R&D Technician III – 1st Shift Job

Company Name: Boston Scientific

Location: St. Paul, MN, US - 55101

Job Duration: 2022-01-14 to 2022-02-13



Diversity – Innovation – Caring – Global Collaboration – Winning Spirit – High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About This Role:

The Senior Electronics Technician will contribute to product development, troubleshoot both product and design, and help manage the lab for the team. 
Our R&D team designs the capital equipment used to treat clots and pulmonary embolism using mechanical- and ultrasound- based devices and to treat cancers by freezing the tumor. As a Senior Electronics Technician, you’ll be at the heart of our mission to develop best-in-class medical devices as part of the Peripheral Interventions portfolio. In return for your unique combination of big-picture perspective and hands-on ability in the lab, you’ll be a trusted leader collaborating with some of most dynamic minds in the business.  All in an environment that encourages people to take measured risks, learn from mistakes, and push the boundaries of engineering.
The location of this position will start at the “Round Lake” site in Arden Hills and move to Boston Scientific’s Maple Grove site in 2022.

Your Responsibilities will Include:

  • Participate in brainstorming and troubleshooting activities to evaluate and select product and custom tool designs. 
  • Build prototypes of circuits, test fixtures and harnesses.
  • Evaluate, troubleshot, and rework electrical systems and devices for new products, existing products, prototypes, production tools, and test fixtures.
  • Perform tests and document results, consistently and accurately with general direction.
  • Order lab supplies and materials used for both research and product development activities. 
  • Schedule calibration and qualification of test and measurement equipment to support design and testing engagements planned over the next six months. 
  • Maintain the lab space, keeping benches, equipment and materials organized and ready for use. 
  • Carry out other reasonable tasks as required by the Line Manager.


What We’re Looking For In You:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience with an Associates Degree/Diploma or equivalent combination of education/work experience 
  • Hands-on experience building prototype electronic devices including soldering fine-pitch surface mount components and cable assemblies.
  • Experience in electronics assembly and troubleshooting, preferably with an R&D team in the medical device, automotive or aerospace industries.
  • Verbal and written communication skills sufficient to plan and coordinate work, write detailed work instructions, and document prototype designs.
  • Expert use of electronics test and measurement equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, electronic loads, etc.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competent use of schematic capture and layout tools to analyze circuits
  • Able to evaluate and troubleshoot both analog and digital electrical circuits and the firmware that controls them.
  • Handwriting sufficiently neat for paper-based records when needed.
  • Accurately scope out the length and difficulty of tasks and projects
  • Can coordinate multiple activities at the same time to support project goals.
  • Quickly sense what will help or hinder completing assigned tasks and projects.


Requisition ID: 518241


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.