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Thermo Fisher Scientific R&D Engineer II in Portland, Oregon

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.

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Innovative materials hold the key to improving safety, fuel efficiency, and productivity. Scientists are expanding their knowledge of elemental construction-what materials are made of-and how they behave over time in response to light, heat, pressure, and other stimuli. Exciting discoveries can potentially improve city infrastructures, increase clean water supplies, and significantly reduce energy demands in everything from vehicles to household light bulbs. Our comprehensive portfolio offers vast exploration and experimentation capabilities to meet these challenges.

This position is located at our Hillsboro, Oregon site.

How will you make an impact?

R&D Engineer II is responsible for the repair and maintenance of electron microscopes and focused ion beam systems for the Business Unit & R&D departments.

What will you do?

  • Adhering to a preventative maintenance plans as well as rapid troubleshooting and repair of failed systems.

  • Provides onsite installation of instruments, upgrades, updates through successful completion of SAT

  • Perform PM's to documented schedule while being flexible on changing priorities.

  • Providing appropriate input in writing, updating and correcting various Thermo Fisher system documentation.

  • System hardware upgrades including the testing, documentation of bugs/issues and system verification.

  • System software upgrades including the testing, documentation of bugs/issues and system verification.

  • Executing appropriate material transactions (parts ordering, parts return, etc

  • Responsible for the overall condition of the engineering cleanroom & NPD lab (clean-up and organization) assuring good operational functionality for the numerous stakeholders

  • Provide training for customers and users on system maintenance

  • Successfully complete technical training, as required

How will you get here?

  • Minimum requirement of a bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and electronics, computer science, physics, or similar field

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience

  • Typically requires approximately 5+ years hands on technical experience installing, troubleshooting, repairing and calibrating complex analysis tools such as SEM, TEM, FIB, Prober, or similar systems.

  • Typically requires a thorough understanding and extensive experience troubleshooting and repairing ultra-high vacuum and high voltage systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Self-starter who is also highly productive when not supervised.

  • Strong hands-on troubleshooting and maintenance skills, preferably with complex capital equipment.

  • Ability to use and understand results from general electrical test equipment (i.e. DVM and Oscilloscope).

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical assembly drawings.

  • Strong mechanical ability for installing or replacing delicate electro-mechanical assemblies.

  • Excellent organizational and tactical decision-making skills involved with keeping capital equipment in a production-ready state.

  • Ability to interact successfully with technical and non-technical members of cross- functional project teams.

  • Typically requires a thorough understanding and extensive experience troubleshooting and repairing ultra-high vacuum and high voltage systems.

  • Good computer skills.

  • The ability to maintain a somewhat flexible work schedule.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift 30 lbs.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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