Staff Electrical Engineer - End of life in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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Job ID: BEC015659

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.


Focus on End of Life sustainment activities for current Instrument Manufacturing/Production.

End of Life/New Product Launch/Product Transitions (65%)
  • Project Management-
  • Responsibilities include the coordination and completion of end of life and obsolescence projects on time to ever-changing priorities. Oversee other contract engineers both while managing project priorities and to support production. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. 
  • Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. Coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible.
  • Manage a large amount of open projects with minimal support by utilizing engineering and supply chain strategies to support production sustainment.
  • Working with outside vendors and brokers to support EOL parts mitigation and resolutions
  • Life cycle management - Understanding of the current market issues on obsolescence and providing guideless and support to the business unit on obsolescence impact  on current product lines
  • Technical
  • Responsible for completing all like-for-like replacement components or designing out all end of life components related to the electronic/electromechanical commodity prior to impacting the production lines.
  • Provide disposition of non-conforming material thru the MRB processes and provide support in the resolution of supplier issues including interfacing with PCB and other electronic assembly suppliers as needed.
  • Support and lead more complex design change activities to resolve part obsolescence issues
  • Update and maintain product documentation BOM’s, drawings, and specifications as needed using the Indy documentation control process.

PPV (Cost Savings) Engineering Project Activities (35%)
  • Develop and define scope of design changes needed to drive conceptual supplier transitions into captured cost savings projects.
  • Modify or re-create design documentation to ensure future transitions can launch with little impact around processes/procedures and all other applicable prints that would inhibit a new supplier to not quote a project or delay the timeline for savings.
  • Utilize knowledge of electronic and electromechanical systems, PCB layout, and component and assembly designs to drive cost savings projects.
  • Review plans with internal/external subject matter expertise to validate strategic plans as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate implementation of new supplier First Article units thru closure and delivery of approved design change documentation (Design change plans, design inputs/outputs, verification strategies and protocols, Design Reviews, Engineering Drawings and specifications, and Change Orders.)
  • Manage overall project planning and schedules tied to technical deliverables, provide technical coordination and communication with suppliers, quality, procurement, and materials to insure transfer of design into manufacturing and supply chain.

Job Requirements


  • BSEE/EET degree with a minimum 10 years’ experience.
  • Experience in End of Life Management- Technical and Project Management
  • Experience with complex electro/mechanical instruments, circuit board or sub-systems preferred.
  • Experience with Embedded computers (win CE, XP and etc.) and computer obsolescence.
  • Medical Device background preferred
  • Visual management background
  • Experience with project leadership in managing design change activity, developing and executing supporting test verification protocols, leading technical reviews activity, and coordination with procurement and suppliers
  • Experience in dealing with design changes in a structured design control/change environment for medical devices preferred
  • Excellent communication, technical writing, and MS Office skills required (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) with attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to focus efforts, overcome obstacles, and complete key objectives.
  • Ability to work in an engineering team environment and clearly communicate technical status of assigned projects. Team-minded with ability to build excellent working relationships with suppliers and colleagues.

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, 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.


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