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Danaher Corporation Optical Manufacturing Engineer (Test Engineer) in Sunnyvale, California

Job Summary:

This optical manufacturing engineering position will develop, support manufacturing and test operations for production of diagnostic instruments. The position will perform troubleshooting and implement changes that improve manufacturing quality and product performance, via activities such as historical data analysis, test design, documentation, and implementation/validation of equipment and process changes. Candidate will collaborate with development to develop and refine process and specifications for new systems and/or identity changes to existing ones.


  • Design, document, and create efficient “mid-volume’ manufacturing assembly line including:

  • Workplace and flow process development

  • Specify, document, procure, qualify, and implement test fixtures.

  • Support prototype / production builds and resolve technical and quality issues

  • Provide product technical expertise and support to manufacturing line

  • Design and set up of experiments, as well as data collection and report/justification writing

  • Evaluate and select suppliers for LED and filter parts. Help resolve supplier quality issues.

  • Determine and incorporate critical feature inspection and test checkpoints into process.

  • Ability to analyze problems (troubleshooting, fault isolation, repair, modification, or redesign) of company products using knowledge of engineering disciplines

  • Perform root cause analysis of field and internal failures and drive the corrective action

  • Define and implement performance/cost improvement opportunities

  • Maintenance and update of product functional specifications, with supporting documentation

  • Responsible for continual maturing of test infrastructure

  • Must demonstrate leadership skill, drive, and self-initiative to deliver clear business outcome.


  • BS EE, Optical or Physics required, MS EE, Optical or Physics preferred.

  • 5 years’ experience with test development for manufacturing with BS or 3+ years with MS.

  • Solid and current knowledge of optical, mechanical and/or electrical components

  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills and ability to compile clear and complete Root

  • Strong knowledge of statistics, Design of Experimentation (DOE), the Six Sigma method, and Risk analysis (FMEA, Cause and Effect, Fishbone Diagram etc.).

  • Cause Analysis documentation.

  • Must have excellent trouble shooting and debugging skills

  • Experience working in environments following FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, QSR, and ISO 13485

  • SQL experience preferred

  • Software development and validation experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • This position requires interface throughout all levels and functions of the organization; requires a cooperative team-balanced perspective for appropriate output and task outcome

  • This position requires a strong understanding of controls and process flow

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project).

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