Senior Mechanical 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for leading mechanical efforts to investigation customer problems to drive to root cause, improve existing system designs and processes, and develop/design/document new products. This role will offer the opportunity for engineers to refine their technical knowledge on a variety of tools for design, simulation, reliability, and tolerance analysis as well improve their ability to lead projects across new production development efforts.

This position is part of the Mechanical Engineering team under the R&D Systems Engineering organization and will be located in Sunnyvale, California (Hybrid). At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Define, design, test, develop, and validate new products. Continuously document progress during define, design, validation, and verification phase, and prepare final reports.
  • Maintain and/or improve existing products to achieve better quality and/or cost reductions. Coordinate with vendors to optimize Design for Manufacturability (DFM).
  • Write and release Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) for engineering drawings and Bills of Material (BOMs)
  • Independently research solutions, fix and resolve sophisticated engineering issues. Analyzes data, conducts experimental tests and evaluates results.
  • Present technical data, including issues, risks, and opportunities to multi-functional audiences, including New Product Introduction Engineering, Systems Engineering, Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Purchasing, Regulatory, Customer Care, and Manufacturing as well as other multi-functional teams.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 8+ years of experience OR Master’s degree in ME with 6+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years of responsibilities in developing new products, preferably in a regulated environment including diagnostics, medical device, life sciences, or biotechnology industries.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks with robust design skills. Fluency in ASME Y14.5 GD&T and stack-up tolerance analysis tools. 
  • Working understanding of injection molding design and tool qualification processes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of various manufacturing methods (rapid prototyping, hard tooling, machining, sheet metal, thermo-forming, etc).

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

  • Familiarity with CFD and FEA simulation tools, preferably Ansys.
  • Defining, verifying, and documenting engineering requirement specfications (ERS). Writing test protocols, navigating dFMEAs, and releasing reports. 
  • Leading engineering projects, managing small cross-functional teams, and driving action through project management skills.

Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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

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 $130K-$150K per year. 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

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