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Danaher Corporation Equipment Service Technician in Sunnyvale, California


The Equipment Service Technician maintains the Manufacturing and Operations instrumentation at the Sunnyvale site; specifically, the GeneXpert and Infinity instruments. The responsibilities include autonomous maintenance, repair, and regular status report outs of Cepheid diagnostic equipment in a compliant manner.


  • Provide frontline support by resolving internal customers' problems and issues through technical expertise and troubleshooting.

  • Use critical thinking to resolve issues within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action to rapidly repair instrumentation.

  • Perform PMs and diagnostics to prevent and resolve instrumentation problems and implement processes to keep instrumentation in top condition.

  • Train lab personnel on proper handling of instruments to improve long-term instrument health

  • Participate in cross-functional communication with the FSE and IT teams to troubleshoot equipment issues.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 4-6 years of related work experience OR

  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 2-4 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Proficient level of computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

  • Successful candidate should have experience with electro-mechanical systems and troubleshooting of those systems

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical issues in an easy to understand manner.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Resourceful, with the ability to work independently.

  • Time management skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Decision-making, problem resolution and creative thinking skills.

  • Attention to detail

  • Work with internal customers and vendors at both a business and technical level.

  • Conduct presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or schedules.

  • Proficient in computer hardware and software repair.

  • Configure network devices and interface Cepheid product to local networks.

  • Multi-task and prioritize events and maintain composure under high levels of demand.

  • Possess excellent systematic troubleshooting skills utilizing a structured and comprehensive process to determine the root cause and implement corrective action.

  • Good communication skills

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift up to 45 lbs. to a height of 5 feet

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.

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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Operating Company: Cepheid