Career Opportunities

Buyer II (Bellevue, WA)    Pressure Calibration Technician (Bellevue, WA)    Financial Analyst III (Bellevue, WA)    
General Information


Buyer II

The Buyer II performs all functions needed to ensure the lowest total cost of purchased materials, timely delivery, and acceptable quality to support the site. The purpose is to balance the objectives of maximum product availability with strategic inventory plans. The Buyer II will be responsible for identifying, negotiating, and implementing cost savings initiatives working with cross-functional teams. A history of strong project management and relationship building skills are critical to this position.

Essential Functions

  • Place and maintain purchase orders to support manufacturing and MRO.
  • Coordinate out-of-house product assembly for PCBA.
  • Issuance of RFIs, RFPs and RFQs using best practices to identify best value.
  • Understand and appropriately maintain the Kanban system.
  • Responsible for the management of high quality supplier performance. Seek continuous improvement opportunities with our suppliers.
  • Expedite and status deliveries as necessary to support the internal customer.
  • Resolve all issues involving discrepancies, receiving quality holds, and invoice discrepancies, which may hinder final payment to the supplier.
  • Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills by working independently and engaging appropriate cross functional teams to address vendor/part issues.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with suppliers for prompt resolution of quality or delivery problems.
  • Provide timely communications to all internal team members on the status of any supplier quality or delivery problems.

Education, Background, and Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5+ years of relevant experience in procurement and supply chain.
  • Two (2) years manufacturing and MRP experience.
  • Additional experience in planning, manufacturing, quality, or engineering disciplines desired.
  • Computer proficiency required in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Support supplier risk mitigation activities.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Demonstrated high levels of verbal and written communication, human relation skills, and reasoning ability.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate price, quality, and delivery schedules to maximize cost savings and supplier performance.
  • Full understanding of the legal aspects of purchasing and the ability to negotiate and manage contractual relations.
  • Excellent skills in multi-tasking, organization, and prioritization of multiple projects.
  • Basic understanding of Lean concepts and the ability to use supply chain management principles to support continuous improvement.
  • Regular and prompt attendance.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly.
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands, or fingers.
  • Physical requirements included: bending, sitting, squatting, walking, lift items overhead, and standing.
  • Frequent computer screen, keyboard, and mouse use.
  • Lift up to thirty (30) pounds periodically during your shift.

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Pressure Calibration Technician (Bellevue, WA)

This position is responsible for calibration of various oceanographic instruments under the direction of the Operations Supervisor:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Use proprietary software to view daily work assignments, begin and end calibrations, track instrument calibrations, and track equipment performance.
  • Communicate with necessary departments to set work priorities.
  • Perform pressure tests with manual Deadweight Pressure Tester.
  • Perform pressure tests with automatic Hydraulic Pressure Tester.
  • Sort calibration data and program instruments.
  • Evaluate sensor performance and calibration results, with supervisor oversight.
  • After calibration, transport instruments to different departments or storage areas within the company.
  • Maintain units on storage shelves, including database tracking and inventory.
  • Report problems with instruments or equipment to a supervisor/lead and perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Perform pH calibrations.
  • Assign pH sensors to upcoming jobs.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned, including assistance with temperature/conductivity calibrations, equipment, and lab maintenance.

Education, Background, and Skill Requirements:

  • HS Diploma, or equivalent required.
  • 2 year electronics degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform precise procedures consistently.
  • Mechanical and electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to easily learn new computer software systems.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (including Access).
  • Ability to effectively interact with coworkers, vendors, and other office staff.
  • Work an eight (8) hour shift and overtime when required to meet deadlines.
  • History of good employment attendance and punctuality.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction) and speak clearly.
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands, or fingers.
  • Physical requirements included: bending, reaching, sitting, squatting, walking, and standing.
  • Frequent computer screen and keyboard use.
  • Lift up to thirty (30) pounds individually, and/or fifty (50) plus pounds with assistance periodically during your shift.

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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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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: