Failure Investigation Engineer

San Leandro, California

Posted in Retail

$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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Job Info

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.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Failure Investigation Engineer is responsible for troubleshooting the manufacturing process of high-quality Wafer-based DNA microarrays, which are one of the core components of the consumable diagnostic platform being developed at Cepheid. In this role, you will have the opportunity to influence the development of improved processes and to work cross-functionally across different departments and projects.

This position is part of the Biochip Operation unit located in Newark, CA and will be On-site.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Inspect and review quality control parameters of component parts.
  • Trouble-shoot, problem-solve, improve processes.
  • Actively monitor quality control outputs of components involved in the manufacturing of diagnostic devices.
  • Support process development and transfer of documentation and procedures across different departments for manufacturing.
  • Collaborate across disciplines to deliver critical consumables to internal customers and inclusive of an approachable and credible communication style.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or Physical Science
  • Three (3) or more years of Process Engineering and/or Failure Investigation experience
  • Experience in a relevant automation or manufacturing environment

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

  • Experience with DNA microarray fabrication and/or non-contact printing
  • Experience with semiconductor processes
  • Experience with working in regulated environments
  • Affinity towards instrumentation, automation, robotics, or prototype equipment

Cepheid, a Danaher 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

The salary range for this role is $126,000-$157,000. 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.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

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