Inspector in Goleta, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/21/2018

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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is seeking qualified Inspectors to work in a clean room environment! This a great long-term opportunity with an industry giant! For immedaite consideration please email updated resumes to 


  • Inspect incoming, in-process and final components, assemblies and products for conformance to pre-determined standards, specifications and tolerances.
  • Works from engineering drawings and other established specifications to determine acceptance, rejection or rework requirements of product within company directives and SOPs consistent with Quality System requirements.
  • Performs tests ranging in complexity for evaluation of components, assemblies, and products.
  • Documents test results and other statistics. 
  • Ensures all QC activities are in compliance with Quality System requirements.


  • Uses advanced knowledge of tools, measuring equipment and inspection procedures, including sampling plans to accurately inspect all types of incoming, in-process or final packaged components/assemblies/products for all work centers for conformance to predetermined specifications.
  • Provides training to QC Inspectors on routine to complex inspection and testing procedures. Identifies procedures within the work center that require additional training and ensures training is completed.
  • Conducts tests ranging in complexity per engineering drawings and Technical Methods to evaluate material/component specifications.
  • Recommends and implements improvement to inspection methods, TMs and SOPs in order to optimize systems and work center efficiency. Initiates DCOs by providing appropriate documentation including compiling technical reports and writing technical justifications, as necessary.
  • Recommends and implements necessary equipment/tooling required for inspection of components/assemblies/ and products. Initiates required documentation to introduce equipment into calibration program.
  • Performs all QC activities related to product sterilization load preparation, processing and release.
  • Performs evaluation of returned goods to verify package and assembly integrity.
  • Ensures traceability of components and assemblies as required by inspection documentation.
  • Identifies non-conformances during inspection and testing. Documents non-conformance on a Non-Conforming Material (NMR) Report. Evaluates non-conformities and recommends corrective action to Supervisor for level 1 and II dispositions.
  • Documents test results and other statistics as required by inspection documentation. Applies working knowledge of database in order to define queries in order to produce necessary reports.
  • Provides support to engineering for process validations and protocols by gathering appropriate data and performing necessary inspections.
  • Readily identifies safety issues in the workplace and recommends and implements solutions for improvement.
  • Coordinates project activities including but not limited to, documentation, change orders, product introduction, scheduling, and testing.
  • Perform and/or support in the process of the review and release of Finish Good Release Authorizations (FGRAs)
  • Performs First Article Inspections to provide data to Supervisor and/or engineers for disposition.
  • Other non-routine tasks as assigned by Supervisor.


Laboratory controlled area environment. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Determines quality of product and components, which requires good manual dexterity, hand/eye coordination and vision corrected to 20/20. Will be required to use microscope for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. Employee is required to use protective clothing and gear such as a lab coat, shoe covering, hair covers, goggles and gloves as directed. Must be able to work with solvents, adhesives, soaps and germicides.


  • (Include education, licenses, certificates, experience, and/or special skills) - High School diploma or equivalent - College coursework Preferred
  • 2 years prior experience in quality control inspection in a manufacturing environment, medical device industry preferred
  • Ability to easily read and understand verbal and written instructions, including technical information and all safety information
  • Very good communication skills, including ability to present and communication technical information
  • Very good written communication skills
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination, manual dexterity, and vision corrected to 20/20 - Good math skills
  • Working knowledge of database systems
  • Fastidious in attention to detail
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of Engineering drawings and specifications and inspection sampling plans
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of quality control dimensional inspection tools and equipment used in all work centers - Basic knowledge of P.C. software; Excel, Microsoft Word, Access, preferred

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.



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