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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

X-Rite Pantone, a Danaher Company, is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer who is a proactive team player. We are looking for a detail oriented, analytical, and creative leader who identifies continuous improvement opportunities.

Who We Are

X-Rite Pantone, an Operating Company of Danaher Corporation, is the global leader in color science and technology. We develop, manufacture, market and support innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite Pantone’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite Pantone serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.

What We Value

We believe that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other’s differences – different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers’ most pressing needs.

But most of all, we recognize that creating a culture rooted in Diversity and Inclusion is an ongoing journey. Our deeply embedded commitment to continuous improvement reminds us that we can keep learning, keep improving and keep striving for better. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

The successful Manufacturing Engineer will :

Focus heavily on sustaining engineering support, production cell assembly, maintenance of lines, value analysis/value engineering in support of operations, research & development, and new product launch.

As a Manufacturing Engineer at X-Rite Pantone, you will be able to:

  • Design, develop and sustain production work cells for new product launch and maintenance of lines. Evaluate mechanical and electrical systems, products, components, and applications, applying your knowledge of production and materials.

  • Support Value Analysis/ Value Engineering (VAVE) to improve the total cost of components, and processes at X-Rite. Execute upon VAVE ideas through materials cost reduction, product re-engineering, manufacturing and test processes and collaboration with R&D teams on new product launch

  • Leverage external supplier design capabilities to achieve optimal cost within design and quality/reliability constraints of products

  • Support the full validation and qualification of Alpha, Beta and Pilot components/systems/processes during the new product launch cycle

  • Facilitation of design reviews and FMEA exercises with key suppliers to identify & target cost reduction and product reliability improvements in products

  • Create the necessary test documents, design for experiment and other documentation required for quality control at every step

  • Effectively manage engineering change control within assigned production cells, assigned products

Critical Success Factors for the Ideal Candidate are:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with people at different levels of the organization from manufacturing associates to the plant manager

  • Knowledge of bills of material, routings, manufacturing procedures, tooling/fixture design

  • Personal commitment and drive to improve manufacturing operations using the Danaher Business System (DBS) tools as needed to achieve results

  • Open, proactive, energetic, and transparent verbal and written communication style

  • Customer-focused attitude with a strong desire to work both independently and as part of cross-functional teams

Your Education and/or Background Experience will have

  • B.S. Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with 3 - 5 years professional experience (Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering), preferably in analytical instrumentation or equivalent industry.

  • Product/System Design, CAD/CAM Software, schematics, and an understanding of GD&T fundamentals

  • Experience with Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing a plus.

  • Knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM and Quality Management Systems

  • Experience with automated motion controls or power electronics

Our offer

We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented, guided by the phenomenally successful Danaher Business System. Working at X-Rite, gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging, “stretch” opportunities.

At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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