Senior Mechanical Engineer in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

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Job ID: BEC009197

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.


At Beckman Coulter Life Sciences we
are at the heart of discovery, assisting the world's life sciences professionals
with solutions that simplify complex processes, automate procedures and
integrate work flows to accelerate breakthroughs in scientific research,
medicine and industry.  By listening to our customers' needs, we develop
products that fuel groundbreaking research, ensure uncompromising quality, and
enable improved productivity.

We are seeking an Senior Mechanical Engineer in our Research
and Development (R&D) Sustaining Engineering Fast Impact Team/FIT
Department. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding technical leader,
demonstrate innovative designs, work with vendors, and help drive technical
projects from concept to completion.  They must have a passion for
engineering and dedicated to getting the job done.  The scope of work will
include new design concepts or design corrections through the transfer of
design to Manufacturing.  This role will include working with scientists
and engineers during the concept phase and working with manufacturing
associates during the release phase.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of complex medical
    devices by leveraging knowledge and hands-on experience in the development of
    complex Fluidics-based systems.
  • Generate and execute sustaining engineering design
    changes including component and module specifications, risk evaluation (FMEA),
    design characterization, validation and verification, design transfer,
    implementation through engineering change orders (ECO) and monitoring.
  • Lead Fluidic analysis (pump/syringe selection, flow
    analysis, fluidics architecture, etc.). Create and guide creation of Fluidics
    diagrams, CAD models, Drawings, etc.
  • Assist cross-functional teams acting as the subject
    matter expert (SME) as needed.
  • Leverage experience with electro-mechanical systems
    focused on automation to be able to support design and development functions as
    needed. Provide technical reports supported by simulations and lab tests.
  • Support the CAPA process by leading root cause
    investigations into issues reported by customers. Provide sustaining
    engineering support for the Flow Cytometry division by diagnosing production
    and design issues.
  • Contribute in the department goals of the R&D
    Sustaining Engineering team overseeing defect reduction strategy of market
    products. Lead PPM reduction activities utilizing problem solving and lean
  • Provide technical leadership and mentor less experienced
    engineers on the team.

Job Requirements


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years' experience required OR, MS in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years' experience required OR, Doctorate in Engineering with a minimum of 2 years' experience required; 
  • Direct experience in medical device industry preferred.
  • Knowledge and practical application of the principles of
    Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on Fluidics.
  • Electro-mechanical design, development and system
    integration experience.
  • CAD software knowledge in ProE (preferred), SolidWorks.
    Working experience in the use of finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Working knowledge of Statistics preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of lean fundamentals desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate work effort with a
    diverse and cross-functional team.

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.