Workplace Automation Engineer


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Our Workplace team based in our Waltham, MA facility is looking for a Workplace Automation Engineer to join their team. This is a first of its kind role at abcam and will be the main point of contact for new automation equipment coming in for the business.

This role does require you to be on call Mon-Sat for emergency situations.

The role involves:

  • Troubleshooting, and/or repairing complex electro/mechanical equipment, sophisticated networked wireless systems & software applications.
  • Responds to situations where standard procedures have not isolated or fixed problems in equipment, systems, and/or software.
  • Design and develop software solutions in support of automation and robotics automation software, and serve as a technical resource for the automation team.
  • Manage automation software development projects, develop and maintain automation software standards, and gather business requirements, perform feasibility studies, and prototype solutions.
  • Assist with the creation of automation prototypes.
  • Understand safety procedures and train team members on safe work practices.
  • Process and document automation test plans.
  • Lead or participate in an estimation process.


You have a bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or another related field with a minimum of 3 years experience in electrical, mechanical, or control system design. You have experience with PLC, DCS, and SCADA systems along with knowledge of PLC and DCS programming.

You are comfortable standing and walking frequently. The role does require the ability to life a minimum of 50 pounds and will also involve carrying, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling and twisting. You also must be comfortable climbing ladders.

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.


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