Equipment Engineer 2
Illumina - Redwood City, CA

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The Equipment Engineer 2 will be responsible for integration, implementation, service and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This will include automation and instrumentation support of Clinical Laboratory and Research and Development Laboratory. This includes installation, configuration and programming of the equipment, integrating equipment with information systems and validation and verification of the equipment in accordance with CLIA, cGMP and/or GLP guidelines. Responsible for preparing maintenance and operation protocols for licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist review, following the manufacturer’s guidance documents. Trouble-shoot problems with the equipment and conduct or coordinate required repairs and complex maintenance tasks. Provide input regarding the selection of new equipment and support of new processes.

•Create, test and implement methods for automating assays on commercially available robotic equipment
•Support integration of robotic and other laboratory equipment with the existing LIMS and other systems.
•Create and execute validation protocols for all new and modified equipment, software and instrument interfaces.
•Serve as primary point of contact for equipment manufacturers Service Representatives
•Ensure that all work performed by external contractors is completed in compliance with policies
•Author technical documents including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Validation Protocols and Reports.
•Provide training materials, and assist with training of operators on the use of new equipment and processes.
•Perform trouble-shooting and repairs on all automated laboratory equipment.
•Work with members of the Process Engineering Team to ensure that newly developed assays and other processes are compatible with automation equipment.
•Oversee equipment documentations and processes to support a regulated lab
•Ablility to troubleshoot process and technical issues in the CLIA lab
•BS in Engineering, Chemistry or Life Sciences or equivalent
•Minimum 5 years experience using and maintaining laboratory equipment
•Experience supporting and programming automated liquid handlers
•Demonstrated ability in nucleic acid assay development & trouble shooting.
•Experience with High Throughput screening.
•Support and development of site wide equipment monitoring processes
•Experience designing and executing IQ/OQ plans and process validations.
•Experience working in an FDA or CLIA regulated environment.
•Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot and repair complex laboratory equipment.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience writing Standard Operating Procedures and other technical documents highly dsired.
Up to 10% travel required.
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