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Mechanical Engineer - Design Experience


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Lathrop, CA, United States 

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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.

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for applying research and principles of engineering to the planning, design, development, documentation, and testing/debugging of a variety of instruments, equipment, systems, and/or software with our automation manufacturing equipment.

This position is part of the Manufacturing Automation Engineering department and is located in Lodi, CA, as an onsite swing shift role. Start time is approximately 1 pm, with Fridays and Saturdays off. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Creates and assigns tasks for mechanical system Reliability-centered maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Condition-based Maintenance programs.

  • Responds to escalations, executes, repairs, and monitors critical mechanical work processes - Inspections, Mechanical Safety, and provides Engineering Feedback to the manager for improvements to automated lines. Design prototypes for machine improvements. Identify and lead small improvement projects, PSPs, DOEs, etc.

  • Leads problem-solving efforts and Failure Analysis (IFA) for mechanical systems - sensors, HMIs, gearboxes, actuators, pneumatics, bearings, motors, robotics, fiber optics, vision systems, welding systems, servo systems, heating systems, RTDs and thermal probes, MCCs, and P&IDs, etc. Creates troubleshooting documents and assists with technician development through technical training and OTJ.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field and 2+ years of relevant work experience

  • Experience with SolidWorks and Microsoft Applications -Visio, Power BI, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and AutoCAD.

  • Proven work experience with mechanical problem-solving in a manufacturing environment

  • Design experience

  • Experience with basic hand tools and measuring equipment, including calipers, digital/laser ruler, protractor, 3D printer, etc.

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

  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical equipment.

  • Experience with Minitab

  • Experience with Six Sigma tools

The salary range for this role is $ 70,400 - $98,100 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.

We offer a 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 .

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 to request accommodation.