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Senior Systems Engineer

American Fork, Utah

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) American Fork, Utah Status Regular Job ID JR-022543

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

We are responsible for a range of chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation. Systems engineers perform a central role in a project team by developing the design architecture, sub-systems specifications, and then going on to build prototypes and to design and run performance verification programs. They are responsible for systems integration, testing and for troubleshooting issues that arise.

The successful candidate will apply physics and/or chemistry and mechanical, electrical and software engineering knowledge and experience in combination with good design and problem solving ability to develop products and solutions that meet performance and cost targets and that are completed on time. Good team working ability, strong motivation, together with a deep understanding of underlying technology is essential.

Priorities and Objectives
New product development:

·To work with other member of the product development team to translate product requirements into functional specifications.

·Undertake system design and analysis including selection of technical approach and definition of sub-systems specifications

·Conduct technical reviews and react to input from other members of the project team.

·Assist in the compilation of plans, estimates, task lists and risk management plans in support of program objectives, project estimates and funding bids.

·Design and plan experiments and define an evaluation program that effectively manages project risk

·To commission and evaluate prototypes, systems, sub-systems, and components during product development to ensure their quality and fitness of purpose

·Development of manufacturing assembly and test processes including the design and build of text fixtures

·To document and conduct technical reviews of the design and of evaluation plans/test results.Write and present technical project reports including design the final performance validation review.

·Capable of functioning as R&D Lead on projects as appropriate.Contribute to and participate in Project Core Team(s).

Basic Requirements:

·Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering

·3 Years industrial experience in a systems engineering role

·Experience with heat transfer and behavior of materials at different temperatures

·Fluid dynamics

·Experience reviewing designs and defining technical approach

·Experience in product development

Preferred Requirements:

·Familiar with manufacturing process

·Basic Electronics principles

·Control systems, noise and signal processing

·Experience of product development within a company making chromatography and mass spectrometry instrumentation

Some business knowledge of the chemical analysis market

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.

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