Electrical Engineer II

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Electrical Engineer II assists in the development and testing of electrical controls and software used in instruments and equipment used by clinical laboratories to perform diagnostic tests. This position reports into the R&D Systems Development function. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Select controls and design circuits.
  • Select electromechanical devices for use in equipment or systems.
  • Specify and document wiring/cabling.
  • Write software to read sensor inputs and control process flows.
  • Design and build prototypes for equipment or systems.
  • Execute functional and reliability testing.
  • Identify and troubleshoot failures. Propose mitigations and corrections.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Support the service of Exact Sciences-manufactured equipment or systems.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports.
  • Execute formal test plans. 
  • Work with instruments that process human specimens following supplied training and protocols. 

Occasional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Some travel may be required.


Mandatory Skills

  • Proficient in C\C++ or relevant programming language.
  • Strong observational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent statistical data analysis skills using Excel or JMP.
  • Strong written documentation skills, verbal skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create and document design specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate issues/troubleshoot equipment or system failures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and adapt to changing plans and circumstances.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and collaborate with other members of the organization.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with electrical wiring schematic design software, preferably Solidworks Electrical.
  • Experience with PLCs in a medical laboratory environment.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a major or minor focus in computer engineering.
  • At least three years of post-graduate experience in an electrical engineering/embedded software role with progressively increasing responsibility, at least one year of which involved designing instrumentation or automation equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to sit for an extended period of time.
  • Some travel may be required.
  • Ability to frequently and accurately communicate with team members in person, via the telephone, or by email.
  • Ability to travel between office locations in Madison, Wisconsin (approximately 8 mile radius).


EEO Disclosure

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.

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