Mechanical Engineer in Melbourne, Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job ID: ADV001005

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.


With our growing innovation, we are seeking Mechanical Engineers to join our talented and collaborative team on a full-time basis.  This role is suitable for a person having the ability to handle detailed engineering design and analysis work in a competitive commercial environment.

You will be exposed to both mechanical and electrical engineering and will work very closely with the project planning and controls team.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for but are not limited to:

  • Deliver robust and high quality mechanical solutions that are compliant with all applicable business and regulatory requirements
  • Develop instrument mechanical solutions and ensure quality of deliverables
  • Assist in estimating for project mechanical effort
  • Work on mechanical DFx  
  • Provide support to the rest of the business in response to requests for assistance in matters relating to mechanical engineering product issues
  • Contribute to establishment of and continuous improvement of mechanical systems processes and procedures to support business needs and satisfy applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Develop design experience in the following disciplines: Robotics, Mechanisms, Structures, System analysis, Fluidics, Thermal control.

Job Requirements


A successful candidate will possess:

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering with at least 2 years of relevant experience developing complex electro-mechanical devices
  • Design Experience using CAD tools in at least two of the following disciplines: Robotics, Mechanisms, Structures, System analysis, Fluidics, Thermal control
  • Competent with MS Word and Excel
  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing methods and working with suppliers
  • Experience working within a quality system
  • Mechanical and functional testing of products including design, construction, programming and instrumentation of test rigs
  • Verifying product performance
  • Attention to detail
  • Positive, self-motivated disposition and personal accountability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire to improve lives

Highly Desirable:

  • 1+ years experience developing medical products
  • Experience with ISO13485 and FDA QSR 820
  • Familiarity with NX CAD tool
  • Experience generating technical documents including design descriptions, test plans and reports 
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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To all recruitment agencies: Leica does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Leica employees or any other company location. Leica is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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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