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Danaher Corporation Principal R&D Engineer in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Find what drives you on a team with a more than 70-year history of discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our products serve a wide range of markets, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. For the exponentially curious, Pall is a place you can thrive and amplify your impact on the world.

Pall 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.

You are one of the creative brains behind our mixers and bioreactors, responsible for developing, customizing, sustaining and/or development of hardware and disposable devices for mixing and bioreactor technologies, from design concept until implementation at the respective manufacturing site!


  • Create and challenge project requirements for new product designs;

  • Take design lead in one or more projects with responsibility for all design and development activities;

  • Help to improve the designs of our existing products;

  • Be able to create new designs, both mechanically and, providing benefits and/or solving problems;

  • Identify and select relevant raw materials (plastics and steel), components (mechanical parts, sensors, actuators, motors,…), manufacturing/assembly processes (injection molding, thermoforming, sheet metal, machining…) and suppliers necessary for the realization of the products;

  • Follow-up, check and challenge suppliers’ progress;

  • Responsible for preparation of user documentation of products and of the systems (mechanical and electrical drawings, technical specifications, FAT/IQ/OQ);

  • Provide practical and technical assistance to other engineers in design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance tasks;

  • Create mock-ups/prototypes and perform functional and performance tests;

  • Listen, understand, translate internal and external customers’ requirements;

  • Write procedures, documentation and reports related to tests and tasks performed;

  • Serve as an expert on your field/products and challenge the technical concepts of your colleagues, share your knowledge and be a role model and teacher for your team members;

  • Lead and support several projects at the same time;

  • Work in close collaboration with team members and other departments like internal sales, sourcing, quality, etc.

Education & Proficiencies:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in engineering, preferably electro mechanics;

  • Thorough experience of project management;

  • Demonstrable very specialized depth and breadth of expertise in at least 5 of following aspects of design that are key to Pall Biotech products:

  • Inventor & Vault for 2D and 3D CAD modeling;

  • Sheet metal, welding constructions;

  • Complex electo-mechanical assemblies;

  • Polymer part design and par validation;

  • Design for Reliability, DFMEA;

  • Inclusive ideation, concept development, prototyping, design reviews, decision making;

  • Inventive thinking, patent analysis, named as inventor on granted patents;

  • Tolerancing;

  • Production readiness;

  • CE regulatory (machinery directive, LV, EMC);

  • Strength calculations via software simulation Computational analysis (e.g. FEA, CFD) to analyse structural integrity and/or fluid flow in proposed designs!

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.