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Senior Project Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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.

The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for leading the execution of projects to implement design or process changes to improve key business metrics such as quality, cost, or supply continuity. This is a multifaceted role at the intersection of science / engineering and business. Versatility, creativity, initiative, critical thinking, and leadership abilities are essential to this role. Projects will vary; you may work with components or subassemblies of our diagnostic instrument by redesigning them or qualifying alternate vendors; or develop, validate, and implement new manufacturing processes.

For work location, the role is designated permanently as "hybrid," meaning that there will be flexibility, but the nature of the role will sometimes necessitate coming onsite.
Essential job responsibilities: Evaluate electrical, mechanical, and optical components and their manufacturing processes in the context of functional applications in Cepheid instruments and current business needs, to investigate project opportunities.
Assess feasibility from the standpoint of technical, operational and financial considerations
Lead cross functional teams for the execution of projects, including risk assessments, validation, and implementation
Be a champion for change by initiating and advocating for design or process improvements
Create project plans and timelines in collaboration with cross-functional team and deliver project status presentations
This position may require some travel under normal circumstances (not applicable during COVID / remote work scenario)
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline such as mechanical, electrical, or biomedical engineer with 5+ years of related work experience or Master's degree or Ph. D. with 3 or more years of related work experience (includes post-doctoral work in the case of candidates with Ph. D.).
Experience with instruments
Preferred requirements: Experience working in an FDA-regulated environment
Graduate level degree
Familiarity with PCR assays

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.
The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for leading the execution of projects to implement design or process changes to improve key business metrics such as quality, cost, or supply continuity. This is a multifaceted role at the intersection of science / engineering and business. Versatility, creativity, initiative, critical thinking, and leadership abilities are essential to this role. Projects will vary; you may work with components or subassemblies of our diagnostic instrument by redesigning them or qualifying alternate vendors; or develop, validate, and implement new manufacturing processes.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 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 require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by 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 here .

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Sunnyvale , Senior Project Engineer, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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