Automation Engineer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Mettler Toledo Rainin is looking for an Automation Engineer to work with our Automation Team to support the manufacturing of prect]ision instruments (pipettes and consumables) that meet our quality and performance standards in a high-volume manufacturing environment. The Automation Engineer is responsible for delivering on key targets for cost, quality, delivery, and safety.  The position's key responsibilities include the following:  

  • Supporting NextGen automation strategy by actively participating in the development of the concepts, justification, and prototyping. 
  • Designs, provides concepts, ROI justification, and budgets for proposed automation.  
  • Oversees project management of multiple concurrent projects involving both in-house design and contract manufacturing.  Projects may encompass plant layout and the specification, design, qualification, and implementation of automation solutions.
  • Identifying, quantifying, and planning for risks associated with automation projects.
  • Actively participating in Continuous Improvement initiatives by executing automation projects
  • Proactively identifying deficiencies in current automation (upstream and downstream processes)
  • Supporting NPDI by providing automation expertise to ensuring successful transfer of new products from R&D to Production by designing, procuring & qualifying equipment
  • Ensuring automation projects are in compliance with all ISO procedures
  • Overseeing the installation & qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) of the new manufacturing equipment
  • Provide 2nd level technical support to automation technicians as needed

What You Need to Succeed

  • A "Can Do" and resourceful attitude & ability to work with a diverse team is a must-have to succeed in this role.
  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Programming (PLCs, Visual Basic)
  • 3-5 or more years of experience with automation equipment – designing, developing, and sustaining complex electro-mechanical systems and components
  • 2-3 years vendor management experience
  • 1-2 years Project management experience
  • At least 5 years of experience with relevant technologies such as sensors, electronics, controls, pneumatics, valves, and mechanisms
  • Operate effectively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to document and communicate technical details effectively
  • Strong problem solving, troubleshooting, and data analysis skills
  • 3D CAD skills and proficiency with standard computer applications
  • System integration and enclosure design
  • Experience with Injection molding, assembly, and packaging in a cleanroom environment is desired
  • Familiarity with manufacturing ERP systems, SAP preferred.

Our Offer to You

  • Medical, dental and vision care coverage and a 401(k) savings plan with company matching – all starting on date of hire
  • Tuition reimbursement, educational matching gift program, perks and discounts
  • Parental and caregiver leave programs
  • All the benefits you would expect from a global leader such as paid time off, flexible spending, short-and long-term disability, basic life insurance, business travel insurance, Employee Assistance Program, and domestic partner benefits
  • Global market strength and worldwide leadership in precision instrumentation
  • A brand name that is identified worldwide with precision, quality, and innovation
  • Thousands of patents, design and innovation awards across Mettler Toledo
  • Global recognition for the quality of our products and services

About Mettler Toledo

Working at Mettler Toledo means you are impacting the world in important ways. Our precision measuring devices span the world's laboratories, production facilities, and retail stores. We manufacture, sell, and service instruments that detect, measure, and weigh - from the infinitely small to the largest of vehicles or airplanes.

  • We help feed the world. We impact how food is produced, packaged and made safe.
  • We help keep you healthy. Our instruments make it possible for scientists to develop new drugs and bring life-saving medicines to the world.
  • Mettler Toledo products are important to the production and consistent quality of every kind of consumer product.
Mettler Toledo Rainin manufactures pipettes, one of the most basic tools used in every type of chemistry laboratory and many kinds of biological laboratories. Rainin's pipettes consistently rank among the top premium pipette brands in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Equal Opportunity Employment

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For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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7500 Edgewater Dr, Oakland, CA 94621 United States

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