Lab Automation Engineer I

ARUP Laboratories - Salt Lake City, UT (30+ days ago)3.9

Job Details

Monday - Friday (40 hrs/wk)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Department: Liquid Handling Robotics - 504

Primary Purpose:

This is a training position, preparing the employee to provide expertise in process mapping, workflow optimization, and programming of automated workflows on various liquid handling platforms in the clinical laboratory. Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biochemical principles to the evaluation and implementation of automation solutions in the clinical laboratory. Performs all functions below with direct supervision.

About ARUP:

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

ARUP proudly hires top talent to create a work environment of diversity, professional growth and continuous development. Our workforce is committed to the important service we provide to over one million patients each month. We always strive for excellence and have a strong desire to have involvement with the advances in medicine and the role laboratory services plays within each patient’s life. We never forget that there is a patient behind every specimen we receive.

We are looking for individuals who want to contribute to ARUP's culture of accountability, integrity, service, and excellence. Consider joining our dynamic team.

Physical and Other Requirements:

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction

Mobility: The person in this position needs to occasionally move between work sites and inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

Communicate: Frequently communicate with others

PPE: Biohazard laboratory environment that requires use of personal protective equipment in accordance with CDC and OSHA regulations and company policies.

ARUP Policies and Procedures: To conduct self in compliance with all ARUP Policies and Procedures.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Fine Motor Control: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling

Vision: Having close, far, and peripheral visual acuity to perform a variety of tasks such as make general observations of depth and distance



Associates Degree or better in Biological Sciences or related field.


Bachelor's Degree or better in Biological Sciences or related field.


With Bachelor's Degree: Two years in a laboratory setting with experience operating, programming or servicing automated liquid handling systems

With Associate's Degree: Four years directly related experience, two of which need to be in a laboratory setting with experience operating, programming or servicing automated liquid handling systems


4 years: Laboratory automation engineer level in maintaining, troubleshooting, and developing automation protocols on primary laboratory automation platforms currently in use at ARUP.

Licenses & Certifications


Applicable ASCP or AAB

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.