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Danaher Corporation Senior Mechanical / Plastics Engineer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Is your passion to design and develop new products? If so, this is a perfect role for you! As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer in R&D, you will help us grow the capability of our product development team in Indianapolis. Your initial focus will be in sample separation-based systems for life science research with opportunity to design and develop products across our broad Life Sciences platform in the future.

At Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, we are at the heart of discovery, assisting the world's life sciences professionals with solutions that simplify complex processes, automate procedures and integrate work flows to accelerate breakthroughs in scientific research, medicine and industry. By listening to our customers' needs, we develop products that fuel groundbreaking research, ensure uncompromising quality, and enable improved productivity.


  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of projects though product conception, definition, design, documentation, release to production, and sustainment.

  • Serves as a point lead for relevant product development responsibilities assigned.

  • Works across engineering fields to define product architectures and ensure consistency of common technologies.

  • Creates design concepts and/or provides review feedback to engineering for new consumables based on user needs from external customers.

  • Develops component and system tests to validate performance of mechanical components which demonstrate manufacturability, compliance with CE EMC, and environmental stress.

  • Maintains existing products as required to meet safety, reliability, and customer expectations.

  • Organizes and actively participates in design reviews and project reviews.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering

  • 5+ years of experience designing and developing products.

  • Proven experience in plastic consumables design and manufacturing required

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills inclusive of tolerance analysis.

  • Strong CAD (SolidWorks), GD&T, Automated testing, and documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with ISO quality systems related to design control and product release requirements and audits.

  • FEA experience preferred

  • Experience working with injection molding, injection and extrusion blow molding, roto-molding, thermoforming, Liquid Silicone Rubber molding, castings, and structural foam molding are desirable.

  • Knowledge of ASME dimensioning and tolerance standards.

  • Mechanical design, modeling, performance analysis, and tradeoff analysis.

  • Materials and component selection for reliability and chemical compatibility.

  • Any experience with hands-on machining and bench fabrication a plus.

  • Rapid 3D prototyping experience is a plus.

    When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

    Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.


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