Automation Technician (Memphis, TN, onsite)



Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Job Details

Transnetyx Home Office - Cordova, TN


Transnetyx is seeking a full-time Automation Technician for our Memphis facility. Your responsibilities will include carrying out tasks as directed in the installation, alteration, design, upkeep, and restoration of laboratory instruments, robotics, and related equipment. These tasks will typically follow established procedures but may require a higher level of skill and autonomy to execute independently, with minimal oversight.

Models appropriate behavior as exemplified by the YX Ten core values, mission, and vision of Transnetyx.

If you haven’t already, we invite you to visit our Careers website to learn more about our Mission and Vision, our Award-Winning Culture, and why our employees have ranked us a Top Workplace six years in a row. We are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace in the U.S. two years in a row featured in USA Today.

The Role


  • Independently troubleshoot problems and issues occurring with automated equipment and systems and related components.
  • Perform routine diagnostic checks and tests and preventative maintenance on all automated equipment and systems and related components.
  • Order replacement parts for all automated equipment and systems and related components as needed.
  • Perform electrical wiring and plumbing work for automated equipment and facilities support.
  • Perform additional maintenance and repairs for facility as needed; including but not limited to assembly of office equipment, painting, and upkeep of other non-essential equipment.
  • Ensure cleanliness and functionality of designated storage and work areas.
  • Documentation using a computerized maintenance management system (GoFMX) to record repairs, parts used, and monitor instrument performance. In addition, to our TYX Operations App and Incident Reports systems.
  • On-Call technical support rotations as assigned to support the On-Call Engineer to guarantee customer orders are processed timely.
  • Assist with the development and training of level 1 technicians.
  • Assist with the development of new automation equipment.
  • Ability to travel and support external customers.

Transnetyx is rated by its employees as a Top Workplace six years in a row in Memphis, Tennessee, where our headquarters is located along with National Recognition as a USA Top Workplace for three consecutive years (2022-2024). We give credit to our strong culture and a team made up of unique individuals who are focused on living our YX 10 Values and serving our company’s mission, serving the research community.




High School Diploma or equivalent (minimum 1-year relevant experience may be substituted for education)


3 years as a journey-level in industrial / automation maintenance related education may substituted for experience.


  • Must possess strong electrical, plumbing, and mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of general hand tools and willingness to learn.
  • Must possess some computer skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Mobile Apps.
  • Must have the ability to grasp new concepts quickly and thoroughly.


  • 3D design and printing of fixtures and tooling.


  • Must possess strong critical thinking skills and be able to evaluate problems quickly and creatively under pressure.
  • Must be self-motivated and can work with others, and multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize, and perform work independently.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.

Why You'll Love Us:

Our company’s mission is to provide the most efficient path to discovery for researchers across the globe. Transnetyx has the technology and processes to provide faster, easier, and more accurate results worldwide to biomedical researchers. By optimizing resources, Transnetyx has paved the way for research to advance and deeper understandings to emerge.

Transnetyx has genotyped more than 30 million samples in 24 or 72 hours with 99.97% accuracy, and introduced a full suite of complementary services, including Genetic Monitoring, Microbiome Analysis, Transnetyx Tissue, and the Colony + AMI software. Everything we do and where we focus our energy and talent adds to the amazing work already being done to serve the scientific community.

We are proud of our unique culture of high-performers who LOVE what we do and can be bold in holding ourselves and one another respectfully accountable for the kind of workplace where we can all thrive!

We offer an extensive array of benefits designed to support your health, well-being, and professional growth. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) and matching
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Reimbursements

About Transnetyx

Visit our Careers website to learn more about our benefits and perks, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and why our employees choose Transnetyx.

DEI Statement:
We are committed to building and developing diverse teams so that we can better understand and serve the multifaceted cultures and identities of our customers.

At Transnetyx, our DEIB efforts focus on uplifting the experiences and perspectives of underrepresented groups and doing the work that draws out the best in all of us.

EOE Statement:
Transnetyx is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants needing accommodations during any step of the interview process may contact Human Resources.

U.S. Candidates: *Reasonable Accommodations will be made in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act.

Founded in 2000, Transnetyx is dedicated to helping scientists accelerate research with fast, easy, and accurate real-time PCR genotyping. We are the trusted automated genotyping resource for thousands of researchers in universities, hospitals, and bioscience companies around the world.

We offer more than an amazing career but a safe workplace where every employee has a voice. We emphasize our positive culture by challenging employees to live by our core values - the YX Ten. We also offer an array of benefits including a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees, along with notable offerings to our part-time employees, generous paid time off, wellness benefits and initiatives, health reimbursements, and medical coverage starting the day of your employment with no waiting period. For a more comprehensive list, please visit our careers website at

Transnetyx is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. Applicants needing accommodations during any step of the interview process may contact Human Resources by phone at 901.507.0476 or by email at

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