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When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. Surrounded by collaborative colleagues, you’ll have the support and opportunities that only a global leader can give you. Our respected, growing organization has an exceptional strategy for the near term and beyond. Take your place on our strong team, and help us make significant contributions to the world.

With a mindset of ownership and operational excellence, this results-oriented engineer will take on the continuous improvement of the ion-chromatography instrument production lines in San Jose driving lean-manufacturing principles, root-cause problem solving, and effective containment/prevention. The Process Engineer uses metrics and data to solve production and process-related problems, develop work instructions and quality records, and report status of the production line.


  • Develop and maintain the value stream map (VSM) of the process
  • Meet operations monthly, quarterly and annual goals for productivity
  • Gain, maintain and transfer intimate knowledge of all aspects of the process including tooling, work instructions, consumables, human resources, and technology to clearly understand and make successful decisions improving quality and productivity
  • Manage and put systems into place that control and monitor traditional metrics (defects per unit, cycle time, quality, etc.) and recommend applicable and/or process specific metrics to better understand process capabilities and health
  • Identify, prioritize, and realize improvement projects using Thermo Fisher’s Practical Process Improvement (PPI) business system
  • Develop and maintain manufacturing processes in conjunction with R&D, Production, and supplier input
  • Introduce new products and product line extensions into the value stream ensuring the operation is production ready for NPI’s
  • Manage (Create, Justify, and Implement) Capital Projects
    Must be able to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in written correspondence
  • Recommend and participate in functional training to advance technical capabilities of group as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in an applicable Engineering Discipline (ME, EE, Industrial) or related scientific discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • Proven experience in lean manufacturing
  • Experience participating, leading, and conceptualizing process improvement activities
  • Working knowledge in the installation and implementation of specialized test equipment
  • Travel required up to 10%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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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