Danaher Corporation Sr. Project Engineer, Reagents and Consumables 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 conceptualization 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 which makes everything possible.
This Sr. Project Engineer position is a technical role at the intersection of science/engineering and business. Versatility, creativity, initiative, critical thinking, and leadership skills are crucial to this role in which you will lead projects to implement design and/or process changes that improve business metrics such as quality, cost, and efficiency. Projects will vary; you may work with materials such as base chemicals, complex molecules such as enzymes or oligonucleotides, or filters and plastics used in the assay cartridge. Projects might also entail development, validation and implementation of new manufacturing processes.
This position affords the opportunity to achieve and be credited for quantifiable financial results and improvement of other key business metrics through execution and leadership of projects. Additionally, this role has the benefit of maximum flexibility in work location and can be permanently hybrid (remote / onsite), with a strong bias toward affording the opportunity to work remotely when onsite presence is not required to perform job functions.
Primary Responsibilities of the job include:
Evaluate reagents, consumables, and their manufacturing processes in the context of functional applications in Cepheid assays to see opportunities; quantify, prioritize, and drive improvement / redesign projects.
Work with finance to assess project value and return on investment and create project feasibility
Be a champion for change by advocating for design or process improvements
Use data analytics to make recommendations on actions
Advocate for projects / change implementations across technical subfunctions
Build and lead multi-functional teams through the execution of technical projects
Create project plans and timelines
Proactively identify and mitigate potential roadblocks or causes of delays
Lead / direct risk assessments, e.g. FMEA analyses
Lead the design and execution of feasibility studies for new designs / materials / processes
Prepare and present / lead design reviews
Drive qualification and validation activities
This position will require some travel (5-10% maximum), including international travel once pandemic conditions allow
Required Skills and Competencies
Degree in a Life Science or Engineering Field with the corresponding level of experience: B.S. with ≥5 years, M.S. or Ph.D. with ≥3 years
Understanding of PCR and molecular diagnostic assays
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Ability to think critically and act independently in finding and implementing solutions to complex problems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience planning and completing projects with multi-function teams
Highly organization and attentiveness to detail
High degree of professional savvy; can work well with other internal functional groups and external suppliers
Demonstrated technical and analytical ability.
Understanding of manufacturing processes and controls related to area of expertise
The essential requirements of the job include:
Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Program Management with demonstrated ability or Masters Degree with seven years of confirmed experience
Confirmed ability in process management in service operation
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience working in an FDA-regulated environment
Graduate level degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, or biomedical engineering
Experience with PCR and Molecular Diagnostic Assays
Programming skills; familiarity with programming languages such as Python
Physical Demands of this Position:
Willingness to work in BSL lab
Ability to work onsite when needed in an office environment (however this role affords a high level of flexibility and will be hybrid remote / onsite)
BSL lab access depends upon Hepatitis B vaccination; it is required to either provide documented evidence of vaccination or willing and able to be vaccinated
Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that make valuable contributions 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 experience new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful company 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
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