Manufacturing Engineering Equipment Technician III in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004381

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).


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform troubleshooting and corrective maintenance on custom automation equipment
  • Execute Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks
  • Implement continuous improvement projects on manufacturing automation equipment
  • Complete Engineering Change Orders (ECO) to Work Instructions, Tool (IOPQ) Protocols, Drawings and BOM lists
  • Drive initiatives to improve product quality, increase part throughout, decrease equipment downtime, and strengthen safety measures
  • Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services
  • Writing and following established maintenance procedures
  • Ability to drive design changes on equipment to improve performance
  • Drive improvement of equipment metrics (MTTR and MTBF)

Job Requirements



  • PLC and Control Systems
  • Robotics / Automation
  • Vision and Laser Systems
  • Microfluidic Dispense Controls

Minimum Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of related experience or AA with 2-4 years related experience.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Good Understanding of mechanical design concepts and machinery: Electrical, Mechanical, and Electromechanical schematics, motors, pumps, vacuum, and hydraulics
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Solidworks CAD modeling a plus
  • Lean 5S Manufacturing knowledge a plus
  • Hands-on equipment experience with hand tools and machine shop tooling expertise
  • Project Management skills

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, 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.