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Staff Automation Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Stockton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.Learn about the which makes everything possible.The Staff Automation Engineer is responsible for the design, development, documentation, and production launch of complex, high speed assembly equipment. This equipment will be used in the high-volume production of diagnostic biomedical devices consumables. The successful candidate will be responsible for system specification, machine tooling and fixture design. Hands on and supervisory experience of automated equipment assembly, electro-mechanical equipment and mechanical design of prototype fixtures is required. Position also requires interacting with contract manufacturers for outsourced projects.This position is part of the Automation Development Engineering team and will be located in Lodi, CA. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Responsible for the design and development of automation projects including, initial concept, design requirements, system architecture, test plan, prototype fabrication testing and final production release.
  • Create detailed documentation including but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, acceptance test and validation protocols, detailed drawings, and bills of materials.
  • Selection and specification of machine components such as motors, pneumatics, conveyors, and part feeding components.
  • Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and/or strengthen safety measures.
  • Evaluate and recommend engineering changes to equipment or processes that will ensure maximum productivity.The essential requirements of the job include:
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering (or a related field) with 8+ years of experience within medical device or a regulated industry OR MS in Mechanical Engineering (or a related field) with 6+ years of experience within medical device or a regulated industry
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence.
    • Proficient in SolidWorks 2019 or later, PDM or EPDM.
    • Working knowledge and experience of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulatory requirements
    • Ability to work in clean room environment, use hand or power tools, and be able to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push.It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Prior experience working with plastic components' assembly.
      • Knowledge of PLC's and machine controls.
      • Familiar with ANSI Y14.5-2009 and proficient in the use of GD&T as it applies to machined parts.Cepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at .The salary range for this role is $120,000.00 to $160,000.00 per year. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit .Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

Keywords: Cepheid, Stockton , Staff Automation Engineer, Engineering , Stockton, California

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