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Danaher Corporation Electrical Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

X-Rite Pantone is seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team in Grand Rapids, MI!

Who We Are

LIFE IS COLORFUL – COLOR IS OUR PASSION

Our mission is to advance the creation, communication, and delivery of color and appearance. We strive to be the most trusted organization delivering the best customer experience in color technology.

X-Rite Pantone are the specialists in blending the art and science of color, we provide complete end-to-end color management solutions for our clients in every industry where color matters. Our customers are companies representing printing, packaging and visual arts, cosmetics, textiles, plastics, automotive, paints, and health care.

What We Value

We believe that real breakthroughs come from teams that think big and respect each other’s differences – different ideas, different perspectives, and different experiences. We encourage all voices to be heard, both internally as we collaborate and externally as we listen to our customers’ most pressing needs. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

As an Electrical Engineer you will focus heavily on Sustaining Engineering support, Printed Circuit Board Assembly design, maintenance of line and Value Analysis/Value Engineering in support of Operations, Research & Development and new product launch.

In your main role at X-Rite Pantone, you will:

  • Design, develop, and sustain electrical systems and apparatus, such as electric motors, machinery controls, and cable harness. Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications, applying knowledge of electricity and materials. Includes Electromechanical subsystems.

  • Actively participate in product teardown Kaizen events while creatively engaging and providing ideas, observations, suggestions, and support

  • Support Value Analysis/Value Engineering team in their efforts to improve the total cost of components, systems and processes at X-Rite. Execute upon VAVE ideas through materials cost reduction, product re-engineering, manufacturing and test process easements, combinations thereof, or other.

  • Collaborate with product R&D teams to generate VAVE opportunities in existing products post-product launch as part of product continuous improvement strategies.

  • Leveraging upon external supplier design capabilities to achieve optimal cost within design and quality/reliability constraints of products.

  • Support the full validation and qualification of Alpha, Beta and Pilot components/systems/processes

  • Facilitation of design reviews and FMEA exercises with key suppliers to identify & target cost reduction and product reliability improvements in product

  • Support the identification, qualification and validation of all electrical components and subsystems as required while running through our end-of-life (EOL) and obsolete component process

  • Participate in cross-functional daily management meetings to ensure organizational alignment

  • Create the vital test documents, design for experiment and other documentation required for quality control at every step

  • Proactively monitor production first-pass yield data for non-compliant products and perform statistical analyses to differentiate between single occurrence vs significant trends. This is part of the sustenance role.

Critical Success Factors for the Ideal Candidate Profile are:

  • A flexible and creative problem solver with a knack for forming relationships, influencing, and challenging the norm

  • Proactive and strategic problem solver who first understands business and associate needs and is then keen to bring forward and test new ideas and industry-leading practices to bring a better communications experience to our associates

  • A service-minded teammate who seeks feedback to continuously improve programs

  • Excellent listening skills and ability to understand and interpret business needs to define communication requirements for a variety of audiences

  • A collaborator who can quickly influence and drive action

Your Education and/or Background Experience will have:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering required

  • 5+ years of experience with EE/PCBA/Electro-Mechanical design experience, preferably in analytical instrumentation or equivalent industry

  • Exposure to and understanding of the following: Product/System Design, Analog, digital and/or mixed signal development, Analog/digital system modeling and analysis, EMC, EMI, Surge, ESD, Grouding, DFMEA, PFMEA, DFM, Quality Systems and Automated motion controls or power electronics

  • Mentor Graphics, DX Designer, PADS, CAM350 experience strongly preferred

  • Basic experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint) required, Intermediate experience with Excel desirable

  • Ability to travel internationally 5% of time

Our offer

We grow talent; we give you the opportunity to develop your career based on your strengths. X-Rite Pantone is a career destination for engaged, passionate and talented people who are driven to seek innovation, growth, and opportunity.

A career with X-Rite Pantone will push you and challenge you, providing growth opportunities and the prospects to advance your career.

If you are a driven high achiever, you will work with committed, like-minded people, giving you the support to reach your full potential.

At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 65,000 intellectually curious associates.

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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.

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