Quest Diagnostics
Automation Lead Engineer - req78486
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Clifton Map
Posted: 01/08/2022
Closing: 02/07/2022
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Quest Diagnostics
Job description

Lead Automation Engineer - Clifton, NJ - Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Job Summary:

The Automation Engineering Lead, plays a key role in the design, implementation, and execution of the technology roadmap for Lab Operations.  Creates and lead the strategy for end-to-end traceability, lab automation, and real time process data collection, analytics, digitalization and visualization for performance management, to obtain a continuous reduction of the operational cost by improving the productivity of our processes, while providing a faster response and quality to our customers.


  • Lead the design, implementation, and execution of the Technology Roadmap for Lab operations.
  • Automation – Improve and simplify processes continuously by the identification, design, execution, commissioning and operational start-up of automation projects.
  • Digitalization - Implement the necessary infrastructure system (hardware and software) to collect real time process data and analytics.
  • Digital Visual Management – Implement real time digital visual management for main KPIs in our Lab Operations.
  • E2E Traceability – Design/review the system (hardware and software) to track specimens in the entire supply chain.
  • Get alignment and partnership with IT to create a clear path for execution of the Technology RoadMap considering all OT/IT convergence.
  • Get alignment and partnership with National teams for the execution of the Technology RoadMap.
  • Act as a key stakeholder in the development of automation projects justification including cost analysis, savings identification, return of investment, sizing/preliminary design and cost proposal.
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise in the design, planning, construction and maintenance of automation solutions.
  • Own the creation of documentation for on the job, classroom, and virtual training and SOPs for ease of use of new Automation/OT solutions.
  • Coaches and mentor management teams about the Technology RoadMap strategy and implementation advise.
  • Quantifies and publicizes the realized benefits of automation projects as it applies to the company’s financial performance
  • Audits existing processes and systems to assess / determine required improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 5+ years of experience in Automation Projects.  MBA or Master’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience with SCADA design and development
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Ability to translate performance improvement to financial performance
  • Ability to utilize presentation skills to influence others to meet project objectives
  • Demonstrated knowledge of process controls techniques including statistical process control and data analysis techniques
  • Financial reporting experience

Personal Trait Profile:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication & influencing skills
  • Highly self-driven / motivated and hands-on
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Results oriented
Automation Lead Engineer - req78486