Danaher Corporation Sr. Manager, Molding Research and Development in Stockton, California
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Be a technical lead with subject matter expertise for the design and development of world class injection molding concepts (hardware and software) for high-volume consumable plastic components for medical device manufacturing.
Work with manufacturing and management to identify opportunities for new molding technology, automation, and robotics to reduce COGS and improve quality.
Proactively identify risks in the design of parts, molds, and methods associated with injection molded consumables.
Use CAD modeling, prototyping, molding simulation CAE data, D/PFMECA, and hands-on testing to develop and enhance molding technology, process robustness, and provide data driven technical feasibility assessments of new manufacturing concepts.
Objectively utilize statistical methods, process data, DOE, and root cause analyses to identify required improvements to injection molding tools and processes such that robust performance at high manufacturing efficiencies is enabled.
Support specification, sourcing, project management, and/or acceptance (FAT/SAT) of molding projects to support Cepheid manufactures globally.
Lead/Participate in Kaizen and structured problem-solving activities.
Determine impact of part and process changes as they relate to Cepheid business plan.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple, concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment.
Enforce high standards for all consumables products such that technical issues are resolved, and continuous improvement is relentlessly pursued.
Create, revise, update procedures/work instructions, qualification documents, and related technical reports with ability to articulate statement of work itemization to both internal and external parties.
Provide daily leadership to direct reports and cross-functional team to deliver on current projects and metrics
Leads and develop direct reports to drive their engagement and assures a constant organizational development. Maintain team goals, organizational assessments & reviews, and succession planning within a structured HR process
Ensuring goals are met in areas including cost, timing, scope, safety, quality, customer satisfaction, associate engagement, and team member performance.
Interface with senior management to communicate/ report progress and provide updates regarding the projects
TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES: (REQUIRED)
Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.
Education and Experience:
BS/MS in Mechanical, Plastics, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.
8+ years of direct related experience in large-scale, ISO regulated injection molding.
Knowledge and Skills:
Demonstrated expertise related to plastics material properties, molding process development, and tooling design, materials and manufacturing.
Working knowledge (or better) of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules, regulatory requirements, and quality management systems.
Understands Lean Manufacturing principles and structured problem-solving methodology (DMAIC, Kaizen, quality core tools, Danaher Business System, Toyota Production System, etc.)
Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the demonstrated ability to work with and lead cross-functional teams effectively; the ability to work through organizational barriers
Ability to compose and execute FAT, SAT, IQ/OQ, and PQ validation phases
Proficiency with SolidWorks, MiniTab, and Microsoft Office applications.
Experience with creating drawings, BOMs, product specifications, and engineering drawings.
- Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to work in typical office, shop floor and factory environment
MS preferred, in an engineering discipline.
Experience in medical device injection molding in ISO13485 compliant operations.
RJG certification or equivalent plastics industry formal training is strongly desired.
Expertise with in-mold sensors (e.g., RJG, Priamus), automated inspection & handling systems, closed loop work-cells, and all associated Industry 4.0 connectivity.
Expertise in multi-shot injection molding
Expertise in valve gated hot runner systems
Experience with LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) molding
PMP project management certification
Six Sigma Black Belt or equivalent.
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.
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 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.
Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
Operating Company: Cepheid