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

Date Posted: 9/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: BEC010695

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


The Senior Electrical
Engineer will support Sustaining Engineering activities within the Development
Organization for our Life Science Products (Particle Characterization,
Capillary Electrophoresis, Centrifuge, and Liquid Handling Automation)

Support efforts to
resolve product technical issues impacting product quality, delivery, and cost.
Responsible for solving complex technical issues in product design thru
structured problem solving, development of engineering solutions using
technical skills and structured design tools (DFMEA, Simulation Analysis, etc.)
and implementation of design changes while adhering to company procedures and
industry and regulatory standards. Applies analytical skills to interpret data
and uses independent judgment and discretion in developing solutions to a
variety of work problems of moderate scope and complexity.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the completion of electrical design
    projects from conception, definition, design, and release to production
    targeted to resolve product design issues impacting external customer
    quality, operational metrics (delivery, yield, cost), and other product
    change drivers (regulatory, feature enhancements, etc.)

  • 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

  • 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


  • Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical
    Engineering Technology with 5+ years experience in product development and
    product engineering support role or Masters Degree with 3+ years

  • Technical experience with AC/DC Power Supply Designs,
    AC/DC Motors and Motor Control Systems Design, PC/Microprocessor Control
    Technology/Systems, and Digital Display Systems

  • Technical experience with instrumentation (equipment)
    design and integration including optical systems, electro-mechanical
    systems, fluid handling, pneumatics, and/or thermal systems also a plus

  • Demonstrated capability to troubleshoot and improve
    electrical and electromechanical systems using formal problem solving
    methodology with analytical and statistical methods.

  • Experience with project leadership in managing design
    change activity, executing DFMEA analysis, developing DOE’s, developing
    and executing supporting test verification protocols, leading technical
    reviews activity, and coordination with procurement and suppliers

  • Ability to self-manage projects that can range in
    length of 3-9 months

  • Experience in dealing with design changes in a
    structured design control/change environment for medical devices.

  • Excellent technical writing and MS Office skills
    required with attention to detail.

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

  • 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


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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