Automation Technician

Eden Prairie, MN, USA


$30-$34/hour, Shift Premium

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.).