Senior Mechanical Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Job ID: BEC009273

About Us

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing.  For more than 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 delivering trusted solutions for research and discovery.  Beckman Coulter Life Sciences serves customers in research institutions that study complex biological problems, including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs, as well as research, production and quality control environments within biopharmaceutical companies.  For more information please visit

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is a Danaher Corporation operating company.


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 currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to help us grow the capability of our product development group in Indianapolis.  The initial focus will be in liquid handling systems for medical research with possible future expansion into other products in life sciences.


  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of projects though product conception, definition, design, documentation, and release to production.

  • Serves as a point lead for relevant product development modules assigned.

  • Works collaboratively across engineering disciplines to define product architectures and ensure consistency of common technologies.

  • Designs and analyzes mechanical systems to achieve product specifications.

  • Develops component and system tests to validate performance of mechanical components which demonstrate manufacturability, compliance with CE EMC, and environmental stress.

  • Maintains existing products as required to meet safety, reliability, and customer expectations.

  • Organizes and actively participates in design reviews and project reviews.

  • Adheres to quality system requirements in the development of new products including all required documentation.

  • Understands Danaher Business System tools and applies to day-to-day work.

  • Ensures compliance to organizational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. 

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with 0 to 2 years of experience.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently and on cross-functional teams.

  • Strong documentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US.

  • Ability to travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with ISO quality systems related to design control and product release requirements and audits.

  • Experience with IVD and/or Life Science instruments – desired.

  • Mechanical systems design and test experience in machine automation, robotics, liquid handling or laboratory instrumentation.

  • Experience with SolidWorks modeling of machined, sheet metal, and injection molded parts is desired.

  • Knowledge of ASME dimensioning and tolerance standards.

  • Mechanical design, modeling, performance analysis, and tradeoff analysis.

  • Materials and component selection for reliability and chemical compatibility.

  • Any experience with hands-on machining and bench fabrication a plus.

  • Rapid 3D prototyping experience is a plus.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.  Our family of world class brands has unparalleled leadership positions in diagnostics, life sciences, dental, and environmental and applied solutions.  With more than 20 operating companies, our globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.  For more information please visit


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