Maintenance Engineering Supervisor

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

People & HR, Operations
Lodi, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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 Engineering Supervisor is responsible for establishing and supervising the performance of preventive maintenance programs and personnel for improvement of production line performance along with scheduling and planning of line maintenance and cost reduction activities. You will have the opportunity to work with cross-functional groups (Production, Engineering, Quality, Purchasing, and Accounting) in process, quality, and cost improvement projects and in the resolution of major issues.

This position is part of the Engineering team and will be located in Lodi, CA. The Supervisor will be supervising technicians whose shift starts at 5 pm. Shifts will be 12 hours. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Oversee the Preventive Maintenance (PM) program for manufacturing equipment: Perform and write PM procedures, Schedule and coordinate PM, major projects, and equipment upgrades, Review the program and implement changes for improving manufacturing line efficiencies and maintenance department performance.
  • Provide performance appraisal, employee coaching, and counseling. Resolve conflicts and implement disciplinary action, when needed. Manage staffing (headcount) to meet equipment maintenance needs and coordinate the tasks for hiring.
  • Work with outside vendors for equipment purchases. Manage spare part's usage for manufacturing equipment and make changes to improve cost and efficiency.
  • Ensure all Mfg areas and equipment are maintained in Good Housekeeping condition. Monitor equipment and chart course for continuous improvement of OEE, as well as, monitor maintenance processes for compliance with Company, FDA, ISO, OSHA, and GMP regulations. Troubleshoot and resolve automation equipment issues.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • High School degree with 8+ years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of related work experience OR Master's degree with 3+ years of related work experience
  • Hands-on equipment experience with hand tools and machine shop tooling expertise
  • Experience with mechanical design concepts and machinery: Electrical, Mechanical, and Electromechanical schematics, motors, pumps, vacuum, and hydraulics, including technical equipment expertise, knowledge, and skillset, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in maintenance or technical field, supplemented by courses in Supervisory and Communication skills, Good Manufacturing Practices, cost accounting, product quality, and excellent computer knowledge.

Preferred requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Lean 5S Manufacturing knowledge
  • PLC and Control Systems
  • Vision and Laser Systems

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

The salary range for this role is $100,000 - 120,000 annually. 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 and shift differential.

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.

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