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R&D Chemist (m/f) with responsibility for product compliance in Cork, Ireland at Hach

Date Posted: 3/7/2019

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Job ID: HAC006567

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.

OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



In this role you will work collaboratively in a cross functional team on the sustainment and development of our range of TOC water analysers and accessory products. You will be instrumental in the validation of a new product range, maintaining product compliance and improving quality and reliability.

Job Requirements


Your tasks:

    • Testing and validation of Hach Ireland products.
    • Maintains product compliance for active products.
    • Has knowledge of product reliability testing, involving the testing of components to ensure insensitivity to manufacturing variation, temperature, humidity, aging, corrosion, vibration, shock. Has knowledge of FMEA.
    • Assists in the development of product manuals, specification sheets, procedures for product test / assembly, debug and test.
    • Tests and provides reports for customer samples.
  • Strong hands-on skills.
  • Fast learner, enthusiastic and curious, a logical, creative and innovative thinker. Brings solutions to the team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Team orientated, with good communication and presentation skills.
  • An understanding of analytical instrumentation would be a benefit.
  • Compliance with company safety policies including safe operation of equipment, PPE usage, hand tool safety, lock-out-tag-out, and proper storage of tools, etc. Comply with good housekeeping policies.
  • Occasional foreign travel or travel outside the normal work location may be required.

Your profile:

  • Degree in Chemistry or similar qualification
  • Experience in industrial or consumer product development, and product compliance / recent graduates are also welcome to apply
  • Demonstrated skills required for this position:
    • Thorough understanding of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.
    • Knowledge of analyser testing, including software and specification validation.
    • Understands material compatibility requirements in analyser design.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.