Process Technician in Lodi, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Job ID: CEP004475

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 Summary:
The position will work with all phases of the Injection Molding on production floor, (Prefer Nessie and Yushin experience) from start- up of molds, troubleshooting, set up of molds, and assist in monitoring quality.

Responsible for setting and adjusting machine controls according to established window parameters while troubleshooting “Quality Issues” during production runs. Help Identified and diagnose technical issues for a quick resolution and immediate response to avoid press down time.

Ensure to follow SOP and WI procedure and log in all data require for process on each lot running; as well as following all safety precautions to perform all tasks on a safe environment.
  • Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Installs molds into injection molding machines
    • Verifies existing mold setups.
    • Comply with all SOP curricula training forms from Annual Training Plan (could have changes quarterly)
    • Starts and maintains proven molds.
    • Maintains daily records of molding parameters.
    • Submit and monitor the molding condition table and other reports and check list.
    • Maintains molding machines, molds and molding area in clean and orderly condition.
    • Performing process troubleshooting, part inspections, and various other functions to ensure part conformity and quality.
    • Performs process verifications and evaluations of molds.
    • Review, propose and implement process changes to improved production efficiency.
    • Support new project introductions activities to include:
      • Test production runs
      • Support Danaher PSP root Couse analysis
      • Tool and Mold Qualifications
      • Implement and sustain Kaizen events on the floor
      • Process set up for all new molds
    • Coordinates and communicates with Shift supervisor and cross functional teams to resolve issues and improve process and efficiency.
    • Inspect and monitor process, including water temperatures, machine parameters, and material properties.
    • Attend and resolve all molding quality issues
    • Attend all quality requests from production floor that causes scrap and press down time. (PIR)

    Job Requirements


    • Minimum Requirements:

      Education or Experience (in years)

      • High School diploma or equivalent.
      • 5 years’ experience in an injection molding environment.

      Knowledge and Skills:

      • Injection Molding Process from set up to start up.
      • Capable to Perform First Article and diagnose mold issues recommending repairs.
      • Knowledgeable on SOP, GMP, Agile, BRAM, ISO, Kaizen, Six sigma, 5S, and PSP is a plus.
      • Knowledge of cleanroom medical molding practices and procedures.
      • Several Resin (Engineering or commodity) knowledge.
      • Strong mechanical background.
      • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot machines, molds, and robot setup problem issues.
      • Effective written and oral communications skills.
      • Basic computer and MS Office software skills.
      • A team player that works with management and technicians to strive our continuous improvements.
      • Capable to follow up with basic Quality procedure.

      Physical Requirements / Abilities

      • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
      • Proper use of basic Injection Molding Tools
      • Able to continue walking from press to press for troubleshooting.

    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.