Manufacturing Engineering Equipment Technician IV in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 6/16/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003192

About Us

At Cepheid, 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. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).



  • In this role, you will be a hands-on technician in the Manufacturing Engineering Equipment Maintenance Department and will be the primary support to production in troubleshooting and resolving manufacturing equipment downtime to ensure maximum output
  • Serves as team lead to allocate work and provide subject matter guidance to more junior team members
  • You will work closely with Production and Engineering to monitor equipment status and performance
  • You will be proactive in addressing problems using the appropriate troubleshooting and repair techniques
  • You will carefully document all repairs and the appropriate adjustments made
  • In addition, you will assess the equipment’s performance and repair history and work with engineers to plan a preventative maintenance schedule as well as work on equipment upgrades as appropriate
  • Ability to train technicians
  • Experience writing maintenance procedures and reports
  • Perform equipment Installation and Operational Qualification (IQ & OQ) protocol

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 6+ years of related work experience OR AA or Technical Trade Degree with 5+ years of related work experience (4yr Bachelor's Degree preferred)
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Acts as a lead, coordinating the work of others
  • Has advanced and specialized expertise in an analytical/scientific method or operational process, typically developed through a combination of job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience
  • Completes assignments and facilitates the work activities of others; may coordinate work beyond own area.
  • Proposes and executes improvements to processes and methods
  • Works autonomously within established procedures and practices
  • Must have solid understanding of interpreting manuals and schematics and have strong knowledge in mechanical alignment and the troubleshooting of automated mechanical, electrical and pneumatic equipment
  • Must have experience working with pneumatics actuators and cylinders
  • Familiarity with electrical/electronic components, Automation, Robotics, Sensors, Fiber Optics and motors
  • Previous work experience in a Manufacturing environment; ability to repair equipment timely under pressure situations
  • Have basic knowledge working with MS Office

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can 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, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.