Manufacturing Engineer (Electrical/System)

Cepheid - US
Job Location: 
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

This manufacturing Engineering position will support manufacturing operations for production of diagnostic instruments. The position will perform troubleshooting/Failure investigation and implement changes that improve manufacturing quality and product performance, via activities such as historical data analysis, test design, documentation, and implementation/validation of equipment and process changes. Candidate will collaborate with development to develop and refine process and specification for new systems and/or identify changes to existing ones.

- Ability to analyze problems (troubleshooting, fault isolation, repair, modification, or redesign) of company products using knowledge of engineering disciplines.
- Works with teams to troubleshoot (hands on) Mechanical/electrical and instruments
- Perform root cause analysis of field and internal failures and drive the corrective action in an ISO-9001/FDA GMP design and document control environment.
- Define and implement performance/cost improvement opportunities
- Provide product technical expertise and support to manufacturing line.
- Support proto and pilot builds and resolve technical and quality issues.
- Maintenance and update of product functional specifications, with supporting documentation.
- Design and set up of experiments, as well as data collection and report/justification writing.
- Respossible for continual maturing of test infrastructure.
- Work with various departments and external organizations (Vendors / Contract Manufacturer) as required developing manufacturing processes, and validations thru manufacturing implementation.

- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Discpline: Mechanical Engineering, Elecrical Engineering, or Physics required.
- Minimum of 4 to 8 years of relevant experience
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills
- Solid and current knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and/or optical components.
- Experience in SQL, Query Analyzer
- Requires an excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all departments
- This position requires interface throughout all levels and functions of the organization; requires a cooperative
- team-balance perspective for appropriate output and task outcome.
- This position requires a strong understanding of controls and process flow.
- Ability to prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines
- Ability to prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project).

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