Automation Technician – 2nd Shift

Eden Prairie, MN, USA



As an Automation Technician, you will contribute to the process, manufacturing, and development activities within a state-of-the-art automated Biopharmaceutical/medical device company that has been in business for over twenty-five years. The facility manufactures a substance that is used within connective tissues in Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Aesthetics, and Veterinary Medicine. They are looking for someone with 2+ years of controls experience.

Reasons to work for this Company:

  • Two options: Work weekend shift Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for 12.5 hours daily with a 4-day weekend Monday through Thursday or work 2nd shift Monday through Friday 3pm – 11:30pm or Monday through Thursday 2pm – 12:30am
  • Opportunity to get involved with both Process and Discrete manufacturing (as they process the raw material and then package it)
  • Offer a competitive hourly rate with a shift premium.
  • Great benefits in a state-of-the-art facility!

Summary of role:

Support automated systems throughout the facilities by troubleshooting equipment issues and implementing automation improvements.


  • Associate degree in Electrical Controls/Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • 2– 5 years experience in the medical device or biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to fabricate automation control panels for manufacturing processes.
    • Ability to read and understand automation electrical wiring schematics.
  • “Hands On” mechanical aptitude and Engineering skill.
  • Understanding of documents, SOP’s, preventative maintenance procedures, and technical drawings.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.
  • Proficient in Rockwell Software – Logix500, Logix5000, Studio5000, FactoryTalk View.
  • CAD software experience desirable.
  • Understanding of engineering principles related to manufacturing.
  • Ability to work across departments to ensure equipment is qualified, maintained, controlled and documented to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Understanding of GMP’s and basic regulatory issues affecting medical device or drug manufacturing.
  • Ability to qualify to ISO 7/8 gowning standards.


  • Have ownership of and serve as point person for automation equipment.
  • Implement automation changes to improve existing manufacturing processes.
  • Investigate and correct problems involving the manufacturing processes and equipment, which adversely affect the process results.
  • Support the execution of experiments to identify solutions for new manufacturing processes.
  • Assist in the installation and validation of new manufacturing equipment and systems.
  • Collect and analyze relevant process data to aid in changes which improve the manufacturing process.
  • Ensure compliance with the Quality System and Design Control requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform tasks associated with standard operating procedures and document understanding of the tasks during training.
  • Maintain ISO 7/8 gowning qualification.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement and promote a progressive quality culture.
  • Successfully attain performance period accountabilities established by the employee and their supervisor.
  • Successfully attain budget/business objectives.
  • Comply with the corporate policies and procedures.
  • Comply with regulatory and industry standards.
  • Production floor support/troubleshooting.
  • Escalate issues when necessary to Engineering and Management.
  • Work with equipment vendors to procure/maintain/troubleshoot equipment.
  • Develop/update equipment documentation (SOPs, work instructions, equipment drawings, preventative maintenance, calibration scheme, etc.).


To comply with some state laws, the annual base salary range for this position has been provided. The range given is broad and should be considered as a guideline only. Our client will consider a candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, the salaries of current employees in similar roles, and other factors when extending an offer.