Staff Mechanical Engineer (Thermal) in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: BEC009705

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


The Staff Mechanical Engineer will provide technical engineering
leadership in the support of Chemistry and Immunoassay medical instrumentation during
the investigation, definition, design, development, and qualification phases.Utilizing SolidWorks CAD and design
analysis tools, the incumbent establishes mechanical engineering
specifications, identifying critical design factors and risks that meet
customer needs and regulatory requirements; designs systems and sub-systems;
conducts theoretical and empirical analyses of complex core technology or
mechanical systems; reviews overall design, specifications and experimental
designs to ensure efficacy, feasibility and compliance; participates on
multi-mechanical engineering development teams; and lead teams to improve
product designs and/or resolve issues.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plans and coordinates
    work with other groups.  Removes obstacles in order to move work forward
    and/or to get efforts back on track.  Possesses strong organizational
    and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task in
    a changing environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines
  • Provides technical
    leadership to assigned project teams within own functional area
  • Ability to work well
    individually and as part of the team
  • Written Communication -
    Demonstrates a clear command of the use of grammar; writes reports and
    technical documentation succinctly and efficiently
  • Verbal Communication -
    Clearly communicates status of projects and breaks down complex issues into
    understandable terms.  Keep verbal discussions at the appropriate level of
    detail for the audience
  • Takes action
    quickly/effectively in a fast paced environment completing tasks on-time/ high
    quality.  Possesses strong attention to detail
  • Drives down to root
    cause when investigating problems
  • Problem solving approach
    considers the entire system: “systems thinker”
  • Persistent focus on
    customer, quality and compliance; appropriately balancing all three while
    striving to achieve business objectives.

Job Requirements


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in field with 9+ years' experience; OR,
  • Master’s
    degree in field with 7+ years' experience.  

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge
    of FDA/ISO quality systems (specifically Design Controls/Product Realization) preferred or related requirements within other regulated industries
  • Understanding
    of product development and manufacturing methodologies to achieve high quality
    design (design for reliability)
  • Previous support of Chemistry and Immunoassay medical instrumentation desired
  • Medical
    device experience desired
  • Demonstrated
    skill in the areas required to perform this job:
    • Mechanical design and analysis using CAD (SolidWorks strongly
    • Strengths in thermal analysis and design
    • Design for reliability/manufacturability
    • Materials and component selection
    • Test fixture design
    • Hydro pneumatic and fluidic subsystem design
    • Characterization, verification and validation activities
    • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation Skills
    • Ability to lead projects within own functional area
    • Problem solving

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.