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Staff R&D Toolmaker

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

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 to:----

  • 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 essential requirements
    • Successful completion of apprentice toolmaker program or a minimum of 10--years of experience working hands-on as a tool/mold maker.
      • 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 materials/substrates.
        • Attend and collaborate in design review for molded and machined parts.
        • 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 maintaining Molds.
        • 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.
              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.

              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 to request accommodation.

              If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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