Senior Automation Engineer
Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to
-market -drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today's
innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts
you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI,
Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how
urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for
decades to come. The sky's the limit.
Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you'd expect
from a world leader in microbiology automation. -Advancement -at
RMB -affords an -opportunity to achieve -your personal goals and
-develop your -passions, in an inclusive environment where every
employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills.
You'll do more, learn more, and -can -make a -profound impact -on
Rapid is seeking a Sr Automation Engineer for a hands-on and
impactful position based in our fast-growing Lowell, MA facility. -
The individual in this role will be responsible for existing and
new automation lines and equipment. - The Automation Engineer will
independently design, install, troubleshoot, and repair
electronically controlled manufacturing equipment, robots, and
Primary functions will include working with, troubleshooting, and
developing new PLCs, vision systems, punch, heat stake, robots,
pick and place machines, and other automated control systems. -
Work will include directing and developing preventive maintenance
on existing equipment, new equipment installations, and
integrations. This position is required to work in a class 8
cleanroom and requires strong attention to detail and a commitment
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Drive Automation improvements and implementation
Responsible for the design, specifications, installation, and
commissioning of capital automation projects
Works from diagrams, written and verbal descriptions to design and
improves the productivity and repair automation equipment.
Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains all parts and equipment on
the automation line to maximize run time; monitor operations and
suggest any mechanical/electrical changes or upgrades that would
Develop and repair PLC and HMI applications to meet
Plans, evaluates, organizes, and implements automation-related
projects and initiatives.
Troubleshoot and maintain custom electromechanical equipment,
automated work cells, vision systems, and multi-axis robotics.
Works with vendors to purchase and repair automation equipment, as
Develop and troubleshoot PLC, vision systems, and other automated
Analyze and correct equipment malfunctions by troubleshooting,
replacing defective parts, adjusting, and repairing, including all
required verifications and documentation.
Analyze and correct process defects by inspecting or testing
components, inspecting equipment, adjusting process parameters,
valves, switches, controllers, etc. as necessary to achieve
Analyze automation malfunctions by checking against troubleshooting
procedures, work instructions, and specifications.
Write robotic programs to ensure operational efficiencies of
operating equipment for production.
Initiate and complete technical activities leading to improved
Cross-train other technical staff as needed on specialty robotic
Provide technical assistance to others as needed.
Perform other duties as required.
Follow cleanroom protocols for hygiene, gowning, & PPE
Work collaboratively in a team environment.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work collaboratively with other functions to investigate
An active member of continuous improvement efforts.
PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: - Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical/automation
engineering or the equivalent from an accredited school
Programmable Logic Controllers
Proven skills (must have): Must be proficient in PLC and Drive
Must be highly computer literate.
Must be able to effectively diagnose and solve problems.
5+ years of prior experience with automation required.
Strong mechanical aptitude
Thorough understanding of manufacturing process, tooling, material
properties, and engineering standards
Knowledge of statistical techniques, problem-solving methods,
technical drawings, maintenance techniques and manufacturing
techniques are required.
Thorough understanding of automated control systems, computer
integrated manufacturing, and systems standards especially power
distribution, PLCs, drives, man machine interfaces, and motion
Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment.
Understanding in reading electrical and pneumatic schematics.
PLC programming, variable-speed drives, vision systems,
servo-systems, industrial sensors, and Relay Ladder Logic
Technical skills in manufacturing processes of mechanical
Proficiency with PCs and Rockwell Automation
Panel-view, Factory Talk, or other operator interface
Experience completing and documenting preventive and non-routine
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving
Knowledge/Experience (Nice to have) : ISO 9001 or 13485, CFR
Cleanroom experience (ISO 8).
Strong PC Skills - AutoCAD and Microsoft Office applications
Ability to adjust, replace and/or repair mechanical drive
components, chain & sprockets, pulleys, bearings, and
Ability to troubleshoot, replace and/or repair solenoids,
cylinders, and other pneumatic systems.
Knowledge of slitting and winding methods, equipment, and
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to read and write English.
Able to perform basic shop math and read blueprints.
Sedentary work, walking, standing, fingering, feeling, pulling,
grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motion, required to have
close visual acuity to assemble parts, no adverse environmental
Close visual acuity to work on the computer and to determine the
accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work, operate
Ability to shift work schedule for periods as needed.
Adjusting, moving, or lifting objects up to 50 pounds
Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands, and/or
Operating machinery and/or power tools
Appropriate gowning procedures will be required (hairnet, safety
glasses, cleanroom apparel/lab coats, gloves)
Occasional environmental odors may be present.
May be required to work extended hours and weekends on
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