Position Description

Automation Installation Engineer
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Job Category Professional Services
Employment Type Regular (Employee)
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Do you want to make a meaningful difference in the quality of healthcare? Omnicell is empowering health systems and pharmacies to radically transform the way they manage medications, so they can achieve the vision of the Autonomous Pharmacy.  Thousands of hospitals, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities and care homes trust Omnicell to provide continuous innovation.  They need us to deliver solutions to meet the ever-evolving challenges of the healthcare landscape.  We encourage creative problem solving and outside-the-box thinking that only a diverse, well-rounded workforce can bring.

Join us as we build on our powerful combination of advanced automation, predictive intelligence, and expert services to create a safer future for patients—one where medication errors are a thing of the past. You’ll be joining an organization whose culture encourages individual development, rewards intellectual curiosity, and embraces an inclusive environment.  Join our growing company and help shape the future at Omnicell!

Automation Installation Engineer

Omnicell Automation Installation Engineers (AIE) independently manage the day to day technical needs of installing, configuring and relocating Omnicell products within Central Pharmacy environments.  The AIE will plan, install, configure, and troubleshoot Omnicell centralized products as necessary, both remotely and onsite.  This role ensures that Omnicell centralized products are installed efficiently and at the highest quality.


  • Travel to customer sites approximately 90% of their work schedule to provide on-site installation of central pharmacy products.
  • Serve as technical and mechanical field installation expert with emphasis on the Omnicell XR2 and Carousel product lines.
  • Resolve technical issues as part of product installation process
  • Installation of automation equipment that includes pneumatic controls, digital electro-mechanical servo controls, solenoid valves, PC interface controls and mechanical drive stations.
  • Independently troubleshoot mechanical and electrical failures.
  • Read electrical schematics and mechanical drawings.
  • Installation and configuration of bar code scanners, bar code printers, laser printers and Workstations.
  • Provide product and install process feedback to other team members and departments.
  • Lead centralized pharmacy product installs and relocations.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and practices.
  • Possess the ability to qualify and quantify system quality and performance using defined testing methods.
  • Follow detailed installation checklists/manuals.
  • Work as part of a team to plan and execute system field deployments.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of general mechanical and electrical devices.
  • Understanding of electromechanical equipment and related engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, employees, subcontractors, and customers.
  • Demonstrated capability to independently research and formulate solutions to technical and mechanical problems.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Fluency in managing business travel, continuing education, expenses, and customer engagements independently.
  • Willing and able to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented healthcare environment.
  • Experience with material handling equipment such as a forklift, hand truck and pallet jack.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate degree or Professional Certification in Mechatronics
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated mechanical or electrical product installation experience.
  • In lieu of Associate degree, four year armed services I/T or technical related experience or High School Diploma/GED and a minimum of five years demonstrated mechanical or electrical product installation experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; Mechatronics or Robotics.
  • Omnicell product knowledge.
  • Administrative level knowledge covering Windows workstation and server distributions through Windows 2016.
  • Robotics experience.
  • Forklift Certification.

Work Conditions

  • Remote/field-based position.
  • 90% Travel Required.
  • Must be able to push heavy equipment and have good dexterity for doing routine configuration tasks.
  • Standing/sitting for prolonged periods of time may be required.  Position requires a high degree of physical activity and motion to include pushing, pulling, kneeling, stooping and bending frequently.
  • Must be willing and able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds with the support of others and/or lifting devices.

To protect our employees, partners, and customers, Omnicell requires most U.S. employees to either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or obtain approval from Omnicell for an exemption and accommodation for a medical condition or a sincerely-held religious belief or practice.

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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Omnicell 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.

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