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ThermoFisher Scientific Engineer II, Manufacturing Engineering in Bothell, Washington

Job Description

Our Bothell, WA location is the home of the EVOS® line of fully integrated all-in-one digital inverted microscopes and High Content Analysis imaging instrumentation. The site is concept-to-completion, designing, developing, and manufacturing optical equipment for the life sciences market, including research and diagnostic laboratories.

Excellent Benefits Package

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Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits-effective Day 1

Paid Time Off & Holidays

401K Company Match up to 6%

Tuition Reimbursement – eligible after 90 days!

Employee Referral Bonus

Employee Discount Program

Recognition Program

Charitable Gift Matching

Company Paid Parental Leave

Career Advancement Opportunities

Position Summary: The Engineer II, Manufacturing Engineer role will drive alignment between Research & Development and Manufacturing with New Product Introduction, as well us sustainable manufacturing practices.

Key Functions:

  • Refines and enhances processes by applying continuous improvement and key Lean manufacturing / production principles and techniques to areas of manufacturing. Not limited to conducting research, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, and soliciting observations from operators.

  • Establishes and improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Assures product and process quality by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.

  • Provides manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements.

  • Follows and champions company processes related to manufacturing to improve quality and efficiency.

  • Function as the manufacturing representative to support, solve and complete root cause analysis for quality issues.

  • Keeps equipment operational by solving and repairing equipment as necessary or coordinating maintenance and repair services, following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures.

  • Develops tooling and fixtures for new products and processes and works with tooling vendors, as necessary.

  • Supports sourcing and VAVE qualification of purchased parts.

  • Maintains relevant product and process database.

  • Creates, updates, and reviews work instructions.

  • Supports operator training to complete and follow new and revised work instructions.

  • May create and/or update, assembly, and raw material drawings, as necessary.

  • Creates, reviews and approves/ rejects Engineering Change Orders.

  • Attends relevant meetings for New Product Introductions or other key business initiatives.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Influences without authority across a matrixed organization.

  • Works in a multi-functional, team environment engaging daily with manufacturing, operations, quality, and R&D.

  • May assist Operations Director in NPI or product transfers across the global instruments network.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related degree preferrably with 3 yeasrs of operations and/or manufacturing experience. HS/GED with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

  • 3D CAD experience (SolidWorks preferred)

  • PLM knowledge: Agile and/or Arena preferred

  • Strong, proactive communication skills across departments and with all levels of leadership

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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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.

Accessibility/Disability Access

Job Seekers with a Disability: Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you are a job seeker with a disability, or assisting a person with a disability, and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process.

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Compensation and Benefits

The salary range estimated for this position based in Washington is $72,600.00–$108,900.00.

This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:

  • A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs

  • Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement

  • At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy

  • Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan

  • Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount

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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.