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Danaher Corporation Sea-Bird Scientific - Production Electrical Engineer in Philomath, Oregon

Production Electrical Engineer

Company Description:

Sea-Bird Scientific was formed in 2010 by the union of Sea-Bird Electronics (Bellevue, WA), WET Labs (Philomath, OR) and Satlantic (Halifax, NS) (wholly owned subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR)). Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for oceanographic research enabling the world’s leading scientists to push the boundaries of ocean knowledge. Sea-Bird Scientific works with a global network of international representatives and partners to serve customers in more than 30 countries around the world. Our dedicated team is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests with a common goal of serving the world’s oceanographic community with leading edge technology and solutions. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at one of our locations gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.

Sea-Bird Scientific is an EEO / AA employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Purpose of Position:

Are you passionate about Electrical Engineering and do you want to make an impact on our environment? We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to join our collaborative team to help support troubleshoot devices and design test devices that impact our ocean!

We release product support for a number of different devices that test the salt waters of the world, do ocean monitoring, and have light sensing devices that read the optical properties for the scientists that test the waters. You would have the opportunity to support the production lines and be a part of the designing and testing the devices.

Essential Functions:

  • Electronic hardware debugging and troubleshooting to the components level.

  • Maintain schematics and assembly drawings.

  • Create and maintain manufacturing and testing documentation.

  • Support electronics manufacturing processes such as fine pitch surface mount soldering.

  • Maintain testing software for automation and efficiency - LabView and Python.

  • Design software applications and fixtures to improve manufacturing efficiency.

  • Conduct tests, investigations, and build prototypes for proposed design/process changes

  • Maintain products compliance including RoHS and CE.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering degree; or equivalent work experience.

  • 1-2 years related experience in manufacturing or engineering environment preferred.

  • Experience testing electrical circuit boards

  • Lean manufacturing knowledge, preferred.

  • Experience with software source control (SVN), preferred.

  • Experience with communication protocols including RS-232, RS-485 and USB, preferred.

  • Experience programming, testing and debugging embedded systems such as MSP430.

  • Database interaction experience including SQL, preferred.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.