Production Engineer in Melbourne, Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ADV001154

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


To support and develop production assembly and test processes so that the quality of shipped product meets all the relevant design and regulatory requirements.

Our Vision:

As an Operations team we have extraordinary potential to shape the future of medical instrument manufacturing. As we move towards 2025 we will take all that we have learned and transform ourselves into a team that turns orders into shipped product of the highest quality inside 24 hours. It is a steep challenge that is not to be taken lightly but one we accept as our obligation to change the world

Your role includes:

Support EHS and regulatory compliance

Drive and assist others in root cause corrective actions

Develop process control procedures

Introduce and control short term and long-term engineering changes

Design and implementations of production jigs and fixture

Manage manufacturing based projects including capital expenditure

Develop plans for production optimisation through better work practices, automation 


Assist with the development of production planning

Drive innovation for factory renewal and growth

Provide technical support to the Team Leaders and Manufacturing Manager

Engage with all associates to drive improvement

Provide leadership and support in ensuring production compliance with LBS 

manufacturing procedures

Job Requirements


What we are looking for:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent track record of process driven problem solving
  • At least three years’ experience
  • Ability to define and work to deadlines.
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Motivation to drive manufacturing capability to worlds best standard
  • Proven ability to drive growth through innovation
  • Track record of working in cross functional teams in different environments 

Highly Desirable:

  • A sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in a medical device or similar business
  • Experience with high part count electromechanical product manufacturing.
  • Experience with world class product development and lean manufacturing.
  • Experience with MRP, BOMs structures and creation of routings 

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.
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Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.