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Delphinus Medical Technologies

General Information


Job title: Engineering Technician
Job location: Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 08/06/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: A comprehensive compensation package, commensurate with the successful candidate’s background and experience will be provided.

Job Classification

Job Category:Engineer

Job Description

Job description:
Delphinus Medical Technologies Inc. is a privately-held medical technology company headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan (about 30 miles west of Detroit and 15 miles east of Ann Arbor). It was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (“KCI”).

Delphinus has succeeded in building a three-dimensional full-breast ultrasound imaging device that effectively differentiates benign from malignant masses in breast cancer cases using a safe (non-ionizing), comfortable (non-compressing), and reliable (operator independent) patented technology (“SoftVue”). To date, the Company’s financing has allowed them to develop the commercial SoftVue system, obtain clinical samples with their partner KCI, build the management team, and complete their first 510(k) submission which was filed in October 2012.

SoftVue is initially targeted at the rapidly growing diagnostic portion of the market and will also serve the risk assessment, chemotherapy monitoring, and screening markets. The company plans to introduce biopsy capability in a future product iteration.

Delphinus ultimate goal is to introduce a product that will serve the entire spectrum of breast imaging needs from risk assessment through treatment follow-up. Multiple luminary research centers have already tentatively agreed to buy SoftVue when it becomes available.

Position Basic Functions and General Scope:
The primary task of the Engineering Technician is to work with the engineering team, vendors and collaborators to help develop and build up the SoftVue product. The Engineering Technician will perform the tasks related to assembly, testing, and maintenance of electronics, and mechanics of the imaging system.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Work on assigned tasks on key projects
• Assembly of electro mechanics of systems
• Troubleshoot systems and repair under guidance of engineers
• Support of engineering staff on laboratory testing activities
• Assure proper system document control/management
• Support development with relevant documentation in a regulated (FDA) environment
• Strictly adhere to company defined standards, processes and procedures

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Associate Degree or community college graduate in Electrical/Electronic technology
• Demonstrated experience in electromechanical systems
• Minimum of 3 years engineering experience preferably working on medical ultrasound systems or similar complex systems
• Direct experience using lab test equipment, electronic hardware, and system software
• Experience of test fixtures/assemblies design preferred
• Experience working independently
• Experience in a small company environment
• Experience working on research projects
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