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Danaher Corporation Senior Manager, Failure Investigation - Instrument Sustaining Engineering (Relocation Assistance Available - Position Located in Sunnyvale, CA) in San Francisco, 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.

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We are looking for someone who is curious, observant, and is dedicated to continuous learning in a fast-paced environment. This is a senior level role in failure investigation, where the associate will lead large scale investigations and countermeasures. The associate will utilize systems knowledge to develop a deep understanding of the instruments, software, and consumables product lines and their integration with each other through on-the-job training and work experience.

This position is part of the instrument sustaining engineering and product transfer department and will be located in Sunnyvale.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to :

  • Distill system level knowledge into actionable activities to understand and mitigate risk

  • Analyze complex dataset s to identify trends and areas for investigation

  • Perform failure investigations elevated from production or customer field complaints

  • Design and execute experiments as part of investigations

  • Continuously document progress during investigations and prepare final reports

  • Prototype and evaluate potential mitigations and corrective actions

  • Work with cross-functional teams to implement corrective actions

  • Drive systemic investigations and continuous improvement projects to completion

  • Apply rigorous statistics methodology to guide investigations and corrective actions

  • You will be a self-starter who will be able to take initiatives, lead investigations, and drive to a clear root-cause analysis for multiple issues

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or biological related discipline

  • Minimum of 5- 6 years relevant professional experience

  • Understanding of molecular diagnostic products utilizing nucleic acid amplification tests (Ex: PCR) including system level relationship between reagents, consumable, and instrument components

    It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Ability to successfully lead multiple investigations simultaneously within short deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Excellent writing and documentation skills

  • Experience with statistical analysis and data management for large volume complex data sets

    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 80,000 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.

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Operating Company: Cepheid