Sr. Electrical Engineer Job at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, West Sacramento, CA

  • Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
  • West Sacramento, CA

Job Description

Job Description

At first glance, you’ll see that for more than 80 years we’ve been dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and healthcare forward. Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. We’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you, providing the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges. 

The Senior Electrical Engineer for Beckman Coulter Diagnostics is responsible for sustaining existing instrumentation designs, working on next-generation analyzers, and evaluating total lab automation solutions, all critical components of a Microbiology lab and revenue enablers for our business.

This position is part of the Microbiology Business Unit located in West Sacramento, California and will be on-site at least 3 days a week. The manufacturing of the instruments is located at a Beckman Coulter facility in Miami with potential travel to site (~ 25%). At Beckman Coulter, our vision is to relentlessly reimagine healthcare, one diagnosis at a time.

You will be a part of the Hardware & Systems Engineering team and report to the Senior Manager responsible for Hardware and Systems Engineering function. If you thrive in a dynamic, agile and leadership role and want to work to build a world-class R&D organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Plan projects, design and develop electrical engineering solutions, generate necessary documentation, and perform verification of the designed component/subsystem.
  • Support the lifecycle of the existing PCBA and associated components by identifying alternatives or via redesign.
  • Support root cause analysis of failures during manufacturing of instrument or field returns
  • Support design and development of new products in the portfolio

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience OR MS degree in same field with 3+ years of relevant experience OR Doctorate degree in same field with 0+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in design, development and sustaining of complex hardware instruments with emphasis on analog and digital circuit design with signal conditioning experience
  • Experience in PCB schematic, layout, component selection, cabling, and assembly design

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Microbiology, Automated diagnostic, or life science Product Development
  • AC to DC power distribution system experience
  • Embedded software development
  • Design and support for electrical safety of a product (EMC)
  • Experience working with internal and external R&D teams
  • IVD experience, QSR/ISO regulations & standards and risk management (ISO14971) in a regulated environment.
  • Visual project management

The salary range for this role is $125,000-$135,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

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