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Thermo Fisher Scientific Engineer II, Depot Repair in Carlsbad, California

When you are part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will do meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join 100, 000 colleagues who bring our Mission to life each day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. You’ll find the resources here to achieve your career goals and help take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

How will you make an impact?

We are seeking a strong candidate to work within Operations with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, manufacturing and R&D scientists.

What will you do?

  • Tasks will encompass existing flow cytometry and imaging platforms as well as new product introductions.

  • Specific duties will include, but not limited to, repair, maintenance and field support of instrumentation, root cause analysis, used case and process development.

  • Identifying, analyzing, and resolving system design weaknesses.

  • Influence the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple product groups and systems.

  • Opportunity to establish operating equipment specifications and improve manufacturing techniques as well as assisting with resolving technical scientific issues.

  • Reviewing existing operational and process discrepancies in manufacturing and providing technical scientific expertise to improve procedures.

  • Some possible responsibilities:

  • Assist R&D engineers with hardware design through testing subcomponents. Setup experimental designs to provide root cause reporting.

  • Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups

  • Troubleshoot instrument failures and seek out specialized help as needed. Provide detailed and accurate repair and maintenance records of all incoming products. Report out any improvements that could be derived and provide guidance as to path forward.

  • Support EHS duties, hazardous waste management and lab organization

  • Additional duties as assigned.

How will you get here?


  • High School Diploma or GED with 5 or more years of experience

  • B.S. in applicable Science or Engineering field with 2-4 years of experience in system engineering or medical devices.


  • Experience in optics, electromechanical and microfluidics systems within the biomedical sector is preferred.

  • Must have good analytical and written communication skills as well as a strong background in optical/electromechanical systems and microfluidics.

  • Experience with a variety of laboratory devices and instrumentation, specifically flow cytometry, optics based instruments, and automation.

  • In addition to impeccable technical skills, successful candidates possess good organizational, communication and team skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Project management skills preferred.

  • Ability to lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.

Ideal Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Extremely motivated and be willing to work in a fast-paced environment, hard-working and multidisciplinary team.

  • Resourceful and flexible; Fast learner and a self-starter. Hands on, willing to dive into a system to find solutions and recommend changes as needed to improve reliability and customer experience.

  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing and following through, while remaining highly energetic and focused

  • As part of an investigative team, initiate and implement appropriate experiments to address failure of product or processes to yield expected results.

  • Achieve high productivity while maintaining all quality standards.

  • Organize and prioritize work to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Critically think about the manufacturing process and suggest improvements to maintain high quality standards.

  • Strong presentation skills to customer groups, senior leadership, and technical and non-technical teams

  • Straightforward, self-driven, self-motivated, and trustworthy

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions. Not always instruction-based. Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency, contagious optimism and a "can do” attitude

  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo

  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity

  • Embraces and leverages diversity of culture and thought

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently as required.

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interpret and summarize scientific results in a clear, concise, accurate manner.

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and solve problems.

  • Proven ability to lead and provide work direction required.

  • Collaborates with others in a team based environment to manufacture research and commercial products that are scientific in nature for use in the life sciences industry.

This position does not have allocation for Relocation Assistance

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 80,000 extraordinary minds have a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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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.

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.