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Danaher Corporation Senior Sustaining Engineer in Sacramento, California

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And no matter where you look at Danaher, 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.

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What you find at Danaher—and within yourself— might just change the world!

The Senior Sustaining Engineer for Beckman Coulter Microbiology is responsible for implementing cost-saving and continuous improvement projects within an FDA-regulated environment. This person will apply engineering and project management knowledge in a world-class organization with a diverse group of associates with backgrounds in engineering, sciences, and reagent manufacturing.

This position will be located in Sacramento, CA, as an integral part of the Manufacturing Engineering Department. This role is tasked with improving quality, performance, and cost of medical diagnostic consumables.

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

  • Use the Danaher Business Systems (DBS) to lead projects, problem solve, identify product quality improvements, manufacturing process improvements and direct material cost savings.

  • Identify, evaluate, analyze, and make recommendations on products, designs, and cost improvements to improve the competitive edge of the company. Recognize project dependencies and optimizes resources. Own Value Engineering Project Funnel.

  • Prepare, execute, and report on engineering studies as well as Installation Qualification, Operation Qualification, and Process Qualifications for new components Validation.

  • Lead cross-functional team through the post-launch Design Change process per Beckman procedures.

  • Prepare or revise manufacturing operating procedures and specifications to accommodate new product line implementation or changes to current manufacturing process.

  • Write machine requirements specifications for capital equipment, work with quality, manufacturing and engineering teams to reach agreement on the requirements of equipment.

  • Work with independent machine builders through conceptual design, quoting, design-review, machine build, acceptance and installation to ensure plant requirements are met.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or equivalent with 5+ years’ experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years’ experience OR Doctoral degree

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical, Microbiology, or Medical Device Industry.

  • Strong proven experience with devising and executing engineering studies, statistical data analysis, risk management, documentation, and formal engineering/product development process.

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 Visual Project Management, Value Stream Mapping, and Design Change.

  • Understanding of Danaher Business System/Lean/Kaizen/Value Stream Mapping/Design Change

  • Experience with qualification of raw material changes within the medical device industry.

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, a Danaher company, 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, paid time off, or 401K savings plans our programs give to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com. We believe you’ll like what you see.

At Beckman Coulter, 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 with guidance from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization. As part of the Danaher team of 67,000 associates across the globe, your possibilities for growth and development are unparalleled.

We believe that creativity and innovation thrive when the most diverse set of voices are heard, and that’s why we’re taking concrete steps to ensure that we’re fostering an inclusive and engaging workplace. If you’d like to learn more, read stories from our associates on our Careers Blog (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/blog) or contact one of our recruiters.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us 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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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