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Manager, Mechanical/Automation Engineering

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 19, 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.
Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Manager, Mechanical/Automation -Engineering is responsible for leading our team of Automation Engineers focused on Continuous Improvement projects. This role presents an opportunity to set direction and guide a talented and agile team to deliver high impact projects in our fast paced growth environment as well as learn and grow while making significant contributions to business results.

This position is part of the Manufacturing Engineering organization and will be located in Sunnyvale, California. In the Manufacturing Engineering organization, our technological capability is central to producing the innovative products that save lives every day.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Develop high level plans for automation projects including system architecture, risk assessment, schedule and resource planning
Provide guidance and technical leadership to the engineering team to design and manufacture automated equipment
Create detailed documentation including but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, acceptance test and validation protocols / reports
Manage outside suppliers and contract manufacturers as needed to design and build outsourced tools
Establish good engineering /manufacturing disciplines and promote new ways of thinking that will produce best in class automation equipment
Evaluate and recommend engineering changes to equipment or processes that will ensure maximum productivity
Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485 and other applicable Quality Management System standards
Lead recruiting, retention and development initiatives for the engineering personnel

The essential requirements of the job include
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with 7 - 10 years of combined technical and people management experience, OR
Master's degree with 5 - 7 years of combined technical and people management experience
Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with automated equipment, robotics and precision mechanisms. Knowledge of PLC and machine controls is a plus
Experience in ISO13485 setting and Quality regulations environment
Proven track record of successfully driving engineering projects to meet business objectives on time and on budget
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate clear project updates on a regular basis
High degree of adaptability; creative decision-making; and technical problem-solving abilities
Proficiency with the use of SolidWorks and have a deep understanding of documentation practices

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
Medical Device or other Regulated Industry Background/Experience

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 danaherbenefitsinfo.com .
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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.
If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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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.

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