develop materials, presentations, and other marketing communications for launches, campaigns, and other product and service marketing efforts, as well as sales meetings, tradeshows, and events.
  • Create and maintain project plans to successfully move all projects forward in a timely, collaborative, and efficient manner.
  • Present design ideas to project leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing.

Education:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and/or Communication or applicable field. (Exceptions made for exceptional on-the-job experience).

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Marketing Communications role, developing content and implementing campaigns.
  • Design Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Experience in campaign design and execution.
  • Experience in data analytics and creating dashboards.
  • Experience in graphic design.
  • Experience working with a CMS (Content Management System).
  • Excellent writing skills, grammar, spelling, and composition skillset.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge and experience implementing SEO.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines, while completing assignments with high attention to detail.
  • Strong in Google Analytics.

Other:

Preferred:

  • Frameworks: Bootstrap, JQuery.
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Understand mobile development and working with responsive design products.

Job Title: Web Designer/Developer (Front-End) Department/Group: Marketing Location: Santa Clarita, CA or Las Vegas, NV Pay Range: $35/hour – $45/hour HR Contact: Human Resources Reports to: Director of Marketing, General Manager of Paragon Las Vegas

Job Summary:

Work in a team-oriented environment to design, build, test, and document the user interfaces for web sites and other digital properties used at Paragon Implant. Coordinate and provide training and support for web-based tools and platforms across the organization. Responsibilities include all phases of user interface development from architecture and design to implementation and customer engagement. Work with internal customers and external partners. Works under direct supervision. Adheres to key stakeholders’ final decision-making.

Essential Function:

  • Work with the team to design, optimize, and manage a high-quality website.
  • Develop website specifications and wireframes.
  • Present design ideas to project leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Interpret and integrate creative feedback to advance the work, demonstrating flexibility and adapting smoothly to changes in direction.
  • Maximize the website for greatest SEO.
  • Create best-in-class user experience.
  • Work with Operation leaders and key stakeholders to prioritize work, track project milestones, and maintain deadlines while balancing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Support and champion the overall process from brief to concept, to final output of small- and medium-scale projects and campaigns.
  • Understand and contribute to Paragon’s customer experience efforts, business growth objectives, missions, values, and technology.
  • Create design solutions that help drive success, consistency, and effectiveness.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively across teams, leading conversations and interactions with Paragon’s values in mind, underscoring conversations with respect and empathy.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia, Communications, Graphic, or UX Design or equivalent practical work experience.

Minimum three (3) years of design and development experience

Experience & Competencies:

Required:
  • Frameworks: Bootstrap, JQuery.
  • Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Design Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or other visual design and wire-framing tools.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe CC, primarily in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop.
  • Understand mobile development and working with responsive design products.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Working knowledge and experience implementing SEO.
  • Building reusable components and front-end libraries for future use.
  • Good communication and personal skills: ability to interact and work well with members of other functional groups in a project team and a strong sense of project ownership.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Resourceful with excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines, while completing assignments with high attention to detail.
  • Strong Google Analytics skills.
  • Solid application of design principles in color, composition, layout, and typography.
  • Basic understanding of communication design and corporate design language, tone, and voice.
  • Ability to time-manage amidst rapidly evolving priorities and approaches.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products for communication and file management.
  • Eye for design, can communicate well with members outside our team and play an active role in the future roadmap of our applications.
  • Understanding of social media platforms, specs, trends, and campaigns developed specifically with social media performance in mind.
Physical Requirements / Abilities:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects such as a keyboard and mouse.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time, talk and hear (or have accommodations to communicate and articulate thoughts). Must occasionally have the ability to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel, etc.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, etc.
  • The Company has an on-site business model. (No remote work.)
Travel: None
Preferred: eCommerce Development experience.
  • Job Title: Quality Assurance Programming Technician II
    Department: Quality
    Reports to: Director of Quality
    Location: Calabasas, CA
    Pay Range: $30 – $48 /per hour
    HR Contact: Human Resources

    JOB SUMMARY: Create programs to automate product inspection processes on computerized inspection equipment (Keyence LM & Vision System SeeBrez) to verify dimension, tolerance, functionality, configuration, aesthetics, surface finish, plating, and material per inspection methods outlined on First Article, On-line, and Final inspection guidelines. Coordinate with Tooling personnel on design and configuration of new gages and fixtures to expedite inspection processes. Evaluate current inspection methods and trends to identify process improvements. Responsibilities include inspection of, in process, outsourced, purchased, and modified products following cGMP compliance for Class II medical devices.

    Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities: 

    • Create simple to complex programs to automate mechanical / dimensional inspections for first article, in-process, and final inspections per blueprints and/or other written specifications on designated inspection equipment such as optical computerized numerically controlled measuring systems.
    • Calculate and set controls for inspection equipment to regulate proper and most efficient product inspection methods.
    • Start up and observe operation of measuring inspection equipment and programs to ensure proper operation and detect malfunctions or out-of-tolerance concerns. Adjust machine controls and program settings as required.
    • Train employees on all automated and mechanical inspection equipment.
    • Identify and provide direction on improving inspection methods, including gages and fixtures to expedite inspection processes.
    • Perform simple to complex mechanical / dimensional inspections for first article, in-process, and final inspections per blueprints and/or other written specifications using designated inspection equipment such as optical computerized numerically controlled measuring systems.
    • Inspect product within the estimated time requirements.
    • Document part numbers, lot numbers, quantities, inspection dates, results, in log entry format to ensure accurate product history records for each product inspection task performed.
    • Report all non-conforming product(s) to the Quality Manager.
    • Obtain appropriate inspection gages, fixtures, attachments, accessories, and materials necessary to perform inspections.
    • Inform machine operators of any out of tolerance conditions or acceptability of product based on specification.

    Education:

    • High School diploma required; some college or technical training preferred.

    Experience & Competencies:

    Required:

    • A minimum of eight (8) years quality assurance mechanical inspection experience, or a combination of education and/or experience.
    • Experience with Keyence IM series or LM Series inspection system programming.
    • Able to perform product traceability tasks by reviewing the product history, researching, and investigating all steps and processes pertaining to the specific product to ensure the effectiveness of the Quality System.
    • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
    • Experience with ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Tolerance and ANSI Z 1.4 Sampling Plan.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and communicate clearly with others while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and/or oral instructions. Being able to quickly assess large amounts of information and data is very important. The ability to consider and evaluate the interrelationships of numerous factors and to select the best course of action is imperative.  In the absence of sufficient information, sound intuitive judgment is crucial to reaching favorable decisions. Certain qualities, including self-confidence, motivation, decisiveness, and flexibility, as well as the ability to apply sound business judgment are important.
    • Strong Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, and Word.
    • Understanding of thread specifications and classifications.
    • Advanced understanding of calibration programs.
    • Basic experience working with a statistical process control program.
    • Interpret and comprehend Engineering blueprints / drawings.

    Physical Requirements / Abilities:

    • The physical demands described here 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.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear and will occasionally be required to bend, stoop, kneel and climb stairs.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

    Travel: No travel.

    Other: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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