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Danaher Corporation Sr. Supplier Development Engineer - Plastics 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 Supplier Development Engineer – Plastics will be collaborating with Plastics Injection molding suppliers and internal teams such as engineering, operations, and quality. The ideal candidate for this role would be someone with experience in Injection molding (preferably Tooling) as well as possess soft skills to effectively collaborate with multiple functions and business acuity to understand the financial impact of improvement projects.

This position is part of the global supply chain organization and specifically within supplier development group. The individual in this role will be collaborating with Plastics Injection molding suppliers and internal teams such as engineering, operations, and quality and will be located in Sunnyvale.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate technical capabilities at supplier sites and qualify suppliers based on selection criteria and provide feedback and update internal supplier selection and qualification processes

  • Identify, quantify, prioritize, and drive supplier improvement projects; Use data analytics to make recommendations and drive VAVE projects (Quality, Cost, Efficiency)

  • Responsible for reviewing tool health, spares, and making recommendations on required repairs/refurbishment

  • Establish, track, and trend key supplier performance metrics - OEE, FPY, Tool Availability, and SPC

  • Review, initiate and represent supplier recommended design changes to internal engineering teams while also executing Engineering change orders to suppliers

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (or relevant field) with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree with 3+ years of related work experience

  • Demonstrated technical and analytical ability with a high degree of professional acuity

  • Demonstrated experience in Injection molding & tooling development

  • Ability to read 2D drawings with GD&T and work with CAD (preferably Solid Works)

  • Demonstrated experience with equipment selection, operation, and processing

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

  • APICs certification

  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Agile, and SAP

  • Ability to read and interpret product Bill of Materials (BOM's)

    Other:

  • Ability to work at Supplier sites and office environment

  • Some travel domestically and internationally is required (25%)

  • Must be willing and able to travel to supplier locations – primarily regionally located

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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