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Manufacturing Associate

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: January 7, 2022

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.
Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.
This position is part of Cepheid Diagnostics and will be located in Lodi, CA.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Set up and operate automatic or semiautomatic machines and related equipment in a continuous production/processing operation.

Monitor meters, gauges, valves, flow ratios, temperatures, pressures, and related controls and guidelines to ensure adherence to production/process specifications.

Follow engineering drawings, work order information, Manufacturing Assembly Procedures, SOPs, and other written and verbal specifications in the manufacturing process.

Install, modify, move, troubleshoot, repair and dismantle machinery and equipment according to requisition established documentation (e.g., SOPs), layout plans, blueprints or other drawings.

Perform the set-up, calibration, testing and troubleshooting of circuits, components, instruments and mechanical assemblies.

Assemble mechanical units, fabricated parts/components and/or electrical/electronic systems to make sub-assemblies, assemblies or complete units using hand tools, power tools, jigs, fixtures and miscellaneous equipment. Includes Machine Operator, Process Operations, Product Assembly, and Production Technician roles.

Identify material requirements and movements to support manufacturing associates.

Respond to any urgent or immediate needs to fulfill last minute requests.

Identify process improvement opportunities and collaborate with Supervisor to implement countermeasures.

Be responsible for the movement of empty and full totes and pallets.

Understand and follow all safety guidelines.

Ensure all presses do not run empty of material.

Understand procedure for changing out material and replenishing prior to press running dry.

Be responsible for stocking all materials needed for manufacturing associates to perform their job i.e. empty totes, bags, empty pallet, etc.

Provides and delivers materials to the line upon request.

Responsible of moving semi-finished product to Logistic warehouse.

Responsible for maintaining and tracking materials used in Kanban system.

Perform other duties as required including discarding of scrap, general housekeeping, runner clean-up, etc.

Anticipate, communicate and resolve internal and external issues that could affect the material availability.

Continuously achieve good customer service while following guidelines to support best business practices.

Train new associates on proper material movement as necessary.

The essential requirements of the job include:
0-2 year of related experience.

High School diploma/GED or equivalent experience.

Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

Understands Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP).

Experience in clean room assembly or Manufacturing in the medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be a team player and able to demonstrate willingness and ability to provide assistance to co-workers.

Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with peers, supervisors, managers and leads.

Ability to understand instructions written and spoken in English.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to pay close attention to detail.

Basic Computer Skills.

Ability to solve basic math problems

Working knowledge of SAP.

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 Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be fully 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.

Keywords: Cepheid, Lodi , Manufacturing Associate, Other , Lodi, California

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