Employment Opportunities

CANNON Instrument Company® is a recognized world leader in the manufacture and support of high-precision viscosity and rheology measurement products and services. The company's longstanding emphasis on production of premiere-quality laboratory equipment has kept CANNON® at the cutting edge of research and development for viscosity instrumentation.

If you are interested in joining our team, please review the opportunities listed below. CANNON Instrument Company offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. EOE/M/F/D/V. Download our employment application.

Mail completed application to:

CANNON Instrument Company
2139 High Tech Road
State College, PA 16803


fax to: 814 353 8007

A cover letter, specifying the position of interest, and a resume may also be sent to our Director of Human Resources.

Regional Field Service Engineer I

Customer Technical Support. This includes product phone support, traveling on-site to install or repair products, training of customers, and assisting with return to factory repair and support. Expect to travel up to 66% of the time, although 50% is the goal. Expense reports and repair reports must be completed accurately and punctually.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Dispatched from State College factory for domestic and international installations and service.
  • Perform work necessary to successfully complete new instrument installations, instrument upgrades, maintenance and repairs, application troubleshooting, and other related service functions. Involves direct support of Cannon software applications on customer’s computer.
  • Must maintain daily contact with Service Scheduling Coordinator.
  • Responsible for filing field service reports upon completion of all service, installation, and support jobs.
  • Assist with phone support, service correspondence, and repairs when at the factory office.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

  • Self-motivated, positive attitude.
  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent technical experience.
  • Strong technical problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Petroleum laboratory experience with distillation and flash point testers is desired but not required.
  • Licensed motor-vehicle operator with valid automobile driver’s license.
  • Experience in the following areas is preferred but not required:
    • microprocessors, sensitive digital and analog circuitry, and sensors
    • electro-mechanical instrumentation
    • phone and communications support

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Junior Mechanical Design Engineer

This position will work within the product development team to design, develop, and research new technologies that will further expand the product line of laboratory instrumentation. Provide hands on engineering expertise required for the research and launch of new products as well as the support and upgrading of existing products and related systems.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the research, design, and testing of critical mechanical, chemical, and electro-mechanical systems, properties, and subsystems integral to developing new laboratory instrumentation.
  • Responsible for the generation of experiments, and studies to further intellectual property.
  • Provide technical support to sales, marketing, service and manufacturing.
  • Responsible for assisting and carrying out customer specific application work.
  • Maximize the concepts of Lean Manufacturing.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or other related discipline.
  • One or more years of experience in the production environment preferred.
  • Knowledge of material properties.
  • Strong technical problem solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Understanding of fluid/heat transfer.
  • Working knowledge of thermal analysis and fluid flow software a plus.
  • Working knowledge of CAD software.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of CNC and lathe operation.
  • Capable of bench work and precision measurement a plus.

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Junior Software Engineer

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated, reliant individual to fill our open position of Junior Software Engineer.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Work within software team to design, build, test, maintain, and enhance commercial-grade Windows® applications using Visual C++ and C#. Help maintain and enhance laboratory management software.
  • Provide technical support to Production, Product Support, and Marketing & Sales personnel and customers.
  • Generate design and product documentation. Create or provide assistance with the creation of product online help and manuals documentation.

Knowledge, skills and qualifications required

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Engineering.
  • Strong background in OOP using unmanaged C++, managed C++/CLI, and C#.
  • Knowledge of Windows® environment and SQL.
  • Experience in user interface development.
  • One or more years of experience in the production environment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of mobile application development.
  • Linux development experience a plus.
  • Ensure new products are consistent with DFM principles.

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