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Automation Engineer

Kennesaw, Georgia

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Kennesaw, Georgia Status Regular Job ID JR-026174

Omni International is seeking an Automation Engineer, located in Kennesaw, GA.

Omni International is a leading manufacturer of scientific equipment and consumables for the life science, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries with greater than 30-year history in the Atlanta area. At Omni, we put our customers and our employees first. Omni is a privately-owned corporation that is built on strong values and integrity and is staffed by friendly and helpful co-workers. Our products are an integral part of the forefront of biomedical research, and we have thousands of references in the scientific literature. In short, it’s a great place to work if you’d like to make a difference.

Omni is a global company with distribution in over 50 countries throughout the world. Our mission is to manufacture high-quality products designed to improve sample prep in the lab for better and more repeatable scientific research outcomes. to support our Business and Operations. 

REPORTS TO:  Engineering Manager

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Design, release and install Omni automated devices, machines and automation systems at customer locations.
  • Assist sales and engineering with new product installations at customer sites.
  • Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot and repair mechanical and automation related problems at customer sites.
  • Interface with customers in the use and repair of Omni machines in a complete, professional, and organized manner. Ability to remotely troubleshoot and diagnose systems is a benefit.
  • Accurately report technical conditions, potential corrective actions, and information to automation engineers.
  • Work with the automation team to implement corrective action changes to processes, components designs.
  • Work with process engineers to draft and maintain assembly and quality control procedures.
  • Work as required, with minimal or no supervision. Participates in setting and achieving personal and departmental goals and performing to a shared plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • 5 years of previous experience with automation equipment


  • Prior automation equipment experience to include – PLCs, Servos, AC/DC motors and Controllers.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair complex mechanical and electromechanical devices.
  • Travel up to 25%. Travel includes regional and national travel
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings.
  • Mechanical design experience using SolidWorks (v2015 or newer). Familiar with GD&T standards and practices.
  • Dependable and Reliable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks in a busy environment
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Positive attitude with an ability to work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Diligent attention to safety


  • Sitting, standing, and bending for long periods of time
  • Lifting and/or moving of up to 50 lbs.
  • Warehouse and Office Environment


  • Adhere to company safety policies and procedures
  • Wear required PPE (personal protective equipment) where needed
  • Immediately report any unsafe conditions or other safety-related issues


OMNI International is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Company makes all selection and other employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law(s). 

In addition, the Company provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with physical and mental disabilities in accordance with applicable law(s).  If an accommodation is required to apply for employment, or to perform the essential job functions of a position you seek, contact Human Resources so appropriate arrangements can be made.

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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