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BioFire Diagnostics, LLC. Experienced Automation Manufacturing Engineer - Swing Shift in Salt Lake City, Utah

BioFire Diagnostics is looking to add an experienced Automation Manufacturing Engineering to our growing swing shift team! This Automation Manufacturing Engineer plays a critical role as a member of a team that designs, implements, and supports high-volume manufacturing equipment. Candidates who would find this role a good match like to operate in roles of autonomy and trust, enjoys training and mentoring junior staff, understands the importance of good documentation, is solution-oriented and is collaborative.

  • Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Working with a design team and outside vendors to bring in, validate, and launch new equipment

  • Develop training and maintenance documentation

  • Develop validation documentation

  • Develop test cases and criteria

  • Develop and execute testing to define operational limits

  • Participate in equipment acceptance and validation testing

  • Partner with manufacturing support team to keep equipment operational

  • Investigate PLC code execution and events to troubleshoot

  • Work with maintenance technicians in doing hands-on troubleshooting of controls, mechanical, and electrical systems

  • Develop and implement solutions to improve machine performance, operational time, and quality with a larger project team

  • Support QE team investigations to find root causes and corrective actions for production failures

  • Assist in product inspection and dispositions

  • Work with automation design engineers and system architects on various projects

  • New designs

  • Design improvements

  • Process improvements

  • New process implementation

  • Work with support team, junior engineers, and other engineers to train in more complex systems to improve overall team support

  • Reporting

  • Adhoc reporting on failures and equipment performance

  • Work with data science team to develop regular reporting tools

  • Develop informational dashboards to provide support teams with more valuable information



Training and Education: B.S. or higher in Engineering or related field.

Experience: 5 years of experience in automation related engineering role, including performance consistent with said experience.


  • PLC programming

  • Electrical Schematics

  • Technical writing

    Experience with the following is strongly preferred:

    • Onboarding OEM equipment
  • HMI development

  • Robotics programming

  • Machine vision

  • Process Validation

  • Experience with the following is preferred:

  • Multi-axis motion control

  • Solidworks

  • Sheet metal design

  • Heat Transfer

  • Molding Processes

  • Materials (e.g. plastics, aluminum, copper, steel, etc.)

  • Pneumatics

  • Machining (esp. CNC)

  • GD&T

  • SPC

  • Non-conformance Reporting

  • FDA & regulatory standards

  • Six Sigma/Lean – Continuous Improvement

Physical Requirements: Able to safely lift 50 pounds. Must be able to perform duties wearing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Ability to perceive and distinguish colors.