Senior Quality Engineer

PerkinElmer – Shelton, CT

Job Title: Quality Engineer
Location: Shelton, CT USA 06484
Career Level: Experienced 5+ Years (Non-Manager)
Education: Bachelors Degree

PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health. We are at the forefront of development, production, marketing, servicing, and support of cutting edge of scientific laboratory instrumentation and automation systems throughout the world. We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference every day — helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants.

Summary:
This self-starting, detailed, and analytically skilled engineering professional will work directly with the research and development team to proactively interact with component and subassembly suppliers, procurement personnel, manufacturing personnel, other quality engineering peers, occasionally field service engineers and occasionally customers. The position will report into the quality organization. The engineer will assist in supporting analytical scientific instrumentation with primary application Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The individual works in an R&D team-based project environment interacting with software engineers, firmware engineers, electrical engineers, and application scientists to ensure the overall quality of the manufactured ICP-OES systems.

Job Requirements:

  • BS Engineering (ME, EE or equivalent) and 5+ years experience in the quality evaluation of instrumentation with a high degree of detail orientation.
  • Primarily and proactively monitor and assess production manufacturing trends of important and established metrics to quality for the ICP-OES product line. Trends and corrective actions will be reviewed together with R&D staff.
  • Familiarity with quality management systems
  • Working knowledge of motors, sensors, vision systems, encoders, linear and rotary motion systems and fluidic controls is a plus.
  • Ability to understand mechanical and electrical design documentation
  • Demonstrated mastery Microsoft Excel. SolidWorks CAD experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with optical systems including dispersive and reflective optical systems.
  • Strong experience with product data managements systems and general engineering processes.
  • Knowledge of engineering materials and various manufacturing techniques
  • Communicate and collaborate with suppliers to ensure specifications are being met and issues relating to supplier quality are being resolved
  • Assists in the planning and execution of the engineering change process for hardware and software
  • Travel: Domestic and international up to 30%

Job Performance Characteristics:

  • Works in conjunction with R&D ICP-OES staff to maintain a high level of product quality and reliability.
  • Strong technical trouble shooting abilities.
  • Accountable for developing innovative solutions to current and ongoing product quality challenges.
  • Demonstrates effective technical/project presentation, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Drives appropriate actions keeping management informed of progress and strategic/resource impact.
  • Maintain awareness that decisions can significantly impact customers, operations, services, revenue or achievement on strategic business goals.

Individual Qualities:

  • Self-motivated
  • Results driven
  • Ability and willingness to drive change
  • Analytical skills
  • Willingness to continue learning and being inquisitive
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team player

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $95,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year

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