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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: November 14, 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.Position summary:The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the design, development, launch and documentation of complex, high speed assembly equipment used for the production of medical diagnostic disposables. The successful candidate will be responsible for system specification, machine tooling and fixture design, as well as continuous improvement efforts on existing machines to improve reliability, throughput, uptime and safety. Hands-on experience of automated equipment assembly, electro-mechanical equipment and mechanical prototype fixtures is required. The position also requires interacting with contract manufacturers for outsourced projects.Essential job responsibilities:Mechanical design and development of automation projects including design requirements, test plans, prototype material procurement, assembly, testing and final production releaseContribute to the definition and design of the system architecture, ranging from simplified block diagrams, to the detailed architectureDocument design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, assembly and service procedures. Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reportsLead own design reviews for all phases of the design processSelection and specification of machine components such as motors, pneumatics, solenoids, conveyors, part feeding components and hardwareAbility to perform engineering calculations such as force, speed, stress & thermal analysis, etc. as relevant to the applicationModify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and/or strengthen safety measures. Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485, cGMP, QSR and other applicable Quality Management System standards10% TravelMinimum requirements:Education and Experience (in years):Bachelor's degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience ORMaster's degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience ORDoctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.Knowledge and skills:Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in an automated manufacturing environmentProven project management skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presenceProficient in SolidWorks 2012 or later, PDM or EPDM preferredProficient with ANSI Y14.5-2009 and use of GD&TPreferred requirements:Minimum 2 years of mechanical design experience including, but not limited to, high speed assembly tools, precision mechanism, robotics and automationExperience in the Medical Device field and Quality regulations environmentExperience writing IQ, OQ, and PQ ProtocolsConceptual understanding of injection-molded plastic partsThe statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.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.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.At Danaher, 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.If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Lodi , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Lodi, California

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