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Robotics Automation Engineer

Company: Ascend Clinical
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Automation Engineer

Why Ascend?

You will work for a company that is transforming the industry.

We are Ascend, one of the highest volume clinical laboratories in the United States. With the use of the most advanced tools and technology, we process millions of tests each month. For over 30 years, we have been delivering industry-leading service and excellence in testing. At Ascend, we are relentlessly innovating and growing to pioneer the future of healthcare.

Ascend is unlike most companies, offering the discipline of a healthcare leader and the mentality of a tech startup. At all times, our employees are taking on new challenges and solving problems. As a company that is on the leading edge, we are seeking individuals with a similar mindset who enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Your Role:

The successful applicant will be able to perform these essential duties satisfactorily. The following are representative of these duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Construct lean, effective robotic workflows to create a fully automated, designer show-case laboratory
  • Collaborate with domestic and international vendors to help create innovative solutions to manual processes
  • Lead in planning, implementing and monitoring manufactured as well as custom built automation systems
  • Improve, streamline and automate high production processes such as (but not limited to):
  • Box receiving, unpacking and reassembly
  • Tube unpacking, receiving and sorting
  • Kit system integration
  • Warehouse receiving, shipping and distribution

Your Qualifications:

  • Skilled in operations, process improvement, workflow and facility design
  • Experience in automating high volume production manufacturing type processes
  • Knowledgeable in choosing and programming controllers and establishing communication between sensors, actuators, and controller
  • Equipment troubleshooting skills, problem solver, creative thinker, flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent computer and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Industrial, Mechanical or other relevant field from four-year College or University and one to two years related experience


  • Entrepreneurial spirit - As the industry leader, we are continually innovating and breaking new ground.
  • Dynamic environment - Expect new challenges and make an impact every day.
  • Personal development - Always opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Generous benefits - Medical, PTO Policy and Company 401K match.

Keywords: Ascend Clinical, Redwood City , Robotics Automation Engineer, Other , Redwood City, California

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