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Senior Manufacturing Automation Engineer


Last Updated: 11/09/22

Job Description

As a Senior Manufacturing Automation Engineer, you will perform various engineering activities in support of medical device production automation equipment, including machine design, machine controls (PLC/HMI), SCADA, automation software, robotics, machine vision, machine 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 without disrupting 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 automation engineering skills and experience in designing, integrating, debugging, testing, validating, and troubleshooting high-speed medical device automation equipment, including process improvements of existing automation, including machine design, automation controls, interfaces, programmable logic controllers (PLC’s), HMIs, automaton software, robotics, machine vision, SCADA, etc. You will coordinate with engineering, production, and other areas to ensure that automation is correctly integrated into the overall manufacturing process. You will develop and recommend procedures and methods, including preparing technical reports and documentation. 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 5+ years of experience designing and building automation and manufacturing equipment. Experienced with high-speed manufacturing, automation, and process control equipment. Strong mechanical engineering machine design or automation controls background with experience designing automated production equipment and an in-depth understanding of how a manufacturing and automation system functions. Rockwell Studio5000 ControlLogix PLC ladder logic programming and FactoryTalk View HMI development. Ignition SCADA & HMI development experience is preferred. Proficient with Industrial IoT (IIoT), Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing. AutoCAD and Solidworks CAD experience. Ability to perform analysis with alternate scenarios and make recommended reasonable changes in the proposed machine/automation to optimize machine/process OEE. Ability to manage tasks and projects through successful completion and attainment of goals. Ability to communicate to technical and non-technical personnel verbally and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively as members of cross-functional teams. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Computer literacy is essential - Microsoft Windows, Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project), Smartsheet, and other engineering software as required. Ability to prioritize tasks & manage a demanding workload. Display quality orientation and attention to detail. Embraces a growth mindset. Quick learner with the desire and ability to learn and grasp new technology, equipment, and skills. A good understanding of data with a Six Sigma Mindset. A keen analytical mind and a logical approach to problem solving. Excellent communication and presentation skills to enable understanding and discussion of issues. Ability to communicate to technical and non-technical personnel verbally and in writing. FDA & GMP manufacturing and validation experience is preferred. Python, SQL, C, or C++ software programming experience is a plus. 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. #LI-OPS

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.