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Danaher Corporation R&D Reliability 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.

We are looking to add to our team at Pall, working at our site at Harbourgate in Portsmouth, you would be working very closely with R&D and Manufacturing teams to drive product reliability from the initial design stages through to full manufacturing transfer, product launch and early sales. The role will also support reliability improvement initiatives for legacy products when required.

Position Objective

The R&D team develops products and systems to be used in the Biotech industry, which may include hardware, control systems and disposable products associated with our portfolio of bio-containers, mixers, bioreactors and supporting devices such as sterile connectors.

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Work within R&D teams to assist in developing highly reliable products through application of Danaher reliability tools (e.g. Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis, structured problem solving, reliability modeling, reliability predictions, etc.)

  • Understand Design for Reliability (DFR) tools and their application.

  • Run and participate in design risk assessments

  • Act as “mini” project manager of project reliability swim lane, responsible for reliability within project

  • Manage System/Design FMEA and Reliability Plans/Targets in NPD projects as sole reliability expert with moderate guidance and support

  • Develop and implement test plans

  • Problem solving to determine root cause of any design-related reliability issues and manage, plan and implement corrective actions

  • Participate in process mapping and production readiness reviews

  • Assist in reliability evaluation of new technologies and suppliers

  • Perform and support supplier technical audits and assess reliability of bought-in components

  • Support transfer of new products from R&D to manufacturing

  • Work with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality groups to help resolve customer complaints / manufacturing issues during early commercial stages

  • Work with maintenance and service personnel to produce documentation packs prior to product launch

  • Participate in change management and life cycle management activities

  • Work with design teams on plastic components and interact with suppliers on reliability improvements as required

Role requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or HND/C in engineering (mechanical, electrical or design) or equivalent qualifications such as engineering experience and training such as ONC/HNC)

  • 2-3 years or more of relevant professional experience, preferably as a reliability engineer or role with relevant technical experience in new product development /NPI/manufacturing

  • Knowledge of automated equipment or plastic components design an advantage

  • Strong background in a transferrable industry such as defence, aviation, other highly regulated industry requiring reliability predictions and engineering

  • Strong technical problem-solving skills and techniques/structure (e.g. lean sigma)

  • Solution driven with strong sense of urgency

  • Keen interest in science/technology and a desire to completely understand products

  • Proficiency in English

  • Very good reporting skills, adjusted to your audience

  • To be comfortable working with ambiguity and uncertainty particularly in early stages of projects

  • Willingness to occasionally travel to visit other Pall sites, suppliers and customers.

  • Knowledge of process, equipment and component validation

  • Experience of continuous improvement initiatives

  • Desirable - Knowledge of regulatory requirements in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. GMP, GAMP, etc.)

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave

  • 8 Bank holidays (subject to T&Cs)

  • Bonus

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised canteen

  • Wellbeing events

  • Employee assistance program

  • 3 x Basic salary life assurance

  • Long service award

  • Pension scheme

We also have the myBenefits website which offers access to various other benefits.

Interested? Join the Team!

If you would like to explore this exciting opportunity further and find out more about our competitive salary package, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

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

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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