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Lead Senior Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

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Job ID: ADV001002

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.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Senior Mechanical Engineer to be a part of our R&D team in Melbourne. This role plays a key part in providing technical support to contribute to the development and delivery of a range of  Leica products. Reporting to the Mechanical Resource Group Manager, you will undertake professional engineering tasks of a complex, interdisciplinary and technically challenging nature, including taking responsibility for the technical adequacy and safety of design products.
We are looking for someone who possesses a natural curiosity, a positive attitude coupled with personal integrity and a capacity for resilience in the face of change.

Key responsibilities of the role include;
  • Managing a team of multi-discipline engineers to coordinate the provision of the Engineering department resources and functions.
  • Provide technical leadership to a team of skilled mechanical engineers responsible for new product development and the upgrade / improvement of existing products
  • Develop and contribute to standard work for the mechanical engineering discipline and wider project to ensure effective execution
  • Provide leadership and drive engagement within the team and projects
  • Recruit and manage the performance and development of the team in line with program and business needs
  • Deliver robust and high quality mechanical solutions that are compliant with all applicable business and regulatory requirements
  • Develop instrument mechanical architecture and ensure quality of group mechanical deliverables
  • Budget setting, tracking and forecasting for project mechanical effort
  • Lead mechanical DFx efforts  
  • Provide expert support to the rest of the business in response to requests for assistance in matters relating to mechanical engineering product/process issues
  • Contribute to establishment of and continuous improvement of mechanical systems processes and procedures to support business needs and satisfy applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Build on design expertise in at least two of the following disciplines: Robotics, Mechanisms, Structures, System analysis, Fluidics, Thermal control

Job Requirements


To be successful in this role, you will need to possess the following skills and experience: 

Professional Experience

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with at least 10 years of relevant experience developing complex electro-mechanical devices
  • 8 years’ experience of developing medical products
  • Competent with MS Word and expert in Excel
  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing methods and working with suppliers
  • Experience with ISO13485 and FDA QSR 820
  • Experience generating complex technical documents including design descriptions, and reports
  • Proven ability to lead, train, mentor and coach others
  • Understanding the business implications of design decisions
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, self-motivated disposition and personal accountability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Highly Desirable:

  • Interest in Histology
  • Experience with the design, development and manufacturing of diagnostic medical instrumentation and/or consumables
  • More than one engineering qualification
  • Overseas experience of medical device development 

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.
Be sure to follow Leica Biosystems on LinkedIn!

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.


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