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Danaher Corporation Sr. Engineering Technician, Innovation in Sunnyvale, California

Make an immediate impact on a global scale!

At Cepheid, leader in molecular diagnostics, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications.

The work we do every day will change patient care around the world! Be inspired knowing you’re part of the team helping to diagnose the most challenging diseases. Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Sr Engineering technician is responsible the procurement and assembly of test fixtures, hardware sub-assemblies & instruments, and consumable/fluidic devices in support of engineering Innovation, Research, and Development projects.

This position is part of the Innovation Organization and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA. Innovation evaluates new technologies to ensure Cepheid continues to provide best in class diagnostics.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of laboratory experiments in addition to associated administrative tasks.

  • In this hands-on, independent bench-level role you will also work with Innovation, Engineering, Systems Integration, and other interdisciplinary groups to support experiments on various prototype instrument components/systems and fluidic consumables for in vitro diagnostic product R&D activities.

  • This highly cross-disciplinary engineering role will involve building, reworking, and de-bugging optical, mechanical, electrical, and fluidic components and will require knowledge of mechanical fabrication (injection-molding, casting, sheet metal, machining), electrical fabrication (PCBs, motors, analog and digital circuits, wiring harnesses, flex cables), optical fabrication (LEDs, laser diodes, lenses, filters) and thermal fabrication (resistive heaters, TECs, heat sinks, thermistors, thermocouples).

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Perform hardware/instrument/system fabrication and assembly activities, including modification of existing designs and occasional design of new components as required

  • Perform consumable/fluidic fabrication and assembly activities, including modification of existing designs and occasional design of new components as required

  • Perform hands-on laboratory work in both engineering/instrument labs and biology/chemistry labs to test and debug systems and components

  • Work autonomously with outside suppliers and fabricators (including other Cepheid locations/teams) to procure required components or sub-assemblies; ensure quality of the received components

  • Work independently/autonomously with little or no day-to-day supervision to execute on tasks and projects

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

  • Working knowledge of CAD/Mechanical Design (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Working knowledge of Matlab as applied to data reduction and analysis

  • Familiar with embedded systems and programming languages (i.e., Arduino, PSoC, LaunchPad, Nucleo)

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.

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, and results-oriented.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, and variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance.

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 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 202.419.7762 or 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