Senior R&D Technician III

Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: all individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask, and follow all posted guidelines.

What R & D Technicians contribute to Cardinal Health:

Under direction of the Manager of Research and Development, this position is responsible for supporting R&D engineers in new product development by preparing prototypes, testing, correcting, and preparing related tooling.  The person will be involved in writing tests protocol and conclusion reports.

This position will require you to work onsite at the Chicopee Manufacturing Facility. Typical hours are M-F 8am-4:30pm.


  • Perform mechanical, electrical, and adhesion testing using a variety of testing equipment
  • Responsible for accurate data entry into spreadsheets (excel, minitab etc.) as well as data analysis using statistical techniques
  • Maintain equipment calibration for all R&D test equipment
  • Conduct competitive products evaluations
  • Conduct product verification and performance testing for new product introductions and existing line changes
  • Create and build prototypes of new products under supervision
  • Participate in problem solving for new/improved product design
  • Assist with manufacturing phase-in of new/improved products
  • Develops test methods, test fixtures, and set-ups
  • Perform intra-laboratory testing requests
  • Maintain lab notebook with proper authorizations
  • Write tests protocol and report test results with conclusions
  • Other projects as assigned by the Manger of Research and Development.



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field
  • 3-5 years of experience as R&D Tech or other relevant experience highly preferred
  • Up to date knowledge in testing Medical Devices using standard test equipment such as Instron, high resolution microscopes, comparators and  experience utilizing different calibrated custom and off the shelf measurement equipment/tools preferred
  • Experience reporting results with conclusions using Excel and Word

Additional Skills:

  • Strong attention to detail due to data and testing requirements
  • Ability to work closely with Engineering team and take direction from team and execute on action items/directions
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects & prioritize tasks  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What is expected of you and others at this level:

  • Applies knowledge and company policies to complete a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of jobs outside area of responsibility
  • maintains appropriate licenses, training, and certifications
  • Works on assignments that are moderately difficult requiring judgment in resolving issues
  • May assist in recommendation of processes on new assignments
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works with limited supervision. Work occasionally involves review of output by work lead or supervisor
  • May provide general guidance or technical assistance to less experienced team members

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.