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Danaher Corporation Electrical and Safety Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, to develop rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.


The Electrical and Safety Engineer works in conjunction with the Automation Engineering team to design and develop automated assembly equipment for the high-volume production of diagnostic disposables. The engineer will lead the field labeling as well as CE certification activities, supporting Cepheid’s expansion.


  • Guidance and enforcement of National and International (CE Conformity) electrical and machine safety standards to all new equipment designed for Cepheid

  • Specify all machine electrical/ safety scope of works for internal and contracted vendor resources

  • Responsible for all manufacturing equipment for successful passing third party inspections for Field Label or CE Inspections (NFPA 791, FEB or NRTL) as part of the system qualification (IOQ)

  • Create system LOTO per OSHA requirements for new manufacturing equipment

  • Perform Machine Safety Risk Assessments per industrial standards

  • Collaborate with EH&S

  • Standardize system level, power distribution, controls, fieldbus distribution and equipment safety, applied to all in-house new equipment

  • Electrical design, testing, commissioning of controls systems, control panels and associated equipment

  • Support and troubleshoot existing systems in production

  • Specify components and suppliers

  • Participate in design reviews

  • Support for system validation and installation


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

  • Provide LOTO and QEW training to manufacturing technicians and engineers


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR

  • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, Electromagnetic Compatibility 2014/30/EU and all applicable standards and supporting annexes

  • UL508A, B/ ANSI/ SEMI S2/ OSHA and all applicable codes and standards

  • Hands-on experience in design and development of PLC based control systems for use in factory automation

  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing environment

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Must be able to work in Cleanroom environment.


  • BSc Electrical Design or equivalent and minimum of 5-year relevant electrical design experience

  • Agile PLM

  • AutoCAD Electrical (2019)

  • PLC Program Design and Development in a Rockwell environment

  • FDA Regulated Industrial Automation Industry experience preferred

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.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid