Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Organization
Cepheid
Job Location
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Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Job Description

The Automation group is seeking an experienced Senior Manager of Mechanical Engineering to lead a team of engineers and technicians towards the successful execution and launch of complex automation projects. Responsibilities include supporting continuous improvement and cost reduction initiatives as well as future automation needs. The role involves cross functional interface with consumable engineering, quality, facilities, process, manufacturing and sustaining groups.

 

Requirements
  • Develop high level plans for automation projects including system architecture, risk assessment, schedule and resource planning
  • Provide guidance and technical leadership to the engineering team to design and manufacture automated equipment
  • Create detailed documentation including but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, design of experiments, acceptance test and validation protocols /reports
  • Manage outside suppliers and contract manufacturers to design and build future automation lines
  • Establish good engineering /manufacturing disciplines and promote new ways of thinking that will produce best in class automation equipment
  • Evaluate and recommend engineering changes to equipment or processes that will ensure maximum productivity
  • Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485 and other applicable Quality Management System standards
  • Lead recruiting; retention and development initiatives for the engineering personnel as well as succession planning
  • Set and monitor goals for the team that are aligned with the department and corporate needs and encourage growth /development and career paths for the team members
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering team

 

  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields; or, equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
  • 7+ years of people management experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • 10+ years of hands-on experience with automated equipment, robotics and precision mechanisms. Knowledge of PLC and machine controls is a plus
  • Experience in ISO13485 setting and Quality regulations environment
  • Proven track record of successfully driving engineering projects to meet business objectives on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate clear project updates on a regular basis
  • The position requires a high degree of adaptability; creative decision-making; and technical problem-solving abilities
  • Must be proficient with the use of SolidWorks and have a deep understanding of documentation practices

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