Consumables Qualification Technician

Cepheid - US
Job Location
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Job Description

The Consumables Qualifcations Technician will work directly with CSET, Technical Tooling, Manufacturing, Quality, and Planning to execute and document first article inspections and qualifications for injection molded consumables. When failures occur, this individual with initiate failure investigation and escalate to CSET as required.


  • Lead production part qualification activities
  • First article inspection/automation compatibility
  • Formal qualification
  • Maintain organized and complete documentation of activities
  • Communicate effectively across organizational functions
  • Interact frequently between CSET, Technical Tooling, Manufacturing, Planning, and other business functions
  • Analyze data and prepare graphs/tables to be incorporated into reports.
  • Submit final documentation through document control
  • Hold data reviews with a cross-functional team as necessary
  • Initiate first level failure investigations when parts fail
  • Create work requests, part requests, and POs
  • High Graduate or G.E.D. or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
  • 4 to 6 years experience in prototype assembly or test engineering
  • Proven record of assembling, testing, and troubleshooting custom injection molded parts
  • Proven record-keeping and organizational skills
  • Basic mathematical skills and experience with Microsoft Excel and word
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good report writing skills
  • Possess real-world technical experience in prototype assembly, critical-to-function (CTF) dimensional inspection, failure analysis testing, qualification testing, test method validation, and documentation.
  • Be self-motivated, hands-on, rganized, and able to communicate well cross-functionally, with the ability to multitask and maintain meticulous documentation across multiple projects
  • Have a proven record of experience assembling, testing, and trouble-shooting custom-designed injection molded assemblies

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