Vista, California

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Location: Onsite in Vista, CA

The Technical Lead, Manufacturing Engineering will work alongside mechanical, systems and quality engineers as well as manufacturing staff to develop, test and implement new and improved manufacturing and test processes as well as equipment necessary for the manufacture of an evolving product line of digital scanners. This position will be expected to manage all aspects of assigned projects from inception to production implementation, including implementation of continuous improvement ideas into all aspects of the Manufacturing operation in a medial device regulated environment.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop robust manufacturing processes for existing products, product changes, component obsolescence and enhancements, as well as related tooling and fixtures.
  • Establish and lead Process and Equipment Validation activities as required.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Department Personnel to cultivate process improvement ideas to reduce lead/ cycle time on existing products
  • Develop and implement Poka-Yoke tools for the Operators - Remove variability
  • Provide “Design for Manufacturing” expertise and ensure smooth design transfer to production for existing product and process development projects.
  • Plan, lead and conduct training and troubleshooting support to Manufacturing personnel and continuous improvement activities.
  • Demonstrate ownership of Master Validation Plan (MVP)
  • Manufacturing/Operations representative on Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Create and maintain physical product labels
  • Partner with Supply Chain on Cost Reduction Initiatives
  • Ensure fixtures, parts and system issues are resolved quickly to minimize impact to productivity, OTD, and Takt.

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or similar discipline and a minimum 5 years’ experience in an Engineering Role required.
  • Expertise in leading process validation activities, writing validation protocols and reports required.
  • Proven knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques and principles including root cause techniques.
  • Experienced in NPI and DFM a requirement
  • Familiarity with motion control, optical systems and digital imaging helpful.
  • Knowledge and experience with GMP, ISO and FDA Regulatory standards preferred.

Travel Required:​ Less than 5%

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department or unit. This job description may be changed at any time.


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.

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Vista, California

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better place to find out.


Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world. A global network of more than 25 operating companies, we drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic industries through our operating companies in four strategic platforms: Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Water Quality and Product Identification. The engine at the heart of our success is the Danaher Business System (DBS), a set of tools that enables continuous improvement around lean, growth and leadership. Through the ingenuity of our people, the power of DBS and the impact of our meaningful technologies, we help realize life’s potential in ourselves and for those we serve.


It started as an idea for a better way, but like all powerful ideas, it evolved into a passion. It’s why at Danaher we view every challenge as an opportunity. And it’s the reason we’re on a constant quest to make things better—for our customers, our company, and the world.

Our Shared Purpose confirms our commitment to helping our customers achieve amazing things and the high standards by which we measure our own success. We innovate forward-looking technologies to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We are their agents of possibility.

“Helping Realize Life’s Potential is what we’re doing, every day, on a global scale. Think about our businesses and the impact we have: providing clean water, advancing scientific research and personal health, ensuring product safety. Every day, we’re helping improve quality of life around the world.” 

-Rainer Blair, President and Chief Executive Officer


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- Customers Talk, We Listen: One of our teams’ most important responsibilities is to listen to our customers.

- Kaizen is Our Way of Life: Through Kaizen, or continuous improvement, we address customer needs with actions that benefit the greater good.

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