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Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific


Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota (US-MN), United States (US)
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Hiring Manager: Jonathan S Stinson
Recruiter: Megan Marie Rogers



About the role:


Apply innovative thinking, engineering first principles, and problem-solving techniques within a dynamic R&D materials science analytical services group in a global medical device company. Design and execute materials testing projects and analyze and report test data in support of new product development or commercial products, processes, or materials. Primary focus is metallurgical metallography, light microscopy, and mechanical testing of stainless steel alloys, NiTi, and joints toward understanding material structure/property relationships for medical device design and performance.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with Lab internal customers to plan analytical test campaigns for material characterization or problem-solving.
  • Organizes, executes, and maintains lab operations for metallography and mechanical testing including work queue, test instruments, accessories, calibrations, maintenance, and supplies.
  • Performs metallography and tensile testing using computer-controlled COTS instruments including writing control recipes, generates experiment documentation, compiles data, interprets data, and prepares summary reports.
  • Performs new equipment qualifications and writes protocols, final reports, SOP's and technical documents.
  • Complies with company and department SOP’s while performing work and preparing documentation.
  • Advises and directs scientific technicians on work assignments and training.
  • Undertakes and successfully completes basic materials science engineering tasks to include any of the following: developing and writing test methods, maintaining equipment and laboratory documentation, validating equipment, conducting materials analytical evaluations, and peer-reviewing work of others in the department.


What we’re looking for in you:

  • Minimum of B.S. Engineering Degree in materials science
  • Minimum of university material science laboratory, summer undergrad engineering internship or 1 year of industry lab work experience operating relevant equipment and instruments
  • Undergrad internship or minimum of 1 year of work experience in a medical device setting preferred
  • Experience with metallography and tensile testing of austenitic stainless steel and NiTi is preferred, especially hands-on experience with test method writing with MTS Testworks software


About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.

Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Requisition ID: 443223


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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