Careers at Argon – USA, Asia, Europe

 Why choose Argon?

Committed to Growth

Argon was founded in 1972 in the United States, and has grown from 2 employees with one OEM product to a global manufacturer of specialty medical products including a broad line of medical devices for Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, and Critical Care procedures. Argon now how approximately 1,200 employees worldwide, and is committed to continuing its growth towards building a world class medical device business. 

As part of our commitment to growth, we provide our employees the opportunity for career development with options to grow, not only upwards, but also laterally into other challenging roles through our global Job Posting program.   

Core Values

Argon’s commitment to our core values of Respect, Responsiveness and Results assures we will remain a quality employer with the ability to hire the best and retain the best.  We promote a workplace that fosters mutual employee respect and promotes harmonious, productive working relationships. All employees are entitled to a respectable workplace where respect is given and respect is received. 

Diversity

Building blocks of a respectable workplace include equality, accepting differences and appreciating diversity.  Argon is committed to understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences to bring together the best.  We welcome and unite people of all ethnicities, race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, age, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

Discrimination and/or Harassment

 Argon believes that discrimination and/or harassment in any form constitutes misconduct that undermines the integrity of the employment relationship.  Therefore, Argon prohibits discrimination and/or harassment that is sexual, racial or religious in nature or is related to anyone’s gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability.

Equal Employment

Argon is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state of local law.  We are dedicated to providing a work environment where employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Benefits

Part of Argon’s Management Principles and Process is to be responsive to the needs of our employees, to deliver on the commitments we make, and to share in the goals, risks and rewards.  We know you have a choice in what company you choose to invest your career in, and we want to assure we have competitive benefits and comprehensive reward programs that attract and retain the best. 

Benefits – United States

Health and WelfareArgon offers competitive Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental and Vision coverage.

Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsArgon offers Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts on a pre-tax basis. 

Employee Assistance Programs - Argon provides employees and their family  access to confident issues that may be affecting their health, well-being, family life or job performance.

Financial Protection Benefits - Argon provides company paid life and AD&D insurance equal to two times your annual salary.  

Argon provides Short and Long-Term Disability plans for loss of income as a result of a non-work related injury, sickness or pregnancy.

The Argon Medical Devices, Inc. 401(k) Plan allows eligible employees to defer between 1% and 50% of their earnings through pre-tax payroll deductions.  Argon matches employee contributions at 100% up to 3% and 50% on the next 2%. 

Voluntary Benefits - Argon offers term life, universal life, critical care, cancer, accident, and legal benefit plans for our employees, their spouse/Domestic Partner and their children at very reasonable rates.

Tuition Assistance - Argon supports education and growth of our employees to assure their success through a generous tuition assistance program.

Work-Life Balance - Argon promotes the well-being of our employees through paid time off based on years of service of up to 5 weeks’ vacation and 5 personal days per year on top of 10 holidays. 

Benefits – International

Competitive Compensation - Argon provides compensation plans that are competitive and designed to reward our employees for results that help both Argon and the employee succeed.  Sales plans include a base salary plus commissions.  Other positions include a competitive salary with increases based on performance for employees who deliver outstanding results.

Career Opportunities

3 Territory Sales Manager Positions - New York, NY / Atlanta, GA / San Bernardino, CA

Description: Achieve sales growth quotas, in support of overall Argon Medical Sales goals, by managing internal and external relationships to maintain existing business and capture new business.

Sell a portfolio of medical devices to new and existing customers within Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology and Critical Care. We offer a competitive salary, an aggressive commission program, a full benefits package, and the opportunity to grow with a company dedicated to improving interventional healthcare through innovative products.

Our highest earning Territory Managers excel at building rapport, trust and credibility with their customers in Interventional Radiology, Vascular Surgery and Cardiology. They thrive in a competitive environment with sales rankings and quotas. They are self-motivated and seek financial rewards and recognition. Top talent has found that Argon Medical has a sales management team made up of former top performing medical device reps, primarily hired from within, who can help them achieve their personal and company goals. Argon Medical is financially strong and will continue to enjoy rapid growth from internal development, acquisitions, and licensing opportunities.

Education/Experience: 

Bachelors Degree. Minimum of 3-5 years successful territory management and outside sales experience, preferably in the medical device industry. Overnight travel of approximately 25-30% within territory. Must be based in the sales area.

