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Component Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 18, 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 worlds 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, were working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the worlds biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.Learn about the [Danaher Business System](https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.The Component Engineer is responsible for using the experience in consumables manufacturing to transition designs from the Concept phase through Design and Development and into Production. Through these phase gates of product development and/or new product introduction, the successful candidate will apply DFMEA, DFM, and CAE tools to develop robust component designs that encourage manufacturing efficiencies through finished device assembly. This is a hands-on position involving detailed design (3D modeling and 2D print specification), testing, prototyping and engineering support of Production; must be able to interface well with other engineers, scientists, vendors, and operations personnel. There are no direct reports to this positionThis position is part of the Component Engineering team and will be located in Sunnyvale. In this role, you will have the opportunity to: Maintain and/or improve existing consumables parts production, with an emphasis on refining part specifications, improving manufacturability, and maintaining integral product quality and performance.* Design, test, and validate new consumable designs in collaboration with multi-disciplined engineering teams.* Manage component specifications in Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure those specifications are applicable to product function and Cepheid's Quality Policy. Identify risks in the design of parts, molds, and methods associated with consumables manufacturing.* Utilize high standards for all Consumables products such that the design intent, quality expectation for patient safety, and finished medical device function are never compromised.* Assist in failure investigations and root cause analyses as they relate to consumables parts performance.* Conduct Engineering testing, first article inspections, and qualification activities. The essential requirements of the job include: * Bachelors degree with 0-2 years of related work experience. BS in Mechanical, Plastics, Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.* Fundamentals of plastics material properties, molding process development, and tooling design.* Proficiency with SolidWorks, MiniTab, and Microsoft Office applications.* Experience in fixture design* Experience with creating drawings, BOMs, product specifications, and engineering drawings.*It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:** Working knowledge of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulatory requirements for medical device industry.* Shown experience with designs for injection molding.Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether its a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at [danaherbenefitsinfo.com](https://danaherbenefitsinfo.com/).When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful *[Danaher Business System](https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/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 COVID19 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](https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters)*.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](mailto:applyassistance@danaher.com) to request accommodation.If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Mountain View , Component Engineer, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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