Automation Engineer

Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems

Software Engineering
Lodi, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

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.

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The Automation Engineer is responsible for the concept development, equipment design, and validation (transfer to production) of automated and semi-automated equipment. You will evaluate current capabilities, available technology in the industry, and product requirements to develop new and improve current methods and processes, drive equipment design in a large-scale environment.

This position is part of the Automation Development Department and will be located in Lodi, California. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design, test, and validate new automation equipment and/or processes in collaboration with a diverse functional engineering team.
  • Generate and sustain Verification/Validation protocols (I/OQ, PQ) and related technical documents to support the transfer of processes into production.
  • Partner with cross functional teams to evaluate design and processes at concept phase and define manufacturing processes.
  • Develop new and/or improved automation for parts and assemblies through the application of theoretical and practical engineering.
  • Use 3D CAD modeling, statistical analysis, and hands-on bench or line testing to characterize attributes, process performance, and assembly characteristics.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS in Mechanical, Biomedical Devices, Plastics Engineering (or a related field) with 2+ years of experience within medical device or a regulated industry OR MS in Mechanical, Biomedical Devices, Plastics Engineering (or a related field) with 0-2 years of experience within medical device or a regulated industry
  • Working knowledge of GMP, ISO, and FDA rules and regulatory requirements
  • Strong mechanical design background in automation
  • Proficient in 3D CAD design (Solidworks)
  • Experience qualifying automation equipment

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Prior experience in biomedical device assembly mechanical design
  • Prior experience with ultrasonic welding plastics
  • Quality Management System experience

Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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.

The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $110,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable 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.

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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.