Instrumentation Engineering Manager | Mettler Toledo

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Outstanding opportunity to join an established organization with the role of overseeing a well-invested, emerging technology.

Based in our Tucson site, this position leads the local R&D team to investigate, design, develop, and maintain optical-based products, technologies and systems for the real‑time measurement of microbial detection.  The products are focused on laser-based fluorescence and light scattering.

The position requires system-wide instrumentation development experience, innovation leadership, and engineering staff leadership with direct design contributions.  

The ideal candidate will be a technical leader/engineer as part of a cross-functional product development team to create new products, features, services, and processes.  

This role manages the Tucson R&D (Product Development) team, works closely with the Billerica, MA R&D team, and reports directly to the Head of R&D in Billerica, MA. The Tucson R&D team is a small (10 person), focused, and versatile multi-disciplinary group, and it is supported by other engineering resources within the company.  The R&D team also assures that all proper documentation is generated and in place for Production to build and test the product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Tucson R&D team to design and develop new optical detection based instrumentation systems to meet business objectives and product specifications.
  • Manages and develops basic-to-advanced research and technologies for optical microbial detection technologies and measuring systems for new analytical instrument products and services.
  • Leads investigations to overcome technical challenges to deliver innovation that supports future product development. 
  • Provides support for all stages of the product development life cycle: from ideation to design to Production ramp-up to maintenance-of-line to product obsolescence.
  • Drives Continuous Improvement of processes to improve teamwork and efficiency, Investigates problems to products/processes, and finds and implements solutions.  Fosters and environment that supports positive change and a culture of learning.
  • As a senior manager in Tucson, this position would also be Site Manager to the Tucson R&D staff.  This person will be responsible for management and administration, and oversight of the people, processes and resources at this location.
  • Ensures strong safety culture, and takes actions in support of personnel and site safety.
  • Occasional travel up to 25% possible.

What You Need to Succeed

  • MS in Optical Engineering, Physics, E.E., M.E. or equivalent work experience with (optical-based preferred) analytical instrumentation.
  • Minimum 5 years experience designing optical, mechanical-optical, electro-optical, chemical, spectroscopic systems or other analytical instrumentation for process control instrumentation.  Low light level detection technology experience is desirable.
  • Engineering staff management experience required.  Leadership and organizational skills are required.  Leads a dynamic, cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Direct hands-on design skills in a relevant engineering discipline.  Preferred areas of engineering competence include instrumentation systems, signal analysis and processing, electrical, hardware, and opto-mechanical.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to work with a wide range of staff.
  • Experience managing product development projects with examples of bringing high quality instrumentation to the market is required.  Formal project management certification is not required, but the applicant should be experienced with contemporary project management practices (Agile, Waterfall).
  • Proficient in the use of standard Microsoft Office tools.

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the usual benefits such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across the Mettler Toledo
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes.

  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.

Mettler Toledo Process Analytics is a leading supplier to end-users and system integrators for liquid analytical measurement solutions to control production processes.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

Job Reference #2669

Job Type: Full-time