Laboratory Instrument Assembler I

Job Locations US-WI-Madison
Req No.
Manufacturing Operations
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Instrument Service Technician manufactures and services custom and off-the-shelf laboratory instrumentation and equipment used at the company’s corporate headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.   Job responsibilities include assembly, installation, calibration, routine maintenance, investigation and diagnosis of failures, repair, requalification, and filing service reports. This position reports to the Instrument Service Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assemble instruments following instructions and completing qualification documents
  • Install instruments and perform installation and operational qualifications
  • Investigate and diagnose failures with installed instruments and equipment
  • Repair instruments and equipment to service specifications
  • Complete and submit accurate and detailed service records
  • Maintain spare parts inventory and update standard operating procedures

Occasional Duties and Responsibilities


  • Up to 20% travel may be required.


Mandatory Skills


  • Understanding of electrical circuits and diagrams, including use of common electrical measurement tools such as multi-meters and oscilloscope
  • Understanding of mechanical part and assembly drawings
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
  • Understanding of ISO and FDA guidelines

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree in a science or technology field or equivalent work experience
  • Two or more years of experience with assembly, test, and repair of electro-mechanical systems

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time, up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to operate laboratory instruments and equipment, up to 8 hours per day
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with employees, customers, and vendors in person, via the telephone or by email
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs. from floor to work surface.
  • Constant walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers


Exact Sciences is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Company’s affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request. 


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