Applications Scientist- X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS) in Nationwide US at X-Ray Optical Systems (XOS)

Date Posted: 4/23/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Nationwide US
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job ID: X-R000863

About Us

XOS is a leading manufacturer of application-specific X-ray analyzers, offering elemental analysis solutions that improve public safety and customer efficiency in industries like petroleum, consumer products, and environmental compliance. For petroleum applications, XOS offers portable, lab, and process analyzers with unrivalled precision at the push of a button. XOS also offers High Definition XRF (HDXRF©) analyzers for the detection of toxic elements in consumer products, such as toys and apparel and areas of environmental regulation, like soil and water. XOS’s advanced optics and OEM sub-systems can increase precision, speed, and spatial resolution, while decreasing the size, complexity, and cost of the instrument. XOS: Better Analysis Counts.



  • Provide a resource of high-level technical consulting ability
    related to industrial applications

  • Collect and develop information in the form of sales tools (value
    sell documents, application notes, quick reference sale notes, etc.). 

  • Present technical training at seminars, trade shows and other
    relevant industry events.

  • Develop test plans and conduct and/or
    coordinate tests to determine the performance of XOS products as it relates to
    a) the products’ end-use applications, b) comparisons to alternative / competitive
    techniques.  This includes; collect or
    generate standards and samples, hands-on conduct tests and / or coordinate
    internal or external testing, and determine sample preparation procedures and
    measurement protocols.

  • Compile results of these tests and generate
    application notes, provide technical support for generation of product
    literature and where appropriate issue and present scientific papers. 

  • Establish
    and maintain appropriate interfaces with Product Engineering, Product Support,
    and other functional areas

  • Work with Sales and Marketing to
    provide technical and sales assistance to assigned Key Accounts

  • Perform application and product training and associated
    application technical support activities for customers, distributors,
    representatives, and direct/inside sales teams.

  • Respond
    to all types of customer technical inquiries in the application of the

  • Attend
    class room training programs when required

  • Attend
    sales conferences and trade shows as needed

  • Assist
    with technical input in the development of new products

  • Provide
    technical services to clients relating to use, operation, and maintenance of

  • Assist
    product, sales and marketing staff on project work

Job Requirements


Success Factors

  • Customer

  • Interpersonal
    skills and communication proficiency

  • Sense
    of urgency/immediate impact

  • Demonstrated
    ability to properly balance the management of day-to-day results with systemic
    problem solving and root cause analysis

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Strong understanding of various major
    analytical techniques such as ICP-MS and OES, AA, GC, XRF, and UVF.

  • Statistical evaluation skills.

  • Must exhibit the willingness and ability to
    assimilate technical information quickly.

  • Strong
    project management, organizational and analytical skills required. Demonstrated
    ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong
    PC skills. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Detail
    oriented and strong team player with excellent interpersonal, listening,
    writing and oral communications skills required.

Desired Skills/Experience: 

  • 2-3 years of hands-on analytical instruments
    laboratory or related applications engineering experience. 

  • Some knowledge of x-ray
    analytical techniques, and the electronics and/or Petroleum testing markets.

  • Proven ability to speak in
    front of large groups.


  • BA or BS degree in Analytical Chemistry,
    Physics,  Environment Sciences or
    equivalent is required


  • Up to 30%

  • Valid Passport and Driver’s License

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.