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Job Description
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How Will You Make an Impact?

A dynamic and self-motivated individual is required to conduct performance testing state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation products. Successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with strong organizational and communication skills.

What will you do?

  • Design new analog and digital circuits to meet design goals
  • Troubleshoot or improve existing circuits
  • Verify systems using test equipment
  • Design test plans, conduct and completely document tests
  • Use layout tools for schematic entry
  • Select electrical components to meet design goals.
  • Program programmable logic devices (FPGA, CPLD, etc)
  • Ensure designs/changes meet product specifications and cost goals, are reproducible, manufacturable, testable, serviceable, and comply with regulatory requirements as appropriate
  • Resolve technical issues arising from field or Manufacturing problems and relating to new or existing electrical instrument systems
  • Ensure documentation completely and correctly records the design:
    • BOM accuracy
    • Drawing accuracy and completeness
    • CAD database completeness, robustness, and accuracy
  • Track status of design, design database/drawings, prototypes, and costs
  • Communicates regularly with suppliers and other departments
  • Ensure that engineering process documentation (e.g., ISO, PDP) is completed for all pertinent tasks
  • Design products adhering to the Product Development Process
  • General:
    • Participate in design reviews
    • Serve on various teams as required
  • Follow safety guidelines as appropriate for product line as specified by the training matrix. Examples include laser and X-ray safety, personal protective equipment, as well as proper use of tools and diagnostic equipment
  • Perform other duties as required within authorized compliance
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

How will you get there?

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with applicable design experience OR minimum of 3-5+ years electrical design experience
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Experience with schematic entry CAD tools.
  • Programming experience.
  • Working knowledge of analog and digital design practices.
  • Able to implement designs for well-defined hardware blocks.
  • Proficiency with test equipment (oscilloscopes, meters, etc).
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a project team environment.
  • Ability to solder small surface mount components.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Windows, MSOffice proficiency.
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
  • VHDL programming knowledge
  • Familiarity with IPC standards for PCB design
  • Familiarity with international safety standards
  • Familiarity with DFM, DFT, and similar concepts
  • Familiarity with EMC design practices
  • Ability to estimate completion time of design tasks
  • Ability to estimate manufacturing costs
  • Able to use scientific principles and methods to understand, test, and resolve technical problems that may lie beyond the normal scope of Electrical Engineering. (Good "systems" capability)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of relevant internal and external manufacturing processes

This position has not been approved for relocation assistance.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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