Sr. Automation Engineer - Robotics, Vision Systems, and Controls - FL

Date: Apr 22, 2024

Location: Ave Maria, FL, US, 34142

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 59243 
Title: Sr. Automation Engineer - Robotics, Vision Systems, and Controls - FL 
Division: Arthrex Manufacturing Inc (US02) 
Location: Ave Maria, FL







Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Arthrex is actively searching for a Sr. Automation Engineer - Robotics, Vision Systems, and Controls for our Ave Maria, FL facility (dependent upon candidate’s current location).  The individual in this position will, establish and maintain standards for technology and equipment. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering preferably with an emphasis on Automation including Robotics, Vision Systems, and Controls.  Having at least 5 years of relevant post graduate manufacturing experience is preferred.  Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.


Main Objective:

Operations Technology Engineers provide expertise to engineering and operations teams across Arthrex Manufacturing in the areas of Automation, Robotics, Vision Systems, AMRs/AGVs.

  • Governance
  • Standards and Training
  • Programming
  • Solutions portfolio


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical consulting to operations and engineering teams.
  • Programming new equipment and building solutions that can be deployed in manufacturing spaces.
  • Establish, maintain, and enforce governance of technology.
  • Create and maintain programming, hardware, and software standards.
  • Develop and support training standards for engineering and technical staff.
  • Maintain a portfolio of solutions for scalable deployments that support process, safety, and ergonomic improvements.
  • Participates in gathering user/customer functional requirements.
  • Familiar with machine protocols MTConnect, OPC UA, Modbus, MQTT, TCP/IP, and other similar protocols.
  • Analyze business process potentials for streamlining and improvements in efficiencies.
  • Develop Automation Design Specifications, Test and Acceptance Plans, Software testing and code review.
  • Provide and support process validation procedures and execution.
  • Ensure validations are compliant with appropriate regulations, such as ISO CFR 21 Part 11, 820 and cGMP regulations, and corporate policy.
  • Maintain current with ISO/FDA and internal quality assurance policies.
  • Develop/estimate project schedules/tasks based on requirements.
  • Programming using a variety of languages for controlling and monitoring manufacturing and inspection equipment.
  • Assess the impact of system changes thru change management and change control systems and develop risk mitigation and contingency plans.
  • Software and hardware architectural design for the manufacturing and inspection equipment
  • Frequent use and general knowledge of industry practices, techniques, and standards.  General application of concepts and principles.
  • Lead design for all aspects of automation solution development and architecture to provide value to customers, where applicable.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical teammates and show a high level of professionalism.
  • Work effectively with all members of a cross functional software development team.
  • Mentorship of lower-level engineers.
  • Experience in building APIs for both internal and external products.
  • Monitor equipment for abnormalities and propose areas for improvement regarding availability and speed of the applications.
  • Collaborate with other engineer and technical teams to establish best practices and patterns that support high quality, reliable solutions.
  • Able to travel up to 25%.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in an engineering field with emphasis on automation.
  • 5 years of experience in operations, engineering, or automation.
  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment preferred


Specialized Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of materials and relevant machine design/function.
  • Advanced understanding of all relevant manufacturing processes and interdependencies.
  • Ability to draft process validation protocols, execute, analyze data, and write reports.
  • Proficiency in Industry Standard (ASTM) Test Methods.
  • Proficiency in drafting and executing complex engineering study protocols, Design of Experiments (DOE’s), analyzing data, managing deviations and writing reports.
  • Ability to use project management tools to plan projects.
  • Ability to prepare a capital equipment budget and justification (ROI).
  • Advanced knowledge in systems and controls programming and integration.
  • Advanced CAD software skills required.



  • Works under very general supervision.  Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.


Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:

  • PC servers, workstations and laptops.  Microsoft environment. Work with standard current computer applications, word processing, spreadsheets, enterprise applications such as ERP, MES, PLM and CRM.


Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements.



Arthrex 2024 Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company-Provided Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Supplemental Insurance Plans (Accident, Cancer, Hospital, Critical Illness)
  • Matching 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Annual Bonus
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Free Onsite Medical Clinics
  • Free Onsite Lunch
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Trip of a Lifetime
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer PTO
  • Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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