Research Equipment Engineer

Posted on: 26 Mar 2020

Woodland, CA

Job Description

The primary responsibilities of this role, Research Equipment Engineer, are to: 

Develop and lead automation/control engineering and design for Bayer Vegetables Research Development Headquarters;
Propose designs and execute site trials directed at enhancing area performance and innovate to better technologies that add to value stream;
Maintain, troubleshoot and improve state of the art research equipment hardware along with software that supports fundamental operations.
Partner with other engineering disciplines, customers and vendors/suppliers to create technical strategies and identify project opportunities;
Create, maintain and develop standards for area operating documentation (e.g. standard operating procedures, process descriptions, material and energy balances, P&IDs, and operating data collection and retrieval);
Ability to conceive, design, install, start-up and commission smaller scale automation/control improvement projects and support larger scale capital projects implemented at sites;
Installation, calibration, and/or maintain PLC, HMI, GPS systems and other field equipment;
Assist in the growth and design of company standard core logic, standard HMI logic, and IT process control network;
Create and maintain the applicable elements of the site process management files, management of change process, relevant documentation and drawings;
Create intellectual property and adhere to company procedures for intellectual property protection;
Assist in training and mentoring site Technicians, and other operations personnel;
Self-manage multiple priorities, across multiple organizations and multi-task effectively;
Effectively establish strong working relationships and building networks;
Keep abreast technologies and trends which may include professional organization membership, attending conferences and trade shows, course work, certifications or similar activities.

Domestic Relocation in the form of a Lump Sum payment is Available as well as Visa Sponsorship for someone in the US


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

B.S. degree with seven years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Control System Engineering, or related field OR M.S. degree with five years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Control System Engineering, or related field;
Knowledgeable in computing systems, control system hardware including instrumentation PLC, HMI equipment and/or GPS coordinate and IT systems Demonstration of strong technical, teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in control system design, configuration, maintenance, and automation field.


Albany, NY

For over 150 years, Bayer has been an innovation company rooted in science. Our presence in the U.S. harkens back to the mid-19th century as a chemical company making dyes in Albany, NY. By the late 19th century, we moved into the healthcare field with the introduction of one of our flagship products, Aspirin. Throughout the next two centuries, we have developed scientific and medical breakthroughs and continued creating some of America’s most loved brands.

In line with our mission “Bayer: Science for A Better Life,” we aim to improve people’s quality of life. For this endeavor, we focus on our core competency of developing and successfully commercializing innovative products and solutions based on scientific knowledge.

Our solutions help farmers in America provide adequate nutrition to our growing population while maintaining the health and sustainability of our environment.
We are improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating or curing diseases.
We are developing innovative care for animals—providing family pets with a longer, better quality of life and ensuring the health and safety of livestock.
Our high-tech polymer materials are making significant contributions in areas such as energy and resource efficiency for mobility, construction and home living.


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