Equipment Engineer

Equipment Engineer I is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems. Performs equipment engineering design evaluations. Being an Equipment Engineer I recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. May develop a range of products. Additionally, Equipment Engineer I may assist senior engineers. May require a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Equipment Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be an Equipment Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

Equipment Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Equipment Engineer to join our team.


  • Perform routine preventative maintenance and oversee service calls on production instruments as needed;
  • Work closely with process engineers to understand equipment interactions and limitations relative to operating specifications;
  • Perform regular equipment checks, calibrations and characterization;
  • Disassemble, repair, and reassemble equipment according to operating manuals, schematics, blueprints, etc;
  • Establish PM strategies and protocols;
  • Assume ownership of maintaining and calibrating production tools in accordance with equipment manufacturer specifications;
  • Support production as needed.


  • Does your flexibility and dedication to succeed support a positive can do attitude?
  • Are you able to lead and influence others (suppliers, commercial partners etc)?
  • Are you a self-starter with the technical curiosity to learn new things and bring forth new ideas?
  • Experience with NGS Sequencers & Fluorescent readers;
  • Experience with automated liquid handlers a plus (e.g. Hamilton STAR, Labcyte ECHO);
  • BS in Biological Science field or related technical discipline;
  • Must be able to work in a clean room environment (lab covering, hairnets, gloves, etc);
  • Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in the lab.