Senior Automation Development Engineer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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Job ID: CEP003609

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 www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Description

Senior Automation Development Engineer

The successful candidate will use their industry experience to design and develop assembly processes for medical device manufacturing.
They will evaluate current capabilities, available technology in the industry, and product requirements to develop new and improve current assembly methods and processes, drive equipment design in a large-scale environment.
Use statistical analysis to develop assembly processes and drive continuous improvement in collaboration with a diverse and highly talented engineering team.

This is a hands-on position involving concept development, process characterization, and validation (transfer to production); must be able to interface well with other engineers, scientists and operations personnel.
Experience with automated assembly is required.
There are no direct reports to this position.
Senior Automation Development Engineer

The successful candidate will use their industry experience to design and develop assembly processes for medical device manufacturing.

They will evaluate current capabilities, available technology in the industry, and product requirements to develop new and improve current assembly methods and processes, drive equipment design in a large-scale environment.

Use statistical analysis to develop assembly processes and drive continuous improvement in collaboration with a diverse and highly talented engineering team.

This is a hands-on position involving concept development, process characterization, and validation (transfer to production); must be able to interface well with other engineers, scientists and operations personnel.

Experience with automated assembly is required.

There are no direct reports to this position.

Responsibilities:

•Design and perform process characterization studies & DOE’s to develop new and/or improve existing assembly processes.
•Design, test, and validate new automation processes and/or designs in collaboration with a diverse functional engineering team.
•Write Verification/Validation protocols (I/OQ, PQ) and related technical reports to support the transfer of processes into Production.
•Partner with cross functional teams to evaluate design and processes at concept phase and define manufacturing processes.
•Develop new and/or improved processes for parts and assemblies through the application of theoretical and practical engineering.
•Assist in failure investigations and root cause analyses as they relate to process performance.
•Use 3D CAD modeling, CAE, statistical analysis, and hands-on bench or line testing to characterize attributes, process performance, and assembly characteristics.

TRAINING RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Job Requirements



Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience
•BS in Mechanical, Plastics, or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.
•A minimum of 5+ years overall related engineering experience within medical device or a regulated industry.
•Working knowledge of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulatory requirements. Automotive, aerospace, or other regulated industry experience may be considered.
•Proven experience with DOE’s, root cause analysis, process engineering, failure investigations and automated assembly equipment.
•Experience in process development, acceptance testing and qualification of equipment.
•Excellent communication skills. Must be proficient in document preparation and editing, including detailed test planning and report writing. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Proficiency with SolidWorks, MiniTab, and Microsoft Office applications.
•Experience with creating BOMs, product specifications, and engineering drawings interpretation (GD&T).

Preferred Requirements:

Project management experience would be a plus.
Quality Management System experience 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, 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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