Sr. Automation Engineer

Job Title:                      Sr. Automation Engineer

Department:                 Manufacturing Engineering – Operations Group

Reports To:                  Vice President of Manufacturing Operations

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • A motivated automation engineer, who can develop concepts and specifications for complex electro-mechanical assembly and systems with programmable logic controllers, human machine interface and DATA acquisition.
  • Can incorporate the electrical skills and industrial experience necessary to accomplish demanding tasks and to reach critical goals in an automation and controls environments.
  • Capable of troubleshooting controls and software programs in automated manufacturing systems.
  • Able to extract and analyze equipment performance data.  Establish and execute continuous improvement plans.
  • Can write or change script in robotic applications.
  • Design and evaluate machinery prototypes using a combination of internal and external resources to demonstrate compliance with requirements and process robustness.
  • Write hardware/software test plans and manage the execution and resolution of deviations.
  • Capable to transfer designs to manufacturing and service teams.
  • Must be responsible for automation life cycle management activities including change management, major/minor maintenance schedules, root cause investigations, and tracking and prioritization of feature requests, bug reports, component obsolescence, etc.
  • Recommend and implement engineering process improvements. Manage budget and schedule for your activities
  • Provide technical leadership to resolve automation machinery issues. This includes impact on product in regards to both physical and chemistry performance.
  • Determined to collaborate with a dynamic environment that would guarantee a stimulating position which would allow to apply talent as well as provide a challenging opportunity.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering – Controls, Software, Electrical, Electro/mechanical, Manufacturing Automation or related discipline;
  • At least 5 years industry experience in industrial/manufacturing automation for process equipment or similar. Medical Device industry preferred;
  • Skills and experience with PC or PLC based equipment and vision inspection required;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide multiple pathways for solutions to complex multidisciplinary problems;
  • Demonstrated expertise with Beckhoff PLC and HMI platforms. Preference to candidates with Win CC OA experience;
  • Demonstrated expertise with Cognex machine vision inspection systems
  • Strong design skills in electro-mechanical (Solid Works preferred), using software to both troubleshoot and optimize system issues;
  • Solid project management experience
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and balance individual technical contribution with coordination of activities across multiple sites, organizations, and disciplines. Must follow Design Control methodology of the Quality Management System. Knowledge of FDA, ISO, OSHA, and other Regulatory compliances and requirements;
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills, capable of clearly expressing technical concepts to people with various levels of technical expertise;
  • Develop technical support manuals and provide technical input to address system troubleshooting and administration post system release;
  • Requires occasional laboratory work in a Biosafety level 1 environment;
  • Occasional domestic/international travel
  • Team player – ability to organize and execute activities as part of a cross-functional team. Gain consensus on approach, motivate team members to achieve the plan, and develops staff in their understanding of the automation systems;
  • Results oriented person that demonstrates the ability to meet schedules and scope of projects and areas of responsibility. Must demonstrate self-reliance and self-initiation;
  • Flexibility through successful execution of all assignments for Manufacturing Engineering and/or other discipline areas of work to the benefit of the Department, Organization, and Company. This includes occasional on-call, weekend, and extended hour work periods.


Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. is a public company serving the increasing global demand for rapid tests needed for the effective prevention and treatment of infectious diseases and other conditions.

Located minutes off the Long Island Expressway in Medford, NY, Chembio operates a research and manufacturing facility that is registered with the US FDA.

We offer a pleasant working environment, competitive salary based upon experience, and an excellent benefit package including a 401(k) with company match.  For immediate consideration, please send resume and salary requirements to   Chembio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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