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Danaher Corporation Automation Technician I in Lodi, California


  • Study, follow and emphasize all Environmental Health and Safety and Cepheid Quality System policies and practices to ensure world-class safety, quality and compliance in all aspect activities.

  • Maintain the daily operation of manufacturing, automation, molding, and tooling equipment that are to be in compliance with Cepheid Quality System’s; regulations involving thorough a documented test, resulting in repeatable processes to assure products meet all internal and external safety and quality requirements.

  • Maintain the necessary critical spare parts components supporting equipment through Inventory Control.

  • Responds to unplanned urgent needs in having equipment repairs performed minimizing down time.

  • Follow the routine / planned Equipment Maintenance Schedule to generate work orders and track records stored as historical data for future reference.

    Records include the following :

  • Licenses

  • Inspections

  • Warrantees

  • Service Agreements

  • Calibration

    Analytical Troubleshooting ; Inspect, Diagnose and Repair mechanical and/or electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic defects / failures associated with the following:

  • Injection Molding Machines:

  • Auxiliary Equipment:

  • Hot runner controllers

  • Mold heaters

  • Material dryers

  • Hopper loading systems

    Automation systems :

  • Robotics:

  • End of Arm Tooling

  • Programmable Controller

  • Vision Systems

  • Tooling equipment:

  • EDM

  • CNC

  • Wire EDM

  • Milling Machines

  • Lathes

  • Welders

    Support the preventive maintenance program of all equipment; part repairs, replacements, for in house and outsource services and supplies.

    Teams up with and has the ability of working in an interdisciplinary environment as a contributing team member and independently on a wide variety of projects to improve performance

    equipment; Tooling, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Processing.

    Equipment Maintenance Technicians are to assure they have the necessary training and tools to perform efficiently and effectively in meeting expectations.

    Understanding daily tasks set forth for the day.

    Maintain proper documentation of all necessary procedures in performing work.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.

  • All training and qualifications are required to support project requirements.


    Minimum Education and Experience (in years ):

  • High School degree with 4-6 years of work experience.

  • Equipment Maintenance experience; specifically in Plastics Injection Molding in a high-volume manufacturing/production environment.

  • 3 years of extensive experience with troubleshooting and problem solving.

  • Lean manufacturing skills and systems development.

  • Open minded, highly flexible, can-do attitude.

  • TPM, Lean, Continuous Improvement.

    Knowledge and skills:

  • Plastic Injection Molding.

  • Medical Device Manufacturing.

  • Equipment Maintenance Technician – 5+ years.

  • Team building, communication and collaboration.

  • Reading Schematics and Diagrams.

  • Strong computer and MS Office skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Visio.

  • Familiar with inspection tools, calipers, micrometers, multimeter, microscope, etc.

  • Analytical troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic issues.

    Physical requirements/abilities :

  • Must be comfortable working in a Clean Room Environment. (gowning required).

  • Sitting at a computer workstation.

  • Must be able to stand for several hours when necessary.

  • Walking throughout the Manufacturing / Engineering / Tooling Departments to collect data.

  • Must be comfortable in speaking in a group setting / as communication is key.

  • Work may require repetitive arm/wrist motion.

  • Able to bend, stoop, and lift to 50 lbs.


  • Bachelors degree with 3-5 years of Plastics Injection Molding experience.

  • Familiar with Corrective Action and Preventative Action Procedures.

    The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for the position

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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid