Automation Engineer

The Automation Engineer will be Responsible for designing, building, implementing, testing, maintaining, debugging and repairing computer-controlled systems and robotic devices used in an automated laboratory to reduce human intervention and maximize efficiency.

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Reports to // Engineering Manager

Department // Engineering

Hours // Full Time

 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Design, build, and install automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components needed to perform specified laboratory tasks.
  • Program automation using vendor specific software, custom controls for laboratory instruments, and SQL queries with controls for laboratory information management system database (LIMS) interface.
  • Perform validations and documentation for quality control; such as Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) for all automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components.
  • Monitor, service, adjust and repair of all automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components.
  • Troubleshoot problems and issues occurring with automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components in order to isolate cause and calibrate, repair, or replace defective parts.
  • Ensure the performance of routine diagnostic checks and tests and preventative maintenance on all automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components is completed.
  • Provide specifications on automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add-ons, and related components for purchase.
  • Research and remain current on new technologies for system improvements.
  • Train employees on various automated instrumentation and equipment, systems, custom hardware add ons, and related components.
     

Essential Job Requirements:

Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Computer Science, Automation, Sciences or related field. Microsoft SQL certification helpful, but not required.

Experience: 

  • Must have 2 to 4 years experience in sales. 
  • Must be proficient in .NET (C#, VB) and SQL programming languages.
  • Experience and demonstrated working knowledge of electrical circuits,and mechanical engineering.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in Image Processing
  • Experience in IoT Development
  • 5 years experience working with laboratory automation equipment such as ABI, Tecan, Beckman, Biotek, Zymark, Liconic, Hamilton, Cognex, Mitsubishi, Thermo, Epson, and Biomicrolab.
  • Must have the ability to react quickly and creatively in order to understand and solve complex problems using strong time management, organizational, prioritization, analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with experience in creating clear and concise documentation.
  • Must demonstrate a strong work ethic including great personal drive, motivation, discipline, and initiative.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to work both independently and cooperatively with all levels of employees, management and third parties.

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