Senior Production Engineer

Cepheid Glendora , CA 91741

Posted 8 months ago

The Sr. Production Engineer plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes for medical device products and supports Operations to assure a quality product is produced in a timely manner. Works with multiple departments such as Lean, Leadership, Operations, Quality Assurance, R&D, Procurement, and Regulatory Affairs to improve existing product designs and processes to increase throughput, decrease operational costs, and improve quality.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide improvement and sustaining engineering support for existing production lines.

  • Develop, maintain, and improve manufacturing and inspection processes and procedures.

  • Support and/or perform equipment, process validations and testing to internal procedures.

  • Provide process development engineering support for new product development.

  • Initiate equipment modifications to improve productivity and product quality.

  • Work with outside vendors to coordinate the development of manufacturing equipment.

  • Work closely with maintenance department to improve machine reliability, reduce downtime, and define equipment maintenance requirements.

  • Assist with procurement

  • Assist with resolving issues with suppliers.

  • Assist with repairing equipment and tooling.

  • Assist with performing process failure mode effects analyses.

  • Work with Operations and outside vendors to create methods/process to improve production capacities.

  • Document Cost Savings

  • Work with management to establish project timeliness, project justification, and budget forecasts.

  • Act as resource for operational departments for materials, equipment and process upgrades.

  • Must demonstrate responsibility for the quality and financial aspects of the company.

  • Pursue and participate in company LEAN initiatives.

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering from a four-year college or university.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Solid Works.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing

  • Experience working in manufacturing for medical devices

  • Exposure to CNC, molding, and grinding equipment

  • CNC programming and troubleshooting

  • PLC programming and troubleshooting

  • Experienced in the design, development and assembly of fixtures, automation workstations for manufacturing

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and able to interface with cross functional teams

  • Strong technical writing skills; able to explain technical terminology in layman's terms to Product Development groups, peers and senior management

  • Possess critical thinking skills and able to be assertive, & challenge the process in a diplomatic manner

  • Knowledge of statistical techniques like Gage R&R Studies, Design of Experiments, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


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