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Danaher Corporation Sea-Bird Scientific - Mechanical Engineering Manager in Philomath, Oregon

Sea-Bird Scientific:

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Water Platform of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific ( www.seabird.com ) is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters. We offer products to support best-in-class oceanography and climate science. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird Scientific gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging stretch opportunities. Within Danaher, Sea-Bird Scientific is part of the Water platform group of businesses. Through strong customer partnerships, the water platform advances the quality and delivery of water. Want to help us in this mission?

This person reports directly to the Director, Engineering. A Mechanical Engineering Manager at Sea-Bird Scientific is accountable for the following:


  • Manage and mentor the mechanical engineering team to optimize performance and engagement

  • Hire and develop new talent to improve our capabilities, enhance our capacity, and execute on product development opportunities

  • Collaborate effectively with other managers and throughout Sea-Bird to achieve overall goals using shared resources

  • Enlist all associates in the commitment to excellence by communicating appropriate business information in a timely manner and conducting regular team meetings

  • Ensure all associates are trained to perform required work in a safe manner and with high quality

  • Maintain and effectively prioritize cross-training plans

  • Work collaboratively to develop and design new products in a fast-paced cross-functional environment.

  • Drive for continuous improvement and use of standard work with respect to innovation, design, delivery, and execution.

Engineering Leadership

  • Prioritize, coordinate, and assign activities to the mechanical engineering team.

  • Clear examples of working on AND leading mechanical design projects that were completed on time, within cost targets and achieved market success

  • Define mechanical deliverables for all sustaining activities working with cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Proven track record and expertise in mechanical design of relevant products (submersible electro-mechanical systems, high-pressure seal design, instrument design, sensor calibration, optics, integrated systems)

  • Expert-level understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and Design for Reliability tools, including DFMEA.

  • Proficiency with CAD (SolidWorks), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling, stress and thermal analysis using finite element software, and manufacturing processes

  • Champions product safety and reliability for mechanical systems and components.

  • Provide interpretation, guidance and strategies on technologies and methodologies affecting product approvals, development, and continued product compliance.

  • Assure the accuracy, clarity, internal integrity, consistency, and timeliness of all technical information submitted.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) or equivalent in mechanical engineering or related field from an accredited university, Masters degree preferred

  • 5+ years of relevant industry/academia experience

  • 3+ years of organizational leadership experience with a demonstrated ability to organize, lead, and grow an engineering organization of 5+ engineers with a wide range of skill and experience

  • Knowledge of ocean sciences or related underwater industries and experience with engineering challenges for products designed for use in the marine-environment strongly preferred

    Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .