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Career Opportunities

Materials Manager         Incoming Parts Inspector         Electro-Mechanical Technician


Sea-Bird Electronics is seeking a motivated individual to direct the activities of the purchasing and material control teams in pursuit of world-class supply chain management and coordinate operations-wide activities to effectively manage inventories to provide exceptional customer service at an effective cost. Develop strategic goals in support of breakthrough goals, including improvements in delivery, inventory, and cost. Identify breakthrough activities, resource them appropriately, and apply Kaizen activities. Develop a Danaher Business System culture and team to ensure smooth business growth and management succession.


  • Manage daily activities of the purchasing department in procuring required materials at the lowest possible cost.
  • Build rigorous procurement planning and execution systems and improve where necessary.
  • Closely monitor inventory levels to ensure effective management.
  • Work with Operations teams to maximize the effectiveness of Kanban systems.
  • Create and execute long-term improvement projects by identifying their area’s breakthroughs, building the matrix and bowling charts, and ensuring action plans are resourced. Drive a culture of stretch goal attainment utilizing Danaher Business Systems.
  • Develop and monitor monthly operating budgets.
  • Ensure all associates are knowledgeable of, and comply with, all work policies and Quality system requirements.
  • Evaluate Associates performance and conduct review. Recommend hiring and termination. Coach, train, and counsel associates to improve performance. Works closely with HR Department to resolve issues resulting from unacceptable associate’s behavior. Top-grade talent as required to ensure a strong team.


  • BS Degree, 5 yrs minimum materials and/or management experience
  • ISM / APICS certification desired
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated change management
  • Data and Fact-Based problem solving skills, Lean Mfg./6 sigma knowledge desired
  • Scheduling and planning skills
  • Basic financial skills
  • Time management skills
  • Computer office skills

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Sea-Bird Electronics is seeking a highly motivated individual with mechanical aptitude to inspect complex machined parts. The successful candidate must be detail oriented, a self-starter, possess strong problem-solving and time-management skills, and enjoy interfacing with others. This position reports directly to the Production Engineering Manager.


  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings used to inspect machined parts
  • Receive all incoming parts in MRP software system
  • Inspect parts using various precision inspection tools (i.e., calipers, pin gages, etc.)
  • Capable of documenting non-conforming parts reports 
  • Communicate parts inspection results as need to appropriate personnel
  • Stock parts and maintain inventory
  • Create inventory locations for inspected parts as needed
  • Prepare parts for additional vendor processing


  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • 2-4 years experience measuring and inspecting parts, or related experience
  • Possess a high level of mechanical aptitude
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, vendors, and other office staff
  • Work an eight (8) hour shift and able to work overtime when required to meet deadlines
  • History of good employment attendance and punctuality

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Seeking a highly motivated individual with mechanical aptitude who can diagnose and repair oceanographic instruments. The successful candidate must be detail oriented, a self-starter, possesses strong problem-solving and time management skills, and enjoy interfacing with others. This person reports directly to the Customer Service Supervisor. A Electro-Mechanical Technician is accountable for the following:


  • Using the Service Request Form and Service Database, check in and evaluate equipment for damage and/or repairs
  • Perform external visual inspection
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot equipment to determine services and repairs required
  • Process repairs required/performed into an Access data base
  • Perform electronic troubleshooting
  • Perform equipment repairs including, but not limited to:
    - Soldering and wiring
    - Replace inoperative electrical and/or mechanical parts
    - Performing electronic troubleshooting
  • Verify repairs, by performing salt water Bath Tests
  • Reconfigure instruments to customer requirements
  • Change instrument batteries
  • Complete and deliver the final report to the Customer Service Supervisor or leads
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned


  • Technical Degree in Electronics, or equivalent experience preferred
  • Knowledge of soldering, Power Supplies, Digital Multimeters, and Oscilloscopes
  • Possess a high level of mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn scientific and/or plotting software
  • Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, customers, technicians, sales, and other office staff
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team
  • Work an eight (8) hour shift and overtime when required to meet deadlines
  • History of good employment attendance and punctuality

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A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Sea-Bird Electronics is an international corporation headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Sea-Bird is the largest manufacturer of marine instruments for measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, and related oceanographic variables. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Sea-Bird gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.

Working at Sea-Bird

  • Commitment to associate safety and product quality
  • Creative work schedule solutions and options
  • Solution-focused team environment
  • More than a job, a real chance to make a difference

Benefits Offered

We offer flexible and comprehensive benefits to help meet the needs of today's varied lifestyles. We offer our associates a benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Associate Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Holiday and Vacation pay
  • Flex Spending

Sea-Bird Electronics is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, and to base decisions on employment so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. We follow all AA/ADAAA guidelines and are a non-smoking facility. We strongly support health, wellness, and safety, and are a drug and alcohol free workplace and test all new hires.

This company is a federal contractor subject to the affirmative action and non-discrimination requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, 38 USC Section 4212, as amended. The implementing regulations at 41 CFR 60-1.4, 41 CFR 60-250.5, 300.5 and 741.5 are incorporated here by reference.

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 63,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2012, we generated $18.3 billion of revenue from five reporting segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Dental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, and Industrial Technologies. For more information, please visit our website:

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