Principal Engineer, Automation Robotics
Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Posted on: August 7, 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
Principal Automation Engineer Robotics- Lowell, MA
Rapid is seeking a Principal Engineer, Automation Robotics for a
hands-on and impactful position in our fast-growing Lowell, MA
facility. - The individual in this role will be responsible for
existing and new automated microbiological testing equipment. - The
Principal Automation Engineer will design, install, and validate
improvements to our existing design and propose new methods to
align with customer needs.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Based on priority resolve automation and robotic issues on our
microbiological automation system
Responsible for the specifications, design, installation, and
validation of automation and robotic projects
Uses diagrams, specifications, written and verbal descriptions to
design and improve the automation system.
Based on customer feedback, troubleshoot any mechanical/electrical
changes or upgrades to resolve a customer complaint.
Uses automation skills to contribute to the development of the team
Works on complex automation projects where data evaluation and
analysis of variable factors are required to solve problems in
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for
Wholly owns projects in their area and takes the initiative through
identifying gaps and opportunities.
Guide junior team members and help guide team members through the
execution of projects when necessary
Supports operation leaders and may partner with team members and
leaders across different departments
Plans, evaluates, organizes, and implements automation-related
projects and initiatives.
Works with vendors to purchase and repair equipment as
Develop and troubleshoot vision systems and other automated control
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 good
Analyze automation malfunctions by checking against troubleshooting
procedures, work instructions, and specifications.
Write robotic programs to ensure operational efficiencies of
Initiate and complete technical activities leading to improved
Cross-train other technical staff as needed
Provide technical assistance to others as required.
Perform other duties as required.
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 engineering
Proven skills (must have): Must be highly computer literate.
Must be able to diagnose and solve problems effectively.
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.
Proficient PC skills in a Windows environment.
Understanding in reading electrical and pneumatic schematics.
Variable-speed drives, vision systems, servo-systems, industrial
sensors and Relay Ladder Logic
Technical skills in manufacturing processes of mechanical
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.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be able to read and write English.
Able to perform basic shop math and read drawings.
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 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
Occasional environmental odors may be present.
May be required to work extended hours and weekends on
ABOUT RAPID MICRO BIOSYSTEMS:
Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services
innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of
microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals,
biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal
The company's Growth Direct----the first and only growth-based
system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing-ensures data
integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid
methods and automation.
Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking
technology and products to support companies in their journey to
achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability,
ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient
Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lexington,
Massachusetts. - Our -research & development, -and manufacturing
-operations are located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Additionally, we
maintain field -offices in Freising, Germany; Switzerland, and
Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal
employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are
reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under
no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against
qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed,
retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health
insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis
prohibited under applicable law.
No phone calls or agencies, please.
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