Hardware Test Engineer - Fixed Term Contract (12months) in Melbourne, Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 7/9/2019

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Job ID: ADV001114

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit LeicaBiosystems.com  for more information.


We are looking for an experienced Hardware Test Engineer to join our R&D team on a Fixed Term Contract for the initial 12 months.

Primary Purpose of this role is to Perform Verification and Validation Test Engineering activities within the R&D Team, to ensure the device under test satisfies its System and Component Level Requirements. 

Responsible for the full test life cycle of Requirements analysis, creating and designing Test Cases, Test Tools / Equipment / Documentation, Executing the tests on the product, Defect Capture and Analysis and Reporting throughout.

As a Hardware Test Engineer, you will be responsible for but are not limited to:

  • Perform Verification of Robotic designs and their associated control Systems 
  • Perform Verification of Fluidic designs and their associated control Systems
  • Perform Verification of Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic designs
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Author and Review of Test Cases and Procedures
  • Author Test Plans and Test Reports for small to medium projects
  • Execution of Test Cases / Procedures and sign-off of result
  • Identify Test Tools required for the testing, Define Requirements and perform verification on the Test Tools (Hardware, Fluidic and Robotic Jigs)
  • Provide estimates for project related verification and validation activities
  • Review and Perform defect verification
  • Being motivated, proactive and self-guided in solving problems and conscious of importance of achieving agreed deliverable dates with opportunity to develop the team role
  • To be a source of technical expertise and knowledge of Testing Methodologies and Test Equipment
  • Resolve issues in a timely and cross-functional manner, work with other teams to efficiently solve problems
  • Works well in a team, communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Write and Review V&V Documentation
  • Verification of Prototype and final designs within time, cost and quality constraints

Job Requirements


A successful candidate will possess:

  • Graduate or post-graduate qualifications in engineering (Mechanical / Mechatronic) alternatively, equivalent experience in related field.
  • A Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in Hardware testing of a product within an R&D environment.
  • Experience in the application of test processes and methods.
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
    • Mechatronic / Robotic Hardware Test and/or Design processes / methods
    • Fluidic Hardware Test and/or Design processes / methods
    • Mechanical Component / System Test and/or Design processes / methods
    • Control Systems Test and/or Design processes / methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical documents
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Experience in use of HP Quality Centre 
    • MS Windows OS environment.
    • Experience in mechanical and electrical design CAD Tools (ProE, Altium)
    • Management of defects and change using systems such as JIRA.
    • Experience in application of test process through a hardware and software development life cycle.
  • Excellent self-management skills

Highly Desirable: 

  • Experience in a highly regulated industry e.g. medical, defence shall be highly regarded
  • Understanding of System Engineering Principles
  • Experience using commercial test equipment e.g. National Instruments, Agilent

Development Value of this role:

  • Develop test engineering skills working on cutting edge technology to deliver a quality product fully verified and validated within a highly regulated industry in time
  • Opportunity to work across organization boundaries with developing test cases for Leica’s products and processes globally used
  • Develop planning skills to allow self-management of projects
  • To become a source and technical knowledge

To Apply:

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.  http://www.leicabiosystems.com/about/careers/
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