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Danaher Corporation Automation Controls Engineer in Lodi, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Equipment Automation Controls Engineer works in conjunction with the entire Automation Engineering team to design, develop and commission automated assembly equipment for high-volume production of diagnostic consumables. Introducing newly built manufacturing equipment into the factory, by supporting sustaining engineers and doing knowledge transfers.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Configuring, programing, testing and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment (PLC based control systems and associated components: i.e. UI, Motion controllers, Robots, Heater Controllers, barcode readers vision systems, etc.),

  • Create documentation including, but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, testing protocols, installation, and service procedures

  • Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports

  • Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and strengthen safety measures

  • Perform change orders and release processes using the Agile PLM system

  • Maintain strict compliance with Cepheid’s Quality procedures

  • Introduce new manufacturing equipment in the factories and assist Manufacturing Engineering group with troubleshooting floor equipment when required

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

  • Proficient in Allen-Bradley PLC ControlLogix Platform and development tools

  • Proficient with motion controllers and Vision Inspection Systems

  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume, automated manufacturing environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours.

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

  • Experience developing Medical equipment in an FDA regulated environment

  • Experience writing/executing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols

  • Experience with designing and maintaining vision system used in production (i.e. Cognex/Keyence) or Epson robots

  • Experience with designing and creating the electrical schematics (within UL/IEC compliance) required to build a high complexity automation system

  • Experience with creating equipment electrical schematics under AutoCAD Electrical

  • Experience with integrating Pilz safety PLCs into manufacturing equipment designs.

  • Experience with a variety of sensor technologies (thermal, optical, position, pressure, flow, etc.)

  • Experience using Agile PLM system

  • Experience conducting design reviews required to obtain the necessary DIR’s (Design Input Requirement) to build high complex automation equipment for all phases of the design process

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com .

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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