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Danaher Corporation Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, California

Danaher Company Description

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for abetter wayand help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us atwww.cepheid.comor follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Job Description


  • Responsible for the mechanical design and development of automation projects including design requirements, test plans, prototype material procurement, assembly, testing and final production release

  • Contribute to the definition and design of the system architecture, ranging from simplified block diagrams, to the detailed architecture

  • Create documentation including, but not limited to, design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, assembly and service procedures

  • Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports

  • Lead own design reviews for all phases of the design process

  • Selection and specification of machine components such as motors, pneumatics, solenoids, conveyors, part feeding components and hardware

  • Ability to perform engineering calculations such as force, speed, stress & thermal analysis, etc. as relevant to the application

  • Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and/or strengthen safety measures

  • Perform change orders and release processes using Agile

  • Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485, cGMP, QSR and other applicable Quality Management System standards

  • 10% Travel


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 - 7 years of related work experience, OR

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 3 - 5 years of related work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of mechanical design experience including, but not limited to, high speed assembly tools, precision mechanism, robotics and automation

  • Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing 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 MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proficient in SolidWorks 2012 or later, PDM or EPDM preferred

  • Proficient with ANSI Y14.5-2009 and use of GD&T\

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in the Medical Device field and Quality regulations environment

  • Experience using Agile

  • Experience writing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols

  • Conceptual understanding of injection-molded plastic parts

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Organization: Cepheid

Job Function: Engineering

Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: CEP002877

Cepheid is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.