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Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Danaher
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Wondering what's within Beckman Coulter?

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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we're building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you'll see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and you'll see we are invested in you and you'll have the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful. You'll find the Danaher Business System, which makes everything possible. You'll also see a company that investors trust-our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

And no matter where you look at Beckman Coulter, at the heart of what we do, you'll witness our shared purpose-helping realize life's potential-in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.

We hope you'll see yourself here, too.

What you find at Beckman Coulter -and within yourself - might just change the world!

The Staff Manufacturing Engineer for Beckman Coulter Microbiology is responsible for developing and implementing equipment and manufacturing process improvements to achieve plant objectives for safety, quality, on-time delivery, productivity and customer satisfaction within an FDA regulated environment. This person will apply engineering knowledge and skills in a world-class organization with a diverse group of backgrounds in engineering, sciences and reagent manufacturing.

This position will be located in Sacramento, CA, as an integral part of the Manufacturing Engineering Department.

In this role, you will have the following opportunities, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate existing processes and equipment for safety, consistent product quality and cost-effectiveness. Maximize efficiency through Lean concepts: analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods, material handling and work force utilization.
  • Plan, manage and control the procurement of capital equipment, materials and services. Ensure the equipment and/or services are delivered on time, on budget, and meet all standards/specifications to ensure program success.
  • Develop programs and/or methods to optimize work in process material, reduce cycle time, limit manufacturing losses and improve throughput.
  • Identify manufacturing capability and capacity and provide guidance to facilitate production processes in accordance with strategic objectives.
  • Create process documentation, including validations, assembly drawings, work instructions, bill of materials (BOM) and routings. Conduct Process Failure Modes Effect Analysis (pFMEAs) and develop and implement countermeasures to reduce risk (e.g. control plans).
  • Determine, document and validate the proper equipment, tooling and test apparatus. Includes designing, creating drawings and bills of material.
  • Survey and identify replacement components for reliability, for reasons of obsolescence or cost reduction. Identify and contact vendors. Compare technical specifications. Compile and prepare required documentation according to change control procedures.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 9+ years' experience OR Master's degree in field with 7+ years' experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 4+ years' experience
  • Must have experience with regulated environment; strong experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing multiple significant-scale projects from definition through implementation involving internal personnel and third-party contractors.
  • Must have experience in Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry.

It would be a plus if you also possess:

  • Experience in reagents/consumables manufacturing, such as filling and packaging processes of finished products.
  • Understanding of Danaher Business System/Lean/Kaizen/Value Stream Mapping/Design Change/ Visual Project Management.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, Solidworks or Inventor

Sacramento is in Central Northern California, approximately halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. As the capital of California it is home to multiple state agencies, public educational centers and museums. Sacramento is the seat of Sutter Health, UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis School of Medicine.

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 at We believe you'll like what you see!

At Danaher, we're driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create-and what we can become. Here, you'll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You'll work hard and try new things, with mentorship from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization.

If you'd like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog or contact one of our recruiters.

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or email to request accommodation.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Keywords: Danaher, Castro Valley , Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Other , West Sacramento, California

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