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Automation Engineer

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Location: LOMBARD, 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.

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.

Position Summary:

Conducts technical activities related to automation or production equipment according to the planning and priorities established by the department. This position will also be expected to troubleshoot, support and improve current and new automation systems (PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, Data Historian).


Main Accountabilities:

  • 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 appropriates technical specifications as well as key performance metrics.
  • Provides support as a subject matter expert to maintain automation system 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 activitie


 Position Qualifications:


BS degree with > 3 years of duty in a technical position
Skills and Qualifications:
-Knowledge of project management, Lean6Sigma, Good Manufacturing practices
-Experience with programming of PLCs and HMIs, and administering computer systems and infrastructure is required

Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.



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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