Automation Maintenance Technician (Swing Shift)

  • Cepheid
  • Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Aug 02, 2017
Full time Maintenance Technician

Job Description

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Job Summary

Cepheid is looking for an experienced Automation Maintenance Technician to support manufacturing for the Tues - Sat, night shift, 3pm - 11:30pm. This is a contract position with an estimated duration of 12 months.


* In this role, you will be a hands-on technician in the Operations Engineering Department and will be the primary support to production in troubleshooting and resolving manufacturing equipment downtime to ensure maximum output.

* You will work closely with Production and Engineering groups in a high volume manufacturing environment to monitor equipment status and repair equipment to optimize performance.

* You will be proactive in addressing problems using the appropriate troubleshooting and repair techniques.

* You will carefully document all repairs and the appropriate adjustments made.

* In addition, you will assess the equipment's performance and repair history and work with engineers to plan and execute preventative maintenance schedules as well as work on equipment upgrades as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

* High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.

* Minimum of 2-4 years experience as an Automation Maintenance Technician.

* Must have excellent communication skills.

* Have basic knowledge working with MS Office.

* Must have solid understanding of interpreting manuals and schematics and have strong knowledge in mechanical alignment and the troubleshooting of automated equipment.

* Must have experience working with pneumatics.

* Familiarity with PLC controls, Automation; Robotics, Microswitches, Synrad/Keyence Lasers.

* Basic usage of hand tools and the ability to use multimeters to trouble shoot equipment problems.

* Previous work experience in a Manufacturing environment; ability to repair equipment timely under pressure situations.

* Fundamental understanding of mechanical assembly and workmanships standards.

Preferred Qualifications

* Ultrasonic welding experience is a plus.

* GMP experience.

* PLC knowledge and experience is a big plus.

* Associate's or Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Cepheid is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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