Thermo Fisher Scientific Manufacturing Engineer II, Automation in Grand Island, New York

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

All of our employees share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement. Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve mankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

If you share in our values and if you're looking for an employer who is strongly committed to developing talent and rewarding achievement, come grow with us at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Job Description

Job Title: Engineer II, Automation

Position Location: Grand Island, NY

Position Summary:

  • Perform selection and validation of automation equipment and systems for the manufacturing operations.

  • This includes identifying equipment and/or processes, following equipment delivery, coordination of installation; and preparing protocols, performing testing, collecting samples, analyzing test results, and preparing summaries.

  • This position will coordinate the activities of Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, and other Company groups required to complete assigned equipment projects in support of the operation of the manufacturing facility.

  • Support and manage the activities of vendors and contractors to ensure the quality of completed work.

  • Provide technical assessment and validation review/approval for engineering changes.

  • As required, support/present validations to customer/regulatory authorities during routine inspections.


  • The Engineer II, Automation will manage and/or apply extensive technical expertise in the coordination of multiple projects involving the planning, design, reconfiguration, construction, and alteration of automation systems or equipment.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for selecting equipment and processes and provide technical assessment and validation review/approval for engineering and process changes.

  • Interpreting, executing, and/or recommending modifications to site policies, encompassing all disciplines for small and large projects.

  • Requires the ability to troubleshoot systemic issues, develop, organize, analyze and present interpretation of results regarding operational issues and apply advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of new or modified systems or processes.

  • Requires working knowledge of automation principles and practices that can be applied to a broad variety of assignments in related fields, the ability to develop and apply creative technical solutions to complex problems and working with manufacturing, process development, engineering, analytical, and quality assurance staff to develop system requirements and recommendations for large and somewhat complex processes and systems.

Minimum Qualifications (must have)

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related education and industry experience.

  • A minimum of 4 years of equipment selection and automation experience, preferably in a regulated environment with increasing levels of responsibility for a wide range of projects, including design, installation and operation of manufacturing, utility or automation systems.

  • Must be able to work independently, organize and manage projects by demonstrating progress against defined milestones, budgets and schedules.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of manufacturing processes, quality systems, engineering design and start-up fundamentals and industry trends.

  • Requires strong technical writing, mechanical aptitude, verbal communication, and interpersonal and problem solving skills.

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