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Automation Engineer

Location: Lombard, IL, United States
Position Type: Fixed-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.


Primary Duties 
  • Uses knowledge of technique and method such as automation (PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, Data Historian), engineering and project management
  • For the assigned activities, coordinates and prioritizes sub-activities, leading and managing them to ensure targeted effectiveness is obtains within specified time and budgetary guidelines in collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Defines, measures and analyzes data in order to set the appropriate technical specifications as well as key performance metrics.
  • Provides support as a subject matter expert to maintain automation systems in a compliant and fit for intended use state.
  • Conducts failure investigation and implement solutions (corrective and preventive actions) that solve automation problems, follow up on corrective and preventive actions to determine their effectiveness and suitability, and prepare written reports on these activities
  • Develops applications for and maintains the site manufacturing execution system
Qualifications Experience 
  • Vocational \ Technical certificate or Associate’s Degree
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Ability to work in a cross functional environment
  • Knowledge of Good manufacturing practices


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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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