Automation Engineer

19901 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91324, USA Req #518
Monday, March 6, 2023
Kindeva Drug Delivery

Kindeva Drug Delivery is a global pharmaceutical contract developer and manufacturer (CDMO) business headquartered in Woodbury, MN with locations in California, Minnesota, and the United Kingdom.

Kindeva partners with global pharmaceutical companies to commercialize products, with a particular focus on complex drugs and combination products. We are looking for a talented Automation Engineer to join our team. 

As an Automation Engineer, this individual will be responsible for the project management and complete design of the mechanical systems and some electrical and controls functions of new and retrofitted medium to large sized industrial automation machines for our manufacturing lines. Developing mechanical machine mechanisms, generating mechanical assemblies, and developing machine function algorithms, and debugging mechanical designs are the normal tasks that are done on a daily basis. Some specification and programming of PLCs, robots and servos may need to be done from time to time also. The person who fills this position will also act a mentor for more junior mechanical and automation engineers, a project manager for projects.


  • Design mechanical systems for new, or modify existing, automated machinery to automate manufacturing processes.
  • Designandspecifysomeelectricalcomponentsforcustomautomatedindustrialmachines
  • Coordinatewithotherengineersandmanufacturingandassemblytoensuredesignintentandcost effectiveness of production are achieved
  • Establish technical manuals, drawings, models, training documentation, preventative maintenance plans and troubleshooting guides for newly established automated equipment/processes
  • Manageindividualprojectbudgetsandschedulesandroutinelyreportprogress
  • Ability to accept internal customer design feed back and improvement suggestions and brainstorm with others
  • Adhere to good manufacturing and good documentation practices
  • Lead, advise, and train more junior engineers
  • Ability to self-direction project sand tasks
  • Review, understand, and explain customer specs and prints


  • BS in ME, EE, Automation, or Related Field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 4years of experience in the design of automated equipment
  • Expert Knowledge in 3D CAD software
  • Experience in PLC Programming 
  • Experience in HMI Programming
  • Ability to coordinate with outside suppliers
  • Mechanicallyinclined,strongproblemsolvingskills,hands-onindividual Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • U.S.Citizen


  • Expertise in Solidworks or other CAD software
  • Experience with Allen-Bradley and other major PLC device programming Experience with C-More and Mitsubishi HMI programming Machine shop and welding knowledge
  • ExperiencewithGD&TANSIY14.5
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and ergonomic principles Familiar with 6-Axis robot programming
  • Familiar with machine vision principles
  • Familiar with programming 3D printers would be a nice to have skill

California residents should review our Notice for California Employees and Applicants before applying. 

Safety for our employees and our communities is a key priority for Kindeva Drug Delivery. Kindeva encourages everyone who can get vaccinated to get vaccinated.

Our Covid-19 task force monitors the external environment and will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Kindeva Drug Delivery is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family Technical Professional
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $83,203.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $109,204.00
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  • 19901 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91324, USA