Sr. Product Engineer in Putnam, Connecticut at Pall

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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Job ID: PAL003878

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:

Responsible for leading and supporting product engineering activities within Pall Life Sciences, primarily in the Pall Putnam manufacturing plant. This position supports manufacturing and quality operations by driving and managing significant technical changes to media products and manufacturing processes utilizing structured change control methodologies. These changes include, but are not limited to, transfer of new products/processes into manufacturing, transfer of existing products/processes between manufacturing sites, qualification of changes in raw materials, and major changes in product or manufacturing process designs. Additionally, this position supports the manufacturing operations in investigating significant manufacturing issues to identify root cause and implement effective corrective actions using structured problem solving techniques and sound statistical methods with the end result of improving consistency and predictability product quality.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute, and lead complex engineering assignments that involve product design.
  • Lead process development, material testing, material changes, continuous improvement.
  • Plan and execute product/process validation to support the company’s quality, supply, and growth business objectives for existing and new media products.
  • Resolve critical customer and manufacturing problems utilizing confirmed, data driven, problem solving tools, such as: the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) process; Quality Function Deployment (QFD); or others.
  • Work with customers, and product development to understand the critical to quality characteristics of products to ensure the process is specified in a robust manner.
  • Partner with R&D and manufacturing in new product qualification and turnover.
  • Provide coaching and training to engage, encourage, and guide others through the improvement and change processes.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering or other related field.
  • 8 or more years of progressive experience in process engineering, product engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, and/or product development assignments.
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing of high quality web based polymeric materials (such as membranes, polymer films, polymeric fibers, and/or nonwoven synthetic fabrics).


  • Strong trouble shooting and process improvement skills!
  • Excellent project management skills!
  • Leadership of cross functional teams!
  • manage change in a cGMP environment.
  • Strong analytical, statistical, and problem solving skills (Six Sigma Green Belt or willingness to achieve highly preferred).
  • Proficiency executing/implementing Design of Experiments (DOE’s), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Value Stream Mapping (VSM), Ishikawa Diagrams, optimization, and other systematic tools with a track record demonstrating use of these skills.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint (required)
  • Quality Analyst and/or Minitab (preferred, ability to learn required)
  • Microsoft Project (preferred)
  • Microsoft Industrial SQL (optional); Allen Bradley RS 5000 (optional); Wonderware Factory Suite (optional); AutoDesk AutoCAD LT (optional).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively and efficiently communicate in oral and written forms at any level within the organization, and interact effectively with customers and external business professionals.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply standards and codes published by such authorities as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements preferred.

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.
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