Hologic Design Assurance Engineer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Design Assurance Engineer

Post Date Aug 30, 2018

At Hologic, we’re an innovative medical technology company that enables healthier lives everywhere, every day. We are also a company that prospers and grows, which is why we’ve been able to expand our offerings to empower even more people and champion women’s health

What powers our growth across Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostics, GYN Surgical and Medical Aesthetics Solutions is also what differentiates us: the exceptional and clinically proven capacity of our products to detect, diagnose and treat illnesses and other health conditions earlier and better. This clinical superiority creates high expectations, which we fulfill by continually challenging ourselves to improve health through better technology, education and market access.

None of this would be possible without the talent and passion of our employees. Together, our expertise and dedication to developing and sharing more robust, science-based certainty drives our global presence and a promising pipeline that responds to the unmet health and wellness needs of women, families and communities.

While we focus on women’s health and well-being, we are committed to having an even broader benefit on the world. Together, we advocate for better health and wellness through solutions that provide ever greater certainty and peace of mind.

Job Summary

Provide design assurance support for new product development and on market medical devices. This role will be responsible to facilitate the application of design controls while supporting product development, manufacturing related design changes, maintaining regulatory compliance, implementing improvements for manufacturability and evaluating cost reduction efforts.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Duties are listed in order of greatest importance. The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.

  • Participate on new product development project, assuring product inputs are clearly defined and assuring design verification and validation activities are appropriate and compliant to confirm inputs requirements are met. Test method validation would be an element of assuring verification/validation is acceptable.

  • Participate on sustaining product projects, assuring project is clearly defined and stays on task, confirming product inputs are continuing to be met, and necessary verification, validation, and risk management activities are completed.

  • Work collaboratively with R&D to coordinate design elements of Risk Management files for product to assure compliance with applicable standards and internal policies.

  • Responsible for coordinating Health Risk Assessment team with support of lead/manager when needed for evaluation of on market product, must demonstrate efficient and effective analysis of situation, including problem definition and impact.

  • Assess change requests of product for impact to design, determine supporting information required for implementation of changes.



  • Technical Bachelor Degree


  • 1-2 years’ experience preferably in medical device industry


  • Working knowledge of FDA Quality System Regulations, especially Design Control requirements, ISO 13485 and Medical Device Directive

  • Working knowledge of ISO 14970, Risk Management

  • Familiarity with Usability, Reliability, Electrical Safety, Software, Sterilization, Packaging, and Biocompatibility standards and requirements.

  • Working knowledge of verification and validation requirements for a regulated product

  • Familiarity with requirements analysis, including development of testable and measurable specifications

  • Ability to effectively work on project teams

  • Ability to appropriately assess written product and project documentation as the principle advocate for compliance, and ability to effectively communicate assessment

  • Familiar with test method validation, root cause failure analysis, statistical methods, and design of experiment

Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice:

Agencies that submit a resume to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource Department. In addition Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter. All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.

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