Sr. Equipment Engineer (Consumable MFG) in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 5/12/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP000862

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 Sr. Equipment Engineer will have the responsibility to sustain, maintain and improve the equipment performance of consumables production automation equipment in a high volume manufacturing environment at the Sunnyvale factory. Role will require hands on engagement at the tool, troubleshooting mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical and automation controls and implementing solutions for chronic/systemic problems.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
• Perform troubleshooting and corrective maintenance on custom automation equipment
• Generate and continuously improve PM procedures
• Execute PM schedules on time
• Implement continuous improvement projects on automation equipment
• Complete Engineering Change Orders (ECO) to Work Instructions, Tool Qualifications, Drawings and BOM lists
• Drive initiatives to improve product quality, increase part throughout, decrease equipment downtime, and strengthen safety measures
• Train equipment maintenance technicians
• Work with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues
• Keeps equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services
• Writing and following established maintenance procedures
• Ability to drive design changes on equipment to improve performance
• Drive improvement of equipment matrices (MTTR and MTBF)

Job Requirements



• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

Minimum Requirements:

• Excellent written and oral communications skills

• Hands-on equipment experience with hand tools and machine shop tooling expertise

• Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence

• Good Understanding of mechanical design concepts and machinery: Electrical, Mechanical, and Electromechanical schematics, motors, pumps, vacuum, and hydraulics

Preferred Qualifications:

• Plastic Injection Molding a plus

• Knowledge and proficiency in Solidworks CAD modeling a plus

• Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

• Lean 5S Manufacturing knowledge

• PLC and Control Systems

• Robotics

• Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

• Project Management skills

• Vision and Laser Systems

• Equipment retrofit upgrades and qualifications

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.