Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Westborough, Massachusetts at Pall

Date Posted: 9/25/2019

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Job ID: PAL003645

About Us

Find what drives you on a team with a 70+ year history of being recognized for discovery, determination, and innovation.   As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our portfolio is broad, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here.  Our career opportunities are as diverse as our products and they are all focused on creating better lives and a better planet.  At Pall, we believe that innovation is our legacy, our privilege, and our destiny. If that resonates with you, join us! 


Position Summary:

The Sr. Mechanical Engineer position is a great opportunity to join engineering team in a fast-growing business unit at Pall Lifesciences’s Centre of Excellence in New England (Westborough, MA). This position will collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to design and develop novel bioprocessing equipment’s for upstream and downstream processing. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to add significant value in defining the future of drug manufacturing processes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports engineering team goals by participating on the new product development team as a lead technical contributor (Designs), with responsibility from concept generation to full implementation.
  • Assumes engineering design authority for internal or external (outsourced) development activities by collaborating with Pall associates or third party vendors that may be located on different continents. Ensures that product performance meets all specified requirements including regulatory (UL, ROHS, CE, USP VI, etc.).
  • Provides conceptual and detailed designs using 3D CAD software (SolidWorks). Uses tolerance analysis and stress calculations for design analysis.
  • Evaluates technical risks by leading DFMEA’s and ensuring accurate completion of required actions.
  • Builds prototypes and develops written test protocols to verify or evaluate design performance. Generates reports and presentations related to design activities.
  • Aligns with document control processes (ECO, ECN, and BOM).
  • Helps develop project plans, stage gate deliverables, conducts design reviews, and anticipates project road blocks, delays and risks. Utilizes critical issue and communication techniques to problem solve.
  • Attends educational workshops; reviews professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in industry related societies.
  • Participate in multi-functional project teams with scientists, technical support and other specialists to resolve system level issues.
  • Ensures a safe and health conscious work environment by following all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Finishes the mandatory training assignments (Ethics, Intellectual Property, etc.)
  • International travel will vary according to project needs but may be up to 15%. Yearly average of 15% or less. 

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Biomedical/Polymer engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years in new or custom product development environment.
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD modelling analyses, and simulations. Experience with design of complex assemblies (plastic, metal, and electromechanical systems).
  • Familiarity with EPDM Vault and documentation control.
  • Experience working with external vendors (subcontractors) such as mechanical fabricators, material suppliers.
  • Working knowledge of common and specialty engineering materials is essential.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).

Other Skills

  • Strong phenomenal teammate, proactive and perseverance, data and process driven.
  • Displays solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills, and communicates effectively with team members and next level leaders.
  • Skills in leadership, conflict resolution, and consensus building.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in Chemical/Mechanical/Biomedical/Polymer engineering or related field.

  • Greater than five years’ experience as lead mechanical design engineer in new product development environment.
  • Experience with design and development of bioprocessing or food processing equipment’s.
  • Experience with injection molding of plastic components/assemblies.
  • Proficiency with structural analysis using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current industry guidelines for designing, manufacturing, testing and detailing biopharmaceutical process equipment. (ASME BPE, GAMP, cGMP, ISPE, etc.)
  • Experience in qualification activities (FAT/SAT) for process equipment in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Proven collaboration skills in a fast-paced goal-driven matrix organization.

Pall is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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, 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.
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