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Equipment Maintenance Engineer (Sunday through Thursday)

Company: Cepheid
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

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 Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges. POSITION SUMMARY: The Equipment Engineer will have the responsibility to sustain, maintain and improve the equipment performance of consumables production automation equipment in a high volume manufacturing environment at the Sunnyvale factory. Role will require hands on engagement at the tool, troubleshooting mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical and automation controls and implementing solutions for chronic/systemic problems. - In addition, this role includes managing and sustaining automation equipment spare parts. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform troubleshooting and corrective maintenance on custom automation equipment
  • Execute Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks
  • Generate, write and continuously improve PM procedures
  • Implement continuous improvement projects on manufacturing automation equipment
  • Complete Engineering Change Orders (ECO) to Work Instructions, Tool (IOPQ) Protocols, Drawings and BOM lists MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience (in years): -
    • Bachelor's degree in field with 2+ years of related work experience OR
    • Master's degree in field with 1+ years of related work experience OR
    • Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience. Knowledge and skills: -
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills
      • Hands-on equipment experience with hand tools and machine shop tooling expertise
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence
      • Good Understanding of mechanical design concepts and machinery: Electrical, Mechanical, and Electromechanical schematics, motors, pumps, vacuum, and hydraulics PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
        • Plastic Injection Molding a plus
        • Knowledge and proficiency in Solidworks CAD modeling a plus
        • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
        • PLC and Control Systems The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. - They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job. 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 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 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.

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          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 to request accommodation.

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