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Danaher Corporation Process Technician - Injection Molding 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.

This position is part of Cepheid Diagnostics and will be located in Lodi, CA.

The position will work with all phases of the Injection Molding on production floor, (Prefer Nessie and Yushin experience) from start- up of molds, troubleshooting, set up of molds, and assist in monitoring quality. Responsible for setting and adjusting machine controls according to established window parameters while troubleshooting “Quality Issues” during production runs. Help Identified and diagnose technical issues for a quick resolution and immediate response to avoid press down time. Ensure to follow SOP and WI procedure and log in all data required for process on each lot running; as well as following all safety precautions to perform all tasks in a safe environment.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Installs molds into injection molding machines

  • Verifies existing mold setups.

  • Comply with all SOP curricula training forms from Annual Training Plan

  • Starts and maintains proven molds.

  • Maintains daily records of molding parameters.

  • Submit and monitor the molding condition table and other reports and checklist.

  • Maintains molding machines, molds and molding area in clean and orderly condition.

  • Performing process troubleshooting, part visual inspections, and various other functions to ensure part conformity and quality.

  • Performs process verifications and evaluations of molds.

  • Review, propose and implement process changes to improved production efficiency.

  • Support new project introductions activities to include:

  • Trial /Test production runs

  • Support Danaher PSP root cause analysis

  • Tool and Mold Qualifications

  • Implement and sustain Kaizen events on the floor

  • Process set up for all new molds

  • Coordinates and communicates with Shift supervisor and cross functional teams to resolve issues and improve process and efficiency.

  • Inspect and monitor process, including water temperatures, machine parameters, and material properties.

  • Attend and resolve all molding quality issues

  • Attend all quality requests from production floor that causes scrap and press down time.

Minimum Requirements:

Education or Experience (in years)

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • 5 years’ experience in an injection molding environment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Injection Molding Process from set up to start up.

  • Capable to Perform First Article and diagnose mold issues recommending repairs.

  • Knowledgeable on SOP, GMP, Agile, BMRAM, ISO, Kaizen, Six sigma, 5S, and PSP is a plus.

  • Knowledge of cleanroom medical molding practices and procedures.

  • Strong mechanical background.

  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot machines, molds, and robot setup problem issues.

  • Effective written and oral communications skills.

  • Basic computer and MS Office software skills.

  • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive our continuous improvements.

  • Capable to follow up with basic Quality procedure.

Physical Requirements / Abilities

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Proper use of basic Injection Molding Tools

  • Able to continue working standing-up for 8 hours. (with the exception of breaks and lunch)

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.

Operating Company: Cepheid