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Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Engineering Technician - Pleasanton, CA in Pleasanton, California

Job Description

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.

How will you make an impact?

This Engineering Technician is responsible for using standard production practices and engineering judgment to perform tasks essential to the production of life science instruments. This individual will provide tactical floor support to our in-house manufacturing lines and will perform activities that are semi-routine in nature. He or she will improve product quality, eliminate line failures, assist engineers develop new manufacturing processes. This individual will receive general instructions on routine work activities and detailed instructions on new assignments.

What will you do?

  • Build, test, and troubleshoot subassemblies and/or instrument systems by using layouts, schematics, diagrams, written and verbal instructions.

  • Identify, resolve and/or report issues/failures/defects during manufacturing.

  • Assist engineers develop and implement BOMs and assembly/test procedures.

  • Disposition defective product. Perform rework and quality testing.

  • Perform root cause analysis on subassembly and instrument level failures.

  • Create and maintain neat, legible, complete notebook records and data sheets of all tests.

  • Assist in the building, testing and maintenance of new and existing test stations.

  • Develop and maintain organized, efficient and safe lab and production areas.

How will you get here?


AS degree in technical field required.

BS degree in engineering preferred.


  • 5+ years of experience in ISO9001 manufacturing environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must have strong attention to detail and able to work well under pressure in order to meet production deadlines.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to work independently and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner with minimal routine supervision.

  • Must have previous experience soldering and crimping electrical components/assemblies.

  • Must have demonstrated ability to read, understand and follow schematics, assembly drawings, diagrams, and procedures.

  • Must be well organized, dependable and self-motivated.

  • Ability to use common electrical test equipment such as Digital Multi-Meters and Oscilloscopes.

  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong understanding and committed to work in a 5S environment.

  • Clear understanding and able to use Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.