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Production Data Associate Engineer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003396

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 Description Summary
    The Statistical Process Trending (SPT) group within Technical Operations supports Cepheid’s goal for data-driven decision-making within Global Operations. The SPT group develops and champions process trending tools throughout the company. The Production Data Associate Engineer will engage in the routine operation/maintenance of the SPT program and the continuous improvement/expansion of the program.
  • Job Description


    • Ensure the functioning of the SPT program, including training and responding to help requests.
    • Conduct reviews of SPT events in a timely fashion.
    • Review current SPT charts and limits.
    • Devise and execute on activities to improve, expand, and promote the SPT program.
    • Help draft documents and manage information associated with the SPT program.
    • Perform data analysis in support of production and Technical Operations (i.e., Assay Support and Process Engineering).
    • Engage in activities to monitor the status and value of the SPT program to ensure the production of quality products.

Job Requirements



Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in field with 2+ years of related work experience OR
  • Master’s degree in field with 0-1 year of related work experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional and international colleagues.
  • Ability to solve problems by leveraging existing solutions and balancing analytics with practicality.
  • Driven to professional development with a strong desire to learn new skills.
  • Confidence working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft suite of software tools (e.g., Word and Excel).
  • Passion over data, statistics, and analytics.
  • Experience and comfort working in a GMP and FDA-regulated environment.

Primary Work Hours:

  • 2nd or 3rd shift
  • Weekends and/or holidays


  • Understanding of GeneXpert assays and systems.
  • Strong working knowledge of Minitab.

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 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.
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