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Senior Automation Engineer
Updated on 1/26/2023
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Biology or relevant field with 5+ years of job experience in automation engineering roles, or Master of Science with at least 3+ years of automation engineering experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in a role involving troubleshooting, repair and optimization of liquid handling or other programmed automation equipment
  • Experience in programming control commands for Hamilton liquid handling robotic systems in VENUS and/or Hamilton Standard Language (HSL)
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex equipment / systems and supporting utility services
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures immediately and communicate status to engineers and production
  • Ability to travel ~5% internationally
  • Coordinate and execute activities concerned with development, modification and maintenance of liquid handling systems, robotic arms, and or other laboratory style automation equipment
  • Drive development of liquid handling automation for 10x Genomics consumables manufacturing line
  • Be a subject matter expert to advise vendors and management about product specifications and equipment capabilities
  • Advise on maintenance policies for production equipment and develop parts programs to support those activities
  • Optimize liquid handling systems and integrations with regard to safety, environment, cost, quality and regulatory requirements
  • Provide the necessary technical expertise for troubleshooting and resolving problems with Production Unit processes and workcells
  • Collect, analyze and report equipment throughput and performance information
  • Implement solutions to improve reliability of infrastructure and laboratory automation systems
  • Coordinate maintenance activities and shutdown requirements for production equipment and facilities
  • Maintain and update CMMS
  • Write IOPQ documentation, SOPs and work instructions for various manufacturing systems
  • Manage asset life cycles for diverse manufacturing equipment and fixtures
Desired Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (Python or C# preferred)
  • Proficiency in translating complex manual workflows to automated liquid handling systems
  • Experience successfully integrating 3rd party devices into robotic liquid handling systems
  • Practical knowledge of NGS library preparation/nucleic acid methods and troubleshooting
  • Experience developing, implementing and integrating MES and/or LIMS processes in the life science, medical device manufacturing or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with execution of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT), Commissioning and Qualification
10x Genomics

201-500 employees

DNA sequencing insight platform