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Danaher Corporation Production Lead in Lodi, California

Job Title: Production Lead

Job Location: Lodi Ca.

Date Written: 3/17/20

Written By: Eric Torres

GCRF Job Level: 04- Production Operations

GCRF Job Family: Manufacturing & Operations > Production Operations


  • Responsible for the production of injection molded consumables within the Lodi facility-controlled environments

  • Adherence to applicable health and safety procedures and will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

  • Trains Manufacturing Associate I, IIs and IIIs on quality, operations and safety adherence

  • Maintains safety standards, cleanroom standards, practices, and housekeeping according to Standard Operating Procedures

  • Performs periodic audits

  • Assists supervisors in the verification of Associate I Associate IIs and Associate IIIs activities

  • Ensure all functional tests and dimensional inspection are complete

  • Ensure all in-process quality control inspections are being completed

  • Troubleshoots and issues a BMRAM to resolve non-conforming product as applicable

  • Responsible for verifying the calibration of inspection equipment used

  • Coordinates breaks and lunch so that the manufacturing area maintains continuous operation without interruption

  • Verifies the daily management of scrap and reporting of production issues

  • Reports supply shortages in accordance with Kan Ban

  • Provides intermediate troubleshooting and guidance for Associates on specifications or acceptance

  • Responsible for completing necessary documentation, maintaining traceability, and escalating accordingly

  • Generates the BMRAM as necessary to resolve tooling or mold related issues

  • Assists with special projects in collaboration with cross functional teams

  • Lead a small team to project completion

  • Perform basic leadership skills to solve problems

  • Support Supervisor in managing day to day operation

  • Assist in SOP/WI creation as needed

  • Perform & audit safety processes & protocol as needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience with minimum of 3-4-years experience as a Manufacturing Associate, Quality Control role OR

  • AA Degree or higher in related field

Knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of Cepheid’s products and Critical to function areas

  • Understands lot closure criteria

  • Intermediate understanding of traceability and quality systems

  • Focuses efforts on achieving SMART objectives aligned to the company’s strategic imperatives

  • Accomplishes Inspection, Data, and Problem Solving

  • 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.

    Posture and Movement equal to but not less than requirement of the following:

1-2 hours

2-4 hours

4-6 hours

6-8 hours









Technical skills

  • Mechanical, Quality, and Compliance Aptitude

  • Problem Solving, Quality Data, and Mathematics

  • General computation to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of all units of measure including whole numbers, common fractions, metric measurement, decimals

  • Capable of using data to make determinations to resolve production related issues

  • Inspection and Inspection equipment

  • Basic to Intermediate computer software skills: Apple iPad equipment, Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe PDF)


  • Experience working in a clean room environment

  • Takes ownership of personal actions and outcomes; encourages and empowers others to do the same

  • Embraces change, maintains an open mind and is flexible and adaptable in the face of ambiguity and change

  • Basic to proficient Print or photo capture: Dynalite software, Micro-vu capture, Color rotation, File resolution

  • Experience using Zebra printer

  • Experience with Labor schedules

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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid