Laboratory Technical Engineer

Axle is a bioscience and information technology company that offers advancements in translational research, biomedical informatics, and data science applications to research centers and healthcare organizations nationally and abroad. With experts in biomedical science, software engineering, and program management, we focus on developing and applying research tools and techniques to empower decision-making and accelerate research discoveries. We work with some of the top research organizations and facilities in the country including multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Benefits We Offer:

  • 100% Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for Employees
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401K match up to 5%
  • Educational Benefits for Career Growth
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Healthcare (FSA)
    • Parking Reimbursement Account (PRK)
    • Dependent Care Assistant Program (DCAP)
    • Transportation Reimbursement Account (TRN)



Axle is currently hiring an experienced Laboratory Technical Engineer with work experience in electro-optical pneumatic systems. The support includes testing and calibration of Mechanical, Pneumatic, Electro-optic and Software modules. You would be hands on and have a part in servicing an innovative platform that aims to accelerate discovery of new products for vaccine and early clinical product testing including immunoassays and molecular tests for Covid-19 and influenza to name a few.



  • Conduct daily tests and measurements to validate the performance of the systems as per the system operator
  • Perform planned maintenance activities including loading of system consumables and disposition of used consumables.
  • Identify and resolve technical issues, working closely with cross- functional teams to implement solutions and optimize system



  • 7 to 10 years of experience with service and integration of medical devices is required.
  • 5 years of experience with servicing/integrating complex electro- optic/pneumatic systems is required.
  • Formal technical education preferably in mechanical engineering, Electrical/ Optical Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience with precision machining and testing of mechanical devices
  • Understanding of optics, pneumatic and mechanical aspects of the field
  • Experience in working with companies in the bio-medical field.
  • Experience working with a team and ability to work independently.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills with strong attention to


Location: Gaithersburg, MD and will relocate.


Working Conditions: The role involves working in a laboratory environment with exposure to delicate optical components and precision equipment.