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- Subject matter expert for the site automation system
- Engineer and manage medium to large process control system/equipment improvement, optimization, and expansion and upgrade projects to meet site objectives.
- Engineer and manage new process control/automation projects from the concept to commissioning and validation
- Overseeing Installs, Troubleshooting, Repairs / Maintenance, Commissioning and Acceptance Testing to a variety of Equipment Test including: PCs, Controller Networks, Data Acquisition / Control / SCADA Systems and the associated devices / equipment.
- Provide moderate to advance technical assistance to site operating groups through investigations, control system assessments, and design support.
- Assist in preparation and execution of the Validation/Qualification protocols related to automated and control systems.
- Provides technical and non-technical feedback to validation personnel for the successful qualification of systems.
- Help to troubleshoot and diagnose Control system complex problems, working closely with Control System/Instrumentation Technicians and maintenance personnel
- Update and develop User Requirement Specifications, Functional Specifications, Design Specifications, Operation and Maintenance Manuals for the new and existing control systems
- Work closely with IT groups as a cross functional team member to meet automation project objectives.
- Apply GMP principles within the workplace. Incorporate cGMP and regulatory compliance into all assigned project scopes, design and construction activities.
- Develops automation related SOPs
- Performs training for users of the systems
- Maintains control system – system & application backups, virus protection, operating system patches, etc.
- Assists in establishing preventative maintenance requirements
Skills, experiences and qualifications required for the job:
- Electrical/Controls/Software Engineering Degree or equivalent
- Minimum 6 years (ideally +8 years) hands on experience with process controls equipment including PLCs, HMIs, SCADA systems, SQL relational database systems, and Networking including design and debugging skills.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical environment including regulatory requirements associated with 21 CFR Part 11 and supporting validation of control system equipment.
- Wonderware system platform experience preferred. Hands on experience with Windows Servers hardware and Microsoft Windows – application and PLC programming softwares.
- Extensive cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work.
- Successful track record of managing wide-ranging activities within the business unit.
- Demonstrates independent project management skills to successfully deliver automation projects to completion
- Possesses a high level of technical expertise on a specific process control system and their connections to facility equipment, production equipment, instrumentation, and manufacturing systems, loop controllers, HVAC controls, and related electrical/electronic equipment and devices.
- Technically independent and maintains state-of-the-art technical abilities. Display initiative and commitment. Able to make independent contributions to the development of new methodologies or new technologies for process control systems. These activities are done under limited supervision.
- This position requires a high degree of analytical skills to provide automated solutions to improve processes and integrate new equipment to meet company and project objectives
- Strong verbal and written communication skills required
- Expected to carry phone device for on-call 24 hour support as required
- Fluent Spanish and English (C1), knowledge of other languages will be an asset.
- Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
- Open to travel punctually
Job ID R0007964