Danaher - Miami, FL

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OPCO Description

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs.


The Mechanical Engineering Student Intern supports the R&D mechanical

engineering function by designing components and systems modules using

mechanical design CAD tools; performing theoretical mechanical analysis - also

using CAD tools; they perform empirical analysis, interpreting and evaluating

experimental data to formulate conclusions; document and communicate designs and

specifications. Further, they may fabricate breadboards and prototypes; develop

test plans, test specifications and design verification experiments, and

participate on multi-mechanical engineering development teams. Product embodies

various types of medical instrumentation including mechanical

superstructure/frame, mechanisms, pneumatic and fluidic subsystems and

components, as well as electronic/digital components, subassembly, sub-systems

and peripherals, and user-facing panels and controls.

The Mechanical Engineering Student Intern also supports the critical Quality

& Regulatory compliance mandates of an FDA medical device manufacturer,

which may include: adherence to specific procedures, policies, and guidelines,

product hazard risk assessment, assisting with technical investigation of

customer complaints, root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions,

verification of design requirements, design/product validation – as well as

documentation of the above.


Qualified individuals must be a junior or senior enrolled in an accredited

college or university program leading to a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering

or related field, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The key competencies required of

the candidate are the basic theory and practice of mechanical

engineering and design, and applying scientific methods to experimentation and

analysis. Candidate should also have some competence in mechanical CAD tools,

with experience in either the PTC ProEngineer/Wildfire or Dessault Solid Works

series of tools preferable. Verbal and reading/writing communication skills and

ability to work in teams are required. The candidate should have the ability to

compose complete, concise, and logical written compositions in English.

Danaher Overview

Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. Our 59,000 associates around the world serve customers in more than 125 countries. In 2011, we generated $16.1 billion of revenue from five reporting segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Dental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, and Industrial Technologies.




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North America-United States-FL-Miami






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