Programmer Analyst I in Ames, Iowa at Hach

Date Posted: 10/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: HAC007249

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.


Purpose of Position:

As a Programmer Analyst, you will gather system requirements and write specifications, create test plans, write programs, test applications and support existing applications. You will work closely with other IT analysts and technical resources to develop solutions that facilitate process improvements and meet the needs of the organization.

You will be supporting the manufacturing and distribution center use of a wide variety of custom applications, addressing user issues. The job involves developing enhancements, testing updates, writing queries, and performing daily support tasks. It includes programming of ASP.NET (C# or VB) and VB.NET applications and use of SQL to query Oracle and MS SQL Server databases to drive process improvements.

At Hach, you'll get the opportunity to work for a company that develops products that benefit society.  You'll also get the opportunity to grow your career. Other benefits of working for Hach include competitive pay, Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, paid time off, and 401(k) with a generous employer contribution and matching. 

Essential Functions: 
  • Perform daily querying tasks
  • Trouble shoot and address production support issues in a timely fashion
  • Work closely with users to create specifications and comprehensive test plans
  • Execute test plans to ensure the quality of the deliverables to customers
  • Trouble shoot applications issues and identify root cause
  • Follow established coding standards and standard operating procedures
  • Work with business associates to system test applications
  • Unit test systems and applications and conduct code walkthroughs
  • Work independently on assigned projects and tasks, effectively using other resources as needed
  • Adhere to IT policies and procedures
  • Develop programming skills by supporting and enhancing applications
  • Develop SQL queries for monitoring and reporting
  • Support users in designing effective business solutions to their needs
  • Work with offshore technical resources as required to support the business

Job Requirements


  • Associates, Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Good understanding of relational database and programming concepts
  • Experience with ASP.NET, .NET, Microsoft SQL Server TSQL, Oracle PL/SQL
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with Oracle EBusiness Suite is a plus
  • Experience supporting a manufacturing or distribution organization is a plus
  • Basic understanding of desktop operating systems
  • Basic understanding of PC hardware and peripherals
Environment: Office environment

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. 

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. 

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Hach is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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.
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.


  1. Programmer Jobs
  2. Software Developer Jobs