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Danaher Corporation Automation Engineering Electrical Technician in Sunnyvale, California


The Electrical Technician is responsible for the assembly and integration of electrical/power distribution cabinets, HMI’s and various cable assemblies on various automation equipment. This position includes trouble shooting and repair of these assemblies on equipment that has already been released to production.


  • Modification of steel, fiberglass and plastic enclosures utilizing drills, various saws and cut-off wheels. (Includes deburr and touch-up)

  • Drilling and taping of holes

  • Ability to safely and properly use power and hand tooling

  • Panel layout and mounting of electrical components

  • Wiring of power distribution systems

  • Wire and cable stripping, crimping and connector installation

  • Work with Engineering for red Lining of BOM’s and electrical schematics as necessary

  • Labeling of all wires, terminal blocks and various components

  • Working with Engineering to team to improve manufacturability of designs

  • Expediting material shortages to ensure project timelines are met

  • Providing hands on training to associates for proper tooling use and assembly techniques


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 2-4 years of related work experience OR

  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 1-2 years of work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient use of Word, excel and PowerPoint

  • Understanding of UL508A standards

  • Ability to read electrical schematics

  • Ability to decipher mechanical/engineering drawings

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours.

  • Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

  • Be able to stand for 8 hours

  • Must be available for Overtime (nights and weekends)


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years of electro-mechanical assembly experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience

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.

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