Instrument Final Test – Production

JOB PURPOSE: Responsible in helping maximize production output, drive continuous manufacturing process improvement efforts, assist with new product introductions, and assuring he effective utilization of equipment and materials while maintaining safety, quality and cost standards aimed at meeting customers' quality, cost, and on-time delivery expectations.

This position reports to the Operations Manager for Global Operations.


Instrument Final Test Technician is experienced working with complex electro-mechanical assemblies and instrumentation.

  • Calibrate highly complex equipment and see that test records are properly maintained.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of Mass Spectrometry equipment, including mechanical, electronic, and pneumatic components.
  • Perform initial functional testing of both in-process and completed products.
  • Operate electrical and optical test equipment, including meters, scopes, and computer controlled testing.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair test failures and recommend root cause corrective action.
  • Complete R&D testing tasks under engineering direction.
  • Position, align and locate parts in relationship to each other in jigs and fixtures.
  • Assemble multi-level electro-mechanical sub-assemblies into complex assemblies using a variety of hand tools.
  • Make entries into shop floor MRP control systems.
  • Follow ERP and workshop travelers for material flow.
  • Provide direction and training to other Manufacturing technicians.
  • Safely use compressed gasses including cylinder setup and operation on a daily basis.
  • The ability to set up, configure, and test hardware and software products.
  • Functional testing and analysis of newly developed products to ensure operation and reliability.
  • Assembling and disassembling test configurations as necessary.
  • Be willing to learn new technologies and procedures to remain current with industry standards and new products.
  • Functional testing and analysis of newly developed products to ensure operation and reliability.
  • Support/follow company Health & Safety working procedures and policies.
  • Maintaining of the Production workstation equipment.
  • Daily 5S
  • Operate under Lean Manufacturing Principles in an ISO 13485 environment.
  • Other ad hoc tasks as required.

Job Requirements :

Education: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a Scientific Field including Chemistry, or Instrumentation is preferred

Experience: Minimum 3 years' experience in testing and calibration of complex instrumentation.


  • Prior experience in a GMP manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • General understanding of machinery and mechanics is advantageous.
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • General PC skills and experience with MS Office (Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of SAP (or similar)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; requires interaction with managers, supervisors, engineers, and other hourly associates in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to set-up and use basic hand tools and test fixtures.
  • Ability to assemble and align precision parts, requiring good manual dexterity.
  • Familiar with set up and operation of digital meters and oscilloscopes.
  • Understanding and ability to read and interpret Engineering drawings, schematics and technical documentation (mechanical, electrical and gas flow).

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Production Environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs


PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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