Manager, Sensor Technology Group

Begins: 29 Sep 2016 10:15 AM (Date job was posted)
Ends: 29 Sep 2016 10:15 AM (Date job was posted)
Presenter(s): Human Resources

Yellow Springs, OH

Req ID # 7798BR

For more details or to apply online: Manager, Sensor Technology Group - #7798BR

General Summary and Basic Function​
The sensor technology group manager leads a technical team in the areas of applied research for new sensing technology ahead of the New Product Development process, validation testing and specification determination as part of New Product Development, and evaluation of new and emerging technology.

Job Specifications and Work Performed

  • Work with R&D management, Marketing, and Xylem Analytics Advanced Technology Team to define applied research projects that are aligned with the Xylem goals
  • Work closely with marketing and Xylem Analytics Advanced Technology Team to develop and maintain a technology roadmap to provide long term guidance of applied research efforts.
  • Document project justification, milestones, and key personnel via project charter
  • Function as the technical lead for feasibility efforts to assess the applicability of technologies for future New Product Development
  • Work with Xylem Analytics Advanced Technology Team to rapidly assess emerging technologies from 3rd party sources
  • Work closely with R&D at the engineering validation level to support New Product Development
  • Provide technical support for manufacturing engineering and current products
  • Lead a group of highly skilled technical staff
  • Guide technical staff career development by providing growth and leadership opportunities
  • Provide performance appraisals for direct reports
  • Provide monthly reports on technical progress

Experience & Academic Requirements

  • MS or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, or Biological Sciences preferred.
  • At least 10 years experience in assigned science or engineering discipline
  • Strong grasp of complex scientific principles spanning physics, chemistry, and biology
  • Knowledge of electrochemical/optical sensing techniques required.
  • Experience in leading applied research projects
  • Knowledge of laboratory instrumentation (pH meter, spectrophotometer, etc.) and common chemistry laboratory practices.

Desired Skills   

  • Ability to apply theory and hardware knowledge to practical aspects of industry and product lines.
  • Ability to learn advanced concepts regarding electrochemical and optical-based sensors.
  • Ability to design experiments to test and/or confirm sensor function.
  • Ability to develop and manage independent research program.
  • Must be able to demonstrate successful project and resource management
  • Excellent people and teamwork skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to discuss technical issues with a broad audience
  • Ability to rapidly assess new technology and determine potential for use in YSI products
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and persuasive skills, in a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management.

Working Condition

  • General office and engineering laboratory environment​
  • 8:00AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday
  • Less than 10% travel required

Disclaimer:  The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

About YSI

Xylem provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, age, medical condition, disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered uniformed service member/veteran (military) in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Xylem complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

About Xylem 

Xylem (incorporated in the USA, stock symbol: XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with annual revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide. 

About Xylem Analytics 

Xylem’s analytics businesses are leading manufacturers of premium field, portable, laboratory and online analytical instruments used in water and wastewater, environmental, medical, food and beverage and life science applications. The company’s meters, sensors, analyzers and related consumables are used every day by thousands of end-users worldwide to analyze and control quality in countless industrial applications where precise measurement is required. Xylem’s analytics business has been created over the past two years with the acquisitions of OI Analytical, YSI and MJK Automation to their core businesses of WTW, SI Analytics, Aanderaa Data Instruments (AADI), Global Water Instrumentation, ebro and Bellingham & Stanley. 

For more details or to apply online: Manager, Sensor Technology Group - #7798BR