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Mold Maker

Company: Cepheid
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care 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, as we develop rapid groundbreaking solutions to solve the world s most complex health challenges. ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Mold Maker is responsible for monitoring tool usage; wear and tear and working with the toolroom to ensure that adequate back-up tools are on hand and are properly prepared in advance ready for production.
  • Inspect molding components and select the correct shop tool or equipment to repair and correct a nonconformance.
  • Identify problems within the mold using problem solving processes
  • Attend Daily Management Meetings to chart the course.
  • Review and revise processes, procedures, work instructions associated documentation to perform work to the Best Known Methods that are to be developed into Standard Work (SOPs).
  • Plan and perform jobs meeting expectation of standard repair cycle times to meet build plan demands.
  • Complete work orders with attention to detail to retain the molds maintenance / repair history records.
  • Clear communication skills to achieve positive results.
  • Assess completed / qualified tools for improvements in collaboration with associates and cross functional teams.
  • Maintain a clean and organized area, using 5S practices as the standard.
  • All Tooling Equipment and Machinery is to be Maintained and Sustained, PMs to be performed regularly. Daily checklist.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be open to working overtime and weekends when needed.
  • Disassemble, inspect, evaluate, repair, assemble and test complex, Class 101 hot-runner injection molds w/ Valve gate systems.
  • Work closely with Engineering, Processing and Operations Teams to solve complex problems, recommend improvements and implement countermeasures.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    • Education and Experience (in years): High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 6+ years of related work experience OR
    • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 5+ years of related work experienceKnowledge and skills:
      • Knowledge of plastic injection molds and mold making practices
      • Efficient at programming and running all shop machinery (CNC machining centers, High- Speed-Milling, EDM sinker, WEDM a plus, etc.)
      • Good written and verbal communication skills
      • Computer skills, for inter-office email and job communication
      • CNC programming skills [MasterCam is preferred)
      • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills on Molds
      • Ability to lead Projects to completion with timely updates on progress
      • Work cooperatively with fellow associates in a team environment
      • Thorough knowledge of inspection equipment and techniques
      • Use geometry, trigonometry, shop mathematics and calculator proficiently
      • Ability to manage multiple projects
      • Understands GMP Good Manufacturing Practices
      • Use of SolidWorks to view, modify and create mold design models, assemblies and drawings
      • Inspect, evaluate and perform complex mold repair work
      • including welding, machining, grinding and polishing
      • Ability to train apprentice tool makers and machinists to operate tooling manufacturing machinesPhysical requirements/abilities:
        • Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
        • Must be able to stand for several hours
        • Must be able to work in a shop floor environmentPREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
          • Strong Background in plastic Injection Mold Tooling.
          • Basic Plastic Injection Molding processing experienceAbout DanaherAs 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.When you join us, you ll also be joining Danaher s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.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 .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. Associated topics: die, fixture, mold, melt, molten, tool, toolmaker, tool and die, tool designer, tool die

Keywords: Cepheid, West Sacramento , Mold Maker, Other , West Sacramento, California

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