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Marketing Specialist (Bellevue, WA)          Financial Analyst III (Bellevue, WA)          Final Test Technician (Bellevue, WA)

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 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:


Final Test Technician (Bellevue, WA)

This position is responsible for the following under the direction of the Operations Supervisor:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Inspecting system components for quality assurance.
  • Assembling integrated CTD systems with third party sensors, such as:
    • CTD Profilers.
    • Moored Instrumentation.
    • Water Samplers.
    • Autonomous Lagrangian Floats.
  • Testing oceanographic equipment and associated components, using a combination of:
    • Proprietary software.
    • Sea-Bird Product Manuals and Guidelines.
    • Voltmeters, oscilloscopes, test jigs, and various data collection hardware.
  • Reviewing internal tests of equipment, and producing data packets for customers.
  • Communicating with multiple departments, including engineering, to report and repair defects.
  • Perform some equipment repairs, including but not limited to:
    • Performing electronic troubleshooting.
    • Replacing inoperative electrical or mechanical parts.
  • Performing additional tasks as assigned.

Education, Background, and Skill Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s, vocational, or technical degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in electronic testing or QA testing, ideally in a manufacturing setting.
  • High level of mechanical aptitude.
  • Comfortable working with computers, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to read schematics and engineering drawings.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work an (8) hour shift and overtime when required to meet deadlines.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

The candidate must possess the following abilities:

  • Lift up to thirty (30) pounds individually, and/or 50+ pounds with assistance routinely during your shift.
  • Bend, reach, sit, squat, walk, and stand easily throughout your shift.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • See and hear well, either naturally or with correction.
  • Speak clearly.

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Financial Analyst III (Bellevue, WA)

Assist in managing all accounting and finance functions in Sea-Bird Scientific (currently three sites), including budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning. Ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles and Danaher accounting policies. The Financial Analyst III reports directly to the CFO. A Financial Analyst III is responsible for the following:

  • Create and maintain financial information systems including:
    • Regularly scheduled reports.
    • Ad hoc analysis and inquiries.
    • Requested financial analysis.
  • Assist in building the annual budget for each location as well as for the consolidated company.
  • Compile and review to assure accuracy of monthly forecast and explain significant changes from prior months and variances to actual results (including both P&L and BS accounts).
  • Partner with management to analyze costs to ensure planned efficiencies are achieved.
  • Lead analysis and testing for SOX and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Audits.
  • Lead and manage A/R collection efforts.
  • Perform Margin and Investment Analysis.
  • Review cost and perform cost benefit analysis related to new products going through the development tollgate process. Perform post-launch audits of financial performance vs. TG 5.
  • Lead Finance function on Strategic Initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvement using Danaher Business System tools.
  • Analyze financial results to identify variations and trends that indicate possible risks and/or opportunities.
  • Sales/Bookings/Backlog reporting.
  • Perform Month-End Closing Responsibilities as assigned.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Education, Background and Skill Requirements:

  • Five years as an accountant, financial analyst, or business analyst.
  • BS or BA in accounting, finance, or related field.
  • MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite {expert in Excel}.
  • Demonstrated ability to create complex financial models to evaluate business opportunities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Deadline-oriented with strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

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Marketing Specialist (Bellevue, WA)

This is a highly interactive, hands-on position which will interact with all internal and external clients across Sea-Bird Scientific by creating and implementing a new marketing communications strategy and  trade show  execution methodology.

Essential Functions

  • Manage and direct planning and execution of trade shows including: initial scheduling and registration, securing booth assignment, booth design and layout, promotion, communications, logistical requirements and exhibit services.
    • Ensure group display booths and graphics are maintained; evaluate display options, provide recommendations where appropriate, and negotiate the purchase of additional display items.
    • Oversee materials and booth properties readiness for shipment.
    • Manage trade show materials including show products, literature and promotional items.
    • Secure and coordinate trade show related travel arrangements.
    • Create and execute promotional campaigns.
    • Manage trade show related communications.
    • Production of trade show trip report on completion of event.
    • Manage lead capture function in salesforce CRM database.
    • Track all trade show related expenses.
  • Manage all external communications including :
    • Development of overall communications strategy.
    • Development of communications relationships with industry partners.
    • Production and management of monthly Sea-Bird Scientific Newsletter.
    • Planning and writing joint press releases with partners and representatives.
    • Development of news articles for each of the Ocean Research brands.
    • Development of Direct Mail campaigns.
  • In conjunction with group advertising staff, manage print advertising for the group; determine appropriate advertising placement, frequency and methodology.           
    • Maintain budget and track all advertising related expenses.
    • Evaluate advertising efficacy.
    • Coordinate with group members to determine advertising content.
  • Work closely with Sales/Marketing to gather accurate and up-to-date market intelligence in support of strategic planning and brand management.
    • Design, implement online market surveys.
    • Summarize market intelligence in support of marketing strategy.

Other Non-Essential Functions

  • Assist with assembling and verifying data for Voice of Customer research as needed.
  • Maintain a comprehensive photo library for group; this includes internal and customer provided photos.
  • Travel via airplane, personal vehicle, or other mode of transportation to support trade shows or work with tradeshow and literature warehouse suppliers (10% to 25%).
  • Compile and maintain updated data on competitive products.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Background, and Skill Requirements

  • B.A./B.S in Business, Marketing, Advertising or other related field and 2-3 years directly related professional experience (Business, Marketing, Advertising, etc.).
  • 2-4 years experience in a detail-oriented position.
  • Proficient in use of PC including MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact, liaise and facilitate effectively within a group.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Work in a detail oriented manner to manage multiple projects and objectives.‚Äč 
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality.

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