R&D Engineer in Westborough, Massachusetts at Pall

Date Posted: 11/10/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: LIF004414

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! 


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.)
  • Design and development of single-use, consumable products and associated hardware systems for biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes
  • Build CAD models and detailed manufacturing drawings of new products (Single-use assemblies, Hardware systems, Mixing devices, Storage tanks, etc.).
  • Drive good aesthetic and ergonomic designs
  • Present design concepts to Engineering, Marketing, and Sales through sketches, renderings, models, controlled drawings and reports
  • Assess the technical feasibility of concept designs through building and testing of prototypes or theoretical calculations and/or simulations. Writes test protocols to verify or evaluate design performance. Generates reports and presentations related to design activities
  • Documentation of engineering drawings, technical reports, and revision history, etc. using PLM (ECO, ECR) (follow good drafting standards, geometric tolerances, etc.)
  • Uses tolerance analysis and stress calculations for design analysis
  • Provides regular technical updates and project summaries to R&D management and other key partners
  • Ensures a safe and balanced work environment by following all company safety policies and procedures
  • Finishes the mandatory training assignments (Ethics, Intellectual Property, etc.)
  • Travel to vendor and customer sites for FAT/SAT support as projects require, but typically averaging 10% or less
  • Helps develop project plans, stage gate work, conducts design reviews, and anticipates project road blocks, delays and risks
  • Utilizes critical issue and communication techniques to tackle problems

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Outstanding teammate, ambitious and perseverance in face of technical challenges
  • Data and process driven.
  • Displays strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Communicates effectively with team members and next level leaders via presentations, reports, etc.
  • Exhibits skills in leadership, conflict resolution, and consensus building.

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a design or mechanical engineer involved in new product development environment
  • Experienced in 3D CAD modelling. Experience with design of complex assemblies (For example, Sheet metal, plastic, electromechanical systems)
  • Experience working with external vendors (subcontractors) such as mechanical fabricators, material suppliers, etc.
  • Knowledge of common and specialty engineering materials
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a design or mechanical engineer in a new product development environment.
  • Experience with design and development of bioprocessing or food processing equipment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current industry guidelines for designing, manufacturing, testing and documenting biopharmaceutical process equipment. (ASME BPE, GAMP, cGMP, ISPE, etc.)
  • Experience in design and development of electronics and controls for electromechanical systems.
  • Basic knowledge or experience with software development.
  • Experience in qualification activities (FAT/SAT) for process equipment in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • 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.
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.