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Danaher Corporation Automation Controls Engineer in Newark, California


  • Responsible for configuring, programing, testing and troubleshooting of manufacturing equipment (PLC based control systems and associated components: i.e. UI, Motion controllers, Robots, Heater Controllers, barcode readers vision systems, etc.),

  • Create documentation including, but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, testing protocols, installation, and service procedures

  • Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports

  • Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and strengthen safety measures

  • Perform change orders and release processes using the Agile PLM system

  • Maintain strict compliance with Cepheid’s Quality procedures

  • Introduce new manufacturing equipment in the factories and assist Manufacturing Engineering group with troubleshooting floor equipment when required


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field with minimum of 5 years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient in Allen-Bradley PLC ControlLogix Platform and development tools

  • Proficient with motion controllers and Vision Inspection Systems

  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume, automated manufacturing environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours.


  • 10% travel


  • Experience developing Medical equipment in an FDA regulated environment

  • Experience writing/executing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols

  • Experience with designing and maintaining vision system used in production (i.e. Cognex/Keyence) or Epson robots

  • Experience with designing and creating the electrical schematics (within UL/IEC compliance) required to build a high complexity automation system

  • Experience with creating equipment electrical schematics under AutoCAD Electrical

  • Experience with integrating Pilz safety PLCs into manufacturing equipment designs.

  • Experience with a variety of sensor technologies (thermal, optical, position, pressure, flow, etc.)

  • Experience using Agile PLM system

  • Experience conducting design reviews required to obtain the necessary DIR’s (Design Input Requirement) to build high complex automation equipment for all phases of the design process

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 this job.

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Operating Company: Cepheid