Danaher Corporation Senior Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design, development, launch and documentation of complex, high speed assembly equipment used for the production of medical diagnostic disposables. The successful candidate will be responsible for system specification, machine tooling and fixture design, as well as continuous improvement efforts on existing machines to improve reliability, throughput, uptime and safety. Hands-on experience of automated equipment assembly, electro-mechanical equipment and mechanical prototype fixtures is required. The position also requires interacting with contract manufacturers for outsourced projects.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Responsible for the mechanical design and development of automation projects including design requirements, test plans, prototype material procurement, assembly, testing and final production release
Contribute to the definition and design of the system architecture, ranging from simplified block diagrams, to the detailed architecture
Create documentation including, but not limited to, design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, assembly and service procedures
Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports
Lead own design reviews for all phases of the design process
Selection and specification of machine components such as motors, pneumatics, solenoids, conveyors, part feeding components and hardware
Ability to perform engineering calculations such as force, speed, stress & thermal analysis, etc. as relevant to the application
Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and/or strengthen safety measures
Perform change orders and release processes using Agile
The essential requirements of the job include:
Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR
Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR
Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience.
Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing environment
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence
Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficient in SolidWorks 2012 or later, PDM or EPDM preferred
Proficient with ANSI Y14.5-2009 and use of GD&T
Minimum 2 years of mechanical design experience including, but not limited to, high speed assembly tools, precision mechanism, robotics and automation
Experience in the Medical Device field and Quality regulations environment
Experience using Agile
Experience writing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols
Conceptual understanding of injection-molded plastic parts
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 Danaher Business System 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.
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 email@example.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
Operating Company: Cepheid