Senior Diagnostics Consumables Engineer - Metrology in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 7/11/2018

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Job ID: CEP001361

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).


Senior Diagnostics Consumables Engineer - Metrology

The Consumables Engineering team is seeking a Senior Metrology Engineer who will apply their experience with advanced metrology techniques to develop test and measurement methods to ensure a sustainable, large-scale consumables metrology program. The successful candidate must be able to use their knowledge of mechanical design, materials, and GD&T to engineer custom solutions, improve current designs, interface with vendors, and enable large scale metrology of consumables for the medical device industry. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on individual contributor to apply measurement science to evaluate, develop and validate test/measurement systems, provide technical analysis, subject matter expertise and guidance, drive resolution of measurement challenges, and develop calibration methodologies and techniques.


This person will be responsible for ensuring high quality metrological methods are developed and sustained to support Cepheid’s growing Consumables Engineering operation.

• Drive the understanding of metrology technology to assure that our capabilities meet technical requirements, and represent the most appropriate technology available

• Develop an understanding of the metrology tools, software applications, programming, fixtures and processes to investigate root cause and troubleshoot issues

• Perform statistical analysis and provide technical evaluations, such as capability studies, correlation, off-site studies, and gauge R & R studies.

• Perform and coordinate SPC analysis

• Partnering with engineering & quality organizations to investigate and resolve process and test measurement systems

• Develop, implement, and sustain metrology documentation

• Providing key input to the global metrology strategy for Consumables Engineering

• Project management for multiple and concurrent efforts with a high degree of coordination

• Establish working relationships with vendors for outsourcing of engineering services and fabricated components

• Draft and take ownership for procedures of testing, inspection, and functional evaluation of consumables metrology techniques.

Job Requirements


Position Requirements:

• BS in Engineering or other technical discipline

• 5 to 7 years of related work experience

• Strong understanding of GD&T, Gauge R&R, TMV and statistical analysis

• Familiarity with Minitab/JMP and basic knowledge of FMEA, SPC, and DOE

• Experience with inspection and measurement techniques

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Must be proficient with standard Microsoft Office applications

• Working knowledge of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulations

• Experienced with creating drawings, BOMs, product specifications, and technical reports.

• Quality Management System experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Project management experience would be a plus.

• Basic machining skills are a plus

• Industry experience in medical device consumables

• Experience with CMM (coordinate measuring machine) or CNC (computer numerical control) equipment

• Experience with plastic injection molding and part design

• Experience in project management fundamentals

• Proficiency with SolidWorks.

• Experience with failure investigations and root cause failure analysis

• Ability to lift 10 - 20 lbs

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.