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Principal Automation Manufacturing Engineer

Wheat Ridge, CO 80215

Posted: 12/06/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Engineering Job Number: 719868

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Automation Engineer

Experience Level: 15+ Years in Automation

Position Type: Full-Time

About Us: Our client is at the forefront of healthcare technology, committed to pushing the boundaries of innovation in medical device manufacturing. With a primary focus in Colorado and a global reach, we are seeking a highly experienced Principal Automation Engineer to lead and revolutionize our automation initiatives. If you are passionate about advancing medical technology and making a significant impact on the future of healthcare, join us in shaping the way healthcare is delivered.


1. Project Leadership:
  • Lead and be accountable for projects, ensuring data-based results.
  • Guide major programs, functioning in a project leadership role.
  • Direct major phases of complex engineering work, devising innovative approaches to project challenges.

2. Automation Work Cells:
  • Lead teams and initiatives supporting highly automated manufacturing work cells operating 24/7.
  • Ensure the successful completion of projects to achieve major organizational objectives.
  • Drive continuous improvement projects to enhance Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) globally.

3. Process Development:
  • Develop new processes with a significant impact on multiple disciplines.
  • Collaborate with global engineering teams to optimize manufacturing lines.

4. Leadership and Mentorship:
  • Mentor less experienced engineers.
  • Provide broad-based direction within the functional area and cross-functionally.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in areas where expertise is applicable.

5. Communication and Collaboration:
  • Present complex technical information and respond to questions from technical staff and management effectively.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

6. Regulatory Compliance:
  • Work with manufacturing and other functional groups on manufacturing and regulatory compliance issues.
  • Contribute to the establishment of business objectives, goals, budgets, and costs.

7. Continuous Learning:
  • Stay updated on recent technical advances within the industry and apply knowledge to products and processes.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of education and experience.
  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science degree in Engineering preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in an FDA regulated environment.
  • Two years of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) experience required.
  • Familiarization with engineering methods, independent thinking, and company practices.

  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of automation and engineering disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Familiarity with FDA regulations and GMP.

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment

If you are an experienced automation engineer with a passion for advancing medical technology, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Apply now and be a part of shaping the future of healthcare delivery!
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