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Electro-Mechanical Technologist

Huron Digital Pathology

Huron Digital Pathology

St. Jacobs, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2021


St. Jacobs, Ontario

The technologist will be a part of our production team with the primary focus on assembling and integrating our whole slide scanning systems for on-time delivery. The scanners consist of optics, electronics, and motion control systems, which are controlled and coordinated by a software application, for imaging microscope slides.

Our technologists assemble, integrate, and troubleshoot complex electromechanical assemblies and motion systems, as well as track non-conformance with tracking assembly documents. They have a good understanding of technical drawings and schematics and can handle a variety of tools including soldering and crimping and detailed measurement.

The role requires working in a team and according to ISO-13485 and Huron’s quality management system standards.

Company Description

Based in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, Huron Digital Pathology is on a mission to transform glass slides into shareable knowledge. Our Scan, Index, and Search solution for pathology combines award-winning TissueScope whole slide scanners with our AI-enabled Lagotto image search engine to connect pathologists, researchers and educators with the vast expertise of their colleagues to improve diagnosis and accelerate disease research. Visit us at

We're applying unique Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to develop solutions in Digital Pathology that are modernizing healthcare, including detecting cancer and other diseases.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build, test, and integrate electro-mechanical, motion control, and optical assemblies and systems
  • Perform alignment of optical assemblies
  • Repair or rework existing assemblies
  • Prepare prototype, demonstration, and production systems
  • Maintain production documentation including test data, NCRs (Non-Conformance reports), analyze, and advise on corrective actions
  • Inspect incoming materials, including electronics, mechanical and optics
  • Assist in developing and implementing new test instructions
  • Help maintain documentation to support manufacturing changes, including test procedures, and assembly instructions
  • Work in collaboration and support other departments, such as R&D projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 2-years’ experience in high-tech assembly environment
  • Experience with assembly and troubleshooting of electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience with optical subassemblies or mirrors and lenses would be considered an asset
  • System assembly, integration, and quality control
  • Reading diagrams, schematics, and work instructions
  • Techniques used in hand tools including soldering, and crimping
  • Experience working within a certified quality management system (QMS) to ISO 9001 or ISO 13485 standards and with regulated medical devices would be an asset
  • Diploma in Automation, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical or Optical Technician/Technologist program or equivalent with some demonstrated experience
  • A strong technical aptitude that includes an interest and ability to assemble complex precision electro-optical and opto-mechanical sub-assemblies
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) relevant manufacturing processes, tooling, fixtures, assemblies, and practices
  • Physical fitness to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

Additional Desired Skills

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Able to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across the organization
  • Occasional travel to service/install