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Automation Engineering Technician - Night Shift

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Date: Nov 16, 2020

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  24167  



Work with minimal direction performs advanced manufacturing equipment/process troubleshooting, provides technical training to peers, and supports continuous improvement efforts. Supports the onsite shift operators and mechanics for troubleshooting outside of normal business hours. Analyzes process data to help understand process performance and shifts.  Performs or directs technical assistance on equipment, products, materials, and processes.


WORK SHIFT:  *Shift work will be required; Day & Night Shifts; there will be a total of 4 shifts; must be able to train on 1st shift until the shift schedule is established.*



  • Performs the highest level of complex troubleshooting for automated manufacturing equipment including software, electrical, pneumatic, camera, and/or hydraulic systems.
  • Maintains, accurately follows, and records protocols/procedures and maintenance work logs.
  • Can apply fundamental skills to troubleshoot in areas that they are not necessarily subject matter expert in.
  • Provides a level of support to the onsite operators and mechanics outside of normal business hours.
  • Provides work direction and training for less experienced mechanics and technicians.
  • Partners with engineering to develop and execute process validations.
  • Develops standards, tools, and methods and provides or writes documentation to a level required by the department.
  • Builds and repairs equipment, as applicable.
  • Use Solid Edge/ Solid Works or other equivalent 3D modeling software to design, create drawings, and have parts manufactured.
  • Identifies a wide range of trends or problems and helps to solve or direct their solution and/or interprets and recommends actions.



  • May be required to provide process data from machines to other engineering groups
  • Serves as a lead, coach, and mentor to less experienced technicians and equipment operators.
  • Assist in new automation activities including: Design reviews, PFMEAs, FAT, and SAT.
  • May be required to travel to machine supplier locations for periods of time.





  • Two-year technical degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.


  • Minimum 10 years experience in a technical role, or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Experience in medical device industry preferred.
  • Requires skills and experience in design and troubleshooting of electrical, mechanical, and/or software systems.
  • Experience in the fabrication of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and assemblies preferred.
  • Experience in high speed automation.
  • Experience in RF welding applications.
  • Experience in Cam automation.



  • Understand and able to read/write PLC ladder logic. (Allen Bradley and/or Siemens preferred)
  • Understand and able to troubleshoot vision systems. (Cognex preferred)
  • Ability to successfully carry out a wide range of projects and resolve the most complex problems.
  • Direct experience with pneumatic, electrical, and control software systems involving complex troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to specify and procure materials and components needed for projects, test equipment, and production equipment.
  • Skills to interface with manufacturers, vendors, and contractors in the development of equipment and control systems.
  • Able to provide input toward the design of mechanical/electro-mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply complex mechanical, electrical, and controls drawings, schematics, and specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out tasks as directed and meet scheduled timelines.
  • Prefer knowledge in machining, welding, fastener and assembly technologies.




An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have a valid driver’s license.



General Labor Environment requirements include: use of personal protective equipment, reading, speaking, hearing, walking, bending, standing, stretching/reaching, hand/finger dexterity, and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds, or transporting up to 500 pounds via carts or mechanized equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo BCT is committed to providing a safe and secure working environment.  We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification checks.  To this end, all employment offers for positions in the U.S. are conditional upon successful completion of Terumo BCT's pre-employment screening process.  As of January 1, 2017 the Terumo BCT Lakewood, Colorado location will be a tobacco-free workplace. For more information about Terumo BCT, visit our website

Join Terumo BCT as we unlock the potential of blood. We are a global leader in blood component and cellular technologies, and the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction coupled with leading technologies in therapeutic apheresis and cell processing. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.


As the largest medical device manufacturing company headquartered in Colorado, we are home to more than 2,300 associates and our products are in use in more than 125 countries and territories. Our Global footprint includes more than 5,500 associates and partners with regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.


Our company has almost $1B in annual revenues and has been voted and recognized as:

  • Largest corporate sponsor in Rocky Mountain Region for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
  • Winner of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award for providing exceptional employee learning and talent development (2011 & 2012)
  • One of Colorado’s Healthiest Employers by Denver Business Journal (2014 & 2015)
  • Recipient of the Way to Go Employer award through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) 2015


Our award-winning culture embraces:

  • Leading technology through innovation and R&D
  • Wellness programs
  • Commitment to quality
  • An environment that values, respects and rewards your individual contributions
  • A philosophy of intentional growth and responsiveness to world health issues


Click Here to see what our associates have to say about our culture.


Each associate has a positive impact on our future by:

  • Connecting to the lives of the patients we ultimately serve
  • Growing through professional and leadership development activities
  • Sharing company success through incentive plans


If you are the best at what you do and want to do work that is changing the delivery of healthcare globally, we invite you to work with us now to see how we can unlock your potential.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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