  • Achieve sales growth quotas
  • Maintain current base of business
  • Work closely with region manager to target and convert existing users of competitive products
  • Maintain Customer Account Profiles, a Sales Funnel, and other reports as necessary
  • Master product features and benefits and prodecures for Argon products
  • Provide case support and instruction in the proper use of Argon products 
  • Work with management to provide price quotes for Argon products
  • Communicate customer requirements to Customer Service to assist in product delivery issues
  • Communicate product issues to RA/QA and/or Manufacturing
  • Communicate invoicing/shipping issues to Customer Service
  • Operate within expense budget
  • Act as liaison between customers and Argon Accounts Receivable staff to answer invoice questions and facilitate collections when necessary

Essential Requirements (Skills): 

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret clinical data, professional journals, technical procedures
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clinicians and hospital personnel
  • Ability to work with Word, Excel and Outook
  • Ability to take direction, but work independently to sucessfully manage the territory and achieve sales quotas

Contact: Janice Russell
Phone: 903-677-9303 
Email: janice.russell@argonmedical.com


Manufacturing Engineer – Athens, TX USA

Description: Perform a wide variety of engineering functions in support of new and existing medical device product development and manufacturing, including verification and validation activities, cost improvements, quality improvements, all in accordance with company policies and procedures.

  • Provide engineering support for the development and manufacture of medical device products.
  • Develop and execute product and process qualification protocols.
  • Work with marketing and sales functions to identify customer requirements and appropriately translate into product design inputs.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, workflow and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confer with vendors to develop raw material & equipment specifications and arrange for purchase.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Manage product design history and documentation per corporate procedures.
  • Execute efficiency studies and the identification of process improvement opportunities.
  • Provide assistance in troubleshooting product, process and equipment issues.
  • Perform various Engineering support duties as assigned.

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Manufacturing discipline (packaging, mechanical, industrial preferred).
  • 3 to 5 years related experience in a FDA/GMP regulated industry (pharmaceutical, medical devices or food).
  • Experience with Design Verification and Design Validation testing, protocols and methods.
  • Experience with Operational and Performance Qualification protocols and reports (IQ/OQ/PQ).
  • Experience in the application of statistical techniques and problem-solving techniques are required.
  • Experience in product production planning and working knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures and cost reduction/yield improvement techniques.

Essential Requirements (Skills): 

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Proven record of delivering multi-disciplinary projects on time and on budget.
  • Ability to apply statistical techniques to organize and analyze data, set appropriate sample sizes, and assess process stability and capabilities.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to prioritize for maximum results (multi-task management).
  • Function successfully in a high paced results-oriented environment.
  • Function well within a team environment.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees.

Contact: Janice Russell
Phone: 903-677-9303 
Email: janice.russell@argonmedical.com

Manager, Clinical Affairs - Plano, TX USA

Description: 

The Clinical Affairs Manager has demonstrated expertise in understanding and coordinating the multiple processes involved in Clinical Research following the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The C/A Manager is instrumental in ensuring the quality, accuracy and timely flow of information for consistent protocol implementation. This position provides advice to development and/or marketing teams on manufacturing changes, line extensions, technical labeling, appropriate regulations and interpretations. Coordinates, reviews, and prepares Clinical Evaluation Reports for global submission. The successful candidate has demonstrated abilities in communication, planning and problem solving to insure that goals and objectives of assigned projects are achieved.

Education/Experience: 

  • High School degree or equivalent (GED) with appropriate trade school or apprentice training.  
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in industrial maintenance experience including: electrical distribution systems, electrical controls from basic up to and including programmable controllers, electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic devices and circuitry, carpentry, plumbing, welding, painting and auto mechanics.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach over head.

Essential Requirements (Skills): 

  • Strong knowledge of human physiology and critical care and interventional treatment practices.
  • High level of research, analytical, problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize for maximum results (multi-task management).
  • Function successfully in a high paced results-oriented team environment.
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, productive team member.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and personal computing skills.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • BS/BA or MS in scientific/clinical-related field with 5-10 years of experience in the Medical Device industry; RN/MD/DO degree preferred.
  • Must have excellent technical writing and communication skills with a strong background in regulatory writing or quality control/quality assurance; the ability to communicate using oral and written skills with an excellent knowledge of the English language and strong proofreading and spelling skills is required.
  • Experience with US and International regulatory submissions.
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure and operational characteristics of CROs and centralized services.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards including ICH guidelines, GCPs, compliance, and the CFR.
  • Expertise with MS Office, Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with a multi-disciplined team.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees.

