About Us:

908 Devices Inc. has developed an innovative suite of purpose-built handheld and desktop mass spectrometry, or Mass Spec, devices for the point-of-need. Leveraging our proprietary platform technology, we make the extraordinary analytical power of Mass Spec available in devices that are significantly smaller and more accessible than conventional laboratory instruments. Our Mass Spec devices are used at the point-of-need to interrogate unknown and invisible materials and provide quick, actionable answers to directly address some of the most critical problems in life sciences research, bioprocessing, industrial biotech, forensics, and adjacent markets.


908 Devices is headquartered in Boston, MA, near the Seaport and has a satellite office in North Carolina and a growing population of remote staff worldwide.  

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Product Engineer to join our Production/NPI team. The successful candidate will have responsibility for transitioning our Life Sciences products from prototype to full-scale production. This is a “hands-on” position that will interface with both the design engineering team on new product introduction while working with the manufacturing team to optimize yield and efficiency. The ideal candidate will be data-driven, detail oriented and have previous experience in development and production of complex analytical instruments.


Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

        Optimize product assembly & test workflow

        Ability to develop in depth understanding of the product fundamentals

        Resolve production issues with internal and external manufacturing partners

        Troubleshoot and correct production issues

        Identify design weaknesses and propose/implement improvements

        Identify quality and reliability issues and take corrective actions

        Work with internal design team and external suppliers to drive DFM 

        Establish production test metrics

        Document assembly and test procedures

        Manage execution of work for timely completion of tasks 

        Prepare and present technical reports

        Perform system engineering analysis to support new and existing designs

        Champion initiatives to improve engineering and operations procedures



Desired Skills and Experience:

        5+ years of related experience in Product Engineering in Scientific Instrumentation industry or similar

        Experience in development and production of complex products

        Strong understanding of mechanical, and/or electromechanical design

        Experience with microfluidics & motion control systems

        Strong written and verbal communication and the ability to facilitate and manage multiple projects

        Excellent attention to detail, highly conscientious and diligent

        Able to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively

        Able to act independently

        Strong aptitude for statistics and data analysis using computing platforms such as MATLAB or Python

        Good interpersonal skills, ability to facilitate across diverse groups within company



MS, PhD in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or directly related scientific discipline preferred

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