Work in Iowa Veterans Jobs

Job Information

Danaher Corporation Chemical Systems Engineer in Coralville, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Chemical Systems Engineer

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose statement:

The Chemical Systems Engineer is responsible for the design, development and validation of high performance chemical mixing and distribution systems to support custom manufacturing of IDT’s innovative biology products.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, design, implements the successful commissioning of chemical process systems; oversees all aspects of the process system lifecycle, continuously assessing safety, performance and reliability and overseeing the decommissioning of end of life process systems.

  • Works as a project team member to develop and document process and design requirements and system technical construction files.

  • Reviews and analyzes materials, design specifications, process performance models, assembly specifications and secondary processes for new and existing products to reduce manufacturing time and costs.

  • Manages assigned projects and project teams from conception through production and maintenance phases. Promotes effective communication between team members and product customers.

  • Applies process safety practices to system designs and continuously reviews and revises operational and process control risk assessments.

  • Applies technical experience and expertise to problem solving throughout process system lifecycle.

  • Mentors and supports fellow engineers in good process design and construction practices.

  • Provides detailed system design and documentation according to IDT standards.

  • Develops detailed design and performance requirements; verifies process systems will meet these requirements.

  • Writes accurate proposals, budgets, schedules and ongoing status reports for assigned projects.

  • Conducts and participates in periodic project reviews to report project progress and technical developments. Identifies and mitigates technical risks.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BS degree in chemical engineering or other related engineering field required

  • Applied knowledge of P&ID drawings required

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of four years of applied engineering experience (with a proven track record of successful projects) required; ten years preferred

  • Proficient with CAD software and other modern engineering design software applications required

  • Working knowledge of relevant NFPA, OSHA, IFC, EPA preferred

  • Adept with Microsoft Office applications; MS word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio required

  • PLC Programming skills preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with suppliers, customers, employees, and all levels of management.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Constant (67%-100% of work day)

  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Frequent (34%-66% of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.

  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.

  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.

  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.

  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here ( .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.