Senior Electrical Engineer in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 7/17/2019

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Job ID: BEC014635

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.


Opportunity to be a major contributor in a high functioning worldwide engineering team tasked with improving quality, performance and cost of medical diagnostic instruments and consumables. As a Staff Engineer in the Sustaining/Value Engineering Department, you will have the opportunity to use your engineering knowledge to design components and subsystems, utilize cutting edge manufacturing methods, optimize processes and apply design change principles within an FDA regulated environment. This position is targeted for an engineering graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 10 years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with at least 7 years of relevant experience. The candidate will have the opportunity to apply engineering and project management knowledge with a world class engineering staff with diverse backgrounds in Mechanical, Electrical, Systems, Biomedical, Packaging and Plastics engineering.

  • Own a portion of the Direct Material Cost Savings target within the Value Engineering team
  • Lead and manage projects at the Beckman Coulter Diagnostics Miami site for cost reduction and quality improvement with occasional guidance from Value Engineering leadership. 
  • Redesign components and subsystems in medical device instrumentation 
  • Author and own technical documentation including design change plans, verification test protocols, and verification test reports. 
  • Perform risk assessment activities such as DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Perform data analysis, summarize in report format and present to cross functional teams
  • Utilize CAD software to design components for various manufacturing products and integrate within assemblies. 
  • Execute feasibility and verification testing using test fixtures and Beckman Coulter instruments
  • Perform various design reviews for redesigned parts such as tolerance analysis, drawing reviews, GD&T, design for manufacturing, and technical peer reviews.
  • Interface with suppliers for design, specification and cost of components and manufactured parts
  • Design and build test fixtures for components such as valves, pumps, motors and gearboxes
  • Work with cross functional teams including manufacturing, quality, development and procurement
  • Follow processes and procedures to execute projects in compliance with quality and regulatory requirements within a regulated environment
  • Develop proficiency with DBS tools including Daily Management, PSP and VAVE Kaizen
  • Prioritize and manage projects as assigned by:
  • Generating support and buy-in from other individuals and/or groups as necessary to execute projects successfully
  • Communicating progress and results effectively 
  • Communication (read/write) in English needed


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 10+ years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience designing with stepper motors and Power electronics including Power Supplies
  • Prior work experience in an engineering environment within the medical device industry highly desirable

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.