Proton Therapy Service Engineer

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IBA Worldwide
Herndon, VA, United States

Phone: 15713257400
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Proton Therapy Service Engineer


Warrenville, IL 

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IBA Proton Therapy is the industry leader in particle therapy, with the most precise clinical radiotherapy methods. IBA is internationally headquartered in Louvain la Neuve, Belgium with regional US headquarters in Reston, VA right outside of our nation’s capital Washington, D.C.   With more than 30 years of success in cancer diagnostics and treatment, IBA is the worldwide leader of technology in the field of proton therapy.  IBA currently has systems and treatment centers in Europe, Asia, North America, and is expanding to emerging markets throughout the world.  The IBA name and mission has grown through the years as a company that stands for the protection, enhancement, and saving the lives of those fighting this horrible disease.  As a company who truly believes in our Mission: Protect, Enhance and Save more Lives, we are moving full speed ahead in next generation proton therapy technologies.
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Do you have a track record of identifying solutions to complex troubleshooting tasks?  If so, then read on!

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Engineer to join our dynamic team responsible for operating and maintaining our proton therapy site.  The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and professionally polished in aspects of electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering.  Someone seeking a challenge with a "logical" mentality that also likes to work with his/her hands to realize a systematic approach to finding solutions.
What Your Day Is Like:
  • Operate the Proton Therapy System (PTS) for various customer needs, which will include but not be limited to: Patient Treatment, Patient Specific QA, Development, Software Testing, Troubleshooting, and Experimentation.
  • Troubleshoot PTS equipment including electrical, mechanical, and software problems.
  • Maintenance of the PTS including but not limited to routine preventative maintenance, system upgrades, and corrective maintenance as necessary.
  • Perform system inspections and clearly communicate the status of the system to the customer as well as to IBA employees.
  • Provide support to PTS Hardware and Software testing as well as new developments.
  • Support daily clinical operations for the customer clinical staff as defined by the site manager and in accordance with site policies.
  • Maintain adequate records as defined by the customer and site manager in accordance with company QA and FDA regulations.
  • Support the PTS in all phases, which will include but not be limited to: unit testing, integration testing, validation testing and other various site related activities as the site manager defines them. 
What you need to qualify for this position:
  • BS in Engineering (or other equivalent field or relevant work experience)
  • Experience in electronics/electrical system troubleshooting required.
  • Candidate must have experience in several of the following fields: Proton Therapy, Cyclotrons, Electronics, Mechanical Systems, Software Analysis, X-Ray Systems, Positioning Equipment, Cooling Systems, Vacuum Systems, PLC’s (Siemens), Regulation Loops, Drivers, Sensors, Electric Motors, High Voltage Equipment, Power Supplies, etc.
  • Electrical/Mechanical system repair, maintenance, and operations of large integrated systems is a plus.
  • Experience in LEAN maintenance and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is a plus.
  • General Knowledge of Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook etc. are a must.
  • Basic knowledge of LINUX systems, SAP, Siemens Step 7, and Service Max is a plus.
  • Rotating shift work including nights and weekends and occasionally overtime is required
  • Good manual dexterity and ability to work with tools.
  • Ability to lift >50 pounds repeatedly.
  • Ability to safely work at heights of up to 30ft with a safety harness on occasion.
  • Occupational exposure to radiation, live electrical work, working at heights, handling hazardous materials, and other occupational hazards pertaining to the maintenance of the Proton Therapy System.
  • Work with high voltage equipment and magnetic fields.
  • Training is offered that can involve off site overnight travel during your first 3 months
  • Work onsite with less than 10% travel per year (after initial training).So,if you are a great Engineer as well as a problem-solver, if you like to challenge yourself to identify solutions that are out of the box, and you like working with your hands, please APPLY now!!! 
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