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Sr. Principal Engineer in Cortland, New York at Pall

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: IND000740

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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Sr. Principal Engineer

Position Objective

Conducts Research and engages in New Product Development(NPD) of advanced filtration projects independent of direct supervision. Provides R&D leadership within the group and cross-functionally as needed to drive innovation. Contributes to NPD roadmap using application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs. Role is a part of our growing R&D team at Filter Design Center of Excellence for Microelectronics to develop the state-of-the-art filtration, purification and separation products and processes for advanced semiconductor markets in Photolithography, Chemicals, Gas and other applications

Job Functions
  • Conducts research in fluid flow and filtration to enable New Product roadmap of Pall Microelectronics  
  • Designs, Analyzes and Engineers new products with the use of standard tools, engineering software, design calculations, and best-known methods for product designs  
  • Leads a group of R&D scientists to innovate and develop new technologies to create new ideas that enable New Product Development 
  • Utilizes application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs in product development 
  • Maintains collaborations with other research and academic entities that enable breakthrough innovation 
  • Utilizes sound fundamentals like Design of Experiments (DOE); leads project teams and task forces 
  • Communicates clearly to leadership, team members, customers, suppliers and other key stakeholders.   
  • Comprehends Voice of the Customer and engages technical expertise to meet voice of customer in new product design and development activities 
  • Calculate and predict product performance including fluid flow, stack-up tolerances, structural integrity etc. 
  • Work with Test Laboratories to identify test protocols and quality performance criteria 
  • Works with global teams by overcoming cultural and language barriers and aptitude to go above and beyond to provide cohesion among project teams 
  • Studies and learns the fundamental technology of a wide variety of filtration products, processes and equipment 
  • Utilizes change control practices to assure product design integrity in maintained 
  • Leverages global R&D and engineering resources in other time zones 
  • Participates in teleconferences during off hours.
  • Requires 10% travel both nationally and internationally.
  • Requires independent and creative design/product engineering with complete ownership of managing and delivering strategic advanced filtration projects. 
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in resolving customer problems.
  • Develops engineering design specifications for materials, processes and equipment with critical to quality measures
Position Competencies
  • Leadership: Ability to influence decision making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity 
  • Communication:  Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations.  Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), exceptionally good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity 
  • Teamwork:  Collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives 
  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution.

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical or other Engineering discipline, Chemistry or Polymer Science 
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of experience – out of that, five (5) years MUST be in R&D in product development and/or design engineering is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS/PhD in Mechanical, Chemical or other Engineering discipline, Chemistry or Polymer Science
  • Knowledge of Filter Design, Fluid dynamics, Chemical and Hydromechanics, advanced membrane technology is highly desirable 
  • Application knowledge of Semiconductor OEMs or Fab Equipment Engineering experience is highly desirable  
  • Technical background related to Plastic Molding, Pressure vessel design and injection molding is desirable. 
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills 
  • Experience speaking Asian language and adaptable to other cultures 
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.

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.
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