Assembler in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/12/2019

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Job ID: PAT000573

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The primary role of the Assembler I is to assemble mechanically and optical components that make up the bright field and Fluorescent scanners. 

Major Responsibilities 
  • Electro-Mechanical Assembly – Following written procedures perform all steps required to assemble Aperio ScanScopes and relate products.  Tasks include:
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Soldering of PCB Assemblies
  • Building and Routing of cable and harness assemblies
  • Building and testing of optical sub-assemblies
  • Inspection – Visual and mechanical inspection of incoming and in-process components and assemblies.
  • Computer Set-up – Load ScanScope controller with required software.
  • Prototype Assembly – Under direction of engineering, assist in the assembly of prototype systems and components.
  • Inventory Control – Participate in regular inventory cycle counting.
  • Basic Troubleshooting – Perform basic troubleshooting to determine cause of system failures during assembly.

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience 
  • High School Diploma/GED or higher.
  • Assembly experience in an electro mechanical production environment.
  • Ability to read and understand written procedures and mechanical drawings.
  • Ability to use standard mechanical assembly tools and equipment.
  • Ability to use standard mechanical inspection equipment.
  • Ability to use advanced PC software tools required to perform alignment operations.
  • Ability to identify proper focus of optical assemblies viewing through eye-piece or on computer monitor.

Desired Skills/Experience
  • Medical Device or Complex automated system manufacturing experience desirable.
  • Ability to identify product and processes issues, propose improvements and communicate those clearly to Leads, Management, QA and engineering.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • English

  • No travel is required for this position.

  • Excellent communication, teamwork and initiative skills.

Key Relationships
  • Engineering
  • Quality systems
  • purchasing

  • None needed

Physical Demands & Working Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, stand, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, use standard hand tools, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, bend, talk and hear.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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.
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