ME Technician I in Lodi, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP000485

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).


Responsible for safely setting up and operating injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment to mold plastic injection molded products. Tends to injection molding machines that process plastic resin to form plastic products.


  • Lifts and installs specified molds into molding machines. Bolts molds in position, adjusts mold height and sets ejector stroke.

  • Removes molds from molding machines when run is completed and moves to storage.

  • Connects hoses and sets valves to regulate flow of water circulating through the mold to control temperature of molds. Inspects hoses for wear, replaces as needed.

  • Adjusts controls on molding machine to control temperature, pressure and cycle time.

  • Removes product from molding machines, de-gates the product from the runner if needed, inspects product for defects and packages the product per instructions.

  • Loads feeding hoppers and dryers with plastic resin.

  • Inspects parts produced from the molding operation, completes inspection reports.

  • Sets up equipment, as necessary, for the performing of secondary operations.

  • Maintaining cleanliness and safety of the work area.

  • Assists in the transportation and installation and setup of molds in molding machines.

  • Restart press for Production when needed.

  • Backup Production Operations when needed.

Job Requirements


Education or Experience (in years): 

  • High school diploma and/or GED; equivalent work experience may be accepted.

  • Two years of experience in a Manufacturing Environment.
Knowledge and skills: 

  • Forklift certification.

  • Loading and securing heavy items for transport with the company truck.

  • Lift molds and install in molding machines, using cranes and hoists.

  • Some experience in operating manufacturing and packaging equipment.

  • The ability to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through verbal and/or written format is required.

  • Proper use of basic hand tools.

Physical requirements/abilities: 
Ability to lift 50 lbs.

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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