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Automation Engineer - Mechanical

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 17, 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 which makes everything possible.The Automation Engineer Mechanical position will be responsible for specifying, designing and trouble-shooting automated assembly equipment in a team environment. This equipment will be used in the production of high-volume disposable diagnostics. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. The ability to coordinate component fabrication, prototype assembly and testing, author and execute test plans is essential.In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • 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, sensors etc.
  • Develop and or evaluate manufacturing processes and equipment for design and improvement. Apply knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with equipment vendors; soliciting observations Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering etc.
  • Assure Process and Product quality, by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and process capabilities; establishing standards; confirming manufacturing processes.
  • Maintain strict compliance with ISO 13485, cGMP, QSR and other applicable QMS standards.
  • Plan and implement Kaizen projects, 5S, and other Lean principles to drive operational improvements.The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Bachelor s degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.
    • A minimum of 3 years of mechanical design experience including but not limited to automated assembly tools, precision mechanisms, tooling and fixture design, robotics.
    • Must have a working knowledge of basic electrical circuity, PLC systems, production and manufacturing processes.
    • Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting of automated manufacturing equipmentPREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
      • Conceptual understanding of plastic injection molding process.
      • Experience in ISO 13485 and Quality regulations environment.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Proven project management skills.
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence.
      • Proficient in SolidWorks 2017 or later, PDM or EPDM preferred
      • Familiar with ANSI Y14.5-2009 and proficient in the use of GD&T as it applies to machined parts.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 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.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 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 .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.If you ve ever wondered what s within you, there s no better time to find out. Associated topics: automotive, boiler, cae, chassis, fluid, mechanism, naval, propulsion, rotordynamic, turbine

Keywords: Cepheid, Sunnyvale , Automation Engineer - Mechanical, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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