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Danaher Corporation Senior Manufacturing Engineer 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 world’s 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.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for designing, prototyping, validating and releasing tools and fixtures that are meant for use during product/process development and manufacturing. You will set the tone for a collaborative environment that values equity of voice, inclusive behaviors and trusting teams.

This position is part of the Biochip R&D Team and will be located in Sunnyvale California with possible collaboration with other sites. We value an approachable and credible communication style and we’re proud of our efforts to keep all levels of the organization informed, engaged, and motivated. Intellectual honesty and agility, with the ability to pivot based on shifting priorities and balance multiple projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment, are key.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design tools and fixtures which meet design requirements with full understanding of manufacturing process limitations, and test method specifications.

  • Lead, initiate and implement xFMEA, design reviews, documentation and validation activities.

  • Support Technology Transfer activities, Failure Investigations, Continuous Improvement, 5S concepts towards LEAN manufacturing practices.

  • Design-in quality to maximizing yield, capacity, and capability.

  • Participate in a cross functional team.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • B.S./M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields with minimum of three years of medical or IVD device manufacturing experience

  • Proven and relevant design for manufacturing experiences that highlight Ownership in generating and documenting manufacturing test methods, software and hardware tools, fixtures design using SolidWorks as well as test method validation.

  • Ownership to providing status updates and data-driven analysis.

  • Support and partnership with major stakeholders in process development, documentation, and evaluation.

  • Generation and deep understanding of BOM, manufacturability analysis, tolerance analysis, assembly methods, design reviews.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Basic knowledge of cost reduction and yield improvement methodologies.

  • Experience with Minitab or other statistical software tools.

  • Familiarity with a programming language such as Python, C#, C++, etc.

    Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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.

The salary range for this role is $100K - $135K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting.

We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid