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Equipment Engineer 1
Ref No.: 17-14902
Location: San Diego, California
Equipment Engineer 1 at Illumina will provide primary instrument support for a wide array of products that Illumina produces.

This is a 1st shift position: 8am-5pm

Responsibilities:
Learn and understand new instruments and create a maintenance programs to provide continually improving equipment availability
Work with engineers to develop and implement procedures to reduce or eliminate sources of systematic equipment failures
Install new equipment or assist in the construction of new instruments
Work with vendors to improve support for manufacturing instruments
Data-mining large datasets to uncover sources of systematic error
Understand basic internal instrument communication (RS232, PLC, IO)
Create innovative solutions to technical problems
Safely handle dangerous chemicals
Perform basic computer repair functions
Work with lasers and laser alignment

Requirements:
Ability to work nights with little support
Electronics trouble-shooting including reading of schematics
Experience working in a manufacturing environment maintaining production equipment
Computer trouble-shooting and repair (preferred experience with Microsoft Windows)
Ability to communicate and document equipment issues
Ability to learn new tasks quickly
Demonstrated continuous improved performance of instruments and ability to communicate these improvements to process and R&D engineers
Optimistic when faced with setbacks
May include 2-3 months of travel