Principal Mechanical Engineer

Shelton CT US
Sep 13, 2016
Jul 13, 2017
Organization Type
Full Time
PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving human and environmental health. We provide our customers with critical knowledge and expertise, and innovative detection, imaging, software, and services solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference every day – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants.

We are seeking a seasoned, creative and analytically skilled mechanical engineering professional who conceives, defines requirements for, designs and analyses scientific instrumentation with primary application in chromatography. The individual works in a team based project environment interacting with software, firmware, electrical, manufacturing and service engineers, as well as physicists, chemists, consultants and customers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Primarily responsible for the mechanical definition and design and development of all instruments in our GasChromatography Product
  • Derives technical performance requirements for new instrumentation from marketing concepts and market driven data.
  • Possess a keen awareness of competitive systems and is able to assess inherent strengths and weaknesses. Is also aware of state-of-the-art components, subsystems and accessories that add competitive value to new product developments.
  • Conceives novel next generation instrument architectures and analyzes sub-system and system performance of proof of principal breadboards. Assesses feasibility and cost effectiveness of implementing new instrument concepts.
  • Mentors less senior engineers in design and analysis techniques. Checks designs and documentation for completeness, accuracy and manufacturability.
  • Performs tolerance studies to assure form, fit and function of related parts and assemblies.
  • Confers with team members to identify and resolve design problems.
  • Follows phased-gate development process through the design, manufacturing transition, and commercial release.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge at “leading edge” potential by attending educational workshops, reviewing the technical literature and participating in professional societies.