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Automation Tech

Location: Durham, NC, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Benefits at bioMerieux:
Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefits starting day one
11 paid holidays
160 hours of paid time off
Annual bonus
9.5% 401k company contribution with no vesting period
Tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 per calendar year
Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend
Position Summary:
The Automation Technician is responsible for the technical support of bioMrieux Manufacturing PLCs and HMIs, Vision Systems, and Robots to maintain business continuity by managing activities from the beginning to successful completion and implementation. The position is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations and deliverables to support business goals in collaboration with management and key stakeholders.

This is a specialized position that specifically requires the troubleshooting of: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and SLC-500 PLCs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View ME HMIs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Systems, Fanuc robots, and various sensors/instruments.

The Automation Technician performs diagnostics on automation equipment and executes repairs as needed following site guidelines and processes and will implement small automation modifications to improve safety, product quality, and/or reduce cost.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Troubleshooting of: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and SLC-500 PLCs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View ME HMIs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Systems and Rockwell Automation Historian SE systems.
  • Troubleshoot instruments such as motion sensors, pressure/temperature sensors, process analyzers.
  • Provide support as a subject matter expert to maintain automation systems in a compliant manner and fit for intended use state.
  • Assist in small projects and make independent decisions on automation problems.
  • Participate in testing and startup of Automation Systems.
Education, Skills, & Experience:
  • AS Degree in Engineering or Computer Science with 3 years of relevant experience OR High School Diploma with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • 2 years hands on experience of troubleshooting and programming of PLCs and HMIspreferred.
  • Work Experience in a Manufacturing Environmentdesired.
  • cGMP, validation and FDA industry experiencedesired.


Please be aware that recruitment related scams are on the rise. Fraudulent job postings are being placed on other websites, and individuals posing as bioMérieux Talent Acquisition team members are reaching out via email or text message in an attempt to collect your personal and confidential information. In some cases, these scammers are also conducting bogus interviews prior to extending fraudulent offers of employment. Beware of individuals reaching out using general phone numbers and non-bioMerieux email domains (i.e.,,, etc.). If you are concerned that an interview experience or offer of employment might be a scam, please make sure you are searching for the posting on our careers site or contact us at [email protected].

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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