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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/23/2016

Bio-Rad Laboratories Benicia, CA

Benicia, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description

What you ll be doing:

* Lead the design and development of complex medical devices by leveraging knowledge and experience in Fluidics, Optics and Thermodynamics

* Create/Guide creation of CAD models, Drawings, etc.

* Provide sustaining engineering support for the BioPlex 2200 by diagnosing production issues as reported by the instrument manufacturerLead FEA analysis

* Manage SAP transactions related to sustaining engineering and new product development projects

* Support the CAPA process by leading root cause investigations into issues reported by customers

* Provide technical leadership and mentor less experienced engineers on the team

* Lead/participate in Design for Excellence (DFX) approach to Product Development

What you need for this role:

* 12+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

* Direct experience in medical device industry preferred but will consider automotive/high tech background.

* In depth knowledge and practical application of the principles of Mechanical Engineering, with emphasis on Fluidics, Optics and Thermodynamics.

* Highly experienced in system integration.

* Expert user of CAD software such as SolidWorks (preferred), ProE. Proficient in the use of FEA analysis.

* Demonstrated ability to use SAP.

* Working knowledge of Statistics and hands-on experience with DoE.

* Working knowledge of Design for Reliability (DfR) tools & techniques.

* Strong Communication, Leadership, and Computing skills.

* Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate work effort with a diverse and cross-functional team.

* Manual dexterity and ability to work in machine shop, bio-chemical lab environment.


* BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS preferred.

What s in it for you:

* Competitive pay and great benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and more

* Opportunities for training, growth, and mobility

* Stability of a profitable 60+ year old company

* Great work environment

Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.

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To all recruitment agencies: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Staffing Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


Bio-Rad Laboratories continues to play a leading role in the advancement of scientific discovery by providing a broad range of innovative products to the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad serves research and industry customers around the world through its global network of operations.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Bio Technology
1000 Alfred Nobel Drive
Hercules, CA 94547

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