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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Equipment Technician III in Lodi, California

  • Determines the optimal manufacturing methods and processes for producing company products from start-up, building the product line, through satisfactory production. This includes analyzing engineering design documents to establish manufacturing methods and processes to manufacture a component, creating conceptual sketches and initiating the design and building of required tooling. Describes outside vendor services needed for the manufacture of a component. Establishes outsourced vendor manufacturing & quality plans. Roles that drive improvement to product cost, quality and performance by utilizing Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) methodologies should be assigned to this job family. Jobs that provide engineering technical support in this field should be assigned to this job family.

  • RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

How Can You Contribute to Improving Patient Care?

At Cepheid, Patients are our Passion. We are looking for team members who want to be part of delivering a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere.

In this role, you will support the manufacturing team to build, install, setup, document, and qualify manufacturing equipment. Must be capable of fabricating, setting up and operating automatic or semiautomatic machines and related equipment in a continuous production/processing operation.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitors meters, gauges, valves, flow ratios, temperatures, pressures, and related controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production/process specifications.

  • Follows engineering drawings, work order information, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures, SOPs, and other written and verbal specifications in the manufacturing process.

  • Installs, modifies, moves, troubleshoots, repairs and dismantles machinery and equipment according to requisition established documentation (e.g., SOPs), layout plans, blueprints or other drawings.

  • Performs the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.

  • Assembles mechanical units, fabricated parts/components and/or electrical/electronic systems to make sub-assemblies, assemblies or complete units using hand tools, power tools, jigs, fixtures and miscellaneous equipment.

  • Includes Machine Operator, Process Operations, Product Assembly, and Production Technician roles.

  • Analyze engineering design documents to establish manufacturing methods and processes to manufacture a component

  • Creating conceptual sketches and initiating the design and building of required tooling.

  • Support in any design improvements and changes to Injection Molding system in manufacturing. A background or working knowledge of medical device or injection molding is preferred.

TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES: (REQUIRED)

  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma (or equivalent experience) with 4-6 years of related work experience OR

AA or Technical Trade Degree with 2-4 years or related work experience.

  • Experience in metal fabrication.

  • Strong aptitude for math and engineering principles

  • Has basic machining and welding skills

  • Experience with Automated systems such as conveyor and vision systems.

  • Ability to read and understand part drawings and specifications

Knowledge and skills:

  • A background or working knowledge of medical device or injection molding is preferred.

  • Knowledge of CAD software preferred

  • Basic understanding of Injection Molding Machines.

  • Basic understanding of 5S and Continues Improvement principles

  • Knowledge Office software. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Good organization and documentation skills.

  • Ability to work remotely

  • Ability to identify and solve problems.

  • Have attention to detail

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

Operating Company: Cepheid

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