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Danaher Corporation Camstar Support Analyst in Newark, California


The Camstar Support Analyst is responsible for analyzing and supporting Cepheid's implementation of Siemens' Camstar Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in our Newark facility, a 24/7 manufacturing site. This requires broad end-to-end knowledge of manufacturing and system processes from different perspectives: operator, quality engineering, quality assurance, logistics, etc. The Camstar Support Analyst is part of a larger team, which is spread out over the different manufacturing sites.

The Camstar Support Analyst also works in close collaboration with the Cepheid IT and Manufacturing departments to ensure manufacturing continuity, end-user training, resolution of Camstar issues, and process improvements/updates in Camstar with minimal guidance.


  • On-site Camstar MES support point of contact. Provide or organize on time support and ticket resolution within the agreed SLA’s for the Newark site.

  • Provide guidance and support to Newark users including diagnosing, troubleshooting and resolving any Camstar MES issues that may come up.

  • Perform or assist in root cause investigations and MES changes/updates.

  • Train users on how to use Camstar MES.

  • Analyze and understand manufacturing business needs, and translate those needs into:

  • Supporting business cases

  • Software requirements and specifications for Camstar MES

  • Process modeling in Camstar

  • Reporting requirements and specifications for MES.

  • Analyze and understand business needs from an end-to-end perspective, taking into account other projects.

  • Participates in Kaizens and other process improvement activities while aligning them with the Business Solutions Roadmap.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR

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

Knowledge and skills:

  • Microsoft Office and Windows

  • ERP knowledge

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows troubleshooting

  • Able to work well with end users

  • Ability to utilize strong analytical problem-solving skills to quickly resolve issues

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to stand for several hours.

  • Must be able to see manufacturing processes up close: ability to be on the shop floor and in cleanrooms.


  • Must work well under pressure, with ambiguity and with minimal guidance.

  • Must be accurate and have strong attention to details, but also be able to see the big picture.

  • Quick learner, self-starter, able to drive projects and issues to resolutions.


  • Manufacturing Execution System experience such as Camstar.

  • Experience with SAP.

  • Working knowledge of Agile PLM or other PLM systems.

  • Experience working in a medical device manufacturing company.

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.

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