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Failure Investigation Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Lodi
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

This position will be part of the Failure Investigation Engineering Team. Each failure investigation team consists of approximately 3-7 individuals focused on diagnosing and resolving technical issues and providing technical recommendations. Issues may arise from both internal and external customers, including, but not limited to, production, customer complaints, and development. Teams typically focus on medium and high complexity issues for resolution requiring a quick turnaround time. The teams also provide key feedback to development organizations on guidelines for quality and reliability expectations.We are looking for someone who is curious, observant, and is dedicated to continuous learning in a fast-paced environment. The associate will lead and coordinate medium to large scale investigations with guidance from senior associates and management. In addition, the associate will develop expertise in risk and impact assessment and provide guidance to development and implementation teams on technical requirements and project direction. This role will develop a nuanced technical understanding of the integration of Cepheid products.In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Determine impact of failures to different areas of the business
  • Communication of results and investigation progress to management
  • Provide recommendations for investigation direction and/or countermeasures
  • Design, execute, and interpret single and double factor experimentsThe essential requirements of the job include:Education or Experience (in years):
    • Bachelor s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR
    • Master s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.Knowledge and skills:
      • Understanding of PCR and Cepheid products
      • Statistics experience, including power levels, t-test, variance, and sampling plans
      • Experience working in a laboratory
      • Physical requirements/abilities:
      • Pipetting
      • Occasional liftingOther:
        • This role requires the associate is hands-on in the laboratory, including the use of hazardous chemicals and clinical specimens.
        • It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
          • Bachelor s degree or higher in biological or engineering related discipline
          • Experience with design of experiments (DoE)
          • Experience working in a biology lab environment with clinical specimens
          • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and/or within manufacturing operations under cGMP, ISO and FDA regulationsWhen 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.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 .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 to request accommodation.If you ve ever wondered what s within you, there s no better time to find out. Associated topics: crime scene, detective, fingerprint, inspector, investigate, investigation, investigative, investigator

Keywords: Cepheid, Lodi , Failure Investigation Engineer, Other , Lodi, California

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