Danaher Corporation Senior Technical Operations/Technical Operations Scientist in Clare, Ireland

Danaher Company Description
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.

Title: Technical Operations Scientist/Senior Technical Operations Scientist, IRIS Urine Strips. (x2) Career Band: P3/P2 depending on experience.

Department: Technical Operations
Location: Clare
Reporting to: Senior Manager Manufacturing Sciences

Role Overview:

The successful candidate will be part of the IRIS Urine Strips Technical Operations team in Clare, Ireland. The candidate will initially be required to divide their time between the Beckman Coulter sites in Marburg, Germany and Clare, Ireland, for a period of 7-10 months. They will be working with the Operations, Manufacturing Engineering and QC teams at the Marburg site to learn the various production and testing processes to transfer back to Clare.

The candidate will work closely with the Manufacturing Engineering team in Clare and equipment vendors in finalising Functional Design Specifications (FDS) and assisting with the execution of validation activities at the vendor site (FAT) and the Clare site (SAT).

The candidate will be required to review specific critical production processes, i.e. Impregnation and Lamination, to initiate and execute characterisation studies to establish robust manufacturing parameters for use of the new equipment in Clare prior to validation and production start-up.

The Technical Operations Scientist will work closely with cross functional teams within the Clare facility and sites in Germany and US on establishing IRIS Urine Strip production and manufacturing in Clare, ensuring the products are robust and meet the expectations of our customers and our global support organisations.

The successful candidate will perform a critical role ensuring supply of safe, reliable and effective diagnostic products to our customer, compliance of the product to product design, transferring knowledge of the current product design elements from the Design Centre into the Clare manufacturing facility. Establish inspection, in process testing and release criteria, updating and maintaining technical documentation, and completing timely investigations to support manufacturing or validation activities.

Participate in Kaizen events (i.e. VPM, SW, 3P, 4E, VSM, TPI etc) to aid in operator safety, project activities and improve production performance.

To be successful in this position the candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • Scientific/Engineering background one of more of the following disciplines:

    o Biochemistry/Clinical Chemistry o / In Vitro / Diagnostics / Point of Care testing. o Process Engineering o Mechanical Engineering

  • Understanding of equipment and process validation.

  • Proven Troubleshooting ability
  • Ability to leverage critical thinking skills to solve complex challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills
  • Ability to teach system concepts to a broad audience
  • Active listening skills
  • Objectivity when analysing situations
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks


/ Education and Experience Requirements: /

Third level qualification or higher in a Science discipline.

5 years’ relevant experience.

A good understanding of cGMP and ISO/FDA requirements is beneficial.

Ability to speak German an advantage.

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/ Travel Requirements: /

The successful candidate will be initially be requested to spend a minimum of 50% of their time in Marburg, Germany prior to production start-up in Clare.

Full support will be provided to the successful candidate during their time in Marburg.

Additional travel may be required to equipment suppliers.

Minimum Travel (10%) may be required post production start-up in Clare.

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.

Organization: Beckman Coulter - Diagnostics
Job Function: Science
Primary Location: EMEA-Western Europe-Ireland-Clare
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: BEC011196