Hologic Engineering Lab Technician 3 in Newark, Delaware
As part of the Breast and Skeletal Health Software Engineering Group we team up, blurring geographical boundaries, to develop custom software for all of our industry-leading products. The Genius 3D Digital Mammography system (http://www.hologic.com/products/imaging/mammography/selenia-dimensions-mammography-system) – which detects on average 41% more invasive breast cancers and is the only mammogram approved by the FDA as superior for women with dense breasts – features all-new multi-discipline engineering designs as a joint effort between our Delaware and Connecticut offices. Under the hood are a dozen embedded controllers performing dedicated functions such as precise motor movement, temperature control, and shaping of X-Ray beams. All of these controllers are in constant real-time communication with each other. We also develop the user interface application for the Genius system, a Windows 10 system that includes parallel-processing on GPUs and Artificial Intelligence.
Are you looking to learn (and leading as you learn) key skills in supporting production software development such as specifying, building, and imaging PC units; creating system images to support testing; configuring, maintaining, and diagnosing problems with gantry hardware… all while positively impacting Women’s health all over the world?
On any one day you might:
Perform preventative or reactive maintenance on a state-of-the-art mammography system, coordinating with Service Engineering for the replacement of mechanical and electrical components
Perform complex technical tasks to assist development engineers with electrical, mechanical, software, and system design
Use an oscilloscope or DVM to identify and trace issues in the electronics/wiring of these system in conjunction with electronics engineers
Create and install system software images from controlled release areas in preparation for formal Verification & Validation
Collaborate with the Systems Quality Assurance team to initiate, monitor, and report the results of automated test runs
Perform manual testing to reproduce customer issues as needed
Troubleshoot and document problems uncovered by Manufacturing or Field Service
Duties and Responsibilities
Be the point of contact for all system updates (electrical/mechanical/software) to products under development
Maintain an inventory of all systems and their accessories
Coordinate physical install/uninstall of systems
Build and image PC units – install disk drives, CPU, Memory, Graphics & PCI cards etc. as determined. Load software images. Installing update. Basic functional tests. Document process and results.
Install new/updated mechanical and electrical parts for systems, coordinated with service engineering as needed
Install applications software on PC and gantry. Creating system images for reload and upgrade testing. Documenting process and test results.
Configure and maintain gantry hardware.
Perform complete calibration of all systems as required prior to formal V&V cycles
Communication of all system states and changes, including development of a system/process for broadcast and reference of those changes (e.g. SharePoint site with history of all changes for each system over time)
Gantry systems diagnosis, aiding engineers in the diagnostic process while documenting both process and results.
Diagram and analysis of lab layout – systems, accessories, storage, workspaces – including proposing and implementing changes to enhance tester and developer workflow
Initiation and monitoring of automated test runs, reporting of results to the SW/SQA team for analysis
Search for software defects and potential improvements, and document defects with clear steps to reproduce
Perform complex technical tasks to assist other engineers with software and system design
Develop and execute test procedures to qualify OS patches and anti-virus software
Maintain/manage engineering’s small inventory of spare parts
Good understanding and demonstration of basic engineering and troubleshooting principles
Knowledge of basic wiring and electronic equipment maintenance techniques
Understanding of schematic and design requirements documents to be able to isolate and diagnose complex system interaction issues.
Ability to precisely follow written Field Modification Instructions (FMIs), Test Procedures (TPs), or Verification Procedures (VEPs).
General computer knowledge, including operating systems, software systems, and networking.
General understanding of computer programming
Good understanding of the Windows Operating System, especially network configuration and software installation
Mastery of using Microsoft Office applications, web browsers, and collaboration applications to conduct daily work
Excellent communication skills in Written and Spoken English
- Associate’s Degree in Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or other technical or engineering degree, or comparable experience.
- 2-5 years’ work experience
Specialized Knowledge/Additional Details
Must occasionally lift and/or move equipment weighing up to 30 pounds
Some travel (5%) may be required for training, etc.
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