Automation Engineer (ATF)

Automation Engineer (ATF)

18 May 2021
Massachusetts, Marlborough, 01752 Marlborough USA

Automation Engineer (ATF)



Responsibilities:

Provide advanced level of technical automation support and troubleshooting to the manufacturing team.

Develop and edit engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines

Lead implementation of new PLC/HMI engineering and validation projects as well as provide support to manufacturing activities with process control and process monitoring equipment and software design, commissioning, protocol review, and testing to meet end user requirements

Provide input to system specifications, user requirements, functional requirements, and system design specifications

Will lead the transitioning of new automated systems being developed in R&D into manufacturing and sustain them over time.

Execute necessary testing and qualification protocols as related to the overall design and performance of automated process and monitoring equipment

Design, develop, and implement software/hardware improvements to automated process control products

Develop and execute test plans for software/hardware improvements

Implement new computer imaging technology into the manufacturing area

May provide training or presentations on basic automation systems to manufacturing team members.

Develop and draft standard operating procedures and automation engineering documents

Communicate effectively with engineering staff and cross functional departments




Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:



Advanced skills with programming and troubleshooting PLCs, HMIs, and computerized system design, installation, and support in a cGMP industrial setting

Expert in PLC/HMI logic programming and troubleshooting Allen-Bradley and Siemens products which involve the use of batch programming (S-88), data acquisition, and PID control

Demonstrated knowledge of electrical systems, instrumentation and controls

Strong knowledge of process control and machine automation in biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Expertise in developing and editing Software Lifecycle Documentation, engineering design documents, technical evaluations, and test plans for cGMP process equipment and follow GAMP 5 guidelines

Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to delegate tasks

Proficiency with standard business software is required (Word, Excel, etc.)

Able to balance changing priorities with increasing workload by making timely decisions

Able to interact with employees at all levels and cross functionally across multiple departments

Ability to manage and develop direct reports through mentoring and leadership

BS in Engineering or related field and 5 years of experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems

Equivalent relevant experience in the design and maintenance of process control systems and/or data acquisition systems may be considered in lieu of a degree

Specific knowledge of Allen-Bradley and Siemens control system products is required

Direct experience in a pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is preferred

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