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Technical Support Engineer - Microbiology Instrumentation in Sacramento, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job ID: BEC012765

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.


The Technical Support Engineer, Microbiology Instrumentation, performs complex product support to customers remotely via telephone and e-mail and, documents the support events accordingly. This position requires occasional on-site and in-house troubleshooting for complex product issues. Engineers participate and contribute to active programs to increase customer satisfaction including: disseminating complex product knowledge and, participating on R&D project teams to drive serviceability requirements to ensure usability, serviceability and reliability of project meets customer needs. This position also supports the coordination and global infrastructure management for new product introductions as they relate to technical product support.

Primary Responsibilities

Global Field Support
  • Provides technical support, via telephone and email, for WalkAway family, autoSCAN-4, Autoplak/DxM6000, SH2000, WASP and WASPLab devices.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots basic product application and network issues.  This includes the use of related service tools such as, manuals and log analysis;
  • Develops and documents action plans for account resolutions 
  • Performs technical responsibilities of local service personnel such as, performing updates, repairs and installs of application and associated hardware.
  • Identifies and documents key and emerging field issues and creates action plans for resolution.
  • Develops new strategies for issue resolution.
  • Ensures Lessons Learned are incorporated into service documentation
  • Mentors peers (internal or external) in either classroom or field setting.  Field co-travels to receive On the Job (OJT) training.
  • Follows processes and procedures related to Microbiology products and how to properly interact with customers.
  • Critically evaluates peer performance and provides feedback to management team.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for technical content development and review of product specific curriculum
Service Documentation
  • Redlines and/or develops service/ quality documents with assistance from senior professional.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for cross functional site documents.
  • Performs service documentation approval process.
Product Support
  • Represents Global Service at cross functional meetings. Creates presentation and training materials for cross-functional team or, service team meetings
  • Identifies and prioritizes service needs (new parts, new projects,new training/support materials,etc.)
  • Develops overall project timelines and deliverables for service; provides updates to management and overall team.
Service Strategy
  • Identify, develop and implement new service tools, parts, and procedures to reduce service costs globally.  This includes issue tracking.
  • Lead cross functional teams to resolve product issues; device, software; and/or assay issues. Creates and implements service strategies for remote monitoring, tracking, and reporting.
  • Develops service strategy for new product launches and revises service strategy for on-market products.  This includes service costs analysis; parts stocking recommendations; remote diagnostics strategies; life-cycle planning; etc.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field with at least 2 years experience OR Master’s degree in technical field with previous work experience required; 
  • Candidate must be able to correctly interpret engineering documentation and apply interpretations into customer solutions
  • Able to apply knowledge of design and repair of electro-mechanical devices  and should be able to successfully apply complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to create technical documentation required

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.