Systems Engineer

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Franklin, MA 02038
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Division Specific Information
As part of the Chemical Analysis Division, the Environmental & Process Monitoring team develops, manufactures, and services instrumentation used for monitoring and analysis of 1) gaseous and particulate emissions and 2) process flows and pollutants. These state-of-the-art products are used in a wide variety of customer applications and market segments from local, State & Government entities to Oil & Gas industry, Iron & Steel industry, Pharmaceutical, Food and other process industries. We utilize the latest technology to continuously evolve our product line which enables our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

How will you make an impact?
With your solid technical foundation in the principles of engineering, materials and design practices, you will provide a broad approach to the design and development of our elite line of air pollution and process diagnostic instrumentation. You will support the design activities of the various functional engineering fields within R&D to focus on overall compliance with product specifications, target cost, and robustness of design with the goal of minimizing design risk.

What will you do?
* Develop/Assist system level specifications and sub-system level specifications from Marketing VOC (voice of customer)
* Identify and define the necessary system functions and flows to understand emergent functionalities
* Work with the various R&D functions to come up with different system architectures, do a cost-benefits analysis and identify optimal architecture from a holistic perspective
* Ensure robust performance of system/instrument through prototype characterization using techniques like design of experiments
* Minimize design risk using FMEAs, DFM and multi-sourcing of components
* Ensure specifications are met via Verification (R&D) and Validation (Quality)
* Conduct internal R&D design reviews

How will you get here?

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related technical discipline

* 2+ years of new product development experience
* Proven success in working with cross-functional engineering teams developing and launching new electromechanical or optomechanical products
* Experience with modeling, simulation, and data analysis tools, such as Minitab, R, MATLAB, Mathematica, Python, VB, Excel, Labview, etc.
* Hands-on approach to prototyping, system integration and debugging of complex electromechanical/optomechanical products, including hardware and software components
* Knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
* Ability to minimize design risk using tools such as DOE, FMEA, sensitivity analysis, SPC, etc.
* Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and excellent problem solving/troubleshooting skills
* Familiar with software development
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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