Sr Automation Engineer at Dexcom (San Diego, CA)

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About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported expected full-year 2021 revenues of $2.48B, a growth of 27% over 2020. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 6,000 people worldwide.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Sr. Manager of Equipment Engineering, the Senior Equipment Engineer provides technical support for the improvement, installation, validation and transfer of replicate custom automated equipment used in the scale-up of manufacturing for existing or new Dexcom products. These duties include leading or supporting cross functional equipment deployment teams while working with outside suppliers to meet equipment specifications and timelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates with cross functional teams and supports in the improvement and implementation of new replicate custom manufacturing equipment used in the manufacture of Dexcom products both at internal and external manufacturing sites.
  • Works in close collaboration with Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Site Engineering, R&D and outside equipment suppliers to identify and implement improvements to custom equipment solutions that will improve reliability, efficiency, or yields.
  • Travel to automation vendors and contract partners to troubleshoot and test sustaining and new automation equipment.
  • Providing technical input, review, and approval to validation documentation and support the execution of equipment qualifications as needed.
  • Support the successful knowledge and tech transfer of new manufacturing platforms into manufacturing, which could include site to site transfers. Provide technical training to operators, manufacturing engineering and support staff for responsible equipment.
  • Effectively implement problem solving skills and techniques to identify potential equipment risks and develop/implement mitigation plans as needed.
  • Update equipment related documentations (manuals, drawings, and specifications) as needed.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.
  • This position assumes and performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 5-8 years related experience or Master's degree and 2-5 years equivalent industry experience
  • Ability to run self-directed projects, maintain timelines, stay organized, and balance multiple activities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity/uncertainty and a willingness to try new/challenging things.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, motivate, and accomplish results through peers and junior level engineers
  • Proven ability to work hands-on in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and personal interaction skills
  • Knowledge of high reliability, high volume manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Technical writing skills as applied to manufacturing documentation and process development - Experienced in the creation and revision of technical documentation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Medical device experience
  • Lean Six Sigma or Six Sigma training and certification preferred
  • Experience in developing and implementing custom automated manufacturing equipment for use in the medical industry highly desired.

Functional Description

Provides expertise in engineering, design, installation and start-up of automation systems. Actively assists manufacturing operations in problem solving with regards to the automated systems. Assists in the validation of process and facility automation. May also develop code and design system architectures in order to define user compatibility.

Functional/Business Knowledge

  • Possesses broad understanding of technical principles and theories. Ability to synthesize external data and research findings for application that may impact technical objectives.


  • Demonstrates successes in technical proficiency and independent thought. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.


  • Exercises good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.

Experience and Education

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 5-8 years related experience or Masters degree and 2-5 years equivalent industry experience or a PhD and 0-2 years experience.

Workplace Type

  • The Workplace Type for this role is Flex. Based on the nature of your position you will be working onsite approximately 2-3 days per week from collaborative space and hoteling desks at our Dexcom sites. You will need to be located within commuting distance (typically 75 miles/120km) of your assigned Dexcom site.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

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More Information on Dexcom
Dexcom operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Mesa, AZ, Portland, OR and Dania Beach, FL. Dexcom was founded in 1999. It has 3973 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 74 open jobs at Dexcom, click here.
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