Production Test Technician I (Grave) in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP002276

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).


Sets up and operates automatic or semiautomatic machines and related equipment in a continuous production/processing operation. Monitors meters, gauges, valves, flow ratios, temperatures, pressures, and related controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production/process specifications. Follows engineering drawings, work order information, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures, SOPs, and other written and verbal specifications in the manufacturing process. Installs, modifies, moves, troubleshoots, repairs and dismantles machinery and equipment according to requisition established documentation (e.g., SOPs), layout plans, blueprints or other drawings. Performs the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies. Assembles mechanical units, fabricated parts/components and/or electrical/electronic systems to make sub-assemblies, assemblies or complete units using hand tools, power tools, jigs, fixtures and miscellaneous equipment. Includes Machine Operator, Process Operations, Product Assembly, and Production Technician roles.
    • Responsible for performing in process PCR testing of products throughout the Manufacturing process.
    • Assists in developing methods and procedures to conduct in-process bio testing during the manufacturing process.
    • Works with other departments such as engineering, product transfer and planning in conducting experiments.
    • Need to follow established documentation outlining the process and test requirements to manufacture PCR based products in compliance with standards for GMPs. Other duties as assigned.

    • Must Be Proficiently Performing basic level of Production Testing.

Job Requirements


  • Education or Experience (in years): 1-2 years
    • Bachelor Degree or Equivalent

    Knowledge and skills:
    Acquire Job Skills and Learns Company Policies Along with Procedures to Complete Daily Tasks.
    - Must Know How to Follow Control Environment Procedures.
    - Able to Follow Documented Procedures (Filling Out DHR, Reading and Understanding Instructions from WR, PDR and NCR).
    - Prepare Materials for the Specific Product Testing.
    - Clean and Maintain Equipment and Work Area.
    - Maintain Quality and Safety.
    - Work Under Minimum Supervision.
    - Basic Computer Skills.
    - Basic Math Calculation/Conversion
    - Detail Oriented.
    - Demonstrate GMP and GDP
    - Safety Observation and Report.
    - Beginner Knowledge of testing Software

    Physical requirements/abilities:
    • Must be able to lift up to 35LBS

    • Must Be a Team Player. Able to demonstrate willingness to provide assistance to co-workers.
    • Must Be Able to clearly and effectively communicate with Peers, Leads, Supervisors and Managers.
    • Able to Understand Work Instructions.
    • Email Test Results Timely and Appropriately.

    • 1-2 year Basic Laboratory Experience, Laboratory Supplies, Medical Equipment Preferred

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.