The Lab Maintenance Engineer will work to keep a cutting edge production laboratory operating at peak efficiency, ensuring that all instrumentation is functioning within set specifications. Additionally, the Automation Engineer will work closely with lab development, continuously seeking out areas of potential improvement, enabling the lab to scale up further and obtain better results with less investment.
- Troubleshoot and repair laboratory equipment and automation.
- Perform regularly scheduled preventive maintenance (PM) of laboratory equipment and automation.
- Carefully document observations made and work performed during repairs and PM's.
- Respond to critical equipment issues after hours when scheduled for on-call support.
- Communicate with internal equipment users to troubleshoot and repair complex and/or intermittent problems.
- Experience with laboratory equipment from Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, Brooks, Agilent, etc. is a plus.
- Self-motivated with practical knowledge and experience repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex, computer-controlled automation and standalone equipment in the laboratory.
- Excellent understanding of servo motors, electronics, pneumatics and pumps.
- Experience troubleshooting complicated electrical and mechanical systems.
- Attention to detail and the ability for abstract thinking.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Good computer literacy and comfort with Microsoft operating systems.
- Ability to seek out information or expertise needed while addressing problems.
- The willingness to work and contribute within a close group as well as independently is required.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.