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Reagent Manufacturing Technician in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003699

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).


The position will be working in a chemical lab that manufactures liquid reagents in bulk quantities. Responsible for the overall operation of the bulk lab throughout the shift and ensure that all activities are compliant with the company’s Quality, Safety and departmental policies and standards.

• Formulate bulk liquid reagents following standard operating procedures
• Perform line clearance and line set-up
• Monitor machine problems and informs the Supervisors and Leads of any issues
• Work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow all Safety policies to ensure zero incidents in the lab
• Recommend or suggest improvement ideas in the lab that will positively affect production efficiency, Quality and Safety compliance
• Recognize minor issues from the equipment, and any affiliated documentation.
• Recognize minor issues and defects and completes necessary documentation and escalates accordingly
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
• Maintain cleanroom standards, practices, and housekeeping according to Standard Operating Procedures
• Must be flexible with the work schedule – modified shift times, overtime and working weekends

Job Requirements


Education or Experience (in years):
• High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience
• 1-2 years working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
• Knowledge of GMP/ISO regulated manufacturing standards

Knowledge and skills:
• Must be able to follow cGMP and cGLPs and be familiar with FDA/ISO standards
• Must be able to follow direction, able to understand SOPs and demonstrate understanding through speech and/or written form
• Requires thorough understanding of cCMP's and regulations applicable to the FDA
• Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Physical requirements/abilities:
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Ability to transport heavy materials ranging from 20-100 lbs with the appropriate machine or equipment assist
• Ability to work in a clean room environment

• Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science
• Minimum of 2 years of medical equipment experience
• Minimum of 2 years of working in a GMP/ISO manufacturing environment

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.
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.