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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Arden Hills, United States, 55112

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



Impact Statement:

  • This Lab Technician IV role offers an employee the opportunity to be part of the Complaint Investigation Site within the Post Market Quality Assurance team at Boston Scientific. The primary activity for this role is to complete returned product analysis to address field complaint allegations against Boston Scientific products. This position is a vital part of improving patient care by ensuring Boston Scientific device allegations are investigated efficiently and effectively.   
  • Job Description:
  • Performs a variety of duties in the electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, chemical, or optical area
  • Constructs, operates, troubleshoots, adjusts, maintains and/or tests equipment, systems, or products
  • Performs returned product analysis by working from schematics, engineering drawings, and written/verbal instructions.
  • Performs tests, analyzes data, and maintains detailed documentation for reports to support returned product analysis activities
  • Reviews and/or develops processing instructions
  • May assist in the calibration & maintenance of equipment in the Returns, Device and Analysis department
  • Responds to internal and external customer queries concerning product location or returned product analysis
  • Actively interfaces with other Boston Scientific departments to corroborate special needs or procedure changes for returned product processing
  • May assist in the transfer of technology and/or contribute in cross-functional discussions regarding device performance allegations.
  • Serves as a support role for other positions in the Complaint Investigation Site as needed
  • May Support/Train junior level Technicians on failure analysis techniques & understanding schematics/circuits
  • Position could be considered for a Technician V depending on candidate competency level
  • Collaborate with the Complaint Investigation Site Engineering team to determine investigation activities for new failure modes supporting efficient/effective responses to complaint allegations against BSC Product


Basic Qualifications:

  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Two-year AA degree in an engineering or technical related field
  • Experience reading and understanding circuits/schematics
  • 7 to 10 years’ experience in a related discipline


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft desktop environment: Windows, Word and Outlook
  • Previous experience working with medical products in a regulated environment
  • 10+ years’ experience in a related discipline


Requisition ID: 510903


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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