Danaher Corporation Diagnostic Consumables Engineer III in Sunnyvale, 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 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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The Diagnostic Consumables Engineer III will apply their experience with consumables to transform product requirements into sustainable, large-scale consumables production. Use your knowledge of mechanical design, detailed characterization of consumables, materials, automation to engineer custom solutions, improve current designs, work with vendors, and enable large scale manufacturing of consumables for the medical device industry. You will actively sustain and support re-qualifications of existing parts used in Production as needed for second sourcing.
This position is part of Cepheid Engineering team at our Sunnyvale California location.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Write verification and validation protocols and related technical reports to support the transfer of designs into Production and document status of consumables throughout a product lifecycle. Coordinate Engineering testing, first article inspections, and qualification activities for validation and verification of consumables components.
Maintain and/or improve existing consumables parts production, with an emphasis on refining part specifications, improving manufacturability, and achieving cost reductions. Proactively identify risks in the design of processes, equipment, and methods associated with consumables manufacturing and work with multi-functional team to design quality into the equipment or process design rather than relying on inspection to detect non-compliance with design or process intent.
Use statistical analysis, and hands-on bench or line testing to characterize part attributes, process performance, and assembly characteristics.
Establish working relationships with vendors for outsourcing of engineering services, equipment design, and analytical testing of consumables components.
Lead and/or assist in failure investigations and root cause analyses as they relate to consumables part performance in high-speed automation environments.
Actively participate in group meetings and be a technical point person in project teams.
The essential requirements of the job include:
BS in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level with 5 + years of related work experience
Industry experience in medical device consumables or other regulated product industry and knowledge of quality management systems (QMS) and good manufacturing practices (GMP)
Experience with failure investigations and root cause failure analysis, design control process, and basic statistical skills
Basic knowledge of Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Design of Experiments (DOE)
Ability to work cross-functionally and drive consensus
It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
Experience with plastic injection molding and part design. Experience with high volume manufacturing processes, including machining, extrusion, molding, ultrasonic welding.
Industry experience in medical device consumables
Experience in project management fundamentals
Proficiency with SolidWorks.
Basic machining skills are a plus
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 DBS 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 require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
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