Contact: Janice Russell
Phone: 903-677-9303 
Email: janice.russell@argonmedical.com

Packaging Engineer - Athens, TX USA

Description: 

Design, develop, implement and maintain primary and secondary packaging materials and processes required for Argon Medical Device products. The ability to work independently is essential in this role, which includes management of multiple projects simultaneously within defined project timelines.  Packaging design, development, prototyping, protocol development, package/product compatibility, package performance testing, component validation, specification development, project management (project plan development and management, budget management) are core competencies of an ideal candidate. Experience with cost estimation of packaging components and systems is also required. Experience should include new package development and sustaining process and/or cost improvement projects.  Skills should include broad materials and design experience with blister, lid stock, and pouch packaging configurations as well as secondary packaging materials.

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (packaging preferred), plus directly related experience.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years packaging experience in a FDA/GMP regulated industry (pharmaceutical or medical devices).
  • Experience in the application of statistical techniques such as statistical process control, design of experiments, and problem-solving techniques are required.
  • Extensive IQ/OQ/PQ/PPQ validation experience.

Essential Requirements (Skills): 

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Proven record of delivering multi-disciplinary projects on time and on budget.
  • Ability to drive change.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional/department teams.
  • Ability to prioritize for maximum results (multi-task management).
  • Effective multi-channel communicator.

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Design primary packaging components.
  • Lead activities to continually improve and update product packaging through material selection, process improvements, equipment selection and improved process flow and throughput.  This includes working with Purchasing and raw material suppliers to determine optimal designs and material selection.
  • Develop awareness and expertise in new technologies and processes. Assess feasibility and value of technologies for packaging applications. Lead project teams for the design, validation and implementation of technologies.
  • Comply with documentation requirements in the qualification and validation of new and revised packaging; including compiling design history, drafting test protocols and reports, specifications, drawings and detailed project plans.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of validation protocols.
  • Assist as a technical expert in the resolution of problem investigations concerning packaging components and processes.
  • Prepare financial justification and evaluation of new packaging equipment proposals.
  • Train other personnel on packaging processes and materials.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees.

Contact: Janice Russell
Phone: 903-677-9303 
Email: janice.russell@argonmedical.com

Engineering Manager – Singapore

Job responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and develop Engineering Team to ensure effectiveness of Plant’s manufacturing processes, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Drives Overall Equipment Effectiveness program (Performance, Availability & Quality) focusing on downtime and process yield improvement.
  • Strategize new process qualification activities, and process capability optimization; support Process Validation program
  • Lead the plant’s Preventive Maintenance program and spare parts control initiative. 
  • Overall in charge of Plant’s facility and building maintenance (air-con system, compress air system, water system, power supply and supporting structure)
  • Drive Engineering productivity initiatives and responsible for maintaining the Plant’s MUV towards achievement of year-on-year goals.
  • Lead strategic projects that bring sustainable growth opportunities for the Plant and provide Engineering support to R & D.
  • Spearhead the development of molding strategy through working in conjunction with Purchasing.
  • Accountable for Engineering budget, capital expenditure and spending control.
  • Drive opportunities for continual improvement and establish engineering initiatives in alignment with Plant’s vision, objectives and shared values.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the Department by complying with all related safety regulations and environmental policies in the Company.

Job requirements: 

  • Degree in Engineering
  • At least 6 years relevant working experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the medical device industry with exposure in cGMP and ISO 13485 management system.
  • Experience in plastic / polymer technology / molding, extrusion, assembly, automation and packaging processes is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing, Project Management, Supplier Management and Process Validation
  • Proficiency in Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Ability to lead and mentor in a team environment, action oriented, strong drive for results, and good influencing skills.

