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Danaher Corporation Project Engineer in New York, New York

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.

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 project engineer is responsible for leading or supporting the execution of projects to implement design or process changes to improve key business metrics such as quality, cost, or supply continuity. This is a multifaceted technical role at the intersection of science / engineering and business. Versatility, creativity, initiative, critical thinking, and leadership abilities are essential to this role. Projects will vary; you may work with reagents or consumables used in our diagnostic system by qualifying new or alternate materials; or develop, validate and implement new manufacturing processes as the leader of a cross functional team.

This role affords the opportunity to achieve and be credited for quantifiable financial results and improvement of other key business metrics through execution and leadership of technical projects. There will be opportunity for growth into the leadership of more complex and demanding projects over time as the project engineer progresses in her/his skills and experience. The role will be permanently hybrid (remote / onsite) and comes with a high level of flexibility in work location, with a strong bias toward allowing the individual to work remotely if preferred at times when onsite presence is not required to perform job responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities of the job include:

  • Evaluate reagents and consumables and their manufacturing processes in the context of functional applications in Cepheid assays, to investigate project opportunities.

  • Assess feasibility from the standpoint of technical, operational and financial considerations, in collaboration with subject matter experts

  • Lead cross functional teams for the execution of simple projects, or support the management of larger, more complex programs led by Sr./Staff Project Engineers

  • Work with finance to assess project value and ROI

  • Be a champion for change by advocating for design or process improvements

  • Use data analytics to make recommendations on actions

  • Create project plans and timelines in collaboration with cross-functional team

  • Coordinate risk assessments, e.g. FMEA analyses

  • Deliver project status presentations

  • Coordinate qualification and validation activities

  • This position may require some travel under normal circumstances (not applicable during COVID travel restrictions)

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline such as chemical or biomedical engineering with 2+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree with 0-2 years of related work experience.

    The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in an FDA-regulated environment

  • Graduate level degree

  • Familiarity with PCR assays

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to think critically in finding and executing solutions to problems

  • Experience participating in technical projects with cross-functional teams

  • High level of organization and attentiveness to detail

  • High degree of professional acumen; can work well with other internal functional groups

  • Practical understanding of statistical techniques for data analysis and process control

  • Demonstrated technical and analytical ability.

  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes and controls related to area of expertise

    Physical Demands of this Position:

  • Ability to work in lab and office environments

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 require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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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