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Danaher Corporation Document Control Specialist in Sunnyvale, California

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, is the leader in low-volume liquid handling for the life sciences. We use acoustic droplet ejection to provide highly accurate, fully automated, nanoliter resolution, non-contact dispensing. With the elimination of tips, the ‘touchless’ ultrasound technology in Echo® Liquid Handlers delivers dramatically higher quality data and eliminates consumable costs.

Beckman Coulter’s Echo® Liquid Handlers are used in all the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as in leading academic and research institutions worldwide. Applications include compound management, genomics, synthetic biology, proteomics, cell transfer, next generation sequencing, and precision medicine.

Beckman is currently seeking a highly motivated Document Control Specialist (Project Coordinator) to join its R&D team to support them with the creation, submission, tracking and reporting of documents, Change Orders (ECOs) and engineering purchase requisitions through all stages of the product life cycle.

Key Responsibilities:

Purchase Requisitions

  • Request quotes (RFQs) from suppliers

  • Create and Submit Engineering Purchase Requisitions

  • Track and regularly communicate the status of all orders

Change Orders

  • Work directly with Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Consumables Engineers to assist them in the Engineering Change Order (ECO) Process

  • Create and submit ECOs for new and existing parts, BOMs, documents, and products

  • Create part numbers and BOMs

  • Create spec sheets for off-the-shelf parts

  • Make drawing note redline updates using Solidworks

  • Review and/or create associated drawings, specifications, and procedures to ensure compliance with company standards

  • Assist in the writing and/or review of any kind of R&D document to ensure proper and legible formatting

  • Enter item attributes within the Change Order

  • Maintain proper revision control standards

  • Ensure all directives (such as RoHS 3) are met and documented correctly within the Change Order

  • Participate in cross-functional meetings with Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Service teams to strategize the impact and timing of Change Orders

  • Track and Report on Change Orders. Assist others with questions or issues related to the Change Order process

  • Work within the EDMS (Electronic Document Management System) to submit Quality, Project and IDP related documentation


  • Create and maintain Visual Management tools for tracking progress of documentation for all projects

  • Learn and understand Beckman’s Innovation Development Process (IDP) and associated document submission requirements for each phase

  • Participate in events (Kaizens) to help improve existing processes

  • Instruct others in the use of related software applications

  • Participate in all required corporate training

Key Qualifications:

  • AS/BS degree, or equivalent technical experience

  • 3+ Years Engineering Documentation Development and Release

  • Strong English oral and technical writing skills is a must

  • Intermediate skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Key Attributes & Skills:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with strong follow-up skills to manage multiple tasks with an ability to prioritize

  • Experience working with outside suppliers to get pricing and/or quotes, creating a purchase request and following up through delivery

  • Experience in digital records management in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment

  • Experience working with mechanical and electrical engineering documents and associated files

  • Experience with Arena (cloud-based PLM system), Oracle, Confluence is a plus

  • Experience using Solidworks to make note changes on drawings is a plus

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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.

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