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Danaher Corporation Automation Controls Engineer in Sunnyvale, California


  • Responsible for configuring, programing, testing and troubleshooting PLC based control systems and associated components (Motion controllers, Heater Controllers, Robots, etc.)

  • Responsible for the User Interface (UI) Design, configuration, programming, testing and troubleshooting of automated equipment

  • Responsible for designing and maintaining vision system used in production (i.e. Cognex/Keyence)

  • Responsible for designing and creating the electrical schematics (within UL/IEC compliance) required to build a high complexity automation system

  • Create documentation including, but not limited to design input requirements, specifications, testing protocols, installation, and service procedures

  • Author acceptance test and validation protocols and reports

  • Responsible for specific design reviews required to obtain the necessary DIR’s (Design Input Requirement) to build high complex automation equipment for all phases of the design process

  • Modify existing capital equipment to improve product quality, increase part throughput, decrease cost, and strengthen safety measures

  • Perform change orders and release processes using Agile

  • Maintain strict compliance with ISO13485, cGMP, QSR, and other applicable Quality Management System standards

  • Assist Manufacturing Engineering group with troubleshooting floor equipment when required

  • 10% Travel


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years): ​

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant Engineering field with minimum of 5 years of related work experience

Knowledge and skills: ​

  • Proficient in Allen-Bradley PLC ControlLogix Platform and development tools

  • Proficient with motion controllers and Vision Inspection Systems

  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical troubleshooting in a high-volume, automated manufacturing environment

  • In-depth knowledge of IEC 61010 compliance for automation equipment

  • In-depth knowledge of EN ISO 13849-1, -2, IEC 62061, NFPA-79 and NFPA-70

  • Proficient with creating equipment electrical schematics under AutoCAD Electrical

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills combined with a strong technical presence

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience developing Medical equipment in an FDA regulated environment

  • Experience troubleshooting complex systems, technologically diverse systems, and capital equipment

  • Experience with a variety of sensor technologies (thermal, optical, position, pressure, flow, etc.)

  • Experience writing/executing IQ, OQ, and PQ Protocols

  • Experience using Agile PLM system

  • Understanding of SQL database

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