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Senior Plastics Manufacturing Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/14/2019

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Job ID: BEC014161

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.
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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.


The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will lead a team 3 to 8 associates as well as work with a cross functional team in developing robust injection molding processes to insure maximum productivity and product quality in a precision injection molding facility that currently runs a 24/7 operation with 21 injection molding presses and off line automation equipment.

  • Monitor and analyze molding process performance to define continuous improvement opportunities in daily production, research current production capability improvements and implement cost reduction and product reliability solutions.
  • Guide establishment of process control limits and standard work instructions.
  • Develop and implement processing and tooling standards.
  • Create Statements of Work and lead designs for specialized molding, assembly and secondary equipment.
  • Develop and maintain molding process and tooling documentation to provide data driven scientific approach to process and tooling adjustments.
  • Establish and maintain testing and documentation of new and existing molds, machines and processes for robust performance and maximum productivity.
  • Evaluates plastic processing and maintenance equipment for productivity/quality improvement and/or cost reduction and initiates business cases for new capital equipment.
  • Lead automation development and maintenance projects which includes development of HMI, process logic, safety, non-contact measurement, power consumption and up time requirements.
  • Process and equipment qualification and validation.
  • Team player and ability to build good working relationships.

Job Requirements


  • BS in Plastics Engineering, Industrial Technology, ME or MET with plastics manufacturing related discipline.
  • Solid understanding of injection molding and manufacturing processes.
  • Solid understanding of data driven analysis methods such as DOE, SPC, Mold Flow Analysis and FMEA knowledge and experience in Scientific Molding such as RJG.
  • Skills and training in systematic approach to solving problems through root cause analysis and countermeasure implementation.
  • Medical experience preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Project and PowerPoint.  Experience with Solid Works a plus.
  • Familiar with Lean principles
  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Requires a minimum of 5+ year(s) experience in developing scientific molding processes and leading tooling/automation projects in high volume/high tolerance injection molding 

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.