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Job Title: Project Manager
Company Name: Cepheid
Location: Lodi, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 01/25/2021
Expire Date: 03/31/2021
Job Categories: Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Executive Management, Research & Development
Job Description
Project Manager

Manages all aspects of diverse projects which require technical knowledge and expertise. Uses project management tools including DBS ( IT/Engineering/Scientific). Leads, coordinates and/or facilitates cross functional technical teams with direct and dotted line reporting to achieve project goals in support of the companys goals and annual operating plan. Tracks, communicates and reports on the issues and status updates for projects.


  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Facilitate project set-up and ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Create, monitor, maintain, and communicate the project scope, schedule, cost, and risks.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Lead and/or co-facilitate a team through root cause analysis efforts via Problem Solving Process.
  • Lead projects/programs from design, through tooling procurement and validation.
  • Provide strong project management direction to development teams.
  • Manage multiple and concurrent projects simultaneously.
  • Coordinate, direct and lead engineering efforts to ensure optimum engineering of projects/programs to meet customer and manufacturing/qualification requirements.
  • Direct and provide technical input to the project team and/or Program Manager (if applicable).
  • Generate inter-departmental work orders detailing tasks and instructions for completion of projects.
  • Track, schedule and coordinate Work Orders and projects through completion.
  • Create, review, and approve manufacturing/qualification documents and changes via the ECO/DCO/RCO process and route for internal customer approvals.
  • Implement technical solutions to meet customer, cost, quality, and delivery expectations.
  • Support product compliance by working with Quality to corporate quality systems, SOPs & WIs.
  • Assist engineering team in organizing documents and electronic files.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • B.S degree with a minimum of 2+ years of work experience; preferred, B.S. degreein engineering field with 7+ years of related experience or equiv. combination of education/experience.
  • Strong and diverse technical manufacturing skills including injection molding, tooling, materials, quality, and product design.
  • Experience with validation activities such as equipment qualification (IQ, OQ, and PQ).
  • Strong organizational, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Leadership skills including ability to lead and coordinate efforts across multiple disciplines.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio).
  • Ability to develop and meet project schedules and financial goals, along with contingency plans
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously.


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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