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Sr Electrical Safety Engineer, Automation

Company: Cepheid
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

This position is part of the Automation Engineering Team and will be located in Sunnyvale CA. -Our department vision is to be the Manufacturing Operations Center of Excellence for Business Solutions, Automation Controls and Compliance. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform electrical design, testing, commissioning of controls systems, control panels and High-volume Automation Equipment
  • Standardize system level, power distribution, controls, fieldbus distribution and equipment safety, applied to all in-house new equipment
  • Specify all machine electrical/safety scope of work for internal and contracted vendor resources
  • Guide and enforce National and International (NFPA 70, NFPA 79 / CE Conformity) electrical and machine safety standards to all new equipment designed for Cepheid
  • Responsible for all manufacturing equipment for successful passing third party inspections for Field Label Evaluation or CE Inspections as part of the system qualification
  • Support and troubleshoot existing systems in production
  • Provide guidance to Electromechanically Technicians The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of related work experience OR relevant electrical design experience.
    • Must have relevant knowledge and experience incorporating the NFPA 79 requirements for industrial machine design.
    • Must have design experience in control panel, motion systems, heater control and sound grounding/shielding practices.
    • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume automated manufacturing environment. It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • CE Certification / Field Label Evaluation (FLE) / SEMI S2 certification experience.
      • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical or Solid Works Electrical
      • FDA Regulated Industrial Automation Industry experience. 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. #L1-WT1 Check out our benefits at 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.

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Keywords: Cepheid, Palo Alto , Sr Electrical Safety Engineer, Automation, Other , Palo Alto, California

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