• The company is a pioneer in the development of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex cardiovascular diseases complicated by calcification.
  • To apply for a position, enter the Coyol Free Zone Job Center at the following link: https://bit.ly/3H81PXn.
  • Interested parties must be available to travel to the United States and stay in that country for up to 3 months.

February. Shockwave Medical, a pioneer in the development of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat severely calcified cardiovascular disease, is preparing to start operations in Coyol Free Zone in Alajuela, thus expanding the current manufacturing capacity of its operations in Santa Clara, California.

With its opening on Costa Rican soil, Shockwave Medical seeks to expand its production to improve clinical outcomes for patients around the world through its transformative IVL technology to treat complex cardiovascular diseases complicated by calcification.

The new manufacturing facility will be 3,500 square meters in size and will house a 1,000 square meter ISO-certified clean room to support Shockwave’s growing product portfolio by providing additional capacity, manufacturing redundancy, and mitigation of potential supply chain risks.

Shockwave Medical, a company that develop and markets innovative solutions for the medical device industry, has decided to open operations in Costa Rica considering several factors: high education of the labor force, knowledge, and experience in the medical industry (in particular, catheter manufacturing), political and social stability, and commitment to the environment. The company also offers a rewarding work environment, professional growth, and teamwork. We look forward to having the best personnel, so that Costa Rica can continue demonstrating the high quality of its people,” explained Enrique Saborío, General Manager & Vice President of Operations, Costa Rica.

Committed and Capable Human Talent

The manufacturing operators required by the company will be responsible for the assembly, testing and inspection of the product, according to the specifications of the company’s manufacturing process.

The profile also looks for people capable of complying with procedures in controlled environment rooms, ability to assemble and test medical devices, including tasks such as soldering, gluing and assembly under the microscope; in addition to working under the parameters of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).

The persons to be engaged must be available to travel to the United States and stay for a period of up to approximately 3 months in that country, in order to carry out the transfer of the operation to Costa Rica.

“The growing ecosystem of companies that are part of the Coyol Free Zone see Costa Rica as a market with competent, highly trained, and attractive human talent to strengthen their staff. Shockwave Medical’s operation on national soil is no exception, as they are looking for employees to contribute their knowledge in the innovation of the cardiovascular market, which will allow them to expand the scope of their global operation,” said Carlos Wong, Managing Director of Coyol Free Zone.

Those interested in joining this company should send their resume to the Coyol Free Zone Job Center at the following link: https://bit.ly/3H81PXn. Those who already have a profile can update it and apply.

  Requirements for employment at Shockwave Medical

  1. High School Diploma
  2. Current U.S. Visa
  3. Current Passport
  4. Complete Vaccination Schedule (At least 3 doses).
  5. At least 3 years of experience in the medical industry
  6. Basic – Intermediate English
  7. Availability to work Shift A (M-F 6:00 am to 3:30 pm).

About Coyol Free Zone

Coyol Free Zone is the leading medical device export park in Costa Rica, exporting over US$2 billion per year, which is equivalent to 30% of the exports of the manufacturing segment of the country’s Free Zone Regime.
For the past three years, it has been part of the Top 10 Free Trade Zones in the World and was designated as the Best Free Trade Zone in the Americas, Free Trade Zone #9 in the Top 10 worldwide and Honorable Mention for Environmental Practices, Infrastructure and Logistics, by fDi Intelligence in 2022.
Furthermore, it is the Best Free Trade Zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Most Innovative Free Trade Zone of the Year and the Best Business Center for Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing, according to The European magazine.