Mechanical Engineer - Lab Automation/Robotics

Company Name:
Allied Minds
CryoXtract Instruments is looking for a results-driven, customer-focused Mechanical Engineer to join our team in and would like the opportunity to help build our rapidly growing Company.
The successful candidate will work in the product design, development, testing sustaining support, and roll out to manufacture of novel robotics and laboratory automation instrumentation. The qualified candidate should have heavy experience with motion control, servo motors, linear motors, linear actuators, encoders, and pneumatics. A solid product design and development background is a must with emphasis on industrial performance. Experience with biology or pharmaceutical laboratory automation or bioanalytical instrumentation or liquid handling is desired.
The successful applicant must be self-motivated and comfortable in a dynamic technical organization; be able to perform well both in a team environment and independently on assigned projects; have excellent presentation and written communication skills; be able establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and customers; and possess clear potential for rapid growth and learning. Travel may be required (domestic and/or international).
Responsibilities:
The Automation Engineer will work closely with senior R&D and automation experts to bring new products used in critical laboratory research from prototype into production and support those systems in the field. The successful candidate will enjoy exposure to all aspects of mechanical and software design and development, and will be expected to work on complex problems, identify solutions, and exercise judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria.
Specific responsibilities would include:
Commercial product development, sustaining support, and roll out to manufacture.
Develop specs and mockup of new concepts.
Lead design of new products.
Work closely with electrical engineers, firmware development and mechanical engineers.
Work closely testing team to ensure new products meet specifications.
Schedule and run design review meetings.
Develop and manage timelines and budgets for product development.
Product-based project management.
Interface with manufacturing group(s) to roll products to manufacturing and to ensure ECN / ECO implementation.
Desired Skills and Experience
BS in mechanical engineering or science with outstanding experience.
Minimum 4-5 years experience in product development.
Multifaceted (i.e. electromechanical, software, and prototyping skills). Must be able to demonstrate this through work experience and a portfolio.
Strong Project Management skills.
Proficient with SolidWorks (2010 and newer), MS office suite, other engineering applications.
LabVIEW, QT, C++ programming skills highly desirable.
Experience using computers for engineering calculations, familiarity with modeling tools, MS Visio and Project, and computer interfacing for systems set-up, troubleshooting and debugging.
Knowledge of assembly and manufacture processes from one-off designs and prototype to high-volume manufacture.
Experience with biology or pharmaceutical laboratory automation or bioanalytical instrumentation. Ability to work comfortably with a range of biological samples (blood, plasma, serum, feces, urine, etc.)
Customer facing skills to support units and personnel in the field.
Key Competencies and Attributes:
Results orientation.
Organized and analytical.
Self-starter, self-directed, and team player a must
Ability to move between tasks and self-prioritize based on instructions and directions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions presented in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form.
Excellent problem solving skills, required to overcome unforeseen challenges quickly and effectively.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Sound commercial understanding.
Customer focus. Able to support field service and repairs.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Excellent communication skills. All work product documents must be publication/presentation worthy.
Facility to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary, required.
About CryoXtract Instruments
The goal of CryoXtract Instruments is to deliver high-quality/ high-performance laboratory automation and solutions that help protect the quality and increase the utilization of critical collections of frozen human biospecimens and enhance research, analysis & discovery. CryoXtract's proprietary Automated Frozen Sample Aliquotter was conceived and designed to support modern biobanking. The novel robot enables the biobanking and research community to disseminate their valuable plasma and serum samples without exposing them to repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
CryoXtract is a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE: ALM), an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company. More information about Allied Minds can be found at www.alliedminds.com

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