Packaging Engineer Job at Cepheid, Whitney Point, NY

  • Cepheid
  • Whitney Point, NY

Job Description

Job Description

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 Packaging Engineer is responsible for supporting global package design, development and testing of instruments, diagnostic kits, reagents and labeling with the opportunity to work on a diverse number of projects allowing for career growth.


This packaging engineer position is part of the Manufacturing Engineering Dept. and is located at Sunnyvale, CA and is a hybrid position. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

· Participate on cross-functional teams to develop packaging and labeling from early development through commercial launch phases to ensure all internal and external packaging compliance and documentation requirements are met

· Troubleshoot packaging and labeling-related issues in manufacturing and assist with failure investigations, and non-conformance and CAPA activities

· Create and execute packaging protocols/reports to ensure the packaging system meets/performs to set requirements. Support qualification of sealing/packaging equipment/processes in manufacturing

· Lead packaging and labeling projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity and Work on packaging solutions that will help reduce overall CO2 omissions globally and minimize our carbon foot print

· Interpret internal/external business challenges and recommend best practices to improve products, processes or services; use sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions


The essential requirements of the job include:

· Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 2+ years of related work experience or a Master's degree with 0-2 years experience

· Must have a knowledge of ISO, MDR, ISTA and ASTM standards and regulatory requirements

· The position requires a high degree of organizational skills, adaptability, creative decision making, and technical problem-solving abilities.

· Travel to US and global manufacturing sites may be required (~10% travel)


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

· Labeling software, specifically Labelview

· Cold-chain packaging

· Validation of packaging related equipment such as printers, sealers, and similar

At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

The salary range for this role is $90,000 - $115,000. 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

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.

Job Tags

Part time, Work experience placement, Immediate start, Remote job, Flexible hours,

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