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Design Mechanical Engineer

Kennesaw, Georgia

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

Success Profile

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

Employee Quote

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) Kennesaw, Georgia Status Regular Job ID JR-OMNI14

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately translate stated internal and external (customer) requirements into a concept and ultimately detailed design using 3D CAD tools.

  • Prepare design documents to describe the designed components allowing the procurement or manufacture of the component.

  • Work within a team to help guide the work of others: organize, set priorities, schedule, and review work.

  • Test, troubleshoot, and provide solutions to technical problems with preventative measures.

  • Create project plans and other project-related documentation that covers complementary deliverables alongside the Engineering output.

  • Regular reviews with peers and stakeholders to ensure the scope and direction of the tasked project is on schedule.

  • Ability to interface with the customer/vendor for all technical aspects of a project.

  • Motivated self-starter that pro-actively identifies areas of need and improvement.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Collaborative and team-based approaches to problem-solving, with an emphasis on strategic planning.

  • Detail-oriented approach to design, including BOM and drawing accuracy.

  • Proficient at reading and interpreting technical documentation.

  • Problems are broad, complex, and abstract, often involving company-wide issues. Must develop solutions using substantial creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, negotiation, and diplomacy.

  • Good interpersonal skills with an emphasis on strong internal customer support.

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (ME/MET) with 5+ years of mechanical or product design experience of life science equipment or medical devices.

  • Lead and participate in design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems.

  • Manage subordinates through engineering and procurement to ensure that program goals and delivery deadlines are met.

  • Experience in both product design and manufacturing (tooling and fixtures) environments.

  • CAD design of mechanical systems in SolidWorks (v2015 or newer).

  • Experience with Standard EN 61010 or equivalent

  • Experience in a design and manufacturing environment certified to ISO 9001 / ISO 13485.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Ability to translate client requests into existing systems at optimal cost and time targets.
    Knowledge of vibration, temperature, and shock testing.

  • Familiar with GD & T practices.

  • Technical understanding of various automation and electro-mechanical systems.

  • Knowledge of laboratory practices and equipment.

  • Experience with small brushless AC/DC motors.

  • Experience with PLCs and related software systems.

  • Basic programming knowledge as it pertains to automation and systems integration.

  • Understanding of electronic document control systems (PDM).

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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