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Technician IV, R&D Job

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Date: May 4, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


R & D Technician IV


Hours:  8:00am - 5:00pm


About the role:

This position works independently to assist R&D engineers, scientists, and/or teams in the development and analysis of products, materials, processes, or equipment.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Contribute original concepts to the development of advanced prototypes and fixtures.  Develop and construct prototypes/products from concepts
  • Explore, troubleshoot and propose creative solutions based on solid rationales and contribute to design and process concepts.
  • Organize, coordinate, and execute building and testing of prototypes/products per engineering instructions and apply GDP to documentation records.
  • Create engineering drawings using CAD Software and create complete R&D engineering documentation following established procedures.  Write and/or verify specifications.
  • Analyze data, calculate basic statistics, and prepare complete product test reports.
  • Validate equipment and new processes.
  • Operate and maintain complex test equipment, train staff on its operations, and schedule necessary calibration or preventative maintenance.
  • Actively participate in project team meetings.  Coordinate and monitor project task execution and project progress against deliverables.
  • Assist project teams in establishing specifications and quality standards.
  • Use internal resources and qualified external vendors to assist engineering teams to identify and obtain supplies and services.
  • Act as a resource to other employees.
  • Communicate project status to project teams.


What we’re looking for:

Basic Qualifications

  • Technical Degree (i.e., AA, Certificate) or equivalent and 8+ years in R&D technical support or related area
  • Strong problem solving skills and mechanical acumen
  • Strong Hands on skills
  • Ability to design and assemble prototypes/fixtures.
  • Ability to set-up / conduct product testing and collect data
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects independently
  • Support projects interacting with other technicians and engineers
  • Operate and maintain complex test equipment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to learn or have knowledge in Machining, Molding, Extrusion and Electronics/Soldering
  • SolidWorks
  • Contribute ideas into R&D for product design or issue resolutions
  • Design control/Change Request process experience
  • Experience with data analysis / Minitab
  • Ability to design / create test methods
  • Medical Device history preferred


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 – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 480149


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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