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Danaher Corporation Sea-Bird Scientific - Test Technician I in Bellevue, Washington

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Water Platform of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Scientific 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?

We are looking to fill two Test Technician I roles. Working onsite at our Bellevue location, the Test Technician I is responsible for using a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, jigs, test equipment and work instructions to integrate systems, test components, sub-assemblies or instruments to ensure performance standards.

Check out our website to see the types of products you’ll be working on! www.seabird.com The final test team is the last stop for our products before they get to the customer. You’ll be ensuring quality at this important step.

As an onsite associate, you will work with your manager to agree on a regular start time between 5am and 8am, committing to arrive daily within a 15-minute window of that time. The testing team has production and delivery goals that are driven on a monthly basis. Occasionally, extended hours and/or Saturday work is available to earn overtime, usually around the last week of the month.

What you will do:

  • Perform quality pre-checks on components and parts required to complete a job

  • Follow detailed instructions in a variety of formats (i.e, drawings, schematics, bills of material, internal procedures or some combination thereof), and report work completed on a daily basis

  • Perform quality checks on completed assemblies

  • Interpret test results and evaluate data with oversight (including temperature, salinity, conductivity, pressure and oceanographic data)

  • Recognize and effectively report/communicate problems with quality, processes, equipment or materials to Manufacturing Lead, Supervisor or Operations Manager, and assist with basic troubleshooting

  • Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing best practices

  • Participate in Kaizen Events

Are you qualified?

  • 2-year technical degree or equivalent work experience

  • 1-3 years of related electrical and/or mechanical work experience

  • Basic knowledge of necessary instruments and tools such as hand and power tools, test jigs, voltmeters and ohmmeters

  • Ability to read, interpret, and use engineering drawings and schematics

  • Excellent electro-mechanical skills, including troubleshooting

  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to perform precise procedures consistently

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

  • This is hands-on work and may require you to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds on occasion

  • We conduct pre employment testing. External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

What will set you apart:

We are looking for a go-getter that is driven and eager to learn. There will be a learning curve, maybe even up to six months before you are totally comfortable with all of the instruments and processes. If you have a positive attitude about sticking with it as well as learning from and correcting your mistakes, you will shine.

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