Prototype and Laboratory Technologist

by Trudell Medical International

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 19, 2024
Trudell Medical International

Job Description

 

Prototype and Laboratory Technologist

About the job

As a member of our Medical & Scientific Affairs team, you will lead test methodology, test equipment, and prototype development efforts to support laboratory services and provide support to the Manager, Technical & Aerosol Laboratory Services in planning, coordinating, and undertaking lab testing.

Responsibilities Include

Prototype Development Support

 
  • Operate the Prototype Lab to fabricate product design prototypes as a service to internal customers including: Product Development, Marketing, and Operations teams
  • Serve as the 3D printer lead by supporting the needs of 3D printing users, maintaining all 3D printer equipment, and guiding the student resources completing setup and post-processing activities
  • Collaborate with Product Development staff and remain apprised of project activities to anticipate and meet prototyping needs
  • Provide guidance to Product Development staff in decisions to use appropriate prototyping technologies (e.g., 3D print, machine, mold, etc.)
  • Actively research and track leading-edge technologies in additive manufacturing, identifying new technology to keep processes efficient and effective.
     
Laboratory Support
 
  • Develop new or improved test methodology, equipment, and fixtures to support laboratory services
  • Collaborate with lab staff to ensure equipment and supplies are available and suitable for use and assist setting up equipment as required
  • Maintain familiarity with all testing in the labs to support lab staff when test issues arise (to monitor efficiencies and/or temporarily support backlogged work)
  • Commission new equipment and provide training where appropriate.
     
Technical Administration
 
  • Work with vendors to resolve technical problems related to all lab equipment and 3D printers
  • Accurately document new processes related to prototyping and testing to maintain consistency in output once best practices are established
  • Validate and document newly implemented test equipment/fixtures for QMS, regulatory, and maintenance purposes.
  • Support tests/projects by preparing engineering reports that include methodologies, results, and analyses where appropriate.
  • Oversee and maintain Prototype Lab equipment and supplies to support organizational needs and requirements.
     
Health and Safety
 
  • Ensure compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.
     
Qualifications
 
  • Diploma or Degree in mechanical, mechatronic, or chemical engineering, or life sciences
  • 3-5 years of experience in a laboratory support, product development, or manufacturing environment
  • Experience using machine shop equipment including drill presses, milling machines, and related equipment.
  • Experience in 3D printing, casting, assembling, surface preparation and finishing.
  • Proven electronic design and assembly knowhow.
  • Computer literate with:
    • Experience with 3D CAD packages (SolidWorks preferred)
    • Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Office applications
    • 3D Printing setup and management related software
    • CNC milling software experience preferred.
  • Basic understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Experience with wet laboratory methodologies considered an asset.
  • Ability to work with and understand statistical computations.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a consistently thorough and precise manner.
     
At an applicant’s request, TMI will make accommodation to its recruitment process to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities.

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