Senior Research & Development Technician

Location: East Providence, RI


Assists in team, group, or department activities and functions in the development of new or revised medical products. Is competent in the use of general purpose laboratory equipment, methods, and practices utilized in the development of products. Is familiar with personal computers and standard office software applications. Has some outside vendor and contractor contact. Works under engineering direction. Generally no direct reports. May coordinate the team of 1-3 indirect departmental reports such as other technicians. Works independently under some engineering supervision on a weekly basis. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Builds R&D test fixtures per specifications provided, providing design assistance and feedback 
  • Provides test fixture design input and documentation 
  • Executes test protocols per instructions provided, with minimal supervision, and provides results according to prescribed documentation procedures, providing test protocol design assistance and feedback 
  • Builds prototype assemblies per specifications provided, providing design assistance and feedback 
  • Presents test reports and design improvements to R&D project team members Interfaces with vendors and manufacturing on assembly process 
  • Sources parts and supplies when needed 
  • With engineering direction, able to troubleshoot complex circuits, mechanical assemblies, software functionality or accessories 
  • Prepare and/or update Design Control documentation required for development of products or modifications to products
  • Generate documentation required for protocols and release of products or modifications to products, such as SOP’s, SIP’s, QC forms, drawings, BOM’s, etc.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Assists other departments and company personnel as necessary and appropriate No instructions needed on routine work and general instructions on new lines of work or special assignments 
  • Contributes to lab organization and management 

Skill Requirements:

  • Understanding of a breadth of basic electrical and mechanical engineering principles
  • Considerable practical knowledge of complex tasks associated with job focus 
  • Must be able to build prototypes from drawings 
  • Ability to troubleshoot down to component level 
  • Can follow semi-complex test procedures and protocols 
  • Can write basic test protocols and reports using guidance documentation or templates
  • Ability to use basic and complex tools in lab area 
  • Ability to learn basics of more advanced tools with little supervision 
  • Capable of following multiple tasks and provide progress updates 
  • With limited supervision, has the capacity to visualize new solutions to problems
  • Welcomes creative ideas and solutions 
  • Positive attitude and willingness to take on difficult challenges and to do what is necessary to advance corporate goals 
  • Work successfully within a team atmosphere 
  • Ability to contribute to team objectives
  • Medical product experience a plus.
  • Computer literacy is required.

Required/ Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Technical Certificate and 4 years' experience OR
  • Associates Degree and 2 years' experience

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

ZOLL Medical Corporation appreciates and values diversity.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. 

ADA:  The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990