Equipment Maintenance Technician I

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

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 Equipment Maintenance Technician I is responsible for Support the preventive maintenance program of all equipment; part repairs, replacements, for in house and outsource services and supplies.

This position is part of the Manufacturing Engineering Department and will be located in Lodi, California at Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions. This is not a supervisory position.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain the daily operation of manufacturing, automation, molding, and tooling equipment i.e., Material dyers, Robot, Mold Heaters, Injection Molding Machines, Hot Runner Systems, Conveyors, Vision System, CNC Mill, Wire EDM that are to follow Cepheid Quality System’s; regulations involving through a documented test, resulting in repeatable processes to assure products meet all internal and external safety and quality requirements.
  • Maintain the necessary critical spare parts components supporting equipment through Inventory Control and follow the routine / planned and unplanned Equipment Maintenance Schedule to generate work orders and track records stored as historical data for future reference.
  • Comply with, all Environmental Health and Safety and Cepheid Quality System policies and practices to ensure world-class safety, quality, and compliance in all aspect activities.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) and 1+ years of related experience in mechanical assembly; knowledge in using basic hand tools and power tools. Basic troubleshooting and problem solving. Familiar with Basic Computer operations.
  • Ability to use standard operating procedures as a guide to perform standard work.
  • Uses good communication skills to exchange information. Safety Awareness, and ability to effectively build relationships

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

  • Plastic Injection Molding, Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS.
  • Medical Device Manufacturing.
  • Familiar with inspection tools, calipers, micrometers, multimeter, microscope, micro-vu etc.

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 hourly range for this role is $22.12/hr. to $29.23/hr. 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.

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