Sr. R&D Engineer
Pall Corporation - Pensacola, FL

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Sr. Engineer, R&D


There is no greater calling or opportunity for a fluid management company than today’s challenge – helping customers protect people, the environment and our natural resources. Together we are implementing technologies that purify and conserve water, consume less energy, make alternative energy sources possible and practical, advance medicine and minimize emissions and waste. Our collective efforts are enabling a greener more sustainable future.

Pall is a Fortune 1000 materials science and engineering company with the broadest filtration, separation and purification capabilities in the world. Our process and product enabling technologies help our customers make good products better, safer and even possible. We provide innovative products to customers in health care, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, municipal drinking water, aerospace and industrial manufacturing markets.

Headquartered in Long Island, NY, Pall has operations in every major country.

Sr. Engineer, R&D - Pensacola, FL

The Sr. R&D Engineer leads and supports project engineering activities within the Centre for Applied Materials Science research & development group working closely with the Pall Pensacola manufacturing plant. The Sr. R & D Engineer installs new equipment and/or technology within the manufacturing facility environment, performs verification and validation to confirm requirements and specifications are met fully for intended equipment performance typically through a systematic process; such as Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualification (PQ) and/or gauge R & R. Manages capital and non-capital projects within R & D to meet business objectives of new equipment, technology, product quality and/or productivity improvements. Generates, manages and reports project financial justifications and project budgets. Builds and leads teams in pursuit of business objectives.

The Senior R&D Engineer is charged with carrying out these duties and responsibilities:

Acts as Project Leader, Lead Engineer in the execution of capital and non-capital projects in support of CAMS R & D and working within manufacturing activities including:

Project initiation phase, planning phase, execution phase, and evaluation phase development and execution.

Development and application of work breakdown structures, Gantt chart structures, Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) chart structures, and /or network diagrams.

Project cost/budget development, tracking and reporting.

Project team recruitment, management, coordination , and supervision.

Application of the above in projects with total project values of > $1 million.

Performs equipment installation within a manufacturing environment including determining critical equipment specifications and requirements; assimilating a Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and/or Request for Quote (RFQ), negotiating and managing purchase agreements, delivery, and installation; and qualification of the new equipment (IQ/OQ/PQ).

Develops project financial justifications, including Return on Investment (ROI) analysis, Return on Equity (ROE) analysis, Return on Capital (ROC) analysis and/or other justifications as required.

Generates project work scope definition, development, drafting, bid submission, bid evaluation, and contract management, particularly in the context of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contracting as well as General Contractor (GC) building activities.

Plans and executes routine engineering assignments that involve product design, process development, material testing, and validation to support the company’s business objectives for existing and new media products.

Researches and develops new technologies to improved current manufacturing processes and/or product quality and performance.

Evaluates new or current systems and/or processes to isolate root causes and implements corrective actions.

Designs sophisticated equipment, processes, and test equipment for the use in media R & D and possibly membrane manufacturing using AUTOCAD.

Design experiments to solve problems related to improving or developing new processes using creative and innovative concepts.

M.S. or B. S. in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, polymer engineering, engineering technology or other related discipline.

8+ years’ experience in project engineering, process engineering, manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, and /or R & D including leading projects to design and develop products, materials or processes.

Demonstrated experience in project management, working with technicians assigned to projects, leading, planning, organizing and executing technical and/or development projects.

Experience in specification, vendor selection, and management/coordination of building construction, process support equipment and /or process equipment fundamental design, specification, and fabrication and installation supervision of piping systems, fluid pumping & transfer, fluid temperature control, airflow, blower application, temperature and humidity control, Heating , ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) context and a process aire control context, polymer extrusion, die design, web handling, polymer or film processing, high temperature equipment, heat transfer, radiant heat analysis, other control or tempering processes.

Experience in the drafting, execution, and/or evaluation of FDA (or similar) validation protocols, product validations, new product introduction, product commercialization, and/or similar endeavors.

Experience developing and implementing accurate equipment documentation , such as process and instrumentation diagrams (P & ID), mechanical drawings in SolidWorks and/or AUTOCAD, functional specifications, factory and customer test (FAT/CAT0, gauge R & R, and installation/operational/performance qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ).

Demonstrated experience to clearly and effectively communicate project plans, status, progress, and results, both verbal presentation and in writing.

Demonstrated experience working effectively with cross functional team members, manufacturing, and customers in a positive, professional manner.

Demonstrated leadership in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

Experience working with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code (BPV) & B31 series piping code (ASME B31.3 Process Piping), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70/National electrical Code (NEC) particularly experience in installation of process/industrial equipment in classified hazardous locations, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Codes (29 CFR 1910) application sections.

Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint required. Microsoft Project, AUTOCAD, Allen Bradley RS 5000, Wonderware Factory Suite, Quality Analyst and Minitab preferred

Experience with Lean manufacturing, Kepner Tregoe and/or Six Sigma methods in product/process design, improvement, Design of Experiments (DOE), use of Statistical Process Control (SPC), measurements and application of controls/control charts, including optimization, process mapping, Value Stream mapping (VSM), and Ishikawa Diagrams and other systematic tools.

We offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive array of benefits, and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals.

To apply for this position please visit our site at and go to the careers section.

The tracking code for this is GC-130211142311

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Pall Corporation is committed to equal opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran's status or any other personal trait protected by federal, state or local law.

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