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Tooling Manager

Company: Cepheid
Location: Stockton
Posted on: November 23, 2022

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 Danaher Business System which makes everything possible. The Tooling Manager will work closely with the Cepheid Lodi Management Team to identify priorities and schedule tooling projects as well as mold maintenance and repair work through the Tooling Department. S/He will be responsible to ensure the high-quality mold manufacturing standards required by Cepheid through training, developing an efficient mold making system, utilizing industry best practices, and upholding strict quality standards. S/He will schedule all Tooling personnel, jobs, track progress and report to the Management Team in order to meet production requirements. S/He will be responsible for ensuring safety, training and scheduling of the Tooling Department staff. This position is part of the Tooling department 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:

  • Ensure a clean, safe, hazard free workplace through machine shop safety training and standard process implementation including 5S
  • Supervise all Tooling personnel, including administration of performance appraisals and disciplinary measures
  • Build and maintain a 'Kaizen' mindset of Lean/ continuous improvement utilizing DBS Tools to make frequent, incremental improvements to Tooling procedures
  • Troubleshoot mold manufacturing and production tooling problem issues to determine root cause and suggest corrective/preventive actions
  • Manage the timelines of equipment and tooling projects to completion The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Bachelor's degree with 9+ years of experience OR Master's degree with 7( years of experience
    • At least 5 years of experience in Plastic Injection Mold / Tool Making including at least 3 years in managing a team of Tooling professionals It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Strong preference for 3 or more years in Plastic Injection Mold / Tool Making including hands-on mold design, manufacturing and troubleshooting experience
      • Medical Product manufacturing experience is strongly preferred Cepheid, a Danaher 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 When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization. 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.

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        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.

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Keywords: Cepheid, Stockton , Tooling Manager, Executive , Stockton, California

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