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Intertek Medical Safety Engineer in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Medical Safety Engineer

Intertek, a leading provider of ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification) Services, is looking for a Medical Safety Engineer to join our Electrical team in Boxborough, MA. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in facilitating international trade and regulatory product testing. By joining Intertek, your contributions will be valued as we continue to help the world Build Back Ever Better.

Our dedicated professionals help ensure the quality, safety, and sustainability of electrical products used by people throughout the world. The Intertek office in Boxborough, MA works primarily in the Electrical Safety, Performance, and EMC business lines. This position is to join our 14-person Medical Electrical Safety team, where you'll work directly with medical device manufacturers across the globe in evaluating their products against published safety standards.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering. The ideal Medical Safety Engineer will also be engaging, have good interpersonal skills, high energy, high sense of urgency, and adept at wearing many hats in one day.

What will you be doing?

The Medical Safety Engineer is responsible for performing electrical testing and evaluation on a variety of products to the provisions of U.S., Canadian and other international product safety standards; writing reports; and communicating with clients. Under the guidance of a more senior Engineer, may also conduct on and off-site evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s).


  • Read and determine applicability of national/international codes and standards for the product being tested and/or evaluated.

  • Read and understand schematics and manufacturing instructions.

  • Validate the project scope and sample applicability.

  • Complete preliminary design reviews (PDR) both on and off site.

  • Conduct thorough construction review of device design aspects against standard compliance criteria.

  • Develop, set up, and follow established test plans.

  • Set up and operate standard test equipment including, but not limited to: spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, multi-meter, dielectric strength tester, ground continuity tester, digital multi-meter, surge generator, over-voltage tester, environmental condition chambers, articulated probes.

  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests include, but are not limited to: rating, leakage current, dielectric, temperature, pressure, stability, mechanical hazard, flammability, etc.

  • Will develop expertise in IEC 60601.

  • Compile test results, analyze data, and product description information into report templates and shells. Submit report to reviewer for final approval.

  • Communicate project status and test results to client, sales personnel, and management throughout testing.

  • Provide on-going support to clients and Intertek sales representatives as needed.

  • Perform other work as required.

    This position outline is a general guideline and does not represent all encompassing details.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Electrical or Biomedical Engineering preferred)

  • Experience with U.S., Canadian, and other international product safety standards preferred.

  • Must be detailed-oriented and able to effectively prioritize and organize workload, with efficient time management.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to make technical decisions and engineering judgments independently within established parameters.

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively in both verbal and written format.

  • Microsoft Office expertise.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

  • Project management experience is a plus.

  • Ability to travel up to 15% as business needs dictate.

  • A valid driver's license and reliable driving record is required.

Why Work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History ( and What We Do ( .

Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy ( .

What we have to offer

When working with Intertek, you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including:

  • Competitive benefits package; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability

  • 401(k) with company matching

  • Competitive market pay

  • Generous vacation/sick time (PTO)

  • Tuition reimbursement and much more.

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek believes that Our People ( are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer ( and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.