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Danaher Corporation Student Engineer in Mount Waverley, Australia

Who we are

Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers Realize Life's Potential by solving complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. Our world class brands have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries and our technologies address a broad range of societal needs.

With more than 35 operating companies, Danaher’s globally diverse team of 69,000 associates is united by a common culture and the Danaher Business System.​ Our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 5,000% over the last 25 years. Our record of success is due, in large part, to hard work and dedication from our associates. We are counting on you to help us deliver another 25 years of outperformance!

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture.

The Role

This is a Part-time role for a student engineer supporting the Hardware Engineering team, who can contribute to Leica project teams to ensure successful project outcomes for our products.

Your key responsibilities will include, and not limited to:

  • Applying engineering methods and manufacturing process requirements to design mechanical components, mechanisms and assemblies.

  • Root cause analysis and solving technical problems with instruments in production or in the field

  • Working with other departments to design and improve new and existing products

  • Applying Leica quality process to implement changes and improvements to existing products

  • Liaising with workshop technicians and suppliers to produce mechanical prototype components

  • Constructing prototypes

  • Functional testing of products including design, construction, programming and instrumentation of test rigs

  • Sourcing and selection of suppliers of OEM components and products

  • Verifying product performance

  • Generating technical documents including design descriptions, test plans and reports

  • Identify and pursue opportunities for development

Reporting Structure

  • LBS employs a matrix organisation structure whereby the associate has two supervisors; the Program/Project manager and the line manager which in this role is the Hardware Engineering Manager.

To be successful in this opportunity, a prior experience in the following criteria would be required:

  • Degree qualified in Mechanical, Mechatronic, Materials, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent

  • Familiarity in mechanical systems and their interactions with electronics and software

  • Able to follow instruction for use of inspection and measurement tools (e.g. micrometers, verniers, multimeters, etc.)

  • Interest in mechanisms, motors, robotics, structures, heating/cooling systems, pneumatics, fluidics, materials

  • Competent with MS Office products

  • Attention to detail

  • Positive, self-motivated disposition and personal accountability

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and teamwork skills

  • Desire to improve lives

Highly Desirable:

  • Familiarity with CAD tools (NX, Solidworks,)

  • Experience in manufacturing methods

  • Experience working within a quality system

To Apply:

You must be an Australian citizen / holder of a Permanent Residency visa/ have work rights to be eligible to apply for this position.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of Leica Biosystems and its ongoing success

Applicants must submit a cover letter explaining their interest in joining Leica Biosystems and relevant experience related to this role. Applications must be submitted by close of business 30th November 2021.

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities. If you are seeking a new challenge where your performance and contribution is valued, and the role aligns with your next career move, we would love to hear from you.

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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.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.