Automation Engineer I
Location: Rockville, MD

Job #11547386
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The Automation Engineer I will design and program high performance automated process equipment used in manufacturing and laboratory automation systems. These systems include robotics automation, assembly and/or inspection systems for automated reagent dispensing systems, micro-plate test kits and micro-fluidic assay cartridges used in the bio-defense, clinical, and life-science markets.

Why work here:
  • Design one-of-a-kind, very advanced, automated lab diagnostic equipment 
  • growing company that is gearing up to sell specialized equipment 
  • lots of room for growth
  • excellent compensation and benefits, relocation assistance

  • Closely work with cross-functional teams to support the needs of new product development programs and expand the capacity of existing manufacturing lines through automation.
  • Configure, validate and troubleshoot automation system hardware.
  • Provide equipment support to the consumables manufacturing group and the assay development group.
  • Design and build automated assembly and process equipment.
  • Design and build fixtures for manufacturing and assay development.
  • Interact with outside vendors to source equipment and components
  • Support new product development
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering is required or at least 3 years experience in automation equipment design, design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience with 3D CAD (preferably SolidWorks) modeling is required.
  • Prior experience in specifying, selecting and integrating assembly, process control and inspection instrumentation such as industrial robots, PLCs, machine vision, and digital and analog sensors is desirable.
  • Experience in a cGMP, ISO or other regulated production environment is a plus.


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