Inogen, Inc.
  • Engineering/R&D
  • Goleta, CA, USA
  • Full Time

ABOUT INOGEN Inogen was founded in 2001 to improve quality of life and increase freedom and independence for oxygen therapy users. Inogen is innovation in oxygen therapy. The Inogen mission is to improve freedom and independence for oxygen therapy patients through innovative products and services. Inogen is a manufacturer and Accredited Homecare Provider.

Inogen is focused on quality care, continuous improvement, and outstanding customer satisfaction. We are a stable, USA based company dedicated to providing an exciting and rewarding career to our employees. We completed a successful Initial Public Offering on the NASDAQ in 2014 and have demonstrated substantial growth over the last five years. Our work environment is casual yet high performing, and we are looking for seriously talented, motivated, and fast-paced professionals to join our team.


The Automation Engineer is responsible for supporting automation projects that increase the efficiency of Inogen's manufacturing operations. These responsibilities include, supporting the full life cycle of automation projects, from design concept through implementation and maintenance.

Key Competencies:

  • Identify Inogen processes that would benefit from automation
  • Prioritize work to meet project deadlines
  • Level I: Contribute to automation design projects to increase manufacturing efficiencies; Level II: Design, prototype, test, and implement automation equipment and processes, with direction and support from others, to increase manufacturing efficiencies; Level III: Design, prototype, test, and implement automation equipment and processes, autonomously
  • Work with vendors to source equipment and components for use in automation projects that can be replicated and scaled to keep pace with company growth expectations
  • Work to standardize automation equipment components and assemblies to decrease design time and minimize the need for custom components and fabrication
  • Ensure that automation projects meet safety and quality standards according to regulations and company standards
  • Analyze the requirements of production processes and ensure that automated solutions adhere to these requirements (quality, safety, and cycle time)
  • Keep detailed equipment and part expenditure records to ensure project budgets can accurately be tracked
  • Maintain availability to resolve equipment problems in manufacturing quickly to reduce impacts to operational efficiency
  • Maintain sufficient quantities of backup components and equipment to minimize the risk of line shutdowns
  • Ensure that the lab space allocated to automation projects is well organized and properly equipped
  • Performing Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications of equipment and processes
  • Documentation of equipment such as BOMs, equipment procedures, and calibration and maintenance schedules
  • Stay up to date with the latest automation technologies and apply them as required
  • Training of manufacturing staff on the use of automation equipment
  • Execute existing test protocols and update documents as required


Do you possess these abilities?

  • Must have the knowledge and desire to implement and utilize lean manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO quality systems is highly desired
  • Experience working in an FDA and ISO 13485 environment is highly desired
  • Proficiency in the use of Solidworks is required
  • Proficiency in MS Office is required
  • Meticulous attention to detail and follow through is required
  • Must have a passion for product quality and excellence
  • Must have interpersonal skills appropriate for interacting with engineers, manufacturing personnel, and outside vendors
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics
  • Ability to write software to interface with electromechanical systems and databases
  • Experience in performing Installation Qualifications (IQ), Operational Qualifications (OQ), and Performance Qualifications (PQ) is desired
  • Knowledge of PLC logic and programming
  • Ability to program with LabVIEW is desired
  • Focused strength in single engineering discipline


  • Minimum BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Industrial, or related Engineering or Scientific field is required
  • 1+ year of automation system support is desired
  • medical device manufacturing experience is desired

Working Conditions:

  • The Automation Engineer may work at the manufacturing facility in Goleta, CA or Richardson, TX, and contract manufacturing locations outside the US.
  • The working environments include the manufacturing floors in Goleta, CA and Richardson, TX, as well as engineering laboratories, automation vendor facilities, and the general office environment.
  • Light travel, approximately 2 times per year, between Santa Barbara, CA and Richardson, TX locations is required.
  • There may be instances where international travel and/or travel to automation equipment vendor facilities is required.


WHY INOGEN Inogen is a dynamic company that is not only focused on quality care of patients, but is also committed to being a top employer.  Each of Inogen' s offices have a casual culture that supports employees being responsible and developing professionals.

We offer competitive salaries and a robust benefit package:

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 401 (K) plan available for all employees Health, dental, vision insurance Flexible spending accounts and wellness discount program Life Insurance Long Term Disability Robust paid time off and 8 paid holidays Employee Assistance Program

See the Inogen Team in action:


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Inogen is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement are available here:;  The pay transparency policy is available here:

Inogen is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (972) 616-5668 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.



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