Automation Tech

Engineering Durham, North Carolina

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Benefits at bioMerieux:
Low-cost medical, dental, and vision benefits starting day one
11 paid holidays
160 hours of paid time off
Annual bonus
9.5% 401k company contribution with no vesting period
Tuition reimbursement up to $10,000 per calendar year
Onsite cafeteria with daily food stipend
Position Summary:
The Automation Technician is responsible for the technical support of bioMérieux Manufacturing PLCs and HMIs, Vision Systems, and Robots to maintain business continuity by managing activities from the beginning to successful completion and implementation. The position is responsible for supporting manufacturing operations and deliverables to support business goals in collaboration with management and key stakeholders.

This is a specialized position that specifically requires the troubleshooting of: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and SLC-500 PLCs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View ME HMIs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Systems, Fanuc robots, and various sensors/instruments.

The Automation Technician performs diagnostics on automation equipment and executes repairs as needed following site guidelines and processes and will implement small automation modifications to improve safety, product quality, and/or reduce cost.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Troubleshooting of: Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and SLC-500 PLCs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View ME HMIs, Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE SCADA Systems and Rockwell Automation Historian SE systems.
  • Troubleshoot instruments such as motion sensors, pressure/temperature sensors, process analyzers.
  • Provide support as a subject matter expert to maintain automation systems in a compliant manner and fit for intended use state.
  • Assist in small projects and make independent decisions on automation problems.
  • Participate in testing and startup of Automation Systems.
Education, Skills, & Experience: 
  • AS Degree in Engineering or Computer Science with 3 years of relevant experience OR High School Diploma with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • 2 years’ hands on experience of troubleshooting and programming of PLCs and HMIs preferred
  • Work Experience in a Manufacturing Environment desired.
  • cGMP, validation and FDA industry experience desired.


BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioFire Diagnostics’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).