Project Engineer in Lodi, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP000323

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).


This position will lead a cross-functional team through manufacturing development projects while effectively managing budgets, scope, schedule and risk; facilitate communication between the customer and different functional areas; manage relationship with the customer.


  • Coordinate, direct and lead engineering efforts to ensure optimum engineering of projects/programs to meet customer and manufacturing requirements.

  • Lead projects/programs from design, through tooling procurement and validation.

  • Create, monitor, maintain, and communicate the project scope, schedule, cost, and risks.

  • Direct and provide technical input to the project team and/or Program Manager (if applicable).

  • Create, review, and approve manufacturing documents and changes via the ECO/DCO process and route for internal customer approvals.

  • Manage multiple and concurrent projects simultaneously.

  • Implement technical solutions to meet customer, cost, quality, and delivery expectations.

  • Lead and/or co-facilitate a team through root cause analysis efforts.

  • Provide strong project management direction to development teams.

  • Facilitate project set-up and resource management.

  • Support product compliance by working with Quality to corporate quality systems, SOPs & WIs.

  • Generate inter-departmental work orders detailing tasks and instructions for completion of projects.

  • Track, schedule and coordinate Work Orders and projects through completion.

  • Assist engineering team in organizing documents and electronic files.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



  • B.S degree in engineering field with 7+ years of related experience or equiv. combination of education/experience.

  • Strong and diverse technical manufacturing skills including injection molding, tooling, materials, quality, and product design.

  • Experience with validation activities such as equipment qualification (IQ, OQ, and PQ).

  • Strong organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Leadership skills including ability to lead and coordinate efforts across multiple disciplines.

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project).

  • Ability to develop and meet project schedules and financial goals, along with contingency plans

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously.

Ability to use CAD (Solidworks) to determine if tooling, equipment and part designs meet requirements.

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.