Research Associate, R&D Automation Support
DuPont Pioneer, a leader in plant biotechnology, is seeking an innovative and highly motivated individual to join an R&D automation support team dedicated to the successful support, troubleshooting and issue resolution, of automated processes in a high throughput laboratory environment.The qualified candidate would work in close partnership with members of our scientific community, in a team environment, to deliver business impactful solutions. The qualified candidate will actively partner with researchers in the design and integration of custom automated solutions. Promote researcher self-sufficiency, effectiveness, and productivity through the use of end-user equipment training and preventative maintenance. Duties/Responsibilities:Hands-on support and technical expertise for multiple automated systems.Troubleshooting equipment errors and issues, repair or involve vendor as needed.Issue management including: ticket logging, communication with end-user, daily stand-up, etc.Leverage traditional mechanical skillsets such as: mechanical design, material selection, robotics, etc.Consultation on equipment purchases and custom builds. These activities will be directed toward automated systems that provide increased throughput, reduced workload and increase accuracy in molecular marker and analytical biochemistry laboratories. Qualifications:Bachelor???s degree with course work related to mechanical or agricultural engineering or similar discipline with 1-3 years of applicable experience.Base understanding of electrical power, drives, motors, sensors and similar electrical components is required.Experience working with electronics (robots, etc.) is desired.Strong problem solving, collaboration, communication and time management skills.Experience with RMS, LEAN manufacturing, or scientific background a plus.May be required to do physical lifting and work in varying ergonomic environments.DuPont Pioneer (www.pioneer.com/careers) headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world???s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. DuPont Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success???.Apply for this job.