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Danaher Corporation Field Service Engineer in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Field Service Engineer

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose Statement:

The Field Service Engineer is responsible for providing critical technical support to product development and management teams by developing and testing solutions for machine controls, electrical, and mechanical to support custom manufacturing of IDT’s innovative biology products.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with internal customers, product development and management teams to identify, implement, and validate fast impact improvements in currently installed systems.

  • Works with product development teams to implement fast impact improvements into new designs. Products include combinations of pneumatic, liquid handling and mechanical systems, actuators, sensors, vison and robotic systems controlled by PLC’s, analog, digital and/or industrial control systems.

  • Capable of handling advanced issues, troubleshooting, installation, validation, maintenance, and service repairs independently.

  • Troubleshoot systems including the following: PLC software, HMI software, SCADA systems, PCB, control panel, electrical schematics, panel layouts, and product bill of materials.

  • Document and report all activities according to design standards.

  • Works with the Industrial Automation team to follow standards for machine controls and safety systems.

  • Understand and complies with safety design standards such as CE Compliance, risk assessments and relevant sections of the NEC, OSHA, EPA and NFPA codes.

  • Works with product development teams to assemble, test design work as needed.

  • Works in Assembly to assist Manufacturing and Operations (MAA) with machine builds as needed.

  • Works closely and in conjunction with Industrial Automation engineers to develop efficient product integrations with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and engineering databases.

  • Participates in periodic project reviews to keep projects on track and provides reports to managers

  • Verifies and validates electrical and software designs meet performance requirements.

  • Contributes proactively to the project planning and scheduling. Works with project managers, consultants and management to achieve on-time product deliveries.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other STEM fields required; Advanced degree preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • 2 Years experience in automation equipment/system design prototyping testing and troubleshooting required.

  • Familiarity with PLC programming required.

  • 1 Year PM experience (keeping projects on track and providing reports to managers)

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Experience with Beckhoff TwinCat/EtherCat or similar structured text control systems preferred.

  • Experience with Unitronic or similar ladder logic control systems preferred.

  • Experience with OPC preferred.

  • Experience in PC board design and specification, control system layout and packaging.

  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong programming abilities.

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

Travel Requirements:

Seldom (Up to 5%)

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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