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Equipment Software Engineer

Company: Exact Sciences
Location: Madison
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Equipment and Automation Engineer delivers solutions to support the business goals and objectives in a matrix organization. This role will work on cross-functional projects in all phases of the project lifecycle, with an emphasis on design transfer and continuous improvement of equipment. This role will also support new industrial automation projects as a technical expert, in collaboration with internal experts and external partners to specify, develop, procure, install, commission, and execute projects to deliver results. This position will be a combination of software support for the equipment, as well as assist with other mechanical, electrical, documentation, or project management parts of the projects, based on the needs of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, construct, test, deploy, and maintain general computer applications software or specialized utility programs.
  • Lead or support cross-functional teams on new equipment by providing technical expertise; including, but not limited to, implementing engineering controls, performing risk assessments and design reviews, supporting installations, and executing commissioning protocols.
  • Support new product introductions by collaborating with research and development (R&D) and operations/lab operations to ensure design for manufacturability elements are incorporated into product requirements and development activities to facilitate smooth transfer of products and processes into new or existing automation systems.
  • Manage and execute the design transfer process for new equipment; including, but not limited to, ensuring the manufacturing and quality systems, SAP and Agile, are set up correctly for the production teams.
  • Support existing equipment by providing equipment set up and adjustment, hands-on troubleshooting, repair, planned maintenance, and performance monitoring in a good manufacturing practice (GMP) environment.
  • Identify, document, gain approval for, execute, manage, and communicate on various continuous improvement projects.
  • Lead or participate in investigations of manufacturing processes associated with internal review, corrective and preventative actions (CAPA), audits, or complaints.
  • Manage and execute changes through product end of life; including, but not limited to, deviations, replacements, and enhancements to the existing equipment ensuring appropriate change control practices are followed.
  • Ability to be highly creative and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to multi-task and work productively in a demanding environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail and record keeping skills required in a GMP environment.
  • Ability to work within a matrix management organization.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to work designated schedule.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for approximately 10% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to grasp with both hands; pinch with thumb and forefinger; turn with hand/arm; reach above shoulder height.
  • Ability to comply with any applicable personal protective equipment requirements.
  • Ability to use various types of laboratory equipment; including, but not limited to, microscopes, microtomes, blades, strainers, and pipettes for extended periods of time.
  • May perform repetitious actions using lab tools.
  • Ability to use near vision to view samples at close range.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials, tissue specimens and instruments with moving parts, lasers, heating and freezing elements, and high-speed centrifugation.
  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
  • Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Programming, or related field as outlined in the essential duties.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in C# or other high-level programming languages such as C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, SQL, PL/SQL, .NET and Google Web Toolkit.
  • 5+ years of experience managing and executing projects of various sizes and scopes and communicating to cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, and drive projects to completion through disciplined project management methodology and tools.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; including, but not limited to, Outlook.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in projects that include integration of biological systems with automation and software applications in the life sciences, biotechnology, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, or medical device field.
  • Experience with in vitro diagnostic equipment as it relates to GAMP (Good Automation Manufacturing Practices), ISO 13485 standards, and 21 CFR 820 regulations.
  • Experience in specifying, selecting, and integrating manufacturing systems and components; including, but not limited to, robots, material handling, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), machine vision and image processing, and digital and analog sensors.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with SQL or equivalent project database software.
  • Experience with Wago PLC's and Epson Robots.



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.

Keywords: Exact Sciences, Madison , Equipment Software Engineer, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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