Senior Chemical Engineer in Orange, California at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 9/3/2019

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Job ID: KAV004167

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.


The Senior Chemical Engineer will support sales representatives and clients in product screening and treatment program selections.  You will troubleshoot treatment programs and cost performance objectives. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Translate products’ concepts/insights into fast prototyping to evaluate technical feasibility.
  •  Generate engineering solutions by evaluating and selecting optimum design alternatives.
  • Design and carry out developmental work using appropriate methods and instrumentation to scientifically confirm efficacy, stability, compatibility and reliability of design
  • Independently plan and execute projects according to projects’ timetable and establish daily or weekly routines to meet project timetable.
  • Present scientific data and recommendation to influence internal stakeholder and drive project direction.
  •  Develop and implement new testing methods and operating procedures to facilitate formula development process. 
  • Lead and manage internal material compatibility program and proactively collaborate with external medical device manufacturers for material compatibility testing. 
  • Collaborate and carry out design verification studies and other studies to meet the design controls requirements. 
  •  Perform engineering analysis such as stress, tolerance stack, material selection, and FMEA.
  •  Independently conducts root cause analysis investigations.
  •  Prepare cost estimates on proposed major design products.
  • Provide technical support for process qualification/validation and design transfer activities of new products’ launch. 
  • Participate in efforts associated with continuous improvement, regulatory compliance, and other organization capability initiatives. 
  • Estimated 5% travel will be required for this position.

Job Requirements


Education / Experience:
  • BS in chemical engineering, material engineering, industrial engineering or related engineering field. MS preferred
  • At least 4 years of R&D experience in medical device or related industry.
  • In-depth understanding of various statistical analysis tools.
  • Understanding of medical device material compatibility testing methodology is a plus.

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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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 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.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.