Optical Manufacturing Engineer, Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003193

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 www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Job Summary:

This optical manufacturing engineering position will support manufacturing and test operations for
production of diagnostic instruments. The position will perform troubleshooting and implement
changes that improve manufacturing quality and product performance, via activities such as historical
data analysis, test design, documentation, and implementation/validation of equipment and process
changes. Candidate will collaborate with development to develop and refine process and specifications
for new systems and/or identity changes to existing ones.

• Ability to analyze problems (troubleshooting, fault isolation, repair, modification, or redesign)
of company products using knowledge of engineering disciplines
• Perform root cause analysis of field and internal failures and drive the corrective action
• Define and implement performance/cost improvement opportunities
• Provide product technical expertise and support to manufacturing line
• Support prototype / production builds and resolve technical and quality issues
• Maintenance and update of product functional specifications, with supporting documentation
• Design and set up of experiments, as well as data collection and report/justification writing
• Responsible for continual maturing of test infrastructure

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• BS EE, Optical or Physics required, MS EE, Optical or Physics preferred.
• 3-5 years’ experience with test development for manufacturing
• Strong problem solving and analysis skills and ability to compile clear and complete Root
Cause Analysis documentation.
• Solid and current knowledge of optical, mechanical and/or electrical components
• Must have excellent trouble shooting and debugging skills
• SQL experience preferred
• Software development and validation experience preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
• This position requires interface throughout all levels and functions of the organization;
requires a cooperative team-balanced perspective for appropriate output and task outcome
• This position requires a strong understanding of controls and process flow
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power
Point, Visio, Project).
• Strong knowledge of statistics, Design of Experimentation (DOE), the Six Sigma method, and
Risk analysis (FMEA, Cause and Effect, Fishbone Diagram etc.).

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.