Senior Financial Accountant – Singapore 

Job responsibilities: 

  • US reporting – covering monthly actuals; monthly forecasts, quarterly projections; budget
  • May need to assist in China reporting
  • Smooth running of Accounts Payable operations covering the plant.
  • Fixed Assets accounting procedures and setting up effective means of Capital Expenditure tracking and physical inventory.
  • Responsible for site cash flows and forecasts.
  • Responsible for R&D grants, tax incentives and claims accounting.
  • Monthly Balance Sheet reviews to clear all long outstanding items in the respective accounts.
  • Monthly Income Statement accounts review to facilitate income/expense analysis and tax preparation.
  • Compilation and preparation of schedules for tax returns purposes – filing of tax returns and Corporate Tax Dept.
  • Assist in Corporate Risk Management Reporting and facilitate policy claims.
  • Statutory Reporting– provision in timely manner of both financial and non-financial report for government/statistic purposes.
  • Assist in coordination of internal and external audits.
  • Provide business accounting support (eg. System set-up, procedures, reporting, forecasting)
  • Deployment of staff to support various operational teams in managing operational targets or initiatives.

Job requirements:

  • Recognized degree in Accountancy or its equivalent.
  • Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Singapore is preferably.
  • Strong PC skills and good financial system knowledge.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly proficient in financial modeling through use of spreadsheet/database.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant working experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiar with US GAAP and QAD system will be an added advantage.

Section Leader, Purchasing – Singapore

 Job responsibilities: 

  • Provide leadership and direction to Purchasing Section by maintaining a predictable material flow to operation and ensure customer needs are met.
  • Establish sourcing strategy to meet key operational goals (Quality, Time & Cost) towards achievement of year-on-year productivity as well as new parts for product development.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives for both local and overseas raw materials.
  • Manage supplier’s contracting, execution and timely renewal, Tender administration and Pricing negotiation.
  • Establish suppliers rationalization program to consolidate purchases and leverage on pricing.
  • Drive supplier contingency planning and Vendor Manage Inventory program.
  • Spearhead management of supplier related change projects; work with cross functional stakeholders to phase in changes with minimum supply continuity impact.
  • Analyze supplier performance and recommend action for improvement.
  • Analyze material PPV and drive actions to meet year-on-year goals.
  • Responsible for Purchasing budget, capital expenditure and spending control.
  • Drives supply chain value to ensure integration between supplier, planning, and purchasing in support of the sales fulfillment process.
  • Lead timely resolution of purchasing issues with other departments to support team goals, performance and various initiatives.
  • Drive opportunities for continual improvement and establish Purchasing initiatives in alignment with Plant’s vision, objectives and shared values.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the Section by complying with all related safety regulations and environmental policies in the Company.

Job requirements: 

  • Degree in a relevant discipline
  • At least 5 years working experience in Purchasing, Planning and Logistics and/or Supply Chain in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the medical device industry.
  • Exposure in plastic / polymer technology /molding, extrusion and packaging processes
  • Familiarity with Supplier Management and Project Management
  • Excellent Communication and Negotiation skills
  • Experience in MRP, JIT/Lean will be an added advantage
  • Strategic thinking, ability to lead in a team environment, action oriented, strong drive for results, and leadership skills with good influencing skills.

Project Engineer – Singapore

Job responsibilities: 

  • Lead execution of key projects in the area of supply continuity, productivity, quality & process improvement, and R&D projects.
  • Perform process development, optimization and troubleshooting of assembly, packaging and automation equipment.
  • Qualify processes, conduct process capability studies and supports Process Validation program.
  • Work with vendors for equipment acquisitions & maintenance as well as design of tooling and fixtures.
  • Ensure equipment / processes are in compliance to the plant quality systems.
  • Assist in resolving manufacturing process related issues.
  • Supports OEE initiative (Performance, Availability & Quality) focusing on downtime and process yield improvement.
  • Execute preventive maintenance on equipment, tools and fixtures as part of PM program. 
  • Provide support on engineering budget, capital expenditure and spending control.
  • Drives opportunities for continual improvement in alignment to Plant’s vision, department objectives and shared values.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the Department by complying with all related safety regulations and environmental policies in the Company. 

Job requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in a manufacturing environment preferably in the medical industry.
  • Exposure in cGMP and ISO 13485 management system is a plus.
  • Experience in plastic / polymer technology / molding, extrusion, assembly, automation and packaging processes.
  • Familiarity with Project Management, Supplier Management, Process Validation and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Proficiency in Problem Solving and Decision Making.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, action oriented, strong drive for results and good influencing skills.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees.

Contact: Mark Chen
Phone: +65 6750 9125 
Email: mark.chen@argonmedical.com