Production Support Coordinator in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004538

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).


  • Perform documentation reviews, material transactions and material cycle counts to ensure timely and accurate reviews and submission of device history records along with maintaining an accurate inventory. Identify and make recommendations for new procedural and process improvements. Provide leadership and support in ensuring quality, lowering cost and improving productivity in production

    • Works with SAP and other inventory management system.
    • Performs material transactions in SAP and DHR review for release in compliance with standards for good manufacturing practices.
    • Monitors and provide updates on DHR review and release priority
    • Data entry (Raw materials, IPT spreadsheet)
    • Participate in Daily Management in reporting daily metrics
    • Archiving of DHRs turned in to QA
    • Logs DHR errors and coordinate with production supervisors for the correction
    • Updates work request schedule spreadsheet for manufacturing
    • SAP transaction for Work request material used charge out
    • Performs inventory cycle count for all manufacturing
    • Monitoring of Kanban card system, which includes updating Kanban cards
    • Ensure batch records are complete and accurate.
    • Identify and eliminate sources of inefficiencies.

Job Requirements



    Education or Experience (in years): 

    • 2+ years of related experience
    • High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience
    • Experience in clean room assembly or Manufacturing in the medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in FDA audits

    Knowledge and skills: 

    • Understands GMP and Good Documentation Practice (GDP)
    • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, engineers, managers, leads and upper management.  Able to understand any given instructions and batch records written and spoken in English.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Basic Computer Skills including Microsoft Excel
    • Ability to solve basic math problems
    • Able to identify each station of the machinery
    • Able to contribute to the development of concepts and techniques

    Physical requirements/abilities: 


    • Knowledge of SAP ERP system

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.