Senior Technical Support Engineer in Sacramento, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/8/2019

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Job ID: BEC014559

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.


  • Clinical Microbiology Technical Support ensures products meet capability requirements and satisfy customer needs. Apply research and in-depth scientific knowledge to resolve product issues and make improvements. Evaluate, test, and optimize new applications for products. May provide product demonstrations and/or publish written reports. May assist customers to resolve significant product technical/performance issues. Works collaboratively across the business to build partnerships with R&D, Marketing, Service and Technical Application Specialists, Hotline and Customer Training to ensure high customer satisfaction.

      Commercial Support:

    • Provide technical escalation support for in-depth troubleshooting of microbiology assays, customer set-up and workflow issues.
    • Act as the “SME” content owner and technical reviewer for Customer Facing and Service Support Literature
    • Review and approve assay product Design Changes.
    • Provide MicroScan assay and labeling expertise on regulations, guidelines and industry standards as it relates to Microbiology.
    • Performs CAP Survey Proficiency Testing: process CAP survey isolates, identify testing to be performed on MicroScan products, interpret testing results and draw upon lab testing experience to resolve issues associated with survey challenge isolates. Collect, review and submit results for CAP Survey Proficiency Testing. Generates and publishes reports.
    • Contributes to assessing the impact and clinical significance of nonconformances, MIS ID and MIC issues related to potential MDR events.
    • Has knowledge of resistance mechanisms with organisms, and the impact to patient care.
    • Roll out field modification campaigns and manage installation pacing against goals
    • Generate, update and publish Customer Facing Technical Support Documentation on the Beckman Customer Website.

     New Product Development:

    • Provides support for new application and software development projects including panel delivery (PD) and new assays.
    • Supports product launches by creating and delivering product training to Technical Applications personnel.
    • Collect Voice of the Customer from End Users and Technical Application Specialists.
    • Create, update and verify software installation instructions for PD projects.
    • Provides SME guidance on Adult Therapy Guide, Nomenclature Changes, Alert Rules, Exceptions and Limitations. 
    • Supports consumable OEM product commercialization elements including FAQ’s, knowledge transfer to Hotline and Technical Application organizations.

Job Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering field with 5+ years exp. OR a master’s degree in field with 3+ years exp. OR a doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years exp
    • Prefer background as Medical Technologist with work experience in Clinical Microbiology/ Bacteriology
    • Familiarity with Standard Laboratory Practices, including Quality Control, record keeping, and regulatory requirements (CAP)
    • Understanding of Diagnostics or Healthcare Industry with emphasis on Laboratory Regulatory environment is a plus.
    • Proven excellence in communication, presentation and facilitation skills
    • Possess clear, concise and accurate written and verbal communications
    • Ability to influence and collaborate across business functions
    • Highly Flexible and self-motivated
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Works Monday through Friday on average 40 hours per week 

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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.
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