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Project Manager

Tecan Systems (


  full-time   employee

San Jose
United States

Join Tecan. Join the Market Leader.
Work in an international and dynamic environment.

Tecan Systems is a leader in the development, production and distribution of liquid handling components used in automation solutions for the world?s leading life science laboratories.

Is it your ambition to contribute to the quality of life of humankind by enabling our customers to make the world and our community a healthier and safer place?

Project Manager
Reference Job # 033-018 RD

We are looking for the right individual to manage multiple product development projects in parallel from concept to production, direct cross-functional Project teams through development and release of new products, and manage existing products and life cycles.

Reporting to the Head of Project Management, you will be expected to:

Assist Marketing in defining product requirements and generating Project proposals.

Develop estimates of Project scope, duration, budget and resource requirements.

Manage projects according to schedule and budget from inception through product release in compliance with Tecan product development procedures as well as all applicable standards. Maintain detailed up-to-date Project schedules and provide status updates to senior management.

Lead Project meetings, FMEA meetings and engineering design reviews.

Provide hands-on Project leadership to assigned projects across all departments including external development partners and customers.

Develop technical product and manufacturing specifications in close communication with sales/marketing and customers to deliver product that best satisfies customer needs and intended use. Define product verification and validation requirements.

Compile and maintain the Design History File for products under development.

Investigate and solve problems with released products. Perform root cause analysis. Interface directly with customers to assist in resolution of specific application problems unique to their use of our products.

Ensure that products are designed and produced in accordance with the requirements of the Tecan Quality Management System

Training and Experience:

BS ME/EE or equivalent experience.
Minimum seven years of industry experience, including three years of increasingly complex Project management and four years in a prior design or engineering role.
Comfortable working in a fast paced, customer focused environment.
Willing and able to make technical contributions while also managing projects.
Excellent verbal and written communications.
Strong Microsoft Project, Excel and Word skills.
Able and willing to adhere to stringent development procedures.
Small group experience.
Experience with development of life science or medical instruments with liquid handling.
Experience with SW/FW projects of moderate complexity and scope.
Experience in a phase-gate or milestone environment
Able to motivate and build consensus within Project team. Lead by example.
DFM/DFA and DOE experience desirable.
Development of products with small electro-mechanical components.
Pro/ENGINEER or other 3D CAD system.
Physical requirements including but not limited to standing, lifting, bending, manipulation of tools required with or without accommodation.
Domestic and international travel up to 10%.

Tecan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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