• Operations Process Lead

    Danaher Corporation Newark, CA 94560

    Job #2425595349

  • 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 Operations Process Lead will work with Manufacturing and support functions to help identify, implement, and sustain process improvements. As a member of the Plant Operations Team, this individual uses the tools and methods of DBS to solve problems and implement process improvements to achieve key business objectives. Area of focus may include hands on technical training, inventory management, Non-Conformance initiation, investigation and disposition execution, supporting In Process Testing and batch record reviews. This position is located Onsite at our Newark facility.

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Work with the DBSLs and Operations team to plan, facilitate and implement kaizen and sustainment activities

    • Audit existing processes and systems to assess/determine actions required for improvements.

    • Directly provide formal and informal DBS training and coaching

    • Maintain workflow by monitoring steps of the process; observing processes and equipment, monitoring personnel and resources, and developing reporting procedures and systems in accordance with company guidelines to ensure success in meeting the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity goals.

    • Act as technical trainers to provide hands on training to Manufacturing Associates for process changes from Kaizens and process improvement initiatives

    The essential requirements of the job include:

    • High School Diploma with 4 plus years of experience

    • Leadership: Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example; ability to influence decision-making with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, and bring teams to an agreement. High tolerance for ambiguity

    • Planning and Execution: Excellent project management and prioritization skills. Solid business acumen. Able to deliver results despite shifting environment

    • Analytical Problem Solving: Able to identify problems; apply the structured and disciplined methodology to identify root cause using data. Innovative and effective solution development, risk mitigation, and execution. Hands-on experience with most of the following Lean / Problem-solving tools: Lean, Standard Work, Kaizens, PSP, etc.

    • Ad-hoc tasks as necessary based on department needs.

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

    • 3 to 5 years in an FDA/ISO regulated manufacturing environment

    • Extensive experience using continuous improvement tools and methodologies

    • Experience in a clinical diagnostic or medical device environment

    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 hourly range for this role is $30 to $35. 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.

    When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (~~~) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

    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.The EEO posters are available here (~~~) .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. If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

    Operating Company: Cepheid

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