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Last Updated: 11/09/22

Job Description

As a Manufacturing Automation Engineer, you will perform a variety of technical and engineering activities in support of medical device production automation equipment, including machine design and assembly, machine controls (PLC/HMI), SCADA, automation software, robotics. machine vision, debug & testing, validating, troubleshooting, root cause investigation, process improvements, etc. This is an opportunity to drive results by leading cross-functional efforts across multiple product lines. The ideal candidate operates with a strategic, integrated, and analytical mindset. Exceeding customer expectations is one of our guiding principles at IDEXX. Our credibility as a company relies on our ability to deliver quality products to our customers on time and with no disruption to their business. IDEXX’s Worldwide Operations Team works to meet this challenge each day with a global network of distribution hubs and a focus on efficiency, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement. What you can expect in this role You will leverage your skills and experience to patriciate in designing, assembling, testing, validating, and troubleshooting automation equipment, including process improvements and root cause investigations of existing automation. You will participate as a cross-function team member in advanced automation engineering activities in support of high-speed medical device production machinery, manufacturing testing, and other activities, including machine controls, interfaces, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), software, data tracking, and other areas. You will coordinate with engineering, production, and other areas to ensure that automation is correctly integrated into the overall manufacturing process. You will work closely with sr. engineers in planning and designing work and performing activities such as fabricating, assembling, verifying, troubleshooting, and testing in support of engineering projects. Identifies objectives, recognizes outcomes, and develops and implements solutions. You will develop and recommend procedures and methods, including preparing technical reports and documentation. You will monitor and inspects completed and in-process work. May perform tests and write test reports and instructions to ensure quality standards are met. Documents results and creates problem statements, procedures and methods. You will perform technical evaluation of events to determine root cause and recommends corrective action. Compiles and analyzes engineering data, patterns, and other information and draws conclusions. You will write technical documentation, procedures, and training material. Develop technical training programs and teach other engineers and technicians. You will exercise analytical skills and tools to draw insights from large amounts of manufacturing data. In addition to your current areas of expertise, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow your skills within a wide variety of disciplines. What you will need to succeed 2+ years of experience with automation or mechatronics. Associate's degree in technical or engineering discipline or equivalent experience. Automation or mechatronics engineering focus is preferred. Knowledgeable and experienced with designing, developing, and troubleshooting industrial automation, robotics, machine vision, and process control. Strong knowledge of PLC, HMI, SCADA, automation software, and sensors. Rockwell Studio5000 ControlLogix PLC ladder logic programming and Factory TalkView HMI development is a plus. Advanced automation, IIoT, and computer networking skills. Ability to use schematic drawings for fabrication, analysis and problem solving. Strong interpersonal skills with situational awareness to adapt to changing environments. Strong technical and engineering aptitude. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to communicate to technical and non-technical personnel verbally and in writing. Advanced computer skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) and other engineering software as required. Technical writing skills and ability to create standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and work instructions understandable by various technical levels in the organization. Strong math skills and ability to work with units of measure, whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent; and draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities. Display quality orientation and attention to detail. Quick learner with the desire and ability to learn and grasp new technology, equipment, and skills. Ability to write clear and concise technical reports. Have flexibility with requirements and system changes. Continuous learner who embraces a growth mindset. Industrial robots and machine vision experience is preferred. Python, SQL, C, C++, or Ignition software programming experience is a plus. Autocad and Solidworks CAD experience are preferred. Why IDEXX? We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. Every role at IDEXX contributes to enhancing the health and wellbeing of pets, people, and livestock. With over 9,000 global team members, customers in over 175 countries, and a fast-growing industry - we’re always looking for motivated and inspiring people to join us. We offer competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits. You’ll be part of a double-digit growth company in a quickly growing market and we are leading the way forward with innovative products, services, and a strong focus on our customers. IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

Company Details

Westbrook, Maine, United States
An innovation leader in every industry we serve, IDEXX follows its Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from disease. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.