Automation Engineering Technician -3rd Shift

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Date: May 7, 2024

Location: Littleton, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  31992  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential.

JOB TITLE:  Automation Engineering Technician

3rd shift Thur-Sat, every other Wed, 5:30AM-6PM (Back half of the week/days)



  • 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.




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.


Target Pay Range:  $32.00 to $41.00 -  Hourly pay rate to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  7.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


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 Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces, and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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