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Automation Engineer

HemoSonics, LLC is seeking an Automation Engineer who will be responsible for establishing, maintaining, and improving operational efficiency and productivity of automation processes in manufacturing.  

Key Attributes of the Successful Candidate:

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Excellent technical process engineering skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Project Management expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and with a team.
  • PLC knowledge preferred.
  • Knowledge of Good Documentation Practices.
  • Working knowledge of standard Process/Automation Engineering principles, theories and concepts and familiarity with other related disciplines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with staff in key functional areas such as manufacturing, scheduling, engineering, service facilities maintenance & safety to determine the most appropriate process(es) to reduce cost and improve manufacturing quality.
  • Develop new and updated automation processes and oversee their implementation.
  • Train Automation Technicians on the operation of production equipment.
  • Work closely with Automation Technicians to maintain a highly automated system.
  • Create and manage process documentation and operating instructions for all products.
  • Investigate, diagnose, and quickly troubleshoot any problems that arise with production automation processes, procedures, and operations while ensuring minimal downtime.
  • Interact with suppliers regarding the automated production process(es) and identify potential vendors for components.
  • Collect data for analysis to uncover areas for improvement and innovation.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to determine cost projections, reductions and run times.
  • Work to minimize operating costs and keep time and budget limitations in check.
  • Execute risk assessments and communicate results to appropriate parties.
  • Work in conjunction with all departments and customers to support new products and new manufacturing technology platforms in operations.
  • Ensure compliance within Company and industry standards.
  • Work as part of an interdisciplinary team to develop requirements and design specifications, as well as other design control documentation.
  • Develop solutions to meet requirements, and design specifications, which may utilize one or more of the following disciplines:
    • Mechanical design
    • Electrical design (analog or digital)
    • Pneumatic control
    • Temperature control
  • Develop Validation test protocols and execute Validation testing.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Suggest improvements in and adaptations to methodologies, processes, products, and systems related to relevant projects.
  • Stays abreast of technical developments in the field of Automation Engineering.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, and 3+ years’ experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Operations experience required; cGMP and ISO 13485 experience preferred.
  • Manufacturing process start-up preferred. 
  • Validation experience preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Will involve up to 50% travel during the implementation phase of new equipment. Standard travel during non-implementation phases may be up to 10%.
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs.

The position is based in Durham, NC. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements using our online Application Form, or via careers@hemosonics.com.

HemoSonics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Why HemoSonics?

HemoSonics is a growing team of scientists, engineers, regulatory and business professionals all focused on transforming the way clinicians manage coagulation dysfunctions by providing comprehensive, timely information on coagulation status at the point of care.

 

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