Staff R&D Toolmaker
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Make an immediate impact on a global scale!At Cepheid, leader in
molecular diagnostics, 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.The work we
do every day will change patient care around the world! Be inspired
knowing you're part of the team helping to diagnose the most
challenging diseases. Learn about the Danaher Business System which
makes everything possible.The Cepheid R&D Toolmaker position is
responsible for an out of the box mindset from design to
manufacture. Employing this creativity supporting Cepheid's
Innovation Core group in the development of innovative
injection-molding tools and parts in support of in vitro diagnostic
(IVD) research projects.This position is part of the Innovation
Organization and will be located in Lodi, CA. Innovation evaluates
new technologies to ensure Cepheid continues to provide best in
class diagnostics. The mission of Cepheid's R&D tooling &
molding group is to maintain Cepheid's competitive advantage in
injection molding by continuously developing, improving, and
maintaining in-house, high-quality, state-of-the-art molding
capabilities. --In this role, you will have the opportunity
- Take a hands-on, proactive role working on the shop floor,
where creativity is the most useful skill set. Deploy this asset
daily to problem solve and develop Cepheid's newest technology to
drive innovation and growth in a state-of-the-art facility.
- This R&D toolmaker role will contribute to part/tool/mold
design as a critical member of the technical team, enabling
delivery of small volume, quick-turn design iterations to support
Cepheid IVD plastics R&D projects.
- Supports the team with knowledge and processes for high-quality
molding and ensure parts & processes are designed for
manufacturability to enable accelerated commercializationThe
- Successful completion of apprentice toolmaker program or a
minimum of 10--years of experience working hands-on as a tool/mold
- Builds tools and mold components from start to finish (incl.
outside purchase of bases cavity sets, etc. as needed) via CNC
machining, EDM, and other standard & non-standard techniques.
- Setup program (MasterCAM Wire) and operate CNC equipment (Wire,
Sinker EDM, Mill)
- Setup and operate manual machining equipment.
- Measure and inspect finished electrodes and machined mold
components for accuracy during all manufacturing stages.
- Tool assembly & disassembly.
- Flexibility to work around any combinations of molded
components including LSR and non-standard
- Attend and collaborate in design review for molded and machined
- Clearly communicates and explains the most efficient method of
manufacture to others
- Suggests and test new tool and mold making equipment.
- Assesses completed jobs for improvements with necessary
personnel for future efficiency.
- Mentor apprentices in modern toolmaking practices and support
them in their daily tasks as needed.--
- Trains and guides assigned helpers as needed when repairing or
- Collaborate with processing engineers to address mold and part
issues as they arrive and suggest possible solutions.It would be a
plus if you also possess previous experience in:
- CNC programming skills (MasterCAM preferred).
- CAD software skills (SolidWorks preferred).
- Hands-on experience with standard tool making processes &
equipment, including. traditional milling/lathe, CNC milling/lathe,
wire EDM, sinker EDM, TIG welding, and grinding/polishing.
- Basic understanding of standard injection molding processes and
equipment, including knowledge of hot runner systems.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.Danaher is a global science & technology
innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex
challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. 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, and results-oriented.Danaher is committed to
competitive compensation that typically has key components
including base salary, and variable annual incentive compensation
based on personal and company performance.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.
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