Journeyman Mold Maker II in Lodi, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 3/9/2018

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Job ID: CEP000281

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).


Journeyman Mold Maker II

Job Summary:
Lead projects to build, repair and modify high-quality injection mold tooling from complex part and mold designs. Diagnose issues that cause Molds to function poorly or cause quality issues.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Train and guide assigned helpers as needed to ensure a Safe working environment.

  • Attend kick-off meetings and provide input for design and mold build.

  • Plan and schedule jobs to meet quoted hours and delivery dates. 

  • Prepare needed prints and instructions to coordinate helpers as needed.

  • Clearly communicate to determine the most efficient method of manufacture to Engineering.

  • Complete paperwork or instructions for additional details to be performed for mold assembly.

  • Assess completed jobs for improvements with necessary personnel for future efficiency.

  • Maintain a clean work area.

  • Clean equipment and machines after use and recommend any maintenance to Shop Supervisor.

  • Work overtime or other shifts per delivery and customer requirements.

  • Additional responsibilities as may be assigned by Shop Supervisor.

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

  • Education or Experience (in years):

  • High school diploma

  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Journeyman

  • Completion of a State Approved / Formal Apprenticeship

Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of plastic injection molds and mold making practices

  • Efficient at programming and running all shop machinery (CNC machining centers, High- Speed-Milling, EDM sinker, WEDM a plus, etc.)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Computer skills, for inter-office email and job communication

  • CNC programming skills [MasterCAM is preferred]

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills on Molds

  • Ability to lead Projects to completion with timely updates on progress

  • Work cooperatively with fellow employees in a team environment

  • Thorough knowledge of inspection equipment and techniques

  • Use geometry, trigonometry, shop mathematics and calculator proficiently

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.

  • Ability to work in a clean room environment.

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.


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