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R&D Engineer in Portsmouth, United Kingdom at Pall

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: LIF003830

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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Purpose of the Job

Responsible for R&D development or improvement projects for any product in the R&D strategic plan which may include any aspect of hardware, control systems or disposable products associated with our portfolio of biocontainers, mixers, bioreactors and any supporting devices such as connectors. Working from early phase (definition of specs) through concept and design and then into testing and validation. Supervision of first builds at the manufacturing site and also all documentation to support release of the product to the market.


Responsible from A to Z for R&D projects:
  • Be one of the architects of our mixing drives, containers and disposable systems: Mechanical design;
  • Design and development of plastic injection moulded components and oversee the validation of mould tools
  • Be able to create new designs that provide benefits and/or solving problems;
  • Build and test and refinement of prototypes for checking of DFM, functionality and usability;
  • Identify and select relevant raw materials, components, manufacturing/assembly processes and suppliers necessary for the realization of prototypes and products; Follow-up, check and challenge suppliers’ progress;
  • Responsible for preparation of technical documentation of products and of the systems (mechanical drawings, technical specifications, FAT/IQ/OQ);
  • Assist in performing functional and performance tests on prototypes with our internal application specialist department;
  • Provide practical and technical assistance to other engineers in design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance tasks;
  • Listen, understand, translate internal and external customers’ requirements;
  • Write procedures, documentation and reports related to tests and tasks performed; 
  • Serve as an expert on your field/products and challenge the technical concepts of your colleagues;
  • Work in close collaboration with team members and other departments.

Job Requirements


Core Skills
  • Experience with project management (in an R&D environment a benefit)
  • Strong technical problem solving skills (in our labs or at clients) 
  • Experience with prototyping techniques
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (company language)
  • Be autonomous whilst being a team player
  • Be solution driven with strong sense of urgency
  • Very good reporting skills (written and spoken), adjusted to your audience
  • Willingness to occasionally travel to visit suppliers and customers.

Eductation & Experience
  • Bachelor or Master degree in engineering, preferably mechanical, design or equivalent (engineering experience and training such as Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship, ONC/HNC) 
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Knowledge of machine design or knowledge of design of plastic components
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD program (SolidWorks/Inventor)
  • Knowledge of strength calculations via software simulation is an asset
  • Knowledge of process, equipment and component validation
  • Knowledge of EC machinery directive is a plus
  • Use of 6-sigma tools is a plus

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.