Engineering Technician (3788)

Organization
QIAGEN
Job Location
Boston, MA
Job Description

The engineering technician will be responsible for the troubleshooting, maintenance, and operation of automated laboratory / robotic platforms and diagnostic instruments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Maintain a laboratory notebook or other project documentation10%
- Learn and follow all safety procedures 5%
- Interface with other QIAGEN engineering offices 10%
- Write monthly reports 5%
- Specific duties 70%
• Install automated laboratory instruments
• Validate and calibrate laboratory instruments
• Repair and maintain instruments
• Troubleshoot errors
• Follow ISO and QSR design control requirements
• Perform engineering tests as needed

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The technician shall work closely with and support Scientists in daily operations, training, or in a team setting.

Requirements

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

- BA or BS degree with 3+ years of additional experience, or A technician certificate with 5 years of experience in the applicable engineering or laboratory field.

LAB EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTER EXPERIENCE AND LEVEL OF PROFICIENCY

- A familiarity with basic electronic/mechanical test and inspection equipment is required.
- Ability to read schematics and drawings.
- Prior experience and ability to fully support and troubleshoot and repair complex robotic laboratory
  instruments.
- Familiar with motion control, pumps, automated pipetting modules is desired.
- Ability to learn and calibrate electomechanical devices.
- Ability to use mechanical and electrical measuring equipment.
- Ability to install equipment and perform validation protocols following written procedures is essential.

COMMUNICATION & LANGUAGE SKILLS:

- Ability to communicate experimental results orally and written.
- Ability to interact with team members and function at a level that will encourage and foster technical
  discussions.
- Ability to write clearly and effectively and to articulate scientific data in a laboratory notebook.
- Ability to communicate time requirements and specific needs to complete a series of experiments.
- Ability to review technical documentation and technical bulletins.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

- Possible exposure to biohazards, flammables, carcinogenic materials. Possible exposure to unsafe 
  instrument operations. Possible exposure to thermal hazards such as solder irons, incubators, etc.

 

OTHER:

- Work shall require occasional international travel for training and support functions. Other functions shall include the maintenance of spare parts and the maintenance of laboratory equipment calibration procedures.

How to Apply

If interested, please apply online at www.qiagen.com/careers .  Requisition # 3788.

About Our Organization

As the innovative market and technology leader, QIAGEN creates sample and assay technologies that enable access to content from any biological sample.

Our mission is to enable our customers to achieve outstanding success and breakthroughs in life sciences, applied testing, pharma, and molecular diagnostics. We thereby make improvements in life possible.

Our commitment to the markets, customers, and patients we serve drives our innovation and leadership in all areas where our sample and assay technologies are required.

The exceptional talent, skill, and passion of our employees are key to QIAGEN’s excellence, success and value.

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