Thermo Fisher Scientific Manager, Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.

Job Description:

  • Lead a mechanical engineering team developing multiple scientific and medical instruments.

  • Define and establish clear objectives and expectations, provide direct feedback routinely for performance management.

  • Participate as a core team member for development projects.

  • Establish performance indicators for projects in area of responsibility that drive change and visibility to the team and leadership.

  • Use prioritization mechanisms to utilize resources across multiple teams to complete the work on-hand.

  • Document SOP’s and work instructions to define processes and procedures.

  • Partner with Operations and Product Support throughout product lifecycle.

  • Work with Quality Assurance to address customer complaints, identify root causes and improve team efforts. Requirements:

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • 15+ years of experience developing instruments or devices for production.

  • 3+ years of experience leading a team from either a project or functional manager role.

  • Experience on a product development team from initial investigation and design through to manufacturing introduction.

  • Developed products that meet regulatory standard for sale in international markets.

  • Developed products under a quality system that meets ISO9001, ISO13485 or FDA regulations.

  • Practical experience with a continuous improvement system such as Six Sigma, Lean or PPI.

  • Good oral and written communication skills,

  • Experience using an office productivity suite.

This position requires occasional travel to other Thermo Fisher Scientific, and partner sites worldwide (0 – 10%).

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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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.