Senior Mechanical Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job ID: BEC015209

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Position Overview
The Senior Mechanical Engineer for Value Engineering will lead and support Value Engineering activities and objectives for the Indianapolis site of Beckman Coulter’s Life Science division.  The activities and objectives will include Cost Reduction, Inventory Reduction and On Time Delivery resolution by means of redesign.  The Value Engineering team has an annual objective of approximately $500K-$700K of cost savings.

Essential Functions
  • Provide value engineering support for Beckman Coulter Life Science products produced at the Indianapolis Site (Centrifuge, Liquid Handling Automation and Particle Characterization)
  • Responsible for the completion of mechanical design projects from concept, design, prototype, change plan, verification & validation and release to production.  Projects will primarily focus on cost improvements.
  • Responsible for leading and supporting design change team activities in order to document and implement design changes in compliance with design control procedures.
  • Develops and executes component and/or system tests to verify performance of mechanical components/systems to documented design requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating product related documentation (both drawings and ERP system information) thru design and documentation control procedures (Design Change Plans, Verification Reports, Documentation Change Control (COR's), etc.)

Job Requirements


Technical Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years experience in product development and product engineering support role or Masters Degree with 3+ years experience.
  • Experience with instrumentation (equipment) design and integration including complex electro-mechanical systems, fluid handling, pneumatics, thermal systems, and/or optical systems preferred.
  • Technical expertise in Sheet Metal, Stamped Metals, Machining, Die Casting and Extrusions.  Experience with Plastics (Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Machining) is a plus.
  • Proficiency in using SolidWorks (Surface Modeling, Motion, and Simulation), Performing Tolerance Analysis, and GD&T
  • Demonstrated capability to troubleshoot and improve mechanical and electromechanical systems using formal problem solving methodology with analytical and statistical methods.
  • Experience in dealing with design changes in a structured design control/change environment for medical devices.
  • Excellent technical writing and PC skills required (MS Office) with attention to detail.
  • Self-Starter with a demonstrated ability to focus efforts, overcome obstacles and compete key objectives
  • Able to work well in a matrix organization and demonstrate strong communication and diplomacy competencies.
Critical Competencies
  • Utilizes Critical Thinking - Deals with complex concepts comfortably; is knowledgeable, capable and agile. Effectively copes with change and deals with ambiguity; doesn't let perfect get in the way of better; curious and learns on the fly.
  • Customer focused - dedicated to exceeding expectations of internal and external customers; establishes and grows effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect through mutual unfiltered feedback.
  • Drives for results - Is action-oriented and has a sense of urgency (does not let perfect get in the way of better). Can be counted on to establish high expectations, drive change, multi-task, and have impact.
  • Team Oriented - Creates strong commitment and promotes open dialogue, defines success in terms of the whole team; is inclusive and values input; inspires a feeling of purpose and value. Values each individual’s work.
  • Uses wide application of technical concepts, theories, standards and practices in chosen field and is expanding knowledge of related Disciplines.

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.


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, dental, 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.


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