Insulet Corporation

Engineering Technician

US-MA-Acton | US-MA-Acton
2 weeks ago
Manufacturing Engineering / Supply Chain / Operations

Position Summary

Our highly automated manufacturing facility in Acton will showcase talented professionals, world-class technologies and innovative solutions that “power” the quality and performance of Insulet Corporation’s unique drug delivery devices.  The Engineering Technician will be a critical contributor in a mission that truly represents an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a company that is making significant investments in establishing US manufacturing, expanding internationally, and delivering a consistent cadence of product innovations to the market and investing in its people.


We are seeking highly-motivated individuals to provide technical expertise to the plant’s engineering department, working effectively and collaboratively with all plant functions,   maintaining and improving the equipment reliability of the highly automated machinery necessary for the production of pod assembly.


The Acton, MA site will become the global business and product development site with all commercial and business functions co-located with all technical disciplines.  This offers a broad range of career and experience building opportunities. Our work is exciting, innovative, and meaningful and all who join have the ability to make an impact – both professionally and personally. 

This role will start in our Billerica MA office and move to Acton when the plant opens.


Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes easier. Through its OmniPod Insulin Management System, Insulet seeks to expand the use of insulin pump therapy among people with insulin-dependent diabetes.  Insulet's Delivery Systems business also partners with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to tailor the OmniPod technology platform for the delivery of subcutaneous drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. 


Insulet is one of the top 5 fastest growing medical device companies in Massachusetts and is ranked #4 on Forbes Most Innovative Growth Companies List. 


This individual will be trained and cross-trained to repair, maintain and improve the reliability of various stations including: lasers, optical gaging devices, continuity testing, inspection, etc.




The successful candidate will be responsible for bringing to life assembly and process equipment for the startup of new Manufacturing Operations in Acton, MA.  The role will then transition to direct engineering and maintenance of equipment in Acton, MA with accountability to ensure a high level of machine uptime and minimal production scrap on complex discrete component assembly equipment.   


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Machine repair, preventive and predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, baselining and ensuring equipment produces a quality product.
  • Implement and validate manufacturing assembly processes for existing on-body injector products.
  • Interface directly with manufacturing representatives to help drive preventative maintenance schedules, techniques and training.
  • Ability to partner with cross functional team(s), manufacturing and the broader technical community during startup to define and document machine setup, maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Perform equipment setup, operation, adjustments and preventative maintenance tasks to meet all standards for safety, quality and efficiency.  Experience in a start-up production environment is a plus
  • Troubleshoot and identify potential decision or solutions for mechanical errors, safety issues or general operating inefficiencies with assembly production processes.
  • Organize, report, train and present technical work to various levels within the organization.
  • Create and train standard operating procedures for the baselining, setup and maintenance of assembly equipment
  • Technical knowledge of cam driven linkages, discrete component assembly and automation a requirement.
  • Excellent attention to detail, good organization, and capable of working independently to a production schedule.
  • This is a hands-on role, requiring the candidate to take on project work assigned as an individual contributor, or as a participant on cross functional teams, as well as be able to utilize tools to inspect, repair and maintain equipment.

Education and Experience


  • Requires mechanical aptitude, technical ability, and problem solving skills, ability to read and understand blue-prints, written and verbal instructions and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Engineering Technician Diploma or Associates Degree.
  • At least 3 years of direct experience in working with, assembling, debugging and optimizing discrete component assembly equipment.
  • Application of in depth technical knowledge in the areas of assembly processes and techniques. 
  • Familiarity with specific manufacturing processes such as mechanical swaging, ultrasonic welding, heat staking, laser welding, fluid delivery, electronic controls, PCBA & functionality testing, metal forming, plating, plastic molding and precise component assembly. 
  • Knowledge of piece part tolerances, inspection processes and impacts to fit and function of assemblies and equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with assembling, debugging and optimizing discrete component assembly processes such as laser welding, heat staking, and ultrasonic welding.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, and strong presentation skills.
  • Sound hands-on technical ability with assembly methodologies including locational methods, setup at assembly, pneumatic actuators, servo motors, limit switches, robotics, steels, plastics, belting methods etc.


Other Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with HMI’s / GUI’s (Machine user interfaces) and working in a clean room environment a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with post-implementation continuous improvement efforts and methodology is greatly beneficial. 


International travel may be required up to 50% of time during the first 3-6 months of factory acceptance testing of equipment at vendor’s location.


Physical Requirements:

  • Required to stand for at least 75% of working time per shift, with walking at least 50% of working time per shift.
  • Required to reach above shoulder frequently and below waist occasionally.
  • Required to push and pull.
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs occasionally, 5-20lbs frequently.


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