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Danaher Corporation Test Technician 3 in San Jose, California

The Test Technician will need to assemble and test optical and electromechanical instruments in a team environment. Technicians are accountable for product quality, on time delivery, and all compliance requirements. This role reports to the Production Manager and will work with Engineering during pilot production to develop manufacturing processes. Great opportunity to learn a diverse set of instruments, improve problem solving skills and learn the Danaher Business System (DBS), and industry leading set of lean manufacturing tools.


  • Assemble, align, and test optical and electro-mechanical assemblies and instruments

  • Troubleshoot production issues in a manufacturing environment down to the component level

  • Report out daily to management on all cell activities

  • Identify quality issues and support the engineering team to drive to root cause and counter-measures

  • Complete instruments and orders on-time

  • Create and update standard work instructions


  • Minimum of A.S. degree in Electronics or related technical field. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in the test and production of electromechanical and optical instrumentation

  • Excellent technical troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including written and oral communication

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing environment

  • Oracle experience a plus

Key personal characteristics

  • Strong focus and pride on quality of work

  • Results oriented – has track record for delivering and sustaining results

  • Stretch oriented – embraces and thrives on challenge

  • Continuous improvement oriented – participates in Kaizens, has familiarity with lean principles and how to apply them to value streams

  • Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency to satisfy customer needs

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 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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.