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The Plant Automation Engineer is responsible for developing, maintaining, and improving system/equipment performance using analytical methods and processes. Effectively and efficiently provide project management, technical knowledge and skills, and administrative skills. Provide technical review and counsel on a variety of technical issues. This position will be the SME for utility, process, and facility systems automation controls. Responsibilities include design and operation of instrumentation, I/O devices, PLCs, HMIs, and SCADA/data historians. This position also manages automation aspects of capital projects from design through operation. This person will design and implement new technologies, up-grades, and replacements. This person will also be responsible for software code development, graphics, databases, and configuration of applications. Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.
• Schedule, manage, and review the work of outside trade or technical firms as well as outside contractors for equipment, facilities, utilities, and other work
• Prepare project budgets and ensure that activities stay within the budgetary guidelines established
• Identify and initiate projects for electrical and control changes/improvements within the guidance established
• Support all engineering documentation efforts including SOP’s, PM’s, and technical documents
• Produce drawings and project proposals for review with management
• Provide specifications and cost estimates for major equipment acquisitions
• Provide programming support of building monitoring systems including HMI displays
• Assure that facility/system engineering drawings and associated documentation (including work orders and Change Controls) are effectively and compliantly updated and maintained
• Demonstrate strong project management skills to control multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
• Identify areas of cost effectiveness with outside contractors
• Identify areas for cost containment


• Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering or similar engineering degree
• Minimum of 7-10 years of industrial experience dealing with similar systems and managing projects similar in scope and size

• Ability to organize time in order to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
• Ability to read, understand, interpret, and implement technical writing and instructions
• Effective inter-personal relation skills, while maintaining the adaptability to achieve company goals
• Design of Control systems, PLC programming, Computer networking and interfacing experience highly desired. Knowledge of electrical distribution, load calculations and system one-lines. Computer literate with working knowledge of, MS-Word/Excel/PowerPoint, VISIO or other graphics based software for system description/diagram
• Hands on experience in programming/operation/maintenance of computer systems, HMI, and SCADA components
• Knowledge of S88 GAMP Methodology

• Experience with Rockwell Programming
• Experience with Ladder Logic Programming Structured Text Programming Function Block Programming
• Experience with Ethernet, DeviceNet and ControlNet Configuration Variable Frequency Drive Configuration
• Experience with Visual Basic
• Experience with Database SQL 2012 administration
• Experience with HMI Graphic Design
• Experience with PID Loop Tuning
• Experience with Data Historian (OSI Pi or similar

• Experience creating and maintaining tags
• Knowledge in design of building management systems and cleanroom aseptic facilities preferred
• Knowledgeable with regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, FDA, JP, EU, etc.) required
• Excellent Communication skills, both verbal and written

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