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Principal Engineer, Automation Robotics

Company: Rapid Micro Biosystems
Location: Lowell
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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 our business. - -Principal Automation Engineer Robotics- Lowell, MARapid 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 objectives
  • Works on complex automation projects where data evaluation and analysis of variable factors are required to solve problems in creative ways
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • 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 necessary.
  • Develop and troubleshoot vision systems and other automated control systems.
  • 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 parts.
  • Analyze automation malfunctions by checking against troubleshooting procedures, work instructions, and specifications.
  • Write robotic programs to ensure operational efficiencies of equipment.
  • Initiate and complete technical activities leading to improved processes.
  • 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 failures.
    • 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 systems
          • Ability to adjust, replace and/or repair mechanical drive components, chain & sprockets, pulleys, bearings, and gearboxes.
          • 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 conditions.
            • Close visual acuity to work on the computer and determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work, operate machinery.
            • 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 fingers.
            • Operating machinery and/or power tools
            • Occasional environmental odors may be present.
            • May be required to work extended hours and weekends on occasion.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 care products.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 outcomes.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 Singapore. -Equal Opportunity: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.

Keywords: Rapid Micro Biosystems, Lowell , Principal Engineer, Automation Robotics, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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