Systems Engineer I

Danaher   •  

Miami, FL

Less than 5 years

Posted 239 days ago

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Job ID: BEC008925

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.

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    • Supports all engineering activities related to product and process development during project phases in accordance with design controls.

    • System/Mechanical design, modeling, analysis, and review.

    • Defines new product architecture. Performs feasibility studies and analyze performance.

    • Supports and actively participates during project phase reviews, Risk analysis, DFMEA, PFMEA.

    • Executes studies, performs calculations and engineering analyses (tolerance analysis, stress analysis, flow analysis) and generates drawings and graphical representations necessary to define the new concepts developed. Performs consumables and hardware component assembly activities.

    • Supports R&D team in order to sustain existing products per program and resource needs.

    • Drafts, enhances, and finalizes the system integration plan at various prototype stages.

    • Performs, assembles, aligns and adjusts optical, mechanical and fluidic systems.

    • Performs, assembles and installs sub-assemblies and performs functional tests, sub-assembly tests, and post-integration system level tests.

    • Performs troubleshooting, diagnoses and resolves problems to component, module level, or system level.

    • Optimizes system (functional, workflow and analytical) performance for prototype instruments.

    • Works independently in a cross-disciplinary environment to plan and execute experiments using specialized test equipment and performs experimental data analysis.

    • Contributes to the design and development of test methods and test protocols.

    • Prepares and presents study reports.

    • Performs lab and office administrative tasks, including test material acquisition, equipment acquisition, and lab organization.

    • Facilitates technical problem solving and troubleshooting through proposed experimentation and alternate designs/approach.

    • Executes required testing for technical feasibility, D&D, verification and validation.

    • Follows GLP and GMP when executing lab/administrative work.

    • Ensures all laboratory work is documented in compliance with company policies and regulatory bodies.

    • Communicates effectively across organizational functions.

    • Complies with all Quality requirements in a FDA-regulated environment.

    • Understands Danaher Business System tools and applies to day-to-day work.

  • Ensures compliance to organizational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.


  • BS in Engineering with a minimum of 0-2+ years, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.

    • Knowledge and experience in Flow Cytometry and microfluidics – highly desired.

    • Prior R&D and/or engineering experience in urinalysis, hematology, immunoassay, and clinical chemistry, a plus.

    • Familiar with micro-controller based automation control design.

    • Experience in designing and/or integrating with large, complex medical, IVD, and/or analytical instruments – highly desired.

    • Very strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability to interface with internal and external stakeholders in a highly dynamic environment.

    • Deep understanding of customer requirements, product development requirements, tolerance analysis, risk analysis, FMEA, and quality systems.

    • Familiarity of configuration controls, especially at new product development stages.

    • Prior experience in system reliability improvement a plus.

    • Experience in firmware coding a plus.

    • Proficient engineering laboratory skills.

    • Basic biology laboratory skills, including pipetting.

    • Basic statistics knowledge, including proficiency in the use of Excel for data analysis and presentation.

    • Comfortable operating sophisticated computer and instrumentation equipment/hardware.

    • Detail-oriented, proactive, and driven.

    • Must be able to perform routine laboratory tasks with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to work independently and on cross-functional teams with development groups at other facilities as well as take work direction and follow procedures.

  • Ability to travel as needed.