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Sr. Automation Engineer - Mount Vernon - Global Operations

The Senior Automation Engineer provides technical project delivery across a portfolio of Automation and MES systems and provides lifecycle and change management for systems/equipment in own area of expertise.
Mt. Vernon, IN is an Oral Solid Dosage manufacturing facility with multiple formulation and packing unit operations running three shifts. This role will provide troubleshooting support, software changes and capital project involvement for control systems in the packing area and other areas as assigned. Off hours on-call support is required for this position.
Contributes to the development and implementation business strategies related to Automation and MES Systems
Implement systems, servers, and networks in accordance with IT Policies and Guidelines for Cyber-security and architecture.
Lead project activities including interactions with equipment vendors, system integrators, and contracted personnel to implement projects involving Automation and MES systems to meet quality and technical standards.
Develops and cultivates technical expertise and knowledge within department and across the Automation Engineering global community by disseminating best practices and sharing knowledge across functions.
Serves as subject matter expert for automation systems during internal audits and regulatory inspections.
Partners with Process Execution Teams to prioritize and implement modifications and upgrades to improve quality and operational effectiveness of existing systems.
Provide business hours and on-call support for manufacturing automation and MES systems in coordination with Maintenance Technicians and OpsIT per defined escalation processes.
Perform periodic maintenance, testing, backups, security reviews and updates of applicable SOP's related to Automation and MES systems.
Initiate and review change proposals as required.Develop and execute software test protocols to support GMP compliant systems.
Monitor system hardware and software components for obsolescence and prepare cost estimates to support business case development for remediation.
Lead data archive activities at system end of life.
Perform any other related duties assigned by supervision.
Ensures compliance with Information Technology, Engineering, Safety, Health and Environment and all other work standards.
Qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Engineering, Computer Science, or other related discipline.
Required:
Minimum four years' experience in Automation Engineering, IT, or related field.
Project management experience and proficiency desired.
Experience implementing or supporting computerized systems in an industrial manufacturing environment.
Ability to work and communicate within a global, culturally diverse, and fast-paced, team environment.
Ability to adapt to changing business needs.
Desired:
Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is desired.
Sound understanding of Good Manufacturing Practice, Safety, Health and Environment and Standard Operating Procedures
Good working knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry
Knowledge and understanding of validation and qualification principles, project management, and change control principles.
PMP certification desired
Experience with Rockwell Automation products and Wonderware SCADA
Experience with Werum Pas-X
Experience with Serialization systems



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