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Danaher Corporation Principal Engineer in Inashiki-gun, Japan

Pall Corporation is seeking a creative and ambitious Principal Engineer with a passion for photolithography and membrane science to join our Development team in Tsukuba, Japan. This is a fantastic career opportunity to take an active role in discovering and developing next-generation porous filters tailored for semiconductor fabrication processes and contribute to our fast-growing microelectronics business segment.

Your Role as Principal Engineer:

Engages in New Product Development (NPD) of advanced filtration projects independent of direct supervision. Provides development leadership within the group and cross-functionally as needed to drive innovation and transfer to manufacturing. Contributes to NPD roadmap using application knowledge from Semiconductor OEMs. Role is a part of our growing R&D team at the Manufacturing Center of Excellence for Microelectronics to develop state-of-the-art filtration, purification and separation products and processes for advanced semiconductor markets in photolithography and wet etch and clean chemicals.

  • Leads experiments in the advanced development of filter assemblies and performance testing for cutting edge semiconductor photolithographic processes.

  • Leads innovation and develops new technologies, builds new ideas that enable New Product Development

  • Works closely with manufacturing to assure the development of new products can be effectively scaled up and manufactured with high reliability

  • Utilizes sound fundamentals like Design of Experiments (DOE)

  • Communicates clearly to leadership, team members, and other key partners.

  • Works with global teams by overcoming cultural and language barriers

  • Uses global R&D and engineering resources in other time zones

  • Participates in teleconferences during off hours

  • Requires 10% travel both nationally and internationally


  • BS in Science or Engineering (Graduate Degree highly preferred) with hands on experience in semiconductor fabrication processes related to photolithography required. Additional familiarity with in-line yield and inspection metrology is highly desirable, as is exposure to wet etch and clean processes.

  • Familiarity with a range of analytical techniques for quantifying filter performance and for analyzing very small quantities of organic and inorganic chemical impurities related to on-wafer defects is highly desirable.

  • Industrial Research and Development Experience >10 years preferred

  • Understanding of the hazardous nature of chemicals used during semiconductor processing.

  • Excellent data analytical skills

  • Experience with D.O.E., process optimization and scale-up is highly preferred


  • Leadership: ability to influence decision-making with or without authority, facilitate groups with different perspectives, bring teams to agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity

  • Communication: Interpersonal skills that build productive relationships and influence others, both within the business and across organizations. Ability to interact with all levels of the business (senior leaders to working teams), extraordinarily good listening skills, able to present complex or new ideas with clarity and simplicity

  • Teamwork: collaborate effectively with others in the spirit of common objectives

  • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply structured and focused methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation and execution.

  • Drives Innovation and Growth

  • Leads Through DBS

  • Builds People, Teams, and Organizations

  • Acts with Integrity

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.At Danaher, 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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.