Career Opportunities

Staff Accountant (Bellevue, WA)
Sales/Application Engineer (Bellevue, WA)
Production Assembly Technician I (Bellevue, WA)
General Information


Staff Accountant (Sea-Bird Electronics; Bellevue, WA)

Under the direction and supervision of the Controller, the Staff Accountant maintains the general ledger and coordinates the maintenance of all sub-ledgers, including Cash, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Inventory. The Staff Accountant will also process payroll and perform all related tasks. The Staff Accountant reports directly to the Controller and is responsible for the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for month end closing:
    • Process monthly journal entries.
    • Create and maintain documentation for all monthly closing accounting entries.
    • Process all monthly reporting out of the general ledger, including Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
    • Perform monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts to support schedules, and analysis of balance sheet accounts.
    • Ensure accuracy of A/R and A/P sub-ledgers through both reconciliation as well as account analysis.
    • Ensure complete accuracy of the trial balance, income statement, and balance sheet.
    • Prepare Monthly Actual to Budget variance analysis.
    • Perform analysis of any unusual variances in all accounts from historical run rates.
    • Perform analysis of any variances to budget, forecast, and prior year results.
    • Prepare monthly STATS reporting.
    • Perform other month end close processes as needed.
  • Prepare Quarterly STATS reporting.
  • Accurately prepare, submit, and distribute payroll for salary and hourly staff.
  • Import and export associate payroll data. Reconcile payroll accounts.
  • Assist HR in preparation of corporate reports.
  • Prepare and submit monthly state and/or federal taxes:  state business and occupation tax, property tax, income tax, payroll tax, etc.
  • Prepare daily cash deposits.
  • Perform credit card reconciliations
  • Ensure that sales/product costing is completed and analyzed on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis.
  • Ensure that account sub-ledgers are reconciled and analyzed on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis
  • Prepare all documentation for internal audit, including account reconciliations, preparation of monthly close binders, process narratives, and account analyses.
  • Ensure GAAP compliance.
  • Participate in SOX and associated/related compliance/internal-control efforts.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget.
  • Assist other accounting staff, as needed, in performing accounting functions and maintaining effective accounting processes.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, as assigned.
  • Maintain fixed asset subledgers and prepare book and tax depreciation entries for all assets.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
  • Position will require working on weekend during month-end close.

Sea-Bird Electronics is in the process of implementing Oracle ERP system.  The accountant is expected to assist in the implementation and staff training of the accounting modules of Oracle.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

The candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Minimum of two (2) years professional accounting experience, preferably a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite {expert in Excel}
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Deadline-oriented with strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Work Environment: Office

  • Physical requirements include: bend, sit, stand, kneel, crawl, turn/twist, and reach
  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers
  • Frequent computer screen and keyboard use
  • Frequently lift, carry or pull up to fifteen (15) pounds and/or occasionally lift, push or pull up to thirty (30) pounds

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Sales/Application Engineer (Sea-Bird Electronics; Bellevue, WA)

A Sales/Application Engineer plays a vital role in creating and maintaining the company’s positive image by ensuring the customer’s application and data requirements are met with the optimum system solutions. This person must be able to discuss measurement objectives and the operational conditions likely to affect them, recommend instrument solutions, and clearly communicate technical information. In addition to selling skills, the ability to effectively provide customers with critical advice and consultation on application use and data collection, processing, and analysis is critical to this role. The Sales/Application Engineer is the key point of contact for customers and provides both pre- and post-sales support. Customers primarily include research scientists, environmental services and consulting companies, system integrators, resellers, OEMs, and international distributors. 

The Sales/Application Engineer reports directly to the Director of Sales – Ocean Research Business Unit.  

Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):

  • Develop, retain, and communicate expert knowledge of company products and their operation. Utilize relevant engineering expertise and deep understanding of the various customer use cases and deployment environments, and the principles behind the determination of fundamental physical and bio-geochemical oceanography measurements to guide customers to best solutions for their measurement requirements. 
  • Train and guide prospective and current customers to understand best practices for achieving quality data through a variety of sampling strategies, sensor and capability choices, and environmental assessment. Guidance and training to be provided to customers through a variety of interactive formats including webinars, formal training events (Sea-Bird University), and one-on-one consultations. 
  • Learn and apply sales and service policies and procedures, become familiar with the company’s operations and engineering functions and communicate, liaise, and negotiate internally and externally using appropriate methods to facilitate the development of profitable business and sustainable relationships.
  • Combine technical product knowledge and understanding of unique oceanographic applications and deployment environments with a consultative sales approach to provide industry’s best system solutions and support by utilizing the company’s full range of products, 3rd party instruments and products, and general best practices in data collection, processing, and analysis.
  • Engage with existing and prospective customers to assess their application specific requirements for instruments and systems, and recommend integrated solutions based on the suite of instruments that ensure highest data quality and reliability for the customer’s unique application and deployment conditions. 
  • Viewed by customers and partners as an expert in the field and relied upon to provide accurate and objective feedback and recommendations.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in working with customers to determine and specify products and configurations required to achieve highest quality data and reliability for a given customer application and deployment environment.
  • Provide system engineering and technical support to enable customers to develop their own integrated system solutions for in-situ moorings and vessel deployed systems.
  • Liaise with in-house engineers and OEM customers to determine best solution cases for specific application platforms.
  • Maintain existing and develop new customers by corresponding in a timely manner primarily via phone and email to provide technical applications assistance, product information, price proposals, obtain purchase orders and contracts, process sales orders, and conduct market research.
  • Identify all technical issues of assigned accounts to assure complete customer satisfaction through all stages of the sales process and post-sales support and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Actively engage with product management, marketing, and engineering teams within the company to convey Voice-Of-Customer (VOC) and determine if and how customer requirements might be met through recommendations for changes in product design, features, options, processes, or quality.
  • Visit and engage with customers and distributors through domestic and international travel for in person customer visits, formal and informal training events, scientific conferences, trade shows, and distributor requested customer visits.
  • Travel is required as necessary to meet customer demands and may vary from 5% to 10% at any given point in time.
  • Participate in Kaizen events or improvement project teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelors in science, and/or engineering required, 5+ years equivalent experience in a manufacturing or service environment and knowledge may qualify.
  • 3+ year’s experience selling technically sophisticated product is required.
  • 3+ year’s experience in integrated system configuration and design, including determination of use cases, power requirements, environmental and support constraints, outside manufactured requirements, etc. is required.
  • Experience in technical training of customers including preparation and presentation of training materials, addressing questions, and follow-up is desired.
  • Experience in sales and/or marketing to international customers and distributors is desired.
  • Experience in product management, marketing, or product design is desired.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Data and fact-based problem solving skills. Ability to effectively interact with co-workers, vendors, customers, management and all other office staff.
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on accuracy, high quality standards and business success.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.
  • Mature, credible, and comfortable in collaborating with scientists, engineers, and company executives.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals and business documents such as purchase orders, contracts, and proposals in English.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, clients and managers.
  • Competent writer of business letters, quotations and proposals.
  • 2nd language fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, French, or Portuguese is desired.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to understand mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and quadratic equations.

Work Environment: Office

  • Physical requirements included bend, sit, stand, kneel, crawl, turn/twist, and reach.
  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly.
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers.
  • Frequent computer screen and keyboard use.
  • Frequently lift, carry or pull up to fifteen (15) pounds and/or occasionally lift, push or pull up to thirty (30) pounds.

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Production Assembly Technician I (Sea-Bird Electronics; Bellevue, WA)

Use a variety of hand and power tools, fixtures, jigs, test equipment and work instructions to perform a series of operations to correctly assemble and/or test instruments or subassemblies.

This position relies primarily on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the job functions.

Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):

  • Perform pre-assembly quality check on all components.
  • Follow detailed assembly instructions in a variety of formats (i.e, drawings, schematics, bills of material, internal procedures, or some combination thereof), and report work completed on a daily basis.
  • Perform quality checks on completed assemblies, as needed.
  • Understand and meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Recognize and report problems with quality, processes, equipment, or materials to Production Lead, Supervisor, or Operations Manager.
  • Provide hands-on job function training to coworkers as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area to facilitate manufacturing best practices.
  • Participate in Kaizen Events.
  • Work with a high level of supervision.
  • Work off-shift, as needed, to support department, meet deadlines or to maximize up-time on machinery/processes.

Other Non-Essential Functions:

  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: checking parts availability, cross-training, collecting data and information either from individuals or from a group, participating in daily organizational meetings, and/or participating in walk-arounds.

Education, Background and Qualification Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 1-3 years of related work experience.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to learn new computer software programs.
  • Strong electro-mechanical skills (soldering, proper wire stripping and crimping techniques).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of necessary instruments and tools.

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General Information


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 global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries. A globally diverse team of 71,000 associates, we are united by our culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which is our competitive advantage. In 2014, we generated $19.9 billion in revenue and our market cap exceeded $60 billion. We are ranked #149 on the Fortune 500 list and during the past 20 years, our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by nearly 2,800 percent.

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