Automation Engineer (Junior Level) (1st and 3rd 12 Hour Shifts)

Basic qualifications:

o Bachelors Degree in a Science or Engineering related discipline

o 1+ years experience delivering Automation technology within the Pharmaceutical industry

Preferred qualifications:

o Developing skills with hands-on programming and trouble-shooting for Automation, Instrumentation and IT systems

o Ability to interface with operational and management teams within the organization

o Developing knowledge in several scientific and engineering automation areas including ISA standards, P&ID nomenclature, instrumentation and electrical wiring diagrams, communication networks, control panels, HMI, MES (Propack, Aspentech), SCADA (RSViewSE, iFix, Wonderware) and PLC (Rockwell, Siemens) Programming, Historians (Aspentech) and SAP

o Develop an understanding of Software testing (FAT / SAT) and commissioning procedures

o An understanding of IT architecture and its importance within the Automation systems

o Develop a working knowledge and practical experience of computer and application validation (preferably using GAMP methodology), cGMPs, and 21 CFR Part 11 in an FDA regulated environment.

o Working knowledge and understanding of EHS Practices with respect to the installation of automated plant

o Experience in providing automation support and maintenance for instrumentation, automation and controls

o Excellent written and oral communication skills


To implement and support projects and systems within the site Automation Strategy and provide Automation support (Pharmaceutical Fill/Finish/Packaging) to the Zebulon site within a multi-disciplinary and extended team of Automation, Instrumentation, IT, Control engineers, external contractors and consultants. To successfully deliver compliant (financial, regulatory (e.g. cGMPs), GAMP) instrumentation, automation, business and control systems for new and existing pharmaceutical facilities, Building Management Systems and Environmental Monitoring Systems at Zebulon.

12 Hour Shifts Available:

A Shift: Monday-Wednesday 5:30am to 6pm

B Shift: Sunday-Tuesday 5:30pm to 6am

C Shift: Thursday-Saturday 5:30am to 6pm

D Shift: Wednesday-Friday 5:30pm to 6am

Key Responsibilities:

o Develop a working knowledge of current automation technologies in the following disciplines: Field Instrumentation, PLC, SCADA, Historians, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Virtualization and Integration Technologies – middleware, OPC, XML.

o Will help deliver elements of the sites automation projects and gain a good understanding of project management skills : Scope, cost, quality and time.

o Develop a working knowledge and participate in safety assessments where appropriate. Develop a working knowledge of (and adherence too) role related GSK policies, procedures and local codes

o Interface and build partnerships with key site functions including Production, Technical, Planning, Engineering and Quality to ensure technology designs deliver agreed benefits.

o Insure performance management systems are in-use (Standard work) to manage individual priorities and responsibilities.

o Provide training for onsite Users / Engineers in Automation technologies and applications.

o Provide support for the Automation systems to maintain the sites production requirements.

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