Automation Engineer, Controls

Danaher   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


5 - 7 years

Posted 39 days ago

t Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we've taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).



  • Responsible for configuring, programing, testing and troubleshooting of PLC based control systems and associated components
  • Responsible for the User Interface (UI) Design, configuration, programing, testing and troubleshooting of the automated equipment
  • Responsible for designing, maintaining vision system used in production (i.e. Cognex/Keyence)
  • Create documentation including, but not limited to, design input requirements, specifications, testing protocols, installation and service procedures
  • Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports
  • Lead own design reviews for all phases of the design process
  • Modify existing equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and/or strengthen safety measures
  • Perform change orders and release processes using Agile
  • Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485, cGMP, QSR and other applicable Quality Management System standards
  • 10% Travel


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant Engineering field with minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Proficient in Allen-Bradley PLC ControlLogix Platform and development tools
  • Hands on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in the Medical Device field and Quality regulations environment
  • Industrial automation industry experience preferred
  • Experience using Agile
  • Experience writing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols
  • Understanding of SQL database