Senior Automation Engineer

Basic qualifications:

Basic qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Electrical / Chemical / Mechanical) or other Technical Degree (Computer / Bio-technology) w/directly relevant experience

7 or more years experience in a process control or related function

Project and/or Administrative experience with many of the following: Data Historians (IP21, InSQL), Networking, Servers, DCS (DeltaV), PLC (SLC / Logix), BAS (Apogee)

Understanding of process controls principles for networks, process computers, controllers, and instrumentation

The ability to read, understand, and troubleshoot using control schematics, I/O diagrams

Preferred qualifications:

Experience in the Biopharm industry working with control of manufacturing equipment , processes, and utilities

Experience working Experienced with S-88 Batch Programming experience with Emerson DeltaV based

Experienced maintaining system life cycle documentation (Drawings, Design Files, FRS, SDDS, etc).

Experience managing projects, budgets, scoping, design, and implementation within a Change Management environment.

Capable of occasional supervision of the activities of contractors

Experience validating computerized systems including protocol generation and execution

Experience working with industrial controls (24vdc, 120vac). Specify, install, checkout and troubleshoot.

Familiarity with electrical codes (70), safe work practices (70E) and machine safety (79).


The Process Control Department is a specialized group within the Engineering Department that is responsible for plant automation, process control, data management, and system life-cycle documentation. The group is responsible for process controls support of manufacturing operations at a cGMP biologics production facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide system administration duties for automated systems: Historians, Networks, Servers, DCS, PLC, BAS, Advanced Instrumentation
  • Manage multiple projects involving retrofits, optimization and acquisition of process systems
  • Assist in resolving technical issues with automation problems and support investigation as required for manufacturing systems: Cell Culture, Bioreactors, Centrifuges, Filtration UF/DF/TF, Chromatography, CIP/SIP, Autoclaves, Building Automation, Clean Utilities, WFI generation, Chillers, RO skids, Labs
  • Support system life-cycle documentation for automated control systems: URS, FRS, SDDS, P&IDs, control schematics
  • Develop and update engineering specifications, policies and procedures
  • Participate in internal audits and provide support during external regulatory audits.
  • Maintain and document all cGMP equipment/system modifications and upgrades through approved change control methods

Job Description Summary-Job Family - Controls and Instrumental Engineering:

Develops, designs and plans equipment and machine layouts, workflow, and safety precautions to maximize utilization of plant and manufacturing facilities.

Recommends improvements to increase manpower efficiency and operating performance, reduce waste and delays, and promote cost control/reductions.

Develops metrics to measure plant and equipment capacity output, and identify equipment and process flow bottlenecks.

Establishes accident prevention measures, and plans and schedules training programs for personnel concerning all phases of production operation. Qualified engineer.

Job Family Group - Engineering:

Performs engineering work in operations, production or maintenance environments.

Designs and scales up manufacturing processes, instruments and equipment, and tests manufactured products to maintain quality.

Plans, designs and estimates time and cost, and oversees maintenance of structures, facilities, systems and components.

Analyses and develops solutions to engineering problems related to manufacturing equipment and systems or the causes of component failures.

Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.

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