Career Opportunities at Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies

Voted one of the "Best Places to Work in Maine" for the fifth year, we are looking for talented professionals to join our rapidly growing team. With our innovative FlowCam technology and artificial intelligence platform, Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies is the global leader in flow imaging microscopy solutions for the Life Sciences industry. We make meaningful differences in the world by helping scientists develop new and safer pharmaceutical products, improve the quality of drinking water, and assist researchers in their understanding of marine and freshwater systems, among many other uses.

Current Openings:


We offer a complete benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, STD/LTD, life insurance, 401k matching, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, maternity leave, and corporate wellness programs. Our company culture values work-life balance and community, with team events throughout the year like barbecues on our outdoor patio, outings, and holiday parties. The beautiful rocky coast of Maine provides a backdrop to our scenic offices in Scarborough, with close-by access to beaches, mountains, hiking, skiing, and the vibrant food and culture scene in nearby Portland. Benefits of working onsite include easy access to running and biking trails, ideal for anyone who likes to exercise during the day.

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Learn more about how you can contribute to the growth of a thriving Southern Maine company, and continue to build upon its 20+ year history while expanding the ever-growing applications of flow imaging microscopy. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume via the form on this page. Qualified candidates will receive a request for more information or a personal interview.

 

Engineering Manager

About the role

The Engineering Manager leads and participates in product development, product improvement, and quality. Essential functions include prioritizing and organizing engineering activities, supporting as an additional contributor to the activities, and overseeing the quality control function. Key competencies include excellent technical knowledge, communication and organizational skills, ability to plan and organize work in a fast-paced technical environment, independent judgment, ability to lead and manage people, and ability to work as part of a highly interdependent team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage engineering and quality control resources; align with forecasted activities; report gaps with contingency plans in a timely manner
  • Oversee translation of industry standards to manufacturing standards
  • Oversee integration, verification, and validation testing
  • Oversee engineering quality control
  • Maintain positive relations with suppliers, vendors, and customers
  • Provide leadership in interdepartmental problem solving and process development
  • Perform engineering development activities where experienced

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise staff; manage the performance of the engineering team
  • Develop hiring profiles, interview, and make hiring recommendations
  • Coaches, grows, mentors, and develops the engineering team
  • Identify and support professional development needs and/or goals and seek strategies to address them
  • Performance manage the team and; conduct performance reviews and resolve performance issues
  • Immediately report concerns regarding the health, safety, or welfare of individuals or coworkers resolve conflicts and establish a sense of team within the unit

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • 10+ years developing products
  • BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, MS preferred
  • Ability to read technical diagrams, mechanical drawings, and schematics
  • Experience planning, designing, developing, and delivering projects in an Agile environment

For Mechanical Engineers:

  • Experience with SolidWorks or similar 3D modeling application
  • Experience designing and modeling parts and assemblies for products

For Electrical Engineers:

  • Experience developing and simulating power, digital, and analog circuits and processing signals
  • Strong knowledge of engineering, computational, and modeling software

Managerial Experience:

  • 5+ years managing engineering teams with proven ability to effectively lead the engineering team
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to resolve challenges

Physical Requirements:

This position involves working in and moving around an office environment as well as an assembly production environment. It involves the use of a computer and telephone in an environment with some background noise. It involves substantial communication with employees, corporate partners, customers, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others. On occasion, work outside of regular business hours may be required. With or without reasonable accommodation, able to:

  • Work in an office environment
  • Use telecommunication tools
  • Work in an assembly production area
  • Lift an instrument (up to 50 lbs)

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, full time, flexibility as needed

Field Service Engineer

About the role

We are seeking a Field Service Engineer with an educational background or work experience in engineering or sciences. The right candidate will join a highly-motivated team of scientists and engineers in servicing and supporting our customers with the use of FlowCam and its proprietary software, VisualSpreadsheet. The Field Service Engineer will interface with Yokogawa Fluid Imaging's Production/Manufacturing, Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Software departments. They must have a friendly, dynamic personality with a positive attitude, willing to adapt quickly to changing priorities. This position is part of our Customer Care Team, with our commitment to providing "world-class customer service, quality, and value."

This position requires approximately 50% travel including domestically and internationally, training, and servicing the suite of FlowCam instruments.

This position is located at our headquarters in Scarborough, Maine, or can be remote in Philadelphia or the San Francisco Bay Area after completing training at the Scarborough, Maine headquarters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

A mixture of Technical, Customer Service, and Laboratory skills are desired:

  • Traveling to interact with customers and representatives, domestically and internationally
  • Troubleshooting instrumentation and software issues with support from Yokogawa Fluid Imaging technical staff
  • Training customers on how to use FlowCam and its paired Automated (Robotic) Liquid Handler system, including FlowCam terminology and FlowCam product features
  • Serving as an initial point of contact for customer inquiries, including answering phones and maintaining customer relationships by phone and email
  • Using CRM platform Salesforce to track customer inquiries and issues
  • Assisting with product and software testing

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • 2-5 years in a science field, laboratory, and/or technical role
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Engineering, or Marine Sciences, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn new software and hardware platforms
  • Skill and attention to detail in composing professional email correspondences and process documents
  • A positive attitude, ability to work as part of a team, excellent verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, and ask questions
  • A valid passport and driver's license
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal background check

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, full time, flexibility as needed

 

Associate Applications Scientist

About the Role:

As a key member of our Customer Service team, the Associate Application Scientist will provide application help, training, and support to our customers onsite, via email, phone, and interactive web sessions. The Associate Application Scientist will also be responsible for performing installations and training at customer sites and participating in user-facing events.

Key competencies include experience with biophysical characterization methods and analytical instrumentation, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and navigate changing priorities, working with a diverse user base, and the ability to work cross-functionally with Sales, Software, Engineering, and Marketing teams.

This position requires approximately 30% travel including domestically and internationally, training, and servicing the suite of FlowCam instruments.

This position is located at our headquarters in Scarborough, Maine, or can be remote in Philadelphia or the San Francisco Bay Area after completing training at the Scarborough, Maine headquarters.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Train and support our customers via email, phone, and interactive web-sessions
  • Advise our customers to optimize their experiments for their applications
  • Travel to customer sites to perform installations, training, and occasional preventative maintenance
  • Create user guides, technical notes, troubleshooting guides, and other technical documentation
  • Provide product improvement suggestions based on customer experience and feedback
  • Participate in testing and validating new hardware and software
  • Other duties as required and based on business needs

Education:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Marine Sciences, or other relevant disciplines.

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • Hands-on expertise with biophysical characterization techniques and analytical instrumentation
  • A customer-oriented mindset, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in diverse teams and cross-functionally, prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and desire to work with customers
  • Proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office
  • Valid Passport and driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

This position involves working in and moving around an office environment. It involves extensive use of computers and telephones in an environment with some background noise. It involves substantial communication with employees, corporate partners, customers, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others. On occasion, work outside of regular business hours may be required. With or without reasonable accommodation, able to:

  • Work in an analytical laboratory
  • Travel to customer sites (approximately 30%)
  • Work in an office environment
  • Use telecommunication tools
  • Ability to lift an instrument (up to 50 lbs.)


Sales Engineer

About the Role

The Sales Engineer will assist in FlowCam sales operations to accounts within the aquatic and biopharma industry. Responsible for working with the sales team and assisting throughout all phases of the sales process, the Sales Engineer will interface with domestic customers, international partners, and inter-department teams in marketing, customer service, finance, engineering, and operations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the sales team, distributors, and international regional offices to maintain accurate and current data within the Salesforce database
  • Develop reports, gather statistics, and edit data in Salesforce on accounts, contacts, opportunities, and sales pipeline reporting
  • Assist the sales team with responding to customer requests for information, quote generation, and order status inquiries
  • Demonstrate instrument software to prospective customers via webinars, virtual communications, and on-site demonstrations
  • Coordinate with the sales and marketing teams to prepare demonstration instruments for workshops, conferences, trade shows, and sales demonstrations
  • Collaborate with the sales team to help plan and execute events such as FlowCam workshops, scientific conferences, trade shows, and demonstrations
  • Work closely with the laboratory to coordinate customer sample analysis when preparing for demonstrations

Education:

  • B.S. or B.A degree in life sciences (Marine Science, Freshwater Science, Phycology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Engineering, or related field)

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in direct sales
  • 0-3 years of experience in a customer-facing role in the Life Science industry preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with CRM tools, preferably Salesforce
  • Technical aptitude to operate laboratory instrumentation and software
  • Proficiency in Windows OS and Microsoft Office products
  • Self-motivated with a growth and continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to multitask and remain detail-oriented and organized in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team

Schedule:

Monday to Friday, full time in Scarborough office, flexibility as needed

Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional domestic (and possibly international) travel to customer or conference sites. Approximately 10%.

Physical Requirements:

This position involves working in and moving around an office environment. It involves extensive use of computers and telephones in an environment with some background noise. It involves substantial communication with employees, corporate partners, customers, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others. On occasion, work outside of regular business hours may be required. 

With or without reasonable accommodation, able to:

  • Work in an office environment
  • Ability to lift an instrument (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Use telecommunication tools

 

Staff Accountant

About the role

The accountant will provide support to the Finance department by managing regular accounting tasks. This position reports to the CFO and you will be a key member of the accounting team.

Key competencies include being well-versed in accounting principles, excellent analytical, organizational, and technical skills to contribute to the overall operational efficiency. The international business environment that the company operates in requires an individual with strong communication skills to work in a global and fast-paced growth organization.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain monthly sales reporting and participate in preparation of ongoing financial reporting package
  • Prepare accounts payables and check payment runs
  • Invoice customers and support collection activity
  • Apply cash to account receivables and post bank transaction; manage online customer payment portals
  • Complete reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare and file sales use taxes with various states
  • Coordinate commissions payment approvals and processing
  • Prepare and post recurring and non-recurring journal entries with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Investigate and resolve any issues identified through research of accounting documents and follow up with others as needed
  • Assist CFO and Staff Accountant in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly closings
  • Maintain accounting filing system and assist with accounting projects

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Proven experience in accounting
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skill with numbers and reporting
  • Excellent understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices
  • Excellent MS Office skills with strong Excel experience; familiarity with ERP systems - e.g. SAP, Oracle/Netsuite
  • Desired traits: deadline-oriented, attention to detail, confidentiality, coordination, thoroughness, quality focus, objectivity

Physical Requirements:

This position involves working in and moving around an office environment as well as an assembly production environment. It involves the use of a computer and telephone in an environment with some background noise. It involves substantial communication with employees, corporate partners, customers, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others. On occasion, work outside of regular business hours may be required. With or without reasonable accommodation, able to:

  • Work in an office environment
  • Use telecommunication tools

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday, full time

 

Shipper / Receiver

About the Role:

The Shipper/Receiver will perform material receiving and product shipping functions as well as support inventory management functions. Key competencies include understanding of inventory control, and domestic & international shipping regulations, the ability to work independently and as part of an interdepartmental team, and the ability to communicate effectively.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pack and ship outbound products utilizing an ERP system
  • Prepare required shipping documents for international exports
  • Send shipping status and tracking information to customers using Salesforce software
  • Receive raw materials and products
  • Practice inventory control using NetSuite software
  • Track the status of orders as needed
  • Review deliveries against invoices and purchase orders
  • Assess and resolve any imperfect orders (non-supplied, under orders, over orders, damaged goods, etc.)
  • Ensure that invoices are delivered to the internal accounting team for payment
  • Work cooperatively with members of the production and inside sales team to ensure accurate and prompt delivery of goods
  • Participate in operations projects as assigned
  • Light manufacturing tasks as assigned

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Technical certifications preferred

Experience and Technical Requirements:

  • 1-3 years experience in shipping and material handling position
  • Understanding of domestic and international shipping regulations
  • Experience with ERP systems such as NetSuite and SalesForce is preferred
  • Knowledge of inventory control practices
  • Knowledge and experience of FedEx & UPS, (both domestic and international)
  • Ability to follow technical instructions
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Attention to details
  • Self-Motivated and able to work with minimal assistance
  • Willing and able to learn new skills
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to communicate with internal and external customers
  • Basic Computer experience: MS Windows environment, MSOffice, etc.,
  • Certification in Quality Control preferred
  • Experience with lean manufacturing and /or six sigma is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team

Physical Requirements:

This position involves working in and moving around in a production environment. It involves extensive use of computers and telephones in an environment with some background noise. It involves significant communication with employees, corporate partners, customers, visitors, vendors, contractors, and others. On occasion, work outside of regular business hours may be required.

With or without reasonable accommodation, able to:

  • Work in a production environment
  • Lift an instrument (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Use telecommunication tools

 





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