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Automation Network Engineer

Operations, Product Development | Research Triangle Park, NC | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Humacyte's mission is to become the leading company in novel, off-the-shelf extracellular matrix tissue products, and especially those that could provide lifesaving improvements in treatments for vascular conditions.

Humacyte, Inc., a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative, award winning human biotherapies.  We are currently developing multiple vascular tissue engineered therapies and expanding our business model.  With a broad pipeline of potential new therapy applications, we continue to build our organization and scientific teams.


  • Support the installation and validation of OEM and custom PLCs for the commercial manufacturing process
  • Support installation and maintenance of process control network, including compliance with security policies
  • Assist process development team in testing prototype equipment and by independently developing automation for custom research and development equipment
  • Promote transparency around process development activities through routine internal updates
  • Support and troubleshooting automation and process control network during development, technology transfer, and commercial manufacturing
  • Perform thorough system tests to ensure robustness of custom automation
  • Oversee transition of automated equipment to comply with regulatory and quality control requirements
  • Provide automation expertise for the development of custom commercial manufacturing equipment for a human acellular vessel product
  • Assist in the development of automation documentation, including functional requirements, design documents, test protocols, SOPs and reports
  • Support regulatory filings as required


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or similar field
  • At least 3 years of industry experience in process and equipment automation
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of GMP quality systems
  • Detail-oriented, self-motivated and scientifically driven 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross functional team

Bonus Points:

  • Background in Automation, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and supporting automation for commercial manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with automation of bioprocess applications in GMP facility
  • Experience with automation platforms and network architecture, Allen-Bradley and Beckhoff TwinCAT PLCs or DeltaV DCS preferred.


  • Stock Options
  • 401k Plan with Matching
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Plans
  • Long Term/Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 3 Weeks’ Vacation
  • 5 Personal Floating Days
  • 8 Sick Days
  • 6 Company Holidays
  • Career Development and Training