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Danaher Corporation Production Engineer in Santa Ana, California

Summary:The role of the “Production Engineer” will be to provide engineering services for the manufacturing areas. The role will include evaluating current manufacturing equipment and providing recommendation to modernize equipment. Other activities would include troubleshooting production equipment, setting up Preventative Maintenance (PM) schedules, managing equipment purchases, maintenance budgets and managing controls and automation projects. The position requires knowledge or operational familiarity in hydraulics, automation, automated assembly lines, filling operations and troubleshooting and hands on skills for repair and replacement of non-functioning components”. The engineer will be responsible for the uptime tracking of the equipment and upkeep of equipment documentation.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify manufacturing equipment deficiencies and propose equipment modifications or new design

  • Improves manufacturing efficiency by analyzing workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout

  • Prepares process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Evaluate current fixtures/equipment and make recommendation to address higher productivity and ease of use (ergonomics)

  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.

  • Respond promptly to requests for equipment service

  • Provide manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future equipment requirements.

  • Track equipment uptime, repair and maintenance cost.

  • Maintain critical parts inventory

  • Work closely with Procurement and/or vendors to assure timely delivery of parts

  • Provide training and guidance to technicians regarding machine operation and maintenance

  • Perform other functions required for the development, commercialization and/or support of new products, as required

    While this role is posted in many locations it is ONLY AVAILABLE onsite at our Torrance location. Assigned to the 1st Shift you will have the option of commuting outside of rush hour traffic.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field required

  • Minimum of 3+ years' manufacturing experience

Key attributes and skills desired:

  • Experience in pneumatics, electro-mechanical and hydraulic required

  • Modeling capabilities is a plus – SolidWorks preferred

  • Experience in FMEA a plus

  • Experience in different fabrication processes including machining and injection molding

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors in an office, laboratory, or warehouse setting; wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate; higher level of noise may be prevalent in laboratories or warehouse settings. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel or work necessary overtime.

SAFETY:

Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with company and departmental safety procedures. Work may be exposed to hazards or hazardous materials requiring use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor. If there is an accident or near miss, they must report it to their supervisor immediately.

MATERIALS HANDLED:

  • Chemicals: Yes

  • Hazardous Waste: Yes

EQUIPMENT USED:

  • General personal protective equipment (gloves, lab coat, etc…)

  • Closed Toe Non-Cloth Shoes

  • Safety Glasses:

  • Safety Shoes:

WHAT WE OFFER

• Holidays – Twelve paid holidays each year

• Paid Time Off – Three weeks annually

• Paid Parental Leave

• Health Care Flexible Spending Account

• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

• Pet Insurance

• Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

• Associate Discounts

• Legal Assistance Plan

• Anniversary Bonus

• First Time Home Buyer Plan

• Employee Development Tuition Reimbursement)

GET MORE INSIGHT

• Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “Phenomenex: Our Science" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8tLAso-JpE

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.

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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