Automation Engineer, Controls in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP001119

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).


Job Description Summary

  • Configure, program, test and troubleshoot PLC based control systems and associated components.
  • Configure, program, test and troubleshoot User Interface (UI) software for PLC based control systems.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and testing of control systems, control panels, and associated equipment. 
  • Documentation of PLC software changes and unit testing results.
  • Support, update, and troubleshoot existing systems in production.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Support for systems installation and commissioning.
  • Generate test protocols for control system used in medical manufacturing
  • Maintain vision system used in production (cognex/Keyence)
  • Maintain closed loop systems I.E (temperature controls loop, Servo motors)

Job Requirements


Minimum requirements

  • B.S in relevant engineering field
  • Minimum 3 years related experience
  • PLC program design and development with Allen-Bradley RSView, ControlLogix platform, factory talk transaction manager and associated components.
  • Industrial automation industry experience preferred
  • Medical manufacturing experience preferred
  • Hands on experience with electrical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing environment required

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 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.