Automation Engineer (9663) Santa Clara, California

Position Summary: 

Process Development Engineer works on existing manufacturing processes to improve throughput, reliability and cost as well as developing new processes on equipment and instruments.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes new equipment, instrument or technology to implement into the production process
  • Performs process development and optimization on existing and new equipment /instruments such liquid handling systems (Beckman, Hamilton)
  • Explores new materials and fabrication processes
  • Automates manual processes to achieve consistency and high throughput
  • Performs product characterization, reliability tests and relevant failure mode analysis
  • Participates in process and operation improvement opportunities
  • Responds to internal and external  inquiries
  • Complies with company quality management systems, policies and procedures
  • Provides training, if applicable
  • Additional duties/responsibilities according to business needs






Equivalent Experience

Bachelor’s  or Master’s

Yrs of related experience:

2-4 years

2-4 years

Competencies: (skills, knowledge, abilities)

Interpersonal skills

Results oriented

Program Project Management




Travel Requirements:

As necessary


Working Conditions:

Office /lab environment


Level of Autonomy and Complexity:

  • Expanding use of established principles, theories, concepts to resolve a variety of issues
  • Uses judgment to determine appropriate action in compliance with established practices to resolve issues of moderate scope
  • Contributes to achievement on organization's objectives; error in judgement or failure to achieve objectives may demand additional resources to correct errors or accomplish goals
  • Receives general directions on everyday work, and precise directions on new tasks; work is generally supervised, and revised for  sufficiency