Manufacturing Lead - All Shifts Available

Danaher Corporation

San Jose, CA 95115

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description


At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, to develop rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.


The Production Lead will work very closely with the Manufacturing Supervisor, Manager and other support departments to meet production schedules, goals and objectives.


+ Maintains safe and clean work environment by leading by example and assisting supervisor in monitoring the use of all control points, equipment, and resources; maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.

+ Learns and notifies supervisor of any violations of company safety policies and practices

+ Adheres to, trains and helps to enforce compliance to GMP, ISO, Environmental, Health and Safety procedures. Participates in production tours and audits.

+ Works with Supervisor/Manager to review and provide feedback on schedule adherence to production schedules. Monitors and provide updates on priority work orders.

+ Completes production plan by accomplishing work; monitoring progress; reporting results of the processing flow on shift production summaries.

+ Coordinates specific activities and assignments of work center resources to meet goals and objectives, production schedules and Core Metrics.

+ Assigns daily tasks to support production requirements, new product development and support activities.

+ Helps to coordinate set-up and changeover of manufacturing equipment

+ Assists in the preparation of Production Orders, verification of component readiness, line clearances and equipment readiness

+ Assists in monitoring any in-process controls and test yields to ensure manufacturing process are operating within approved specification limits

+ Assists in reviewing and completing all documentation accurately and helps to ensure work center documentation is compliant with GMP requirements

+ Helps to ensure work center cleanliness and maintains Visual Workplace standards.

+ Works with Production, Engineering and Quality teams to investigate and resolve any quality or non-conformance issues. Initiate, investigate and oversee approval of Instrument related NCR’s.

+ Based on each Employee’s Training Plan, ensures Employee Training is completed

+ Assists supervisor in proactively identifying and resolving potential issues/discrepancies and notifies supervisor. Resolves routine issues. Works with supervisor to resolve issues of moderate complexity.

+ Fosters a collaborative work environment within and across departments including QC and engineering.

+ Steps in as required onto the Manufacturing Floor for employees not present in production, first ensuring training record is updated.

+ Ensures operation of equipment by calling for repairs

+ Assists supervisor in resolving personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action.

+ Supports Lean Manufacturing initiatives.

+ Provides recommendation to supervisor in selecting employees for recognition and reward for positive impact to the team and organization.


+ High School diploma or equivalent education and experience to perform at this level

+ 2 to 3 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment; 1 year minimum in a leadership role

+ Proven ability to deliver productivity to plan

+ Willing to resolve problems

+ Actively participates in failure analysis, investigation and equipment systems troubleshooting

+ Demonstrated proficiency of manufacturing systems and requirements

+ Ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups, incorporate the input of others to improve processes, and align with internal customers

+ Committed to developing and empowering others; to accomplish goals through the skills of persuasion, influence and negotiation

+ Good communication skills (listening, written, verbal, presentation)

+ A team player that works with management and technicians to strive for continuous improvement

+ Knowledge of bills of materials and other planning activities

Knowledge and skills:

+ Knowledgeable Microsoft Office and Excel

+ Ability to interface effectively with a cross-functional team environment.

+ Strong attention to details skills.

Physical requirements/abilities:

+ Able to lift 15 lbs with minimal assistance

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

As part of the Danaher family of companies, our work at Cepheid is supported by a global science and technology innovator. In addition to Danaher’s unrivaled leadership training and professional development programs, this relationship also provides expanded career opportunities across industries and brands. Together, we are united by a shared purpose: Helping Realize Life’s Potential.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here ( .

Operating Company: Cepheid

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