Lead Automation Eng (MG)

Worcester, MA - Pharmaceutical & Biotech - Onsite - Full time

Date Posted: 1/17/2024

Lead Automation Engineer
Worcester, MA
Position is 100% onsite (5 days a week)

The position demands that the individual in this role be polite, professional, reliable and be able to work independently or within teams. Having a keen eye for detail, being thorough and demonstrating solid safety habits is mandatory. You must also possess the necessary physical abilities requirements of this position.

Essential Job Functions:
Seeks to make continuous improvements to design of Automated system, execution, and automation. Collaborates effectively and on an ongoing basis with Process engineering, Operation department, Quality and Validation dept. These professionals communicate automation related issues and provide recommendations based on issues discovered. Creation of a sustainable automation framework for many large scale, highly integrated applications; (PLC based, DELTA V system, PC based, OSI -PI). Provide automation system architecture thought process and application design and development guidance that ensures enterprise-wide scalability. Aligns with existing design/development/usage of automation frameworks and technologies. Work with the development team and/or vendors to successfully integrate automation system. Lead and mentor other engineers for Automation design, Implementation and Validation. Plant Networking Architecture and work with IT group or Consultants. Conduct and Support FAT, SAT, IQ, OQ.

GMP experience, change and deviation management experience required. Ability to lead assigned work group, prioritize assignments, and provide guidance (technical / development). Must be able to interact well with direct reports, peers, and site internal customers. Must be proficient with PLC based systems, DELTA V, PI, SQL. Experience working in a regulated GMP environment. Ability to working on a team and with individual assignments. Evidence of leadership and initiative taking is strongly desired. Experience supporting batch and continuous industrial control systems. Knowledge of Equipment integration, Commissioning and Validation. 10+ years of experience in Software design, development, or code review. Develop, prepare, and executes comprehensive test plans, procedures, and schedules for systems. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, an Electrical, Chemical engineering discipline with pharma, Biotech experience required.

Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance systems preferred. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a highly regulated environment- biopharmaceutical/ pharmaceutical preferable. Experience with a start-up or Greenfield site. Coaching and facilitation skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities. Strong communication (verbal/written), organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently or as a team player. An ability to work through peers and across organizational boundaries and influence at all levels in the business. Ability to efficiently use current computer packages in particular Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Word. Heavy (up to 30lb) listing required.

The job description does not intend to list all the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employee holding this position would be required to perform other job-related duties
esponsibilities based on their expertise and company business needs.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Please contact Mini Gururaj at mgururaj@clarkdavis.com

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