Process Engineer – Graveyard Shift (9pm-5am)


Lodi, CA

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 Process Engineer supports manufacturing operations with scientific expertise to ensure successful transfer of new products from development to manufacturing ensuring robust manufacturing processes at commercialization; failure investigation of commercialized products; support processes to ensure performance within expected parameters. Includes laboratory roles.

This position is part of the Automated Packaging operations team and will be located in Lodi, CA. This position is a Swing Shift with 1pm-9pm working 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:

  • Monitor and improve Manufacturing KPI – Overall Equipment Efficiency, Throughput, and Unplanned Stops during shift operation.

  • Support daily execution of Standard Works - Centerlines, Cleaning & Inspection, Start-ups and Shutdowns, and Changeovers.

  • Support problem solving using continuous improvement tools – RCAs, fishbone, and 5S.

  • Assist in the development of technical and operating standards – Standard Operating Procedures, One Point Lessons, Job-Aides, and Troubleshooting Guides and training of manufacturing Associates.

  • Co-create validation documents (IQ, OQ, & PQ) and leads execution of process qualifications for new and existing production systems.

  • Follow and observe all regulatory requirements (GMP’s, ISO, FDA, OSHA, internal policies) applicable to the area of responsibility.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience.

  • Proficient with Manufacturing software - Minitab, and Microsoft Applications – MS-Visio, MS-Power BI, MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint.

  • Work Schedule – Graveyard Shift (9pm-5am).

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

  • Professional Certification – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or must be on track to getting certified within 12 months of hire.

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 #L1-WT1

The salary range for this role is ($90k-$105k). 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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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