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Facilities System Technician II in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job ID: CEP002735

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 Descriptions:

The Facilities technician will be responsible for performing basic troubleshooting, maintenance, and support of the Security access control equipment, Environmental Monitoring, HVAC control systems and relevant duties as assigned. Responsibilities include installation, implementation, systems troubleshooting, tracking and reporting.


• Serves as department information resource to assist Facilities management and End Users with Facilities Systems.
• Installs and supports AMAG Symmetry software applications.
• Sets up users and security settings; researches user inquiries and new technology.
• Schedule and support repair and maintenance for all types of equipment dealing with security access entries to all Facilities Buildings.
• The technician also maintains and supports a variety of other databases including REES, VAISALA, AND DISTEC, and review alarms and investigates any recurring alarms for unusual conditions or trends.
• Troubleshoots software/hardware, database problems and provides technical support as requested; communicates with vendors to resolve issues.
• Support all department operations with deploying and monitoring effectiveness HVAC and Environmental Control and Environmental Monitoring Systems (EMS).
• Assists the Maintenance and Calibration Group with installing monitor points, step up, programming and maintenance as needed.
• Determining root cause of systems failure, takes corrective action when required and provide recommendation for improvements.
• Work closely with Facilities, IT, Production, R&D and Quality department.

Job Requirements


Requirements – Skills and Ability:

• A high school diploma, or equivalent, is required
• A minimum of 5 years of experience with standard software applications with advanced skill in database applications, hardware, and networking or equivalent is required.
• Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
• Knowledge of Environmental Monitoring systems as relates to manufacturing environment is a plus.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of industrial maintenance or computer-integrated manufacturing
• Excellent workmanship standards are essential.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• 3 years of GMP environment experience, is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Clean DMV history.
• Ability and willingness to travel on work assignments.
• Ability to lift up to 60 pounds.
• Able to climb ladders and work above ceilings.
• Ability to work on roof tops.

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.