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Senior Formulation Technician in Carlsbad, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

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Job ID: BEC014985

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.


The Senior Technician is part of an assembly team responsible for the manufacturing of specific chemistries used in the medical diagnostics field.  This role is critical to the healthcare industry and is critical to allow doctors and lab technicians to quickly and accurately diagnose patients all over the world.  
We are looking for talented individuals with the ability to follow complex instructions, step by step procedures with a critical eye for detail and accuracy.  This is an error free industry where lives depend on the quality of our products.  If you want to be a part of a team dedicated to optimizing the quality of care to patients around the world, send us your resume.  
The successful candidate will have a natural affinity to detail and process accuracy.  They will be a team player but also able to work independently when required.  They will have the desire to perform quality, error free reagent processing, with ability to document step by step procedures with periodic quality checks.  They will be able to form strong relationships with their managers and peer group to help ensure a healthy and productive working environment.   
Daily activities for this role include:
  • Reagent formulation including mixing, adjusting pH, testing on various equipment including but not limited to spectrophotometers and various Beckman instruments. 
  • Associate will support production teams across the site in addition to their primary team.  This may include requests to work hours outside of the normal shift as necessary to support customer production demand.
  • Regular use of computer’s for routine tasks, data generation and analysis, time reporting, on line training, email, etc.)
  • Keeping work areas clean and safe. 
  • Housekeeping: sweeping, mopping, dusting, etc.
  • Calibration and regular maintenance of instrumentation
  • Cleaning and assembly of glassware and components used in processing.
Environment is a reagent/medical device manufacturing facility with multiple manufacturing lines in two adjacent buildings.  

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or applicable field.
  • 1-3 Years related experience in a GMP/GLP lab.
  • Fluent in English, spoken, written, reading
  • Past working experience and knowledge of government regulated working environments highly desired
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Outlook, timekeeping, etc.)
  • Minitab and dose response software experience a plus.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

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.