• Systems Technician

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Req No.
    Research & Development
    Regular Full-Time
  • Summary of Major Responsibilities

    The Systems Technician assists with the development, assembly, and testing of new and existing instruments and equipment designed by Exact Sciences Systems Development, for use with in vitro diagnostic tests. The Systems Technician works closely with electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and software engineers to build and troubleshoot test fixtures, prototype modules, instruments, and automation equipment, while providing detailed feedback on issues encountered and suggestions for improvement. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assemble and test fixtures, prototypes, instruments, and automation equipment
    • Troubleshoot bugs/failures/issues with electrical and mechanical components and assemblies, including cables and cable assemblies
    • Schedule, execute, and track instrument reliability experiments, often under guidance from engineers or Hardware Engineering Manager
    • Clearly document results of all tests, issues, instrument status, and other issues to others, as required
    • Maintain organized inventory of laboratory spare parts, standard fasteners & hardware, and all lab tools and equipment
    • Coordinate periodic equipment calibration with Metrology Department personnel


    Occasional Duties and Responsibilities

    • Occasional travel may be required
    • Experience using Solidworks or similar CAD program in order to generate test fixture components and associated drawings (Solidworks experience preferred, but not required)

     Mandatory Skills

    • Understanding of electrical circuits and diagrams, including use of common electrical measurement tools such as multimeters and oscilloscope
    • Understanding of mechanical part and assembly drawings
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel
    • Knowledge of regression, black box, white box, boundary condition, performance, and other standard testing strategies

     Education and Experience

    • Associate degree in a science or technology field or equivalent work experience
    • Preferred five 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
    • Frequent walking or motion to coordinate work and interact with co-workers


    We are 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. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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