Automation Solutions Engineer - USA Remote

Danaher Corporation Remote
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November 22, 2022
Danaher Corporation
San Jose, CA

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too.

Molecular Devices has the opportunity to be the innovation partner that empowers scientists to fast-track research breakthroughs, leading to earlier diagnoses and safer drug treatments. We're a dynamic, female-led life science solutions provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables. With Molecular Devices, you'll grow your career with best-in-class teams in a culture of collaboration engagement, diversity, and inclusion.

Molecular Devices is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.


We have a unique opportunity for someone passionate about life sciences and role for an Automation Solutions Engineer to join our Automation & Workflow Solutions team.

This role involves building, installing and supporting Molecular Devices robotic integrations for laboratories around the world. The ideal candidate is an independent, fast learner who is self-motivated and wants to advance through the Company. A passion for problem solving, software and robotics and comfortable speaking to customers and stakeholders both technically and professionally is required.

This is a fully remote role located anywhere in the US with travel to the Midwest and San Jose areas.

This is an exciting opportunity to grow and scale Molecular Devices' integration services. You will deploy your mechanical and software skill set to directly impact the quality and design of our automated lab systems. As the technical lead for installation and post-install service and support, you will be responsible for configuring robotic platforms to meet and exceed customer specifications. You will also have the opportunity to grow our service and support footprint by documenting, training and supporting Molecular Devices technical support and field service teams.


  • Execute automation projects to agreed customer requirements

  • Review Statements of Work

  • Provide design input for both software and hardware on integrated platforms

  • Manage the design, build and deployment of automation platforms

  • Program and script custom software modules

  • Ensure safety and accurate performance of our systems

  • Complete Site and Factory Acceptance Tests

  • Travel to customer sites to deploy automated laboratory solutions as required


  • Four-year degree in a technical discipline (Electrical, Computer/Software, Mechanical, Biomedical or similar)

  • 5+ years laboratory automation experience

  • Current Driver's License and Passport are required.

  • Basic mechanical and electrical repair skills. Mechanical design and Solid Works experience a plus.

  • Understanding how to write tools and scripts. C# experience a plus

  • Familiarity with networking (TCP/IP), databases, XML, serial communication and general understanding of network topologies such as VPNs, firewalls, and routers a plus


When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (~~~) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (~~~) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at ~~~ to request accommodation. If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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