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Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Technologist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
The Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Technologist is responsible for the manufacturing, assembly, testing and troubleshooting of medical research lab instruments. This is a hands-on role involved in the manufacture of advanced lab automation instruments for STEMCELL's customers globally and requires an individual who has a high mechanical and electrical aptitude with experience in a production environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Independently perform instrument module electrical and mechanical assembly; verify the product quality and performance.   

  • Diagnose and resolve all common assembly and system performance issues.

  • Perform refurbishment activities for instruments and prepare for resale. 

  • Adhere to the established manufacturing schedule by effective planning and time management.  

  • Accountable for inventory control of raw materials, sub-assemblies and finished goods (incoming inspections, regular  cycle count, inventory transactions and adjustments in ERP system).

  • Provide guidance to the design team on requirements for manufacturability. 

  • Maintain device manufacturing, assembly and testing records. 

  • Draft and update assembly instruction documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

  • Represent the Manufacturing Team during Quality and TÜV audits. 

  • Ensure compliance of written procedures consistent with ISO 13485 for component incoming inspection, part picking, instrument assembly, and product release testing.

  • Responsible for training and mentoring of staff as required.


  • A bachelor’s degree or technical diploma with 5-8 years of relevant experience.

  • Familiarity with robotics, vision systems, liquid handling, automation and software systems with strong diagnostic and problem solving skills. Specialization or on-the-job experience required. 

  • Experience working with SAP would be a distinct advantage.

  • Good understanding of lean manufacturing principles (5S, kanban inventory systems).

  • Demonstrated ability in manufacturing mechanical, electrical, and optical systems.

  • 3+ years of industrial experience in ISO certified companies. 

  • 2+ years of high precision mechanical assembly.

  • Team oriented yet self-motivated and mature enough to work independently. 

  • Medical device manufacturing in a regulated environment is a distinct asset.

  • Experience in design and written procedures consistent with TÜV and ISO 13485 is an asset.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) both in one-on-one and in group settings.

  • Attention to detail combined with the ability to execute at a high level with significant independence. 

  • Highly flexible, good tolerance for ambiguity and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.

  • Team orientated – ‘one-team’ attitude is a must.

  • Confident, results-oriented.

This role requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per STEMCELL’s vaccination policy, the current recommendations by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and as required by public health orders in place from time to time.


Manufacturing